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Gunmen Hold Somali Government to Ransom MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - Mohammed Qanyare leans back and smiles when asked whether he would leave the government if he does not get what he wants.

AN EDITORIAL: LET ETHIOPIA KNOW By Mohamed Siad Togane

Somali leader promises battle MOGADISHU, Nov 23 (BBC) - The newly-elected leader of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in northern Somalia has vowed to fight on against attempts to oust him.

Ethiopian troops enter Puntland: witnesses MOGADISHU, Nov 23 (AFP) - Some 1,000 heavily armed Ethiopian troops entered the Somali autonomous region of Puntland on Friday at the invitation of the

Somalia: News in Brief Dubai,23rd November 2001 By Banadir.com THE fifth session of the International Holy Quran Competition, a sectio

TALKING POINT: THE SOMALIS - A WRONGED PEOPLE By M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

COMMENTARY: OPEN LETTER TO HASSAN ABSHIR FARAH By M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada)

Editorial: FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY BY M.M. Afrah - Part 9 toronto - EXCLUSIVE TO BANADIR.COM An extract from a new book by M.M. Afrah to be published in Canada in the winter of 2002

IS HASSAN ABSHIR THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB? EDITORIAL BY M.M. AFRAH Toronto (Canada)

OPEN LETTER TO THE WARLORDS/FACTION LEADERS COMMENTARY BY M.M. AFRAH Toronto (Canada) - Because of you we have been on the run for more than ten years. Many of us ended up where

XAWAALA: A CHALLENGE TO THE WESTERN MEDIA COMMENTARY By M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada) - This commentary is direct challenge to some of the Western Media that frequently employs

Somalia seeks economic, political boosts MOGADISHU, Somalia Cash-strapped, lawless and growing in reputation as a safe haven for terrorists linked to Osama bin Laden, Somalia is struggling to reunify a

NON-ARAB STATE MAY BE NEXT TARGET IN TERROR WAR November 22, 2001 -- Inside Washington TEAM Bush keeps making it clear that "eventually" it will go after Iraq's Saddam Hussein, but there's growing

PRESS RELEASE: UN AGENCIES CALL FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AND CONTINUED HUMANITARIAN ACCESS IN SOMALIA Nairobi (22 November) - Faced with an upsurge of violence and

Fierce fighting in Puntland (BBC)- Fighting has broken out in Garowe, the regional capital of Somalia's breakaway north-eastern region of Puntland. .

Somalia: News in Brief BBC Monitoring Service - Ships and private aircraft which operate from the coastal town of Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have been ordered to keep off from the area.

Somalia Seeks Distance From Terror MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -Even before Somali organizations were shut down by the Bush administration for allegedly funneling cash to Osama bin Laden, the 15-month-old

Somalia The Guardian - United Kingdom; Nov 17, 2001 - Somalia would be an easy target as it is a "failed" state that is even more run-down than Afghanistan.

No evidence of links between Liban Hussein and terrorism: judge OTTAWA (CP) - A man initially suspected of helping finance terrorism walked free on bail Wednesday after a judge concluded there was

EDITORIAL: FASTING IN ISLAM IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ! 16th November 2001- With the Compliments of Banadir.Com - YE WHO believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those

ID for Somalis in Ethiopia! Mogadishu (bbc) - The Ethiopian Government has called on Somalis living in the country to apply for new identity cards.

NIN TOLKI YU' SOO YIRI IMA GARABEYSTO EDITORIAL (balcad.com) By Dr. Abdi Ulluso (Toronto)

Infighting as new Puntland leader chosen MOGADISHU, Somalia - Political in-fighting in Somalia's breakaway north-eastern region of Puntland has intensified after an influential conference voted for a new leader

Telecommunications Company in Somalia Cut off From Int'l Calls MOGADISHU, Nov 14, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Al-Barakat company, a major telecommunications firm in Somalia, Wednesday

Warar Goos Goos ah - Somali News (BBC Monitoring Service ,AFP. and Rueters)

Somalis Concerned by Asset Freeze MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Somalis - already desperately poor - found a major lifeline cut off Saturday after a Bush administration list of terrorist

