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Golaha Barlamaanka KMG oo uu shir uga furmey Muqadisho Mogadishu , BBC News ( 1st March 2003 ) Waxaa magaalada Muqdisho haatan dib uga furmay kal-fadhigii shanaad ee Golaha Baarlamaanka dowladda

Floods destroy property, land in Samalia NAIROBI, 1 May 2003 (IRIN) Large areas of the Horn of Africa, particularly in Somalia, are likely to be affected by flooding

African health ministers resume session in Tripoli,Libya Tripoli, By Banadir.com ( 1st May 2003 ) The activities of the first ordinary session of the African health ministers council resumed in

ETHIOPIA : Saving Young Mothers And Their Children From A Life On The Streets Adis Ababa, UNCF PRESS RELEASE ( 30th April 2003 ) When Bizunesh Tadesse was 18, she left her hometown in Gonder to be a nanny in the Addis household
SOMALI BUSINESS COUNCIL: Statement on the Promotion of Peace and Reconciliation in Somalia (April 22, 03) (Dubai) On the 16th and 17th of April 2003, members of the Somali Business Council and the Center for Research & Dialogue (CRD), an affiliate of WSP International, jointly organized a Forum in Dubai, UAE to discuss the

Arab finance ministers arrive in Abu-Dhabi for annual meeting ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Arab finance and trade ministers continued to arrive for the joint annual meeting of Arab financial

SOMALIA: Opposition to protest against Somaliland poll result Hargeisa, IRIN ( 22nd April 2003 ) The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland says it will protest against

Metro boys soccer: Ahmed brothers find better life; Metro rivals now (Wednesday, April 30, 2003 ) (The Seattle Times ) When civil war broke out in strife-stricken Somalia in 1991, Hassan Ahmed soon moved his family to

Somali advocate scheduled to appear today in Memphis (April 30, 2003) (Star Tribune) Some consider it a case of the government trying to quiet a dissident. Others say it's simply an

SOMALIA: Premier denies reports of TNG split Nairobi, IRIN ( 29th April 2003 ) The prime minister of the Transitional National Government (TNG) of Somalia, Hasan Abshir Farah,

SOMALIA: UN concerned over plight of IDPs NAIROBI, 29 Apr 2003 (IRIN) The United Nations has said it is concerned over the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

The Scars of Tradition (Time) (28 April , 2003) Genital mutilation remains a rite of passage for girls throughout much of Africa — and Europe

Somali Talks 'Will Succeed' April 28, 2003 The East African Standard (Nairobi) Somalis from all walks of life are confident that the Somali National Reconciliation Conference

Maalinta Dhulka oo laga xusey Muqdisho Mogadishu, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 27th April 2003 ) Hey'ad u ololeeysa Deegaanka oo Muqdisho degen ayaa xus u sameysay maalinta Dhulka Adduunka

27 'beaten' to death in boats MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 26, (AP) (Arab News) At least 27 people were beaten to death by the crews of two boats they were traveling in as the

SOMALIA: Community-based project aims to promote economic recovery Mogadishu , IRIN ( 25th April 2003 ) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched a prototype community project in parts of

Somali Presidential Candidate Sets Out Terms ! Nairobi, The East African Standard Correspondent ( 25th April 2003 ) Existing agreements between the current regional administrations and the Somali Transitional .....

Somali peace talks at a critical stage (Daily Nation) (Friday, April 25, 2003 ) To a casual observer, the seven-month-old Somali peace and reconciliation conference which

MEDAL FOR 'HAWK' N.Y. HERO ALBANY, New York Post ( 24th April 2003 ) Choking back tears for the friends who never left Somalia alive, Lt. Jeff Quinn was presented the

Cudurka daacuunka oo ka jira Soomaliya Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 24th April 2003 ) Inkastoo xilligii roobka ee Gugu uu si wanaagsan u billowday dhammaan gobollada dalka, haddana ...

Somaliland economy crippled by lack of recognition (Vanguard) HARGEISA, Somalia, The economy of Somaliland, which last week held its first presidential elections

Roaming gunmen sow terror Mogadishu, News24.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Freelance gunmen are making life in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu more frightening than ever, ...

