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US Congressional Aides Visit Hargeysa May 28 (IRIN) - MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two US congressional aides on Monday paid a visit to the Somaliland capital, Hargeysa, where they held talks

Renewed Fighting Likely in Mogadishu May 27 - MOGADISHU, Somalia Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are bracing themselves for renewed fighting between the forces of the Transitional

Kidnapping a Cash Cow in Somalia May 27 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Whenever Mohamud Ali Abdi's captors went out, they tied one of his toes to the trigger of an AK-47 assault

BEELIHII KU DAGAALAY W.MOQDISHO OO KA HISHIIYEY DHIBKII KALA GAAREY May 27 (balcad.com) - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- BEELIHII KU DAGAALAY W.MOQDISHO OO KA HISHIIYEY DHIBKII

State programs helping Somalis, others get jobs May 27 (sun journal) - Between 30 and 40 Somali people have been placed in jobs in the Twin Cities through the state Department of Labor’s

Somali gunmen release UN captive May 26 (BBC) A United Nations employee in the Somali capital Mogadishu has been freed after being kidnapped nearly four weeks ago.

Drugs link suspected in Somali plane May 26 — By BOB ODALO - Police were yesterday investigating a possible drugs and gun running link in Friday's violation of Kenya's airspace by a light aircraft

Somalis held after secret flight to Kenya May 24 — By BOB ODALO and WAWERU MUGO A plane carrying illegal Somali immigrants breached Kenya's airspace undetected and landed at a rural air strip

Gunmen Attack Somali Minister's Home MOGADISHU, Somalia May 24 — Hundreds of gunmen opposed to Somalia's transitional government attacked the home of the interior minister Friday, trapping him

Somalia's kidnapping industry MOGADISHU, Somalia May 24 — The regularity of kidnappings in the Somali capital Mogadishu is a sign of continuing chaos in the war-ravaged country.

Ethiopia 'trained us to terrorise Somalia' May 23, (BBC) Dozens of Somali former military officials have said they were trained and armed by Ethiopia in its attempts to destabilise the Somalia's transitional government.

Summit to Discuss 'Somalia May 23, 2002 The Somali reconciliation process will be discussed by Heads of State and governments at the Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) summit

Mogadishu Visit Suspended The Nation (Nairobi) May 23, 2002 Posted to the web May 22, 2002 Samuel Siringi A visit by a special peace team to Somalia planned for this week has been called off.

Technical Committee Talks Fail May 22 - 2002 Talks between the frontline states trying to prepare a Somali reconciliation conference have ended in the Kenyan capital Nairobi with little agreement.

Somali Refugees in Kenya to be Relocated for Safety: UNHCR May 22 - 2002 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday that it plans to relocate about 3,500 Somali

Life in Mogadishu: Kidnapping is both May 22 (The New York Times) MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali militiamen do not bite the hand that feeds them. Rather, they kidnap the hand, and the rest of

Warar Qubane ah Mogadishu, May 21 (banadir.com)

Kenyan police intimidated Somali refugees to return: witnesses MANDERA, Kenya, May 21 (AFP) - Kenyan police threatened and intimidated several thousand Somali refugees to make them return to

Peace Feasible in Somalia, Says Mwangale 20 th May 2002 NAIROBI - The newly-appointed special envoy to Somalia, Mr Elijah Mwangale, said yesterday that peace in the Horn of Africa's

More than 6,OOO Somali refugees return from Kenya "under pressure" 19th May 2002 NAIROBI - More than 6,000 civilians who fled to Kenya amid fighting in Somalia's Gedo region returned across the

Somalia wants Ethiopia out 18th May 2002 New York - Somalia appealed to the United Nations on Friday to impose sanctions on neighbouring Ethiopia, claiming its troops have invaded southern Somalia

Mogadishu: Igad Peace Efforts Still On Track Nairobi, 17th May 2002 Kenya has moved swiftly to defuse cracks between the two Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) front-line states

Somalia Reconciliation Conference to Tackle Factional Fighting Nairobi, 17th May 2002 Kenya is planning to host a national reconciliation conference for Somalia. The session could take place as early as June

Igad Technical Committee to Meet Again Nairobi, 17th May 2002 An Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) technical committee to prepare for Somali reconciliation talks is to meet in the Kenyan

Somaliland oo yeelatay Madaxweyne-Xigeen Hargeisa,16th May 2002 Madaxweynaha Somaliland Daahir Riyaale Kaahin ayaa maanta ku dhawaaqey qofka qabaanaya xilka madaxweyne ku xigeenka Somaliland.

TALKING POINT: THE KIND OF GOVERNMENT WE DON'T WANT May 10, 2002 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

Somali warlord 'still alive'BBC,16th May 2002 Following earlier reports that a faction leader had been kidnapped and killed by Ethiopia troops, his relatives now say that they believe he is still alive.

