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May News

 

Egal reaffirms refusal to join Djibouti peace talks Mogadishu, May 31, (IRIN) - Somaliland President Mohammed Ibrahim Egal reiterated Somaliland's refusal to participate in the current Somali peace .....

Somali Warlords Have Economic Advantages in Conflicts Mogadishu City (Somali Peace Rally, May 31, 2000) - Somali Peace Rally (SPR) believes that the current attitudes of animosity, incompatibility, suspicion and hostility by Somali warlords towards Djibouti peace plan .....

UN Urges Aid to Horn of Africa ROME , May 31 (AP) - The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an appeal for $32.6 million to bring urgently needed help to farmers and their families in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti .....

Somalia: Local community takes up new challenge May 31, (From ICRC NEWS ) - The Medina Hospital, once the largest in Somalia, reopened in southern Mogadishu on 28 May after standing idle for .....

Finland authorities test DNA of Somali immigrant family members May 30, (M2 Communications) -- A group of Somalians are to be tested by Finnish officials to find out if they are the relatives of Somalians currently living in Finland .....

Puntland authorities lifts ban on Djibouti talks (May 29) - The Somali Puntland newspaper 'Sahan' reported on Monday that the president of Puntland had issued a circular waiving the ban .....

Somali warlords lose influence From the newsroom of the BBC World Service (May 29) - President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, who is sponsoring a peace conference on Somalia, says warlords can no longer impose their will on Somali society .....

Floods Continue in South Somalia MOGADISHU (May 29) XINHUA - Floods continue raging with the rivers of Shabelleh and Jubba bursting their banks, devastating entire villages and farmlands in southern Somalia .....

Ten people killed in inter-clan fighting in central Somalia MOGADISHU (May 28) XINHUA -At least 10 people were killed and eight others were wounded after gunmen from rival Somali clans clashed in .....

Polio vaccination round ends in Mogadishu MOGADISHU (May 26) IRIN - Four new cases of polio were positively identified in Benadir region, in which Mogadishu is situated, in March and April .....

The Somali Under-20 team arrived in Kampala Kampala (New Vision, May 25, 2000) - The Somali Under-20 team, led by three players who are army lieutenants, jetted into Entebbe Airport .....

Somalia's RRA Stages Demonstration against Djibouti Conference MOGADISHU (May 25) XINHUA - Hundreds of people on Thursday took to the streets of Baidoa town, some 250 kilometers southwest from the capital, protesting against the on-going conference .....

Wealthy Somalis: Bogus IDs let 'em fit right in Canada Published in TORONTO SUN , 25-May-2000 - The RCMP have smashed a Toronto-based ring that provided wealthy Somalis with fake identities after schooling them on everyday life in Canada's largest city .....

EU, EGYPTIAN DELEGATIONS VISIT HARGEYSA, MEET OFFICIALS BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom ; 23-May-2000 - An EU delegation, led by the Nairobi-based regional head, Mr Lutz Salzman, arrived yesterday in Somaliland's capital, Hargeysa .....

Security Council supports Djibouti peace effort for Somalia UN Department of Public Information (DPI) 23 May 2000 - Members of the United Nations Security Council today expressed their support for the peace initiative on Somalia ...

Belatwein hit by Shabelle floodwaters MOGADISHU (May 23) IRIN - Some 2,400 people in 400 households in Belatwein, the capital of Hiran region in central Somalia, have been displaced and their homes put under floodwater ...

Digil & Mirifle Delegation Threaten to Withdraw from the Somali Peace Conference Arta ,Djibouti (This article was distributed via ArlaadiNet as of May 23 ) - As the Somali Peace Conference entering its crucial final stage, the Digil & Mirifle clans ...

More than 30,000 children immunised against polio in Mogadishu MOGADISHU, May 23 (AFP) - More than 30,000 children were immunised against polio in a three-day campaign in the Somali capital, a doctor told AFP here Tuesday ...

UN seeks donor support for Djibouti peace talks MOGADISHU (May 23) IRIN - Following discussions with the Djibouti government, the UN has produced a report to present to donors on ways in which they can ...

Polio Vaccination Ends in Somalia Capital MOGADISHU (May 23) XINHUA - UNICEF and WHO concluded their three-day vaccination campaign against the Polio on Tuesday in the Somali capital, which has no government for about .......

Somali towns flooded as rivers burst their banks MOGADISHU, Somalia , May 22 (Reuters) -- Somalia's two main rivers have burst their banks in the last two weeks, flooding towns and villages in the center and south of the country .......

Egypt's Grand Imam Calls for Reconciliation, Peace in Somalia CAIRO (May 22) XINHUA - Egypt's most prestigious cleric, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, on Monday called on Somali factions .......

SPR Supports Somali Traditional Clan Elders' Call For Peace Bosaso (May 22) - It is with great pleasure that the SPR has received and read the strong statement in support of peace and of national government issued by Somali traditional clan elders.......

SOMALIA: Floods in limited but "fragile" areas MOGADISHU, May 18 (IRIN-CEA) -Southern Somalia is affected by floods in "relatively limited but very fragile areas", said UN .....

SOMALIA: Vibrant local media struggles MOGADISHU, May 18 (IRIN-CEA) -Somali journalists are operating in a very difficult climate without equipment, resources .....

PLANNING TO EMIGRATE? DRESS UP May 18 (Bangkok Post - Thailand ) -Asad Osman Hassan Abdullahi is a highly qualified Somali microbiologist who had all his papers in order for emigrating from Yemen to New Zealand to take up .....

