deported from US killed in Mogadishu
Kingdom; May 14, 2002 The body of a man who was deported
with others from the USA was discovered on Saturday near
Mogadishu's milk factory.
say the man was kidnapped in Bulo Huubey District the previous
evening and could not be accounted for until his body was
found this morning.
knows why the man was killed but sources say his death is
related to land. However, this claim could not be proven.
diseased is the first US deportee to be killed. Some of
the other deportees have moved to other parts of the country.
Arab League appoints envoy to probe alleged Ethiopian "interference"
reaching us from Cairo say the Arab League has appointed
a special envoy to probe Ethiopia's interference in the
internal affairs of Somalia.
envoy, Salim Bin al-Ghusaibi, would soon arrive in Mogadishu
and hold talks with the Transitional Government of Somalia.
to SomaliNet web site, the envoy would then visit Addis
Ababa, to inform the Ethiopian authorities about the Arab
concern about its interference in Somali affairs.
envoy, would in his mission be assisted by Mukhtar al-Khanasi,
who is a special representative of the Libyan president.
Last week, the Arab League convened a meeting on the situation
in Somalia and resolved to take action against Ethiopia.
receives weapons from unnamed African, Arab states
The Transitional Government of Somalia [TGS] for the third
time yesterday received consignments of weapons in Mogadishu.
weapons were off-loaded at the Number 50 airstrip [50 km from
Mogadishu], in the Lower Shabeelle Region. Though no much
details were given, the weapons were transported by two vehicles,
one of them a trailer, and escorted by eight technicals [pick-ups
mounted with heavy machine guns] belonging to the interim
government's military force into Mogadishu.
sources say the assortment of weapons had been donated by
some African and Arab countries to the TGS. However, the countries
have not been mentioned. T
consignment is the third to be received by the TGS in a period
of one week. Meanwhile, the chief of general staff of the
Somali armed forces, Gen Isma'il Qasim Naji, returned to the
country last Friday [10 May], after visiting several countries,
including Yemen and the UAE, which recognize the TGS.
accused of seeking disintegration of Somali interim government
The Speaker of the Transitional National Assembly of Somalia,
Abdallah Derow Isaq, has said the Ethiopian government is
opposed to the existence in Somalia of a parliament, a government
and national institutions.
Addressing a large public gathering to welcome him back home
after a trip to Ethiopia, Mr Derow began his speech by commenting
on the forthcoming Somali reconciliation meeting to be held
said the meeting was bent on disbanding the existing national
administration, and not for reconciling the Somali people.
Mr Derow said he went to Ethiopia to attend the 40th session
of the African Parliamentary Union, adding he found there
many people opposed to the Somali interim government, whom
he described as servants of the enemies of Somalia.
Derow strongly condemned the Ethiopian government, saying
it wanted to divide Somalia into factions and clans, each
one fighting the other. He appealed to the Somali people to
work for their unity and at the same time distinguish their
enemies from their friends.
Derow reiterated that Ethiopia would never plan anything good
for the Somali people.
Deposed Puntland leader said en route to Libya
Jama Ali Jama, the [deposed] president of Puntland, arrived
in Djibouti last night. He was coming from Laas Canood, the
main city in northwestern Somalia [Somaliland].
Jama Ali Jama is to travel to Tripoli, Libya where he will
probably hold talks with the countries authorities...
League lashes out at Aydid for detaching Somalia from Arab
Arab League harshly criticized statements by Somali warlord
Husayn Aydid in which he claimed that Somalia did not belong
to the Arab nation. Trying to detach Somalia from the Arab
world is a frustrated blackmail attempt on his part to obtain
Arab financial aid, an official source at the league said
Sunday [12 May].
No one can deprive Somalia of its natural affiliation to the
Arab nation, the source added. This warlord, who holds the
American nationality and who tries to obtain money from anywhere
regardless of the source, has no right to speak of where Somalia
belongs, it said.
recently said at a press conference in Somalia that the Somali
people were African, not Arab, that Somalia was only a member
of the Arab League but that the Somali nation was not bound
to the Arab nation or Arabism in any way.