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US rethinks genital mutilation threat ! Nairobi, By Andrew Harding of the bbc ( 4th October 2002 ) The American authorities appear to be backing away from a threat not to allow into the

Roundup: Somali leaders urged to act promptly for peace (ELDORET, Kenya ) (Xinhuanet) Oct. 15 A new round of Somali peacetalks kicked off in Kenya's northwestern city of Eldoret Tuesday, with

IMAARAADKA OO KAALMO BANI’AADANIMO U FIDINEYSA SHACABKA SOMAALIDA! Abu Dhabi, Banadir.com ( 16th October 2002 ) Sida ay soo warisay dorraad wakaaladda wararka Imaaraadka (wam), Sheikh Taxnuun Bin Zaayid oo ah

New round of Somali peace talks kicks off in Kenya (ELDORET, Kenya) (Xinhuanet) ( 15 - 10 - 02) A new round of peace talks aim to end the 11- year-long civil war and establish an inclusive

Bashir, Zenawi conclude Yemen visit ! Sana'a , Banadir.com ( 15th October 2002 ) Sudanese President Omar Hasan al-Bashir and Ethiopian Primeir Melis Zenawi left here on Tuesday ..

Somalia Peace Conference to Open in Kenya (Nairobi) (sabcnews) (15 - 10 - 02) Somali factions begin a peace conference in Kenya today aiming to overcome years of failed

70 found dead in drifting Somali boat (Mogadishu- Somalia) (AP) (14 - 10 - 02) At least 70 people who were headed to Persian Gulf states in search of jobs died after drifting at

RRA Faction Imposes Condition for Attending Conference ! Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 14th October 2002 ) The Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA) faction of Shaykh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade -

SOMALIA: Chronology of events leading to reconciliation talks ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 14th October 2002 ) On 15 October 2002, the various sides in the Somali conflict are due to open reconciliation talks

Somali Backers March in Maine Town (LEWISTON, Maine ) (AP) (13 - 10 - 02) Hundreds of people marched Sunday in support of Somali immigrants in Maine's second-largest city

WARAR SOOMAALIYEED ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 12/10/2002 ) Qabanqaabada shirka dib u heshiisiinta Soomaaliyeed ee la filayo in uu Talaadada ka furmo magaalada

Eldoret Conference Could Mean Peace for Somalia, U.S. Official Says (Washinton) (State Department) (12 October 2002 ) Eldoret Conference Could Mean Peace for Somalia, U.S. Official Says

TALKING POINT: REFUGEES: UNDER SCRUTINY (PART TWO) (Toronto - Canada) By M. M. Afrah (12 - 10 - 02) TALKING POINT: REFUGEES: UNDER SCRUTINY (PART TWO)

Dowladda oo ka qaybgalaysa shirka Eldoret ! Mogadishu , BBC News ( 11th October 2002 ) Dowladda Ku meelgaarka ah ee Soomaaliya ayaa markii ugu horreysay ka hadashay shirka kooxaha ....

UN peacekeepers in confrontations with armed Ethiopians ! Adis Ababa, IRIN ( 11th October 2002 ) The UN has made an official protest after a group of Ethiopian militiamen illegally entered the ..

Can Anyone Reconcile Somali Warlords? (Nairobi) (The Nation ) ( 11 - 10 - 02) More than 300 Somali political, military and civil society leaders will meet at Eldoret from Tuesday

KENYA -RELOCATION OF SOMALI BANTUS FROM DADAAB TO KAKUMA ENDS ! Nairobi, IOM ( 10th October 2002 ) The relocation of Somali Bantus from Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border, to Kakuma refugee

Somali minister upbeat about peace ! Jeddah, Arab News ( 10th October 2002 ) The Defense Minister of Somalia’s Transitional National Government (TNG), Abdul Wahab Muhammad ....