Somaliland bans protests ! Hargeisa, BBC News ( 23rd April 2003 ) The self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland has banned public demonstrations following last week's ..

Arab Ministers of finance and trade concluded their meetings in Abu-Dhabi ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Arab Ministers of finance and trade concluded their meetings here today on policies to integrate

Sweet deal for businessman Dubai , UAE By Gulf News Staff Reporter ( 21st April 2003 ) A deal to export sugar worth $3 million from South America ended happily for a businessman who was

9-year-old Somali refugee carries a load of adult responsibilities (April 21, 03) (Kansas City - kansascity.com) A refugee from war-ravaged Somalia, Fardowsa came to the United States and Kansas City with her pare

ROOBABKII GU’GA OO CURTAY ! Mogadishu, By Banadir.com ( 21st April 2003 ) Roobabkii xilliga gu’ga ayaa si wanaagsan uga bilowday meelo badan oo ka tirsan gobolda Banadir, Bay

SIILAANYO OO DIIDAY NATIIJADA DOORASHADA ! Hargeisa, By Banadir.com ( 21st April 2003 ) Shir jaraa’id uu shalay ku qabtay magaalada Hargeisa Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo), ayuu .....

Somaliland presidential poll loser rejects result Hargeisa, Reuters ( 20th April 2003 ) The defeated opposition candidate in Somaliland's presidential election accused the government of

Kahin Is Re-Elected in Somaliland MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Incumbent Dahir Riyaleh Kahin was re-elected president of the breakaway

HE Ethiopian Ambassador: “American Troops in Ethiopia are Combating Terrorism” Abu Dhabi, ZCCF ( 19th April 2003 ) In a lecture at Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up, HE Mehdi Ahmed Ali Jadid

Unanimous Support for Somali Reconciliation Process in Kenya (The Dail Monitor) Addis Ababa - The Joint IGAD Partners Forum (JIPF) of Ambassadors met in Addis Ababa on Tuesday and reiterated the

TALKING POINT : THE FORGOTTEN MAN (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 10 , 03) This Talking Point is primarily intended for the younger generation who are at a loss to comprehend the murky situation in Somalia today and how it all begun. It is beyond petty clan politics, nepotism and tribalism. It is fair, accurate, candid and witty--
The Webmaster

Somalia needs support: UN says Nairobi, KNA ( 7th April 2003 ) United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s representative to Somalia Winston Tubman says there

Naval Institute panel: Remember lessons from Somalia By JESSICA R. TOWHEY Staff Writer - Coalition forces in Iraq that will switch from liberators to
TALKING POINT : FEMALE CIRCUMCISION: WOMEN IN AFFLICTION (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 05 , 03)Let's cut the politicking, the "Shock and Awe", the military Goliath against the military David of the desert, Smart Bombs, the so-called Chemical Ali, the monotonous Somali Peace Talks, and try to examine some social problem that has been

Peace Talks Enter Critical Stage Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 15th May 2003 ) The Somali peace talks, currently under way in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, have entered their ...

Wabiga Shabeelle oo Gobolka Hiraan ku fatahmey Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 15th May 2003 ) Iyadoo ay halkii ka sii socoto fatahaaddi webiga Jubba ee gobolka Jubbada Dhexe ayaa waxaa haddana

Kenya Says Al Qaeda Suspect Sighted in Mogadishu NAIROBI (Reuters) - One of the FBI (news - web sites)'s most wanted al Qaeda suspects has been sight

Somali Refugees to be resettled to the US (SABC) (May 14, 2003, 13:00) The resettlement of more than 12 000 Somali Bantu refugees from Kenya to the USA has started.

Somali factional leaders agree UN's overseeing during transitional period (May 15, 03) (ShaigaiDaily) Factional leaders attending the ongoing Somali National Reconciliation Conference have agreed to

UN appeals for anti-polio funds in Sudan, Somalia NAIROBI, May 13, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the

Wafdi ka socoda Qaramada Midowbey oo Muqdisho tagey Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 13th May 2003 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Muqdisho soo gaaray wafdi ballaaran oo ka socda qeybo kala duwan oo Qaramada

KENYA-SOMALIA: Somali refugees return home NAIROBI, IRIN ( 13th May 2003 ) The first batch of 2,880 Somali refugees who have been accommodated at Dadaab and Kakuma camps in

A Source of Eternal Inspiration and Guidance Jeddah, By Khaled Al-Maeena of Arab News ( 13th May 2003 ) The Prophet of Islam and the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was born on Rabiul Awwal 12.....