Kenya Police Arrests Five Somalis Suspected of Spying NAIROBI, Nov 8, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Five Somalis, suspected to be allies to warlords rejecting a peace accord initiated in Nairobi by Kenyan

Somali President Appoints New PM MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- President Abdiqasim Salad Hassan appointed a new prime minister Monday, two weeks after the fledgling government lost a parliamentary

Somali PACE Project operating under the NGO Consortium is looking for Somali nationals MOGADISHU, Somalia - PAN AFRICAN PROGRAMME OF CONTROL OF EPIZOOTICS- (PACE) SOMALIA

XASAN ABSHIR OO RA'IISUL WASAARE LOO MAGACAABAY ! Mogadishu,12th November 2001 By Banadir.com Warar lagu kalsoon yahay oo iminka inaga soo gaaray magaalada Muqdsiha ayaa sheegaya in

Where's proof of bank's terrorist links? Abdiqassim asks US MOGADISHU ,AFP(12th November 2001) Somalia's transitional President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan said late Sunday that the United States

Somalia's Barakaat group wants to clear its name MOGADISHU, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Gunmen in sunglasses cradling AK-47 assault rifles stand guard outside Barakaat Bank in the ruins of Mogadishu

Somali Immigrants Fear Cash Flow MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Once each month, a call came to Zaynab Awaleh's makeshift home in a bullet-ridden former school in Mogadishu, Somalia.

LETTER OF THANKS FROM M.M. AFRAH (Toronto - Canada) , Dear readers and visitors to banadir.com, after deliberating with myself whether to send an individual email of thanks, I finally decided to send you this

SOMALIS BEING ON LIST OF NEW US VISA CURBS WASHINGTON AFP (11 th November 2001)- The United States is placing new requirements on visa applications from men from predominantly

Infighting as new Puntland leader chosen MOGADISHU, Somalia - Political in-fighting in Somalia's breakaway north-eastern region of Puntland has intensified after an influential conference voted for a new leader

Telecommunications Company in Somalia Cut off From Int'l Calls MOGADISHU, Nov 14, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Al-Barakat company, a major telecommunications firm in Somalia, Wednesday

Somali President Appoints New PM MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- President Abdiqasim Salad Hassan appointed a new prime minister Monday, two weeks after the fledgling government lost a parliamentary

Somali PACE Project operating under the NGO Consortium is looking for Somali nationals MOGADISHU, Somalia - PAN AFRICAN PROGRAMME OF CONTROL OF EPIZOOTICS- (PACE) SOMALIA

XASAN ABSHIR OO RA'IISUL WASAARE LOO MAGACAABAY ! Mogadishu,12th November 2001 By Banadir.com Warar lagu kalsoon yahay oo iminka inaga soo gaaray magaalada Muqdsiha ayaa sheegaya in

Where's proof of bank's terrorist links? Abdiqassim asks US MOGADISHU ,AFP(12th November 2001) Somalia's transitional President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan said late Sunday that the United States

Somalia's Barakaat group wants to clear its name MOGADISHU, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Gunmen in sunglasses cradling AK-47 assault rifles stand guard outside Barakaat Bank in the ruins of Mogadishu

Somali Immigrants Fear Cash Flow MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Once each month, a call came to Zaynab Awaleh's makeshift home in a bullet-ridden former school in Mogadishu, Somalia.

LETTER OF THANKS FROM M.M. AFRAH (Toronto - Canada) , Dear readers and visitors to banadir.com, after deliberating with myself whether to send an individual email of thanks, I finally decided to send you this

SOMALIS BEING ON LIST OF NEW US VISA CURBS WASHINGTON AFP (11 th November 2001)- The United States is placing new requirements on visa applications from men from predominantly

OPEN LETTER TO THE WARLORDS/FACTION LEADERS COMMENTARY BY M.M. AFRAH Toronto (Canada) - Because of you we have been on the run for more than ten years. Many of us ended up where

Warar Goos Goos ah - Somali News (BBC Monitoring Service ,AFP. and Rueters)

Somalis Concerned by Asset Freeze MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Somalis - already desperately poor - found a major lifeline cut off Saturday after a Bush administration list of terrorist