Invitations to Somali Peace Talks Go Out ! Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 9th October 2002 ) Invitations to attend the much-postponed Somali reconciliation conference, due to start next week,

Defense lawyers equate khat use, coffee drinking ! Maine By JOHN RICHARDSON, Portland Press Herald writer ( 9th October 2002 ) A federal jury could decide today whether a 30-year-old Portland man is guilty of smuggling illegal

Somali hospital comes back to life ! Kismaio, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 9th October 2002 ) The situation is improving in the troubled southern port town of Kismayo, 500km south of Mogadishu,

Ethiopia faces 'green drought' ! Adis Ababa, By Nita Bhalla of the bbc ( 9th October 2002 ) Ethiopia is suffering from a "green drought", a UN official visiting the region has said.

Genital Mutilations Complicate Emigration of Somali Refugees (Nairobi, Kenya ) (CNSNews.com) (9 - 10 - 02) The United States government has finally given 12,000 Somali Bantu refugees permission immigrate

Somalia warlords boycott peace talks (Mogadishu ) (BBC) (9 - 10 - 02) Several Somali warlords have said they will not attend next week's reconciliation conference which

Hiiraan Online Responds ! Ottawa Hiiraan-online ( 8th October 2002 ) It is regrettable to have reprinted an article that appeared on your website without getting ....

SOMALIA: Women from southern and central regions discuss peace ! Merca , IRIN ( 8th October 2002 ) Women representing five regions in southern and central Somalia are holding a meeting in the town

Blunkett plans to end asylum seekers' automatic right to claim benefits ! London, Alan Travis, home affairs editor ,the Guardian ( 8th October 2002 ) Liberal Democrats and Conservatives yesterday gave a lukewarm welcome to the home secretary's ...

IGAD Warns Bogus Delegates ! Nairobi, Eliud Chisika - AllAfrica.com ( 7th October 2002 ) Only genuine delegates will participate in the Somali reconciliation talks scheduled for Eldoret

SOMALIA: Baidoa calm after spate of looting ! Baidoa , IRIN ( 7th October 2002 ) Life in southwestern Somali town of Baidoa - headquarters of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA)-

Khat smuggling trial gets under way in Portland (PORTLAND, Maine ) (AP) (7 - 10 - 02) The first khat smuggling trial in Maine gets under way Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

HIIRAAN.COM PLAGIARIZES BANADIR.COM MATERIAL WORD FOR WORD (Toronto) ( Banadir.com ) (6 - 10 - 02) A Letter of Protest to Hiiraan Webmasters

Shirka Kenya: waraaqa been abuur ah ! Nairobi, BBC News ( 6th October 2002 ) Guddiga Farsamada ee Urur Goboleedka Igad ee haatan ku howlan qabanqaabada Shirka dib u ....

Markab saliid sida oo ku qarxay Yemen Sana'a , BBC News ( 6th October 2002 ) Markab saliid qaada oo France laga leeyahay ayaa dab ku qabsadey xeebta Yemen ka dib markii qarax

TALKING POINT : REFUGEES: UNDER SCRUTINY (Toronto) ( By M.M.Afrah) (6 - 10 - 02) TALKING POINT : REFUGEES: UNDER SCRUTINY

Clan violence erupts in central Somalia; 10 dead, 25 injured (Mogadishu) (AP) (5 - 10 - 02) Heavy fighting between hundreds of rival gunmen in central Somalia has killed at least 10 people and

WARARKA SOOMAALIDA OO GOOS GOOS AH ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 5th October 2002 ) Goleyaasha dowladda KMG ah ee Soomaaliya ee Xukuumadda iyo Baarlamaanka ayaa maanta magaalada .....

Kenyan minister's car attacked by gunmen ! Nairobi, Banadir.com ( 5th October 2002 ) Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Kenyan ruling party KANU's Secretary-General Raila

Terror threat still exists in Yemen, says U.S. envoy ! Sana'a , Nasser Arrabyee of Gulf News ( 5th October 2002 ) The U.S. ambassador to Sanaa, Edmond Hull, said yesterday that terrorist threats still exist in ..