Somali questions disallowed CALGARY, May 18 (Edmonton Sun) - Patrick Ryan's defence lawyer was shot down yesterday in a bid to quiz an elite Canadian soldier about his role in the death of a Somali civilian seven years ago .....

Food Aid Reaches Southern Somalia MOGADISHU (May 18) XINHUA - A large convoy carrying commercial supplies and food aid from the World Food Program of the .....

ETHIOPIAN Troops remain "vigilant" in Somali border area NAIROBI, Kenya , May 17 (IRIN) - Ethiopian troops in the Ogaden are policing the Somali border and controlling "terrorist activities" and attacks .....

UN Team Assesses Somalia's New Emergency Needs NAIROBI, Kenya , May 17 (PANA) - Somalia is facing a new emergency situation as a result of the twin effects of long-term drought and sudden flooding .....

UN team travels to Somalia on flood assessment mission NAIROBI, May 16 (AFP) - A team of UN officials travelled to Somalia on Tuesday to assess flooding resulting from exceptional rains during the past few weeks, a UN statement released here said .....

Flood Hits Central, Southern SomaliaMOGADISHU (May 16) XINHUA - Heavy rain recently hit central and southern Somalia, where the scourge of an earlier drought had hardly left local residents memory. .....

Somalia peace talks restart in Djibouti DJIBOUTI, May 15 (AFP) - Talks aimed at ending nearly a decade of civil war in Somalia have resumed near Djibouti, following a 10-day break for informal consultations. .....

Five Somalis Perished in Ravaging Floods MOGADISHU (May 12) XINHUA - At least five people including three children have been killed after houses collapsed as heavy rains and devastating floods .....

Somali clans choose chairmen for peace talks MOGADISHU, May 12(IRIN-CEA) - Most of the clan groups gathered in Djibouti for Somali peace talks have appointed group chairmen, and are preparing for the plenary .....

Hussein Aideed to meet President Museveni MOGADISHU, May 12(IRIN-CEA) - Mogadishu-based faction leaders Hussein Aideed, Osman Ali Ato, and Mohamed Kanyare Afra have been invited to Kampala to meet .....

Puntland leaders angry over "King Kong" representation MOGADISHU, May 12(IRIN-CEA) - The Puntland regional administration is angry over the election of King Kong - "a prominent Somali cultural leader" - as a spokesman for the Darod ......

Somaliland authorities ban flights to and from Djibouti MOGADISHU, May 11(AFP) - Flight connections to and from Djibouti have been banned by authorities in the neighbouring breakaway .....

SOMALIA: Local journalists trained NAIROBI, May 10 (IRIN-CEA) - A four-week training course for Somali journalists, led by Maria Frauenrath, head of the BBC training department, was completed last week .....

SOMALIA: Heavy rains cause destruction NAIROBI, May 10 (IRIN-CEA) - Heavy rains have caused havoc in Galkayo, central Somalia, according to the Somali newspaper .....

Somali groups disown Djibouti peace plan NAIROBI, May 10 (AFP) - Three Somali factions are worried that an ongoing peace conference sponsored by Djibouti could lead to more violence .....

RRA printing its own banknotes Mogadishu, May 9(Deja) - It has been reported that he arranged to have his own banknotes printed in Italy in denominations of SSh500 and 1000 .....

Somalia: IRIN Interview with UN Representative David Stephen Nairobi , May 9(IRIN) - There is hope that the clan-based talks, initiated by Djibouti President Omar Guelleh, will succeed in establishing a new government - with or without the armed faction leaders .....

Djibouti Calls for Provisional Government in Somalia DUBAI, May 8 (Reuters) - Djibouti's president said on Monday that Somali delegates attending a reconciliation conference in his country should try to set up .....

Heavyweight Somali clan joins peace talks in Djibouti DJIBOUTI, May 5 (AFP) - A 50-strong delegation from the Rahanwein clan that controls much of southern Somalia has arrived in Djibouti .....

Somali peace conference on hold pending informal talks ARTA, Djibouti, May 3 (AFP) - Working sessions of the latest conference aimed at restoring a government to Somalia have been ....

Disease outbreaks reported: cholera in Somalia Mogadishu, May 3 (IRIN-CEA) - From 1 January 2000, 2 232 cases of cholera and 230 deaths have been reported .....

Somali clan leader abducted Mogadishu, May 3 (IRIN-CEA) - A spokesman for the Somali National Front, Ibrahim Jama Hawle, told reporters in Mogadishu that Ethiopian troops had picked .....

Somali civilians in new peace drive ARTA, Djibouti, May 2 (BBC) - A national reconciliation conference aimed at restoring peace to Somalia has begun in Djibouti. .....

Somali peace talks open in Djibouti ARTA, Djibouti, May 2 (AFP) - Talks aimed at restoring peace in Somalia, which has lacked a central government since 1991, opened here Tuesday .....

Delegates arrive for Somali peace conference ARTA, Djibouti, May 2 (BBC) - Somali delegates have started to arrive in Djibouti in large numbers, ahead of tomorrow's national reconciliation conference at a village Arta south of Djibouti. .....

Somali peace conference getting underway DJIBOUTI, May 1 (BBC) - The Somali faction leader, Ali Mahdi Mohamed, has arrived in Djibouti to take part in the national reconciliation conference which is due to start tomorrow .....

Somali factions to make new reconciliation attempts DJIBOUTI, May 1 (AFP) - The latest Somalian national reconciliation conference starts Tuesday in Djibouti, but only one of the warlords who control the capital Mogadishu will be present. .....

 





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