SOMALIA: Consensus emerging on federal charter, says talks mediator Nairobi, IRIN ( 13th May 2003 ) The Kenyan mediator to the Somali peace talks says a consensus is emerging on the controversial

Breakthrough as leaders at Somali talks unite (EAS)(May 12,03) (Nairobi) Factional leaders at the Somali Peace talks in Nairobi have agreed to a proposal for a United Nation

Creditor shuts Somali parliament (BBC)(May 12,03) (Mogadishu) Somalia's parliament has been forced to shut temporarily because it has failed to pay its rent.

SOMALIA: Puntland lifts broadcasting ban Bosasso, IRIN { 12th May 2003 ) The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have restored the broadcasting

New Somali influx possible (PIONEER PRESS) (MINNESOTA) (May 11,03) Everyday things, easily overlooked — unless you're a member of the Somali Bantu, an ethnic minority

Court declares winner of Somaliland election HARGEISA, Somalia, May 11 (Reuters) ( 19 - 10 - 02) Somaliland's constitutional court on Sunday declared Dahir Rayale Kahin president of the breakway

COMMENTARY: THE GREAT ENEMIES OF TRUTH (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 10, 03) By nature I don’t seriously take bashings from a small number of readers, because it comes with the

East Africa floods 'may worsen' Bu"ale, BBC News ( 9th March 2003 ) Floods are wreaking havoc in large areas of eastern Africa, ending a harsh drought..........

SOMALIA: Second phase of peace talks to conclude next week Nairobi, IRIN ( 9th May 2003 ) The organisers of Somali peace talks in Kenya say a plenary session will start next week to .....

Huseen Aideed Announces Run for Somalia Presidency (Nairobi) (VOA) (May 08, 03) Somali warlord Huseen Aideed Tuesday declared his intention to run for the presidency of his war-tor

Plea for a united Somali (Nairobi) (EAS) (May 08, 03) A Presidential candidate for the Somali elections has recommended the establishment of a Government

Somalia peace campaign begins MERCA, Somalia (AP) - A campaign to promote peace in Somalia began Tuesday with a day of rallies and

170 fake Somali talks delegates thrown out (Nariobi)(Daily Nation on May 07, 03) More than 170 delegates have been expelled from the ongoing Somali peace talks for allegedly using

Somali group offers peace proposal Nairobi, May. 07 (CWNews.com) - Prospects for peace in Somalia improved this week, as one of the

Horn of Africa now a key target for US ‘war on terror’ (May 06, 03) (The Daily Star ) BEIRUT: Not too long ago a man named Issa al-Hayatt carrying a South African passport was lying in

UN Agency Begins Airlifting Aid to Flooded Refugee Camp United Nations (New York) The United Nations refugee agency today began airlifting emergency supplies to thousands of stranded

Rains leave thousands of Somali refugees homeless NAIROBI, 5 May 2003 (IRIN) Thousands of Somali refugees at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have been left homeless after heavy

Somali refugees to settle in Columbia (Herald Tribune) (Sunday, May 4) The first wave of Somali Bantu likely will arrive sometime this summer, said the Rev. Richard Robins

24 crew members of Korean vessel taken hostage in Somalia Mombasa (Kenya), May 04: Somali warlords are holding hostage 24 crew members of a Korean-registered

Floods hit southern Somalia due to heavy rains MOGADISHU, ( Xinhua via COMTEX) ( 3rd May 2003 ) Serious floods are now hitting southern Somalia as a result of the heavy rains which are being ...

Deputy Central Command chief says terror hunt in Horn of Africa paying off WASHINGTON DC, By Robert Burns, Associated Press- ( 3rd May 2003 ) The U.S.-led hunt for al-Qaida terrorists seeking haven in and around the Horn of Africa has .....