Ethiopia denies attack in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - (BBC) - Ethiopia has vehemently denied any involvement in an attack on the Somali border town of Bulo Hawo on Wednesday.

MUNAASABAD BALAARAN 15-5-002. MOGADISHU, Somalia - (balcad.com) - MUNAASABAD BALAARAN OO LAGU QABTAY

Reports: Ethiopian troops attack Somali town MOGADISHU, Somalia - Several hundred uniformed Ethiopian troops attacked a Somali border town on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of people to flee

Renewed Outbreak of Fighting in Bulo Hawa MOGADISHU, Somalia - Renewed fighting has reportedly broken out in the border town of Bulo Hawa, in the north of Gedo Region, southwestern Somalia

10,000 Somalis flee to Kenya Nairobi (AFP) 15th May 2002 Some ten thousand Somali civilians,mostly women and children, have fled fresh fighting in their country to Kenya over the past week

News in Brief Nairobi (AFP) 15th May 2002 - The body of a man who was deported with others from the USA was discovered on Saturday near Mogadishu's milk factory.

No Formal Administration in Garowe May 13 2002 - (IRIN) There is now no formal administration in charge of Garowe, the capital of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia

Xaaji Muuse Suudi : "Ciidamada C/qaasim waxaan leeyahay markii hore ayaad agtiisa ku qadeen haddana wuxuu rabaa in uu Dagaal idin geliyo" May 13 2002 (balcad.com)

Bossasso falls to Somali warlord May 8 2002 (BBC) - Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, one of two men claiming the presidency of Somalia's autonomous state of Puntland, has seized the region's

Heavy Fighting Continues in Northern Somalia May 7 2002 - At least 16 people are confirmed dead as heavy fighting continued on Tuesday for the second day in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in the

Somali warlords battle for Puntland May 7 2002 (BBC) - Fighting is continuing in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Forces loyal to former regional president Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed are gaining

THE SHOCKING ACCOUNT OF HOW CANADIAN SOLDIERS TORTURED AND KILLED SOMALI TEENAGERS'. May 2, 2002 - A COMMENTARY BY M. M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

Somali grocer reimbursed for losses from federal raid Wednesday, May 8, 2002 SEATTLE POST - As Seattle grocer Abdinasir Ali Nur sat in his lawyer's office yesterday looking at a check from the U.S. Treasury for $40,580.80, one thought predominated

UN stops work in Somali capital May 7 2002 (BBC) - The United Nations has suspended all activities in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, because of the continued detention of a UN official kidnapped

Somali immigrants developing diabetes May 7 2002 (startribune) - Somali immigrants in Minnesota are developing a disease of plenty that was almost unknown in their impoverished homeland: diabetes.

Somaliland leader buried May 6 2002 (BBC) - The body of Somaliland's President, Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, has been buried in the port town of Berbera in front of a large crowd.

Muslims angered by media bias May 6 2002 - By KARIUKI WAIHENYA and MAGUTA KIMEMIA Muslims yesterday accused the Western media of failing to understand their religion.

Somali pres's body flown home Pretoria - The body of Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, the 73-year-old president of breakaway Somaliland who has died in South Africa, will be flown home on Sunday night

DAHIR RIYALE KAAHIN OO LOO DHAARIYAY MADAXTINIMADA SOMALILAND !

Hargeisa,4th May 2002 - Jamhuuriyadda la magacbaxday Somaliland ayaa madaxweyne cusub loo dhaariyay saacada ka dib marka uu ku geeriyooday madaxweyne Maxamed Ibraahim Cigaal isbitaal ku yaala waddanka Koonfur Afrika.

Maxamed Ibraahim Cigaal oo geeriyooday. May 3, 2002 - Waxaa maanta magaalada Pretoria ku geeriyooday, Madaxweynaha Somaliland, Maxamed Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal. Maxamed Ibraahim Cigaal oo ay da'diisu tahay ku dhowaad siddeetan sano, waxaa uu Soomaaliya ka soo noqday Ra'iisal Wasaare lixdamaadkii.