Kenya Police Arrests Five Somalis Suspected of Spying NAIROBI, Nov 8, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Five Somalis, suspected to be allies to warlords rejecting a peace accord initiated in Nairobi by Kenyan

XAWAALA: A CHALLENGE TO THE WESTERN MEDIA COMMENTARY By M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada) - This commentary is direct challenge to some of the Western Media that frequently employs

Somali internet provider named on US blacklist AfricaOnline.com Correspondent NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2001 - The Somali Internet Company is one of the companies listed by the US treasury as having links to terrorist

Crackdown hits Somali brothers' Dorchester office (boston globe) - Two Somali brothers living in Dorchester were charged yesterday as part of a nationwide raid on money-transfer operations that have

Fed Raids Expose Somali Wire Transfer WASHINGTON (AP) - Raids by federal agents Wednesday disrupted a scheme that has routed millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden's network

Wararka Soomaalia oo Gaagaaban (7/11/2001) 7th November 2001, Report prepared by Banadir.com

THE CREDENTIALS OF THE SOMALI AMBASSADOR RECEIVED ! Abu Dhabi, (WAM) 6th November 2001 His Highness Sheikh Makhtoum bin Rashid Al-Makhtoum,Vice President and Prime Minister of the

SHIRKII NABADEYNTA SOOMAALIDA OO MAANTA NAIROBI LAGU SOO GEBEGEBEEYAY ! Nairobi,5th November 2001 Report prepared by Banadir.com Madaxweynaha Kenya Danial Arab Moi ayaa maanta

Somalia denies being site for bin Laden bases NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali President Abdiqassim Salad Hassan Monday denied media reports that Osama bin Laden had bases in his country and reaffirmed

Somalia: Pro-Ethiopia factions turn down invitation to attend talks in Nairobi BBC Monitoring Service - The majority of the SRRC delegation which was in Ethiopia for a meeting have returned

Editorial: FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY BY M.M. Afrah - Part 8 Toronto - EXCLUSIVE TO BANADIR.COM An extract from a new book by M.M. Afrah to be published in Canada in the winter of 2002

Somali Leader Makes a Plea for America to Re-engage NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 4 The president of Somalia's transitional government says he understands why his country is getting the cold shoulder from the United

OPEN LETTER TO ABDIQASSIM Toronto -By M.M. Afrah - Your Excellency, I venture to write this open letter to you to impress upon you a few crucial matters in which

TAKE THIS MESSAGE TO INA SALAD BOY: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE SOMALIS ABROAD By MOHAMUD SIAD TOGANE - (balcad.com) Somalis love traveling abroad seeking remedies for their

COMMENTARY: DUMPING ALI KHALIF GALAYR IN ABSENTIA By H.M. Shabeel, Ottawa (Canada) - Ali Khalif must have been biting his nails to the quick during the last two weeks; desperately wondering what the

TALKING POINT: THE COURAGE OF GALAYRD By M. Togane (balcad.com) - The ordeal lasted almost over a year! The miracle is that Dr. Ali Khaleef Galayrd could stand it for a whole

EDITORIAL: GALEYDH KADIB,MAXAA CABDIQASSIM LA GUDBOON ? Mogadishu, 28th October 2001- Report prepared by Banadir.com Sidii la sugayay, waxaa saaka ( 28/10/2001) Baarlamaanka

Somali Gov't. Loses No-Confidence Vote MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's fledgling government lost a no-confidence vote Sunday, ending the tenure of the country's prime minister and his Cabinet after

COMMENTARY: GALAYR WALKS ON A TIGHTROPE By H. Shabeel, Ottawa (Canada) - A year ago, many Somalis were talking a new beginning: the end of anarchy and mayhem. They hoped that the Arta

TALKING POINT: THE RISE OF A FACTION LEADER Toronto (by M.M.Afrah)- The rise of Mogadishu's newest faction leader gave Ethiopia, Somalia's ancient enemy, great opportunity to farther polarize

Editorial: TALKING POINT: TARGETTING MUSLIMS INFLAMES OPEN ATTACKS ON INNOCENT PEOPLE. October 17, 2001- By M.M. Afrah.


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