US rethinks genital mutilation threat ! Nairobi, By Andrew Harding of the bbc ( 4th October 2002 ) The American authorities appear to be backing away from a threat not to allow into the United

Troops alone cannot defeat terrorism in Horn of Africa ! Djibouti, The Frontier Post ( 2nd October 2002 ) The more than 800 American special troops deployed in Djibouti last week are there to move against

MUUSE SUUDI OO WUFUUD QAABILAY ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 4th October 2002 ) Hogaamiye Muuse Suudi Yalaxow ayaa dorraad ku qaabilay magaalada Muqdisho wufuud ka kala socotay ...

Somalia: death toll from fighting in Baidoa rises to 20 ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 4th October 2002 ) At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded when rival militias fought for control of ....

Somalia: World community urged to support peace talks ! Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul of Arab News ( 3rd October 2002 ) Western countries have urged the international community to support Somalia’s peace talks this ....

SOMALIA: Baidoa falls to Shatigadud rivals ! Baidoa IRIN ( 3rd October 2002 ) The southwestern Somali town of Baidoa on Thursday fell to the rivals of the Rahanweyn Resistance

Kenya meet Somalia in Olympic qualifier ! Nairobi, By CHARLES NYENDE of Daily Nation ( 3rd October 2002 ) Kenya's first opponents in their quest for an appearance in the Olympic Games will be Somalia......

Wufuud ka socoto QM iyo Mareykanka oo Muqdisho booqday ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 2nd October 2002 ) Labo wafdi oo kala duwan oo midna uu Qaramada Midoobay ka socdo midna uu ka socdo dowladda ....

SOMALIA: President sends back controversial media law ! Mogadishu , IRIN ( 2nd October 2002 ) The president of the Transitional National Government (TNG), Abdiqassim Salad Hassan, has declined

SOMALIA: Fears of renewed fighting in Baidoa as curfew imposed ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 2nd October 2002 ) Tension is rising in the town of Baidoa due to fears of fresh fighting between two factions of the

Relocation of Somali Bantus from Dadaab to Kakuma Ends ! Geneva, IOM ( 2nd October 2002 ) Relocation of Somali Bantus from Dadaab to Kakuma ends -The relocation of Somali Bantu from Dadaab

UN bows to Ethiopia over force chief ! Adis Ababa, By Nita Bhalla - BBC, Addis Ababa ( 1st October 2002 ) The UN is to appoint a new commander for its peacekeeping mission on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border....

Talking Point : YES, I DO REMEMBER! (Toronto - Canada) M. M. Afrah (1 of Oct. 2002) Talking Point By M. M. Afrah

TALKING POINT : THE MOGADISHU PRIVATE ARMY ( Toronto - Canada ) By M. M. Afrah (25 - 08 - 02) TALKING POINT : THE MOGADISHU PRIVATE ARMY

Roobabka deyrta oo ka curtay Soomaaliya ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 24th September 2002 ) Roobabkii xilliga Deyrta ayaa ka curtay meelo badan oo dalka ka mid ah, gaar ahaanna gobollada ...

TALKING POINT : THE HEAT TRIGGERS RAMBLINGS (Toronto - Canada) By M.M.Afrah (19 - 09 - 02) TALKING POINT : THE HEAT TRIGGERS RAMBLINGS

Fighting in Somalia kills seven, U.N. hostage freed Mogadishu (AP) (5 - 8 - 02) Anti-tank cannons and heavy machine gun fire shook Somalia's capital Wednesday, and seven people

TALKING POINT: PEACE TALKS DOESN’T CONVINCE EVERY SOMALI (TORONTO) By M. M. Afrah 5 - 08 - 02 TALKING POINT: PEACE TALKS DOESN’T CONVINCE EVERY SOMALI

Dagaal maalintii labaad ka dhacay Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 4th September 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalada Muqdisho ayaa sheegaya in uu maanta maalintii labaad dagaal xoog leh

Shir nabadeed oo lagu soo gabagabeeyay Qoryooley ! Qoryooley, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 4th September 2002 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Qoryooley ee gobolka Shabeellaha Hoose lagu soo gunaanaday heshiis ballaaran

Dagaal kharaar oo ka dhacay Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , BBC News ( 4th September 2002 ) Dagaal xoog ayaa Talaadadii ka billowday magaalada Muqdisho kaasoo ay isaga soo horjeedaan ....