Somaliland appoints new leader Hargeisa,4th May 2002 The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in a new president only a few hours after the death of its leader, Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, in a hospital

Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, 73, president of Somaliland JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, president of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland, died Friday from

No Links With Osama: UN Moves to Save Al Barakaat May 3 2002 - By DENNIS ONYANGO SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE UNITED Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Somalia Office is launching a

INTERWAVE SIGNS $2.5 MILLION DOLLAR NETWORK EXPANSION CONTRACT WITH NATIONLINK May 3 2002 - MENLO PARK, Calif., United States - March XX, 2002 - interWAVE® Communications (NASDAQ: IWAV), a pioneer in compact cellular communications

THE SHOCKING ACCOUNT OF HOW CANADIAN SOLDIERS TORTURED AND KILLED SOMALI TEENAGERS'. May 2, 2002 - A COMMENTARY BY M. M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

Man guilty of running unlicensed 'hawala'. Portland Press Herald May 1 2002 - A man who helped establish an international money-transfer business in Portland - profits from which may have financed

Puntland Meditation Efforts Fail. Adis-Ababa - 1 May 2002 - An effort by Ethiopia to mediate between the current and former leaders of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland has failed

Man guilty of running unlicensed 'hawala'. Portland Press Herald May 1 2002 - A man who helped establish an international money-transfer business in Portland - profits from which may have financed

Puntland Meditation Efforts Fail. Adis-Ababa - 1 May 2002 - An effort by Ethiopia to mediate between the current and former leaders of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland has failed

Huge Fire Guts Somalian Market. MOGADISHU, Somalia April 30 — A raging fire fueled by drums of cooking oil destroyed half of Mogadishu's sprawling Bakara market Tuesday, and at least seven people were killed when police and private gunmen fired shots to deter thousands of looters, police said.

Dab qabsaday qaybo ka mid ah suuqa wayn ee Bakaaraha. 30.04.2002 8.29 Wararka ka imaanaya magaalada Muqdisho, ayaa sheegaya in uu dab qabsaday qaybo ka mid ah suuqa wayn ee Bakaaraha

Cricket: Blatter wins injunction against Somalia's Addo . 30.04.2002 8.29 ZURICH - Farah Addo, vice president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), was ordered by a Swiss court today not

New Telecom Firm Opens in Mogadishu. MOGADISHU, Apr 29, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A new telecommunications company has emerged on Monday in Mogadishu after the main Barakaat

UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Mogadishu. April 29, 2002 Mogadishu - A national officer working for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Mogadishu was kidnapped by gunmen in the city

Gunmen kill well-known Mogadishu doctor . BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Apr 29, 2002 Dr Dahir Shaykh Ahmad - well known in the field of radiology in Mogadishu's Mount Sinai Hospital

Somaliland: Semblance of peace. April 29, 2002 Hargeisa, Somalia - In the centre of this dusty town of stone houses with corrugated iron roofs intermingled with thorn bushes, the rusting shell of a

Cholera Kills 32 in Puntland. April 29, 2002 Mogadishu - At least 32 people have been killed in an outbreak of cholera in Bosaso, the commercial capital of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland

ISRAACA PRESS RELEASE. Pan-Somali Council for Peace and Democracy (ISRAACA) 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW #300 PMP #49 Washington, DC 20004

Somali faction officials, Ethiopia reportedly clash over forthcoming talks agenda . BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Apr 28, 2002 The SRRC technical committee, who has been meeting

Lewiston's Somali surge . Apr 28, 2002 By KELLY BOUCHARD, Portland Press Herald Writer -LEWISTON — It is a driving force for the nomadic herdsmen who live on Somalia's vast, arid plains.

Xaaji Muuse Suudi oo ka hadlay Shirka Nayroobi kadib kulankiisi guddiga IGAD . Monday, April 26, 2002 (balcad.com) Xaaji Muuse Suudi oo ka hadlay Shirka Nayroobi

Ethiopia and Sudan pledge to help Somalia form broad-based central government Addis Ababa,26th April 2002 - Ethiopia and Sudan on Thursday pledged to work for national reconciliation in Somalia

Addis Reportedly to Mediate in Puntland Leadership Wrangle! Addis Ababa,26th April 2002 -Jama Ali Jama, the president of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, has left for the

SOMALIYA OO KA QAYBGALEYSA SHIRKA 27AAD EE WASIIRADA BEERAHA CARABTA ! Abu Dhabi,26th April 2002 - Wefdi uu hogaaminayo Cabdiwaaxid Cilmi Cumar,Wasiirka Beeraha ee Dawladda KMG

Refugees Flee Somalia Clan Fight GENEVA (AP) 26 APRIL - About 6, 000 Somalis have fled to Kenya to escape clan fighting, and at least four have died, including a baby shot while strapped to his mother' s

Thousands Fleeing Southwestern Towns April 25, 2002 - Thousands of people have fled, or are fleeing, their homes in the Gedo region of southwestern Somalia because of fighting between rival groups

TALKING POINT: GONE FOR GOOD? ECHOES FROM THE DIASPORAApril 22, 2002 - Talking Point By M. M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada) - Mr. Afrah is an outspoken Author/Journalist and a member of the Canadian Journalists for Free ......


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