Annan appoints four experts to investigate violations of Somali arms ban (UN News Center) (3 May , 03) United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a four-person expert panel to investigate

TALKING POINT : HOW LONG WOULD WE REMAIN ISOLATED? (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 02 , 03)
Fear is a powerful anaesthetic. First it dulls sensibilities then the brain. Even from the distance and "comfort" of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, many Somalis easily feel these effects.

UN Urges Protection for Civilians in Somalia Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 2nd May 2003 ) The United Nations has urged Somali faction leaders to ensure that civilians are not displaced.....

Warlords delay Somalia’s long search for peace Nairobi(Kenya), By Jonathan Clayton of Times Online ( 2nd May 2003 ) Our correspondent says 12 years of anarchy may end, if the right deals can be struck. AS SOMALIA’S

Golaha Barlamaanka KMG oo uu shir uga furmey Muqadisho Mogadishu , BBC News ( 1st March 2003 ) Waxaa magaalada Muqdisho haatan dib uga furmay kal-fadhigii shanaad ee Golaha Baarlamaanka dowladda

Floods destroy property, land in Samalia NAIROBI, 1 May 2003 (IRIN) Large areas of the Horn of Africa, particularly in Somalia, are likely to be affected by flooding

African health ministers resume session in Tripoli,Libya Tripoli, By Banadir.com ( 1st May 2003 ) The activities of the first ordinary session of the African health ministers council resumed in

ETHIOPIA : Saving Young Mothers And Their Children From A Life On The Streets Adis Ababa, UNCF PRESS RELEASE ( 30th April 2003 ) When Bizunesh Tadesse was 18, she left her hometown in Gonder to be a nanny in the Addis household
SOMALI BUSINESS COUNCIL: Statement on the Promotion of Peace and Reconciliation in Somalia (April 22, 03) (Dubai) On the 16th and 17th of April 2003, members of the Somali Business Council and the Center for Research & Dialogue (CRD), an affiliate of WSP International, jointly organized a Forum in Dubai, UAE to discuss the

Arab finance ministers arrive in Abu-Dhabi for annual meeting ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Arab finance and trade ministers continued to arrive for the joint annual meeting of Arab financial

SOMALIA: Opposition to protest against Somaliland poll result Hargeisa, IRIN ( 22nd April 2003 ) The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland says it will protest against
TALKING POINT : THE SOMALIA/IRAQ COMPARISON (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 18 , 03) It has been one depressing month, has it not? The war in Iraq, the deadly disease SARS outbreak, the unusual freezing April weather here in North America and on top of it all the lack of progress at the Nairobi Talks.

 

Metro boys soccer: Ahmed brothers find better life; Metro rivals now (Wednesday, April 30, 2003 ) (The Seattle Times ) When civil war broke out in strife-stricken Somalia in 1991, Hassan Ahmed soon moved his family to

Somali advocate scheduled to appear today in Memphis (April 30, 2003) (Star Tribune) Some consider it a case of the government trying to quiet a dissident. Others say it's simply an

SOMALIA: Premier denies reports of TNG split Nairobi, IRIN ( 29th April 2003 ) The prime minister of the Transitional National Government (TNG) of Somalia, Hasan Abshir Farah,

SOMALIA: UN concerned over plight of IDPs NAIROBI, 29 Apr 2003 (IRIN) The United Nations has said it is concerned over the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

The Scars of Tradition (Time) (28 April , 2003) Genital mutilation remains a rite of passage for girls throughout much of Africa — and Europe

Somali Talks 'Will Succeed' April 28, 2003 The East African Standard (Nairobi) Somalis from all walks of life are confident that the Somali National Reconciliation Conference

Maalinta Dhulka oo laga xusey Muqdisho Mogadishu, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 27th April 2003 ) Hey'ad u ololeeysa Deegaanka oo Muqdisho degen ayaa xus u sameysay maalinta Dhulka Adduunka

27 'beaten' to death in boats MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 26, (AP) (Arab News) At least 27 people were beaten to death by the crews of two boats they were traveling in as the

SOMALIA: Community-based project aims to promote economic recovery Mogadishu , IRIN ( 25th April 2003 ) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched a prototype community project in parts of

Somali Presidential Candidate Sets Out Terms ! Nairobi, The East African Standard Correspondent ( 25th April 2003 ) Existing agreements between the current regional administrations and the Somali Transitional .....

Somali peace talks at a critical stage (Daily Nation) (Friday, April 25, 2003 ) To a casual observer, the seven-month-old Somali peace and reconciliation conference which

MEDAL FOR 'HAWK' N.Y. HERO ALBANY, New York Post ( 24th April 2003 ) Choking back tears for the friends who never left Somalia alive, Lt. Jeff Quinn was presented the

Cudurka daacuunka oo ka jira Soomaliya Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 24th April 2003 ) Inkastoo xilligii roobka ee Gugu uu si wanaagsan u billowday dhammaan gobollada dalka, haddana ...

Somaliland economy crippled by lack of recognition (Vanguard) HARGEISA, Somalia, The economy of Somaliland, which last week held its first presidential elections

Roaming gunmen sow terror Mogadishu, News24.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Freelance gunmen are making life in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu more frightening than ever, ...

Somaliland bans protests ! Hargeisa, BBC News ( 23rd April 2003 ) The self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland has banned public demonstrations following last week's ..

Arab Ministers of finance and trade concluded their meetings in Abu-Dhabi ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 23rd April 2003 ) Arab Ministers of finance and trade concluded their meetings here today on policies to integrate

Sweet deal for businessman Dubai , UAE By Gulf News Staff Reporter ( 21st April 2003 ) A deal to export sugar worth $3 million from South America ended happily for a businessman who was

9-year-old Somali refugee carries a load of adult responsibilities (April 21, 03) (Kansas City - kansascity.com) A refugee from war-ravaged Somalia, Fardowsa came to the United States and Kansas City with her pare

ROOBABKII GU’GA OO CURTAY ! Mogadishu, By Banadir.com ( 21st April 2003 ) Roobabkii xilliga gu’ga ayaa si wanaagsan uga bilowday meelo badan oo ka tirsan gobolda Banadir, Bay

SIILAANYO OO DIIDAY NATIIJADA DOORASHADA ! Hargeisa, By Banadir.com ( 21st April 2003 ) Shir jaraa’id uu shalay ku qabtay magaalada Hargeisa Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo), ayuu .....

Somaliland presidential poll loser rejects result Hargeisa, Reuters ( 20th April 2003 ) The defeated opposition candidate in Somaliland's presidential election accused the government of

Kahin Is Re-Elected in Somaliland MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Incumbent Dahir Riyaleh Kahin was re-elected president of the breakaway

HE Ethiopian Ambassador: “American Troops in Ethiopia are Combating Terrorism” Abu Dhabi, ZCCF ( 19th April 2003 ) In a lecture at Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up, HE Mehdi Ahmed Ali Jadid

Unanimous Support for Somali Reconciliation Process in Kenya (The Dail Monitor) Addis Ababa - The Joint IGAD Partners Forum (JIPF) of Ambassadors met in Addis Ababa on Tuesday and reiterated the

TALKING POINT : THE FORGOTTEN MAN (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 10 , 03) This Talking Point is primarily intended for the younger generation who are at a loss to comprehend the murky situation in Somalia today and how it all begun. It is beyond petty clan politics, nepotism and tribalism. It is fair, accurate, candid and witty--
The Webmaster

Somalia needs support: UN says Nairobi, KNA ( 7th April 2003 ) United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s representative to Somalia Winston Tubman says there

Naval Institute panel: Remember lessons from Somalia By JESSICA R. TOWHEY Staff Writer - Coalition forces in Iraq that will switch from liberators to
TALKING POINT : FEMALE CIRCUMCISION: WOMEN IN AFFLICTION (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (April 05 , 03)Let's cut the politicking, the "Shock and Awe", the military Goliath against the military David of the desert, Smart Bombs, the so-called Chemical Ali, the monotonous Somali Peace Talks, and try to examine some social problem that has been


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