SOMALIA: Passport office opened ! Mogadishu , IRIN ( 4th September 2002 ) A new passport office has been opened in the capital Mogadishu by the Transitional National ...

SOMALIA: Gedo Region "temporarily" closed to UN ! Garbahaarey, IRIN ( 3rd September 2002 ) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it has temporarily closed Gedo Region in southwestern

SOMALIA: RRA leaders in talks with TNG ! Banaaney village of Qoryooley district, IRIN ( 2nd September 2002 ) Talks between a deputy chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA) and the speaker of the ...

SOMALIA: Disputed regions "non-issue" for Puntland ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 2nd September 2002 ) The disputed regions of Sool and Sanaag are part of the self-declared autonomous region of ...

Wafdi QM ka socda oo Garbahareey lagu weeraray ! Garbahaarey, By Hassan Barise of bbc- ( 2nd September 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalo madaxda gobolka Gedo ee Garbahaarrey ayaa sheegaya in maanta halkaasi

XIISAD KA OOGANTAY PUNTLAND ! Bosasso, By Banadir.com Correspondent ( 1st September 2002 ) Dawlad Goboleedka Puntland ayaa habeen hore gacanta ku dhigtay hub fudud oo ka kooban 40 qoryaha ..

Maher's talks with FMs of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Somalia on threats ! Cairo, Arabic News.com ( 1st September 2002 ) Cairo has witnessed an intensive diplomatic activity prior to the meetings of the Arab foreign ..

Q.M. oo cambaaraysay afduubka Soomaaliya ! Mogadishu , BBC Newsroom ( 30th August 2002 ) Qaramada Midoobay, ayaa cambaaraysay afduubka mid ka mid ah shaqaalaha Qaramada Midoobay ee ...

Annan Names Panel to Investigate Violations ! New York, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) (30th August 2002 ) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named a three-member panel of experts to investigate violations

U.N. to Monitor Somalia Arms Embargo NY ( UNITED NATIONS ) (29 - 08 - 02) The United Nations has named a panel to investigate violations of a widely ignored arms embargo on S

Travellers are detained over forged papers Nairobi (Daily Nation) (209 - 08 - 02) Eight Somalis who attempted to fly to Thailand using forged Ethiopian passports are in police

Sanctions lifted against two Minneapolis money-wiring firms Minneapolis (Star Tribune) (28 - 8 - 02) Garad Nor was in the United Arab Emirates when he saw his name on CNN among those of 62 individuals

UN Human Rights Expert Visiting Nairobi (IRIN) (29 - 8 - 02) A UN-appointed independent expert on human rights for Somalia, Dr Ghanim Alnajjar, arrived in the

TALIKNG POINT: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOORYAAN TORONTO (BY M.M. AFRAH) (28 - 8- 02) TALIKNG POINT : A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOORYAAN

Commentary : Denuding Somalia ! Toronto, By M. M. Afrah ( 25th August 2002 ) Ceel-macaan is a dilapidated natural harbour north of the capital where unscrupulous merchants are

ZAYED GETS MESSAGE FROM SOMALI LEADER ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 19th August 2002 ) President His Highness Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan has received a verbal message from Somali

Commentary : Somali children in dire straits ! Osaka, Yomiuri Shimbun ( 19th August 2002 ) Takeyoshi Tanuma, president of the Japan Professional Photographer's Society, has a personal ....

COMMENTARY : SOMALIS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES Toronto (Canada) By M.M. Afrah ( for Banadir.com ) ( 10th August 2002 ) Just as the world took steps to save the panda, the white rhino and the elephant, it should work ...

Talking Point : Part Four -THE CRUEL AND DIRTY WAR IN THE SOUTH Toronto By M. M. Afrah ( 5th August 2002 ) Personal War Diary ( 1991-93 ) From the original unedited manuscript ...

Troops alone cannot defeat terrorism in Horn of Africa ! Djibouti, The Frontier Post ( 2nd October 2002 ) The more than 800 American special troops deployed in Djibouti last week are there to move against

MUUSE SUUDI OO WUFUUD QAABILAY ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 4th October 2002 ) Hogaamiye Muuse Suudi Yalaxow ayaa dorraad ku qaabilay magaalada Muqdisho wufuud ka kala socotay ...

Somalia: death toll from fighting in Baidoa rises to 20 ! Mogadishu , Banadir.com ( 4th October 2002 ) At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded when rival militias fought for control of ....

Somalia: World community urged to support peace talks ! Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul of Arab News ( 3rd October 2002 ) Western countries have urged the international community to support Somalia’s peace talks this ....

SOMALIA: Baidoa falls to Shatigadud rivals ! Baidoa IRIN ( 3rd October 2002 ) The southwestern Somali town of Baidoa on Thursday fell to the rivals of the Rahanweyn Resistance

Kenya meet Somalia in Olympic qualifier ! Nairobi, By CHARLES NYENDE of Daily Nation ( 3rd October 2002 ) Kenya's first opponents in their quest for an appearance in the Olympic Games will be Somalia......

Wufuud ka socoto QM iyo Mareykanka oo Muqdisho booqday ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 2nd October 2002 ) Labo wafdi oo kala duwan oo midna uu Qaramada Midoobay ka socdo midna uu ka socdo dowladda ....

SOMALIA: President sends back controversial media law ! Mogadishu , IRIN ( 2nd October 2002 ) The president of the Transitional National Government (TNG), Abdiqassim Salad Hassan, has declined

SOMALIA: Fears of renewed fighting in Baidoa as curfew imposed ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 2nd October 2002 ) Tension is rising in the town of Baidoa due to fears of fresh fighting between two factions of the

Relocation of Somali Bantus from Dadaab to Kakuma Ends ! Geneva, IOM ( 2nd October 2002 ) Relocation of Somali Bantus from Dadaab to Kakuma ends -The relocation of Somali Bantu from Dadaab

UN bows to Ethiopia over force chief ! Adis Ababa, By Nita Bhalla - BBC, Addis Ababa ( 1st October 2002 ) The UN is to appoint a new commander for its peacekeeping mission on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border....

Talking Point : YES, I DO REMEMBER! (Toronto - Canada) M. M. Afrah (1 of Oct. 2002) Talking Point By M. M. Afrah

US may ban genital mutilation parents ! Nairobi, By Andrew Harding - BBC East Africa Correspondent, ( 1st October 2002 ) US authorities have threatened to ban dozens of Somali refugee families from emigrating to America

Somalia: ahmiyadda cusub ee beesha Caalamka ! Nairobi, Maxamed Caddow - Nairobi ( 1st October 2002 ) Beesha Caalamka ayaa la sheegayaa in ay haatan indha gaar ah ku fiirinayso waddanka Soomaaliya oo

Muqdisho: sharciga saxaafadda oo dood dhaliyay ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 29th September 2002 ) Waxaa magaalada Muqdisho si weyn uga aloosan dood, muran iyo is-diid ku saabsan sharci ay maalintii

Program puts immigrants on teaching track ! PORTLAND TESS NACELEWICZ ( 29th September 2002 ) Abdullahi Ahmed, a refugee from Somalia, will be helping not only himself but Maine when he becomes

Culumo ku shirtay Muqdisho Mogadishu , BBC News ( 27th September 2002 ) Waxaa hotelka Saxafi ee magaalada Muqdisho lagu soo gebagebeeyey kulan u socday culumaa'uddiin ...

Security Council Urges "Constructive" Reconciliation Talks Nairobi, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) (26th September 2002 ) The UN Security Council has called on Somalis to participate "constructively" in next month's

Kenya To Host Somali Peace Talks ! Nairobi, By Katy Salmon,IPS ( The Black World ) (26th September 2002 ) Kenya is preparing to host peace talks aimed at ending more than a decade of anarchy in Somalia ...

HORN OF AFRICA: Polio almost eradicated ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 25th September 2002 ) With only two cases of polio paralysis to date this year in Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, the Horn

British Government Urged to Arrest Somali Warlord Galkaio City (Somali Peace Rally ­ ) (25 -8 - 02) It has now become an open secret that Puntland’s dictator, Col. Abdullahi Yousuf, is hiding in

TALKING POINT : THE MOGADISHU PRIVATE ARMY ( Toronto - Canada ) By M. M. Afrah (25 - 08 - 02) TALKING POINT : THE MOGADISHU PRIVATE ARMY

SOMALIA: Deteriorating food security outlook in Sool Plateau ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 24th September 2002 ) Abnormal levels of migration of livestock into and within Sool Plateau, northern Somalia, will have

Roobabka deyrta oo ka curtay Soomaaliya ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 24th September 2002 ) Roobabkii xilliga Deyrta ayaa ka curtay meelo badan oo dalka ka mid ah, gaar ahaanna gobollada ...

Anti-Moi alliance 'to form party' ! Nairobi, BBC News ( 24th September 2002 ) A dissenting group within Kenya's ruling party Kanu has threatened to form its own party if open ..

ETHIOPIA: WFP warns of increase in food needs ! Adis Ababa, IRIN ( 24th September 2002 ) Ethiopia is facing a massive food shortfall because of the severity of the drought that has hit ..

International Day of Peace Marked for War-torn Somalia Mogadishu (Peoples daily) (22 - 08 - 02) The International Day of Peace was for the first time marked in three main towns in the war-ravaged

Somali Refugees Adjust to life in Maine town ! LEWISTON, Maine Abc news.com ( 21st September 2002 ) Residents of Lewiston, a small textile town in Maine, are getting acquainted with their new ....

DHISMAHA DAWLAD-GOBOLEEDKA BARIGA IYO BARTAMAHA SOOMAALIYA ! Mogadishu , Balcad.com ( 20th September 2002 ) Shirar si is daba joog ah ugaga socday magaalo madaxda dalka ee muqdisha ayaa u muuqda kuwo ku dhow

Somali's Puntland region detains Ethiopians Bosaso (BBC) (20 - 08 - 02) Police in the breakaway Somali territory of Puntland say they have arrested more than 100 people

WARAR GOOS-GOOS AH ! Beletweyne, BBC Newsroom ( 19th September 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalo madaxda gobolka Hiiraan ee Beledweyne, ayaa sheegaya in halkaasi ay ku

U.S. troops ready to assist Yemen from base in Africa ! Djibouti, By Rowan Scarborough of Washington Times ( 19th September 2002 ) The United States has positioned up to 800 troops in the Horn of Africa for insertion into nearby

Somalia: Remittance firms continue services despite constraints ! Mogadishu , Salad F. Duhul of Arab News ( 19th September 2002 ) Somali remittance companies have continued to be the only lifeline for their countrymen despite the

TALKING POINT : THE HEAT TRIGGERS RAMBLINGS (Toronto - Canada) By M.M.Afrah (19 - 09 - 02) TALKING POINT : THE HEAT TRIGGERS RAMBLINGS

Boy: 'I Fetched Fatal Weapon' London, Skynews ( 18th September 2002 ) One of the youngest children to be tried for murder has given evidence at the Old Bailey - dressed

Eritrea criticised by human rights group ! London, By Martin Plaut of the bbc ( 18th September 2002 ) The Eritrean Government has been severely criticised by the human rights organisation, Amnesty ...

Xafiiska diiwaangelinta oo laga furay Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 16th September 2002 ) Labo iyo Toban sano ka dib, waxaa maanta markii ugu horreysay xarigga laga jaray xaruntii dowladda

Councilor opposes relocation of Somali refugees (HOLYOKE, Mass. ) (AP) (16 - 08 - 02) A federally financed plan to relocate up to 300 Somali refugees to Holyoke in the next three years

Immigrant influx brings new illegal drug to cities (COLUMBUS, Ohio ) (National World) (15 - 08 - 02) An influx of immigrants from Somalia and other African and Middle Eastern countries has led to

Shir Wasirada KMG ah ugu dhammaaday Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 14th September 2002 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Muqdisho lagu soo gunaanaday shir aan caadi ahayn oo u socday golaha ...

Ex-wife says sheik lives life of peace Southeast Portland (The Oregonian) (13 - 08 - 02) Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye's ex-wife lives in a quiet corner of a modest Southeast Portland

CABDALLA DEEROW OO BOOQDAY AL-CEYN ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 13th September 2002 ) Sida ay maanta qortay jariidada Al-Ittixaad ee afka carabiga ah, wefdigii ka socday Baarlamaanka..

Explosion in Ethiopia, kills one, injures 37 ! Adis Ababa, cnn.com ( 13th September 2002 ) An explosion in a hotel in the Ethiopian capital killed one woman and injured 37 people, a ....

ABDIQASSIM WARNS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ! Mogadishu , By Banadir.com (13th September 2002 ) A.S. Hassan has warned that Somalia could become a terrorist hide-out because the international com

Did US Rush to Judge Somali Company? (Nairobi) (THE EAST AFRICAN) (12 - 08 - 02) THE UNITED States appears to be edging away from its post-September 11 allegations that a worldwide

SOMALIA: New date set for talks ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 11th September 2002 ) The much-postponed Somali reconciliation conference, brokered by the regional Inter-Governmental

Use of Drug Khat Up in Some Cities COLUMBUS, Ohio Newsday (11 - 08 - 02) An influx of immigrants from Somalia and other African and Middle Eastern countries has led to

Relocation And Resettlement of Somali Bantu to the United States Nairobi (allafrika) (11 - 08 - 02) The relocation of some 12,000 Somali Bantu from Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border

SOMALIAN SPEAKER ARRIVED IN UAE ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 11th September 2002 ) Somalian Parliamentary Speaker Abdullah Deirow Issak arrived here in Abu Dhabi last night, heading

RRA Rivals Meet in Ethiopia Mogadishu (IRIN) (11 - 08 - 02) The president of the self-declared South West State of Somalia, Col Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud

Agents arrest sheik at Portland airport ! PORTLAND, Ore. The Indianapolis Star ( 10th September 2002 ) By Gillian Flaccus,The Associated Press

SOMALIA: RRA rivals meet in Ethiopia ! Adis Ababa, IRIN ( 10th September 2002 ) The president of the self-declared South West State of Somalia, Col Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud -

SOMALIA: Somaliland "will not attend" talks! Nairobi, IRIN ( 9th September 2002 ) The authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland will not attend the upcoming Somali ...

WARARKA DHAQDHAQAAQA DAWLADDA KMG AH ! Dimishiq, By Banadir.com ( 9th September 2002 ) Guddoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Dawladda KMG ah Cabdalla Deerow Isaaq iyo wafdi uu hogaaminayo ayaa..

Somali migration transforms Lewiston ! LEWISTON, Maine Kennebec Journal ( 8th September 2002 ) By JONATHAN TILOVE

Kenya proposes to hold Somali reconciliation conference Nairobi (Xinhua) (6 - 8 - 02) Kenyan Foreign Minister Marsden Madoka proposed Friday that the much-postponed Somali National

Ceasefire in Somali capital after two days of heavy fighting Mogadishu (AP) (6 - 8 - 02) Militiamen tied white flags to their weapons Thursday as an informal ceasefire halted two days

Fighting in Somalia kills seven, U.N. hostage freed Mogadishu (AP) (5 - 8 - 02) Anti-tank cannons and heavy machine gun fire shook Somalia's capital Wednesday, and seven people

TALKING POINT: PEACE TALKS DOESN’T CONVINCE EVERY SOMALI (TORONTO) By M. M. Afrah 5 - 08 - 02 TALKING POINT: PEACE TALKS DOESN’T CONVINCE EVERY SOMALI

Dagaal maalintii labaad ka dhacay Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 4th September 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalada Muqdisho ayaa sheegaya in uu maanta maalintii labaad dagaal xoog leh

Shir nabadeed oo lagu soo gabagabeeyay Qoryooley ! Qoryooley, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 4th September 2002 ) Waxaa maanta magaalada Qoryooley ee gobolka Shabeellaha Hoose lagu soo gunaanaday heshiