fears at Somali talks (March
12 2004) (By
Kwendo Opanga - EAS)
grumbling that has hit the Somali peace process in Nairobi
threatens to dismantle 16 months of
Launch of New Somalia Government Delayed (voa) Kenya says the formal launch of a new government for Somalia has been delayed because
First Somali family arrives in Akron ! Akron,Ohio - Akron Beacon Journal - ( 12th March 2004 ) The Mugaza family, Akron's newest immigrant residents, arrived tired and bleary-eyed at the Akron-
Finland deports first Somali to Somaliland (Foreign - Friday 12.3.2004) Finland has deported a citizen of Somalia for the first time.
SOMALIA: Growing food insecurity in northern and central regions ! Garowe, Nugal - IRIN - ( 11th March 2004 ) Food insecurity in the pastoral areas of north and central Somalia has worsened in the last three
Somalia: Peace Process Should Move Into Phase Three, Say Igad And Partners ! Nairobi,Kenya - Allafrica/IRIN - ( 11th March 2004 ) The members of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitation committee for the...
Somalian-born author attacked by stalker (Thursday March 11, 2004) The actress, model and best-selling author Waris Dirie was last night recovering after an obsessed
TNG RECALLS ITS GULF ENVOYS FOR CONSULTATIONS ! Mogadishu,Somalia - By Banadir.com ( 11th March 2004 ) The President of Transitional National Government of Somalia Abdiqassim Salad Hassan had reportedly
Housewife fined Dh10,000 over death of maid ! Dubai,UAE - By Bassam Za'za', Gulf News Staff Reporter - ( 11th March 2004 ) A housewife was fined Dh10,000 for illegally hiring a 14-year-old maid who died of horrific burns
Somali defendant issues United States a challenge ! Detroit, BY TAMARA AUDI, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER - ( 11th March 2004 ) A Somali man who was ordered deported by a Detroit immigration judge Tuesday night has waived his
Faction leaders warn of possible peace talks collapse NAIROBI, 10 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - Over a dozen faction leaders ..
Court orders deportation of Somali man investigated for possible terror links DETROIT (AP) -- An immigration court ordered the deportation of a Somali refugee who was investigate
Bring the Somali Warlords to Justice Somali Peace Rally (March 11 2004) The Somali people had their hopes rekindled upon hearing the establishment of the International
Volunteers prepare for Somali refugees (The Beacon Journal) (Wed, Mar. 10, 2004) Inside a five-unit brick apartment building in North Hill, the stage is being set for an Akron ..
War saxaafadeedyo iska soo horjeeda ! Nairobi,Kenya - Xasan Bariise,bbc - ( 9th March 2004 ) Labo warsaxaafadeed oo soo kala horjeeda ayey soo kala saareen Guddiga Fududeynta IGAD ee shirka...
ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Border deadlock might get "dangerous", says Annan Addis Ababa , IRIN - ( 9th March 2004 ) Escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea are threatening their current military stability,
Somali MP Got Death Threats, Court Told ! Nairobi,Kenya - Allafrica.com (The Nation ) ( 9th March 2004 ) A Somali MP received death threats before he was murdered, a witness told a Nairobi court yesterday
House helps Bantu refugees settle in (March 9, 2004) (The State) Columbia’s first Bantu is moving out to make room for 10 others who will be arriving this week
Final Phase of Talks to Be Launched On 13 March (March 08 2004) (IRIN) Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka, who is also the chairman of the Inter-Governmental
Somalia: Campaign Against FGM Launched On Women's Day ! Mogadishu,Somalia - Allafrica/IRIN ( 8th March 2003 ) On the occasion of International Women's Day, a campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) ..
War thugs find haven in Canada (Saturday, March 06, 2004) One was a militia commander responsible for systematic human rights abuses in Ghana.
Salad leaves Sana'a, Yemen committed to peace support ! Sana'a, Yemen - ( SABA) ( 6th March 2004 ) The Somali interim leader Abdiqassim Salad Hassan left Sana'a on Saturday as he concluded a 3-day
Somalis And the Future New York City - David H. Shinn ( 6th March 2004 ) I want to express appreciation to Dr. Kevin Cahill and the Institute of International Humanitarian
Press Release By Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Minister For Foreign Affairs And Chairman Of The Igad (PRESS RELEASE) Government of Kenya (Nairobi) On behalf of the IGAD Ministerial Facilitation Committee, I wish to announce ..
president arrives in Sana'a ! Sana'a,
4th March 2004 ) Somali
President Abdi-Kassim Salad Hassan arrived in Sana'a Thursday
for talks on conditions in....
Point: EVEN ORPHANAGES ARE NOT IN SAFE HANDS
March 05- 2004 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah © 2004
- Several years ago no one in Somalia knew who was Osama
bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda (The Base) network and what
he stood for until the Americans, who ironically supported
State incurs Sh1b debt on Somali talks ! Nairobi,Kenya - Standard Reporter - ( 4th March 2004 ) The Kenya Government has incurred a Sh1 billion debt on the ongoing Somali peace talks since it ...
Somalia: Faction Leaders Meet in Jowhar ! Jowhar,Somalia - Allafrica/IRIN ( 4th March 2004 ) A group of faction leaders who abandoned the Somali peace talks currently going on in Kenya on....
2 men held in slaying of Somali cabbie in Seattle ! Seattle, By Michael Ko- Seattle Times staff reporter, ( 4th March 2004 ) Seattle police detectives arrested two men yesterday in the death of Hassan Farah, a Yellow Cab....
State incurs Sh1b debt on Somali talks (Thursday, March 4, 2004) (Standard Reporter) The Kenya Government has incurred a Sh1 billion debt on the ongoing Somali peace talks since it star
SOMALIA: Faction leaders meet in Jowhar NAIROBI, 4 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - A group of faction leaders who abandoned the Somali peace talks
SOMALIA: Habitat trains local leaders on good governance NAKURU, 4 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - A training programme on good local governance and leadership for Somalia
STATUS OF SOMALI PEACE PROCESS AND WAY FORWARD (Asha Ahmed Abdalla - Woman politician) Somali delegates in Somali National Reconciliation Conference, Mbagathi, converged to
Warlord Urged to Stop Depleting Somalia’s Marine Resource Somali Peace Rally (Galkaio City) The citizens of Somalia have continued to witness many brigand type ..
Britain Denies Offering Dar Cash for Refugees The East African (Nairobi) BRITAIN'S HOME Office has denied allegations that it is trying to dump failed Somali asylum seekers
SOMALIA: Controversy over extension of Puntland administration's mandate ! Bosasso,Somalia - (IRIN) - ( 3rd March 2004) Controversy is brewing over attempts to extend the mandate of the administration of the self- .....
Keynan 'Had a Deal With Slain Somali Delegate' Nairobi,Kenya - The East African Standard - ( 3rd March 2004) Former Wajir West MP Adan Keynan had a business deal with a former Somali MP he is accused of ....
GOLAHA SRRC OO SHIRWEYNE QARAN KU QABANDOONAAN MAGAALADA JOWHAR MARCH AFARTEEDA (Jowhar) (balcad.com on March 03, 2004) Shir Jaraaid oo Guddoomiyaha SRRC Shiikh Aadan Madoob ..
SOMALIA: Journalist harassed over radio report New York, March 3, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the
Refugees arrive back in Somalia as agencies seek fresh aid (Feb 02, 2004) (UNHCR) Hundreds of Somali refugees are returning home from Djibouti with the start of UNHCR repatriation
Somali asylum seekers could be Tanzanians (By Mwondoshah Mfanga) (2004-03-02 ) Asylum seekers reported last week to be behind the trade for a 8bn/- aid exchange between
First Somali to be deported from Finland (By Helsinki Sanomat) (Monday 1.3.2004 ) According to the Directorate of immigration, a Somali man is ..
of Somali lose their home in war on terrorism
28, 2004) (Adrian
claims that a Somali-based child charity was linked to
UN appeals for $111 million to assist Somalia (Feb 278, 2004) NAIROBI - UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Somalia on Friday
No decision yet on UK Somali refugees -Mapuri (Feb 27 , 2004) (By Peter Tindwa - IPP Media) Tanzania is yet to make a decision on the request made by the British Government to settle Somali re
An error leaves a London Somali mom unable to get health cards for her kids (London ) (JENNIFER O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter ) (Feb 27 , 2004) A London immigrant says her children's health and future are at risk because of a bureaucratic
Somalia: Thousands Threatened By Food Shortages ! Nairobi,Kenya - Allafrica/IRIN - ( 26th February 2004) More than 200,000 people in Somalia's northern and central regions face extreme food shortages due
SOMALIA: Security Council warns obstructionist leaders Nairobi,Kenya - (IRIN) - ( 26th February 2004) The UN Security Council has called on Somali parties taking part in peace talks in Kenya to "reach
Somalia: Private Enterprise Keeping the Country Going (United States Department of State (Washington, DC)) How will the international community characterize a country that has ...
Turkey boat tragedy, 13 dead (The Australian) (February 26, 2004) THE number of people known to have died when a ship carrying illegal immigrants sank...
U.N. Calls for Cease-Fire in Somalia (The Mercury News) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council called for a cease-fire throughout Somalia Wednesday and
Factions Accuse Talks Organisers of Mismanagement (Nairobi) Some Somali factions participating in the Somali peace talks in Kenya have accused the conference
Prosecutors examine pupil's death Glasgow, BBC News - ( 25th February 2004) Prosecutors in Glasgow are studying police and post mortem reports into the death of an 11-year-old
Somali Factional Leaders Demand Ethiopian Participation in Peace Talks (Nairobi on Feb 25, 2004) (VOA) Several factions in the Somali peace talks have said they will not take part until Ethiopia rejoins
Uganda: Plenary Endorses Agreement As Talks Move to Final Phase (Feb 25, 2004) The Somali national reconciliation conference has entered its third and final phase
First Bantu refugee expected in Midlands on Tues. (Columbia) Feb. 24, 2004 - The first Somalia refugee is expected to arrive in Columbia on Tuesday.
Supreme Court to hear two immigration deportation cases ! WASHINGTON - By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer - ( 23rd February 2004 ) The Supreme Court said Monday it would consider two immigration cases that will clarify when people
exit into history?
Harun Hassan - open democracy )
warring factions that have devastated Somalia have signed
oo ansixiyey heshiiskii Nairobi
Bariise,bbc - (
23rd February 2004 ) Waxaa
gelinkii dambe ee maanta xarunta Mbagathi ee duleedka
magaalada Nairobi lagu ansixiyey ....
African Defense Ministers's Meeting Begins in Libya !
Banadir.com (Jana) - (
23rd February 2004 ) Libyan
Leader Muammar Al Qathafi, last night attended the opening
session of the secon
faction leaders demand postponement of peace talks
23 Feb 2004 (IRIN) - Six faction leaders participating
in the Somali peace talks
Iskuday lagaga samataxinaayo shirka Kenya caqabado soo wajahday & SRRC-da oo qarka .. (Nairobi - Kenya) (ceelbuur.com) (22 February 2004) Waxaa soo yaraaneysa rajada ay guddiga fududeynta shirka
Defence Ministers of Africa arrive in Tripoli,Libya ! Tripoli,Libya - By Banadir.com (Jana) - ( 22nd February 2004 ) The Ministers of defence of the Republic of Mozamibique,Rwanda,Burundi, Uganda, Congo Brazaville ...
cuts food to Horn ! Addis
Ababa , news
24 - (
20th February 2004) The
World Food Programme announced Friday that it has been
forced to reduce by 30% food rations to
praises progress, calls for improved security
20 Feb 2004 (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has
hailed the recent breakthrough in
Wait Anxiously for New Government
20 ,2004) (VOA)
last month, a group of powerful Somali warlords and
clan leaders reached a landmark agreement on forming
a unified government in the Horn of Africa country.
For many people in Somalia, the deal has raised
mayhem, Somali plans Coca-Cola venture
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Defying his broken country's many pessimists,
a Somali businessman
leaders must match political progress with improved security,
February 2004 – With the selection of a Somali transitional
national parliament on the horizon
falls on Dutch asylum seekers !
News - (
19th February 2004) Things
are looking grim for Yusuf, a Somali asylum seeker, after
the Dutch parliament voted this
Civil Society Peace Rally in Mogadishu
he Somali Civil Society in Action has organized large
peace rally participated by all walks of life of Mogadishu
Inhabitants, which gathered at Studio Mogadishu in
support of the ongoing ...
personnel leave for East Africa !
GREGORY PIATT of The Times-Union (
19th January 2004) Nearly
three dozen medical personnel from Jacksonville Naval
Hospital will leave today for Eastern
19, 2004) AN
arrest warrant was issued in the US for a Somali citizen
with alleged terrorist links while
Somalis Give Up Lucrative Incomes Abroad to Serve Homeland
18, 2004) (VOA)
Somalia, the collapse of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre's
government in 1991, and the United Nations
Own Slice of Mogadishu (Minneapolis)
a dismal day in south Minneapolis, one of those cold midwinter
afternoons when the sun shines
200,000 Refugees May Leave Kenya
Agutu for Allafrica.com - (
18th February 2004) More
than 200,000 refugees in the country will be repatriated
once the ongoing peace negotiations
UN envoy laments his nation's isolation
ESTANISLAO OZIEWICZ - (
18th February 2004) Somali-Canadian
Ahmed Abdi Hashi may be an ambassador to the United Nations,
to deport 26,000 failed asylum seekers
STEPHEN CASTLE (
18th February 2004) The
Netherlands has cast off its liberal reputation on immigration,
deciding to deport around 26,000
parliament approves expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers
HAGUE (AFP) - The Dutch parliament approved a controversial
bill calling for the forcible
of War, Anarchy Take Their Toll on Somali People
18, 2004) (VOA)
has been almost a decade since the United States pulled
its troops out of the Horn of Africa ..
Emergency Assistance Needed in the Nugal Valley
16th February 2004) About
6,200 people living in the lower Nugal Valley of northeastern
Somalia are in need of .......
Tunisia win Cup of Nations
2-1 Morocco -An error from Morocco keeper Khalid Fouhami
gifted Tunisia their first-ever A
massacre: The sore that refuses to heal
February 16, 1984, local daily newspapers carried
a story about an open letter to a minister of State
in the Office of the President, Hussein Maalim Mohammed,
about the "persecution" and "rounding
up" of people of the Degodia clan.
asks Ethiopia to support Somali peace talks
Feb 13 (Reuters) - Kenya asked Horn of Africa power Ethiopia
on Friday to
Agent Plan Feb.
13 (abc news) When a Somali-born computer student
was arrested in Minneapolis last December on suspicion
of helping al Qaeda, federal counterterrorism officials
thought they might finally have found what they desperately
allegedly forced farmers to grow pot
Somalia (AP) -- Armed Somali factions are taking over
man allowed to stay - for now y
13, 2004) BY
New Zealand Zoom -Abdikarin Ali Haji has a smile plastered
on his face. In
a dramatic week when a Sri Lankan girl was sent away
to an uncertain fate, the young Somali man received
Peace Process On Course, Says Kenyan Ambassador
peace process under way in Kenya is on course and will move
into its final phase soon, according
LONG JOURNEY TO PEACE
Feb 13 - 2004 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah ©
2004 - Mohamed Warsame Hadrawi is one of the great
moral and Peace Crusader of our time whose lifelong
dedication to the fight against injustice, war mongering
and acts of violence won him the admiration of many
peace-loving Somalis everywhere.
is Now Or Never for Somalia (East
African Estrandard) (Feb
third phase of the long drawn Somali peace talks is set
to begin next week
decision welcomed (Feb
11, 2004) (NZCity)
Government's decision not to deport a Somali following a
UN report on the situation in
Somalis to be dealt with case-by-case
12, 2004) (odt.co.nz)
Deportation and removal decisions concerning Somalis will
I Was Not Ill-Mistreated, Says Released UN Official
10th February 2004) A
United Nations staff member just freed from captivity
has said that although the conditions of
suspect in terror trial found bin Laden 'inspirational,'
authorities say Minneapolis-
Louwagie, Star Tribune - (
10th February 2004) After
joining the front lines for the Taliban, terrorism suspec
Tna Endorses Agreement Mogadishu,Somalia
9th February 2004) After
three days of debate, the Transitional National Assembly
(TNA) of Somalia, has given its ....
peace hopes sink to new depths
Feb 8 (Reuters) - A new row at Somali peace talks has damaged
hopes that warring
refugee to stay
10, 2004) BY
New Zealand Zoom - A Somali man nearly thrown out
of the country last year, has been told he can stay
in New Zealand for a year.Abdikarin Ali Haji was saved
from deportation by a last minute High Court reprieve
in November has been given
kidnapped in Somalia reunited with family
Feb 8 (Reuters) - A German U.N. worker kidnapped by gunmen
in Somalia was reunited ....
Feb 7 - 2004 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah ©
2004 - It was early in the morning and I was standing
at a windswept airstrip north of Mogadishu, the Somali
capital, with a group of visiting Western journalists,
waiting for a UN-chartered Tupolev aircraft that was
to take us to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Point: THE TRAGEDY CONTINUES TO RAGE .(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Jan 2 ,2004 - (A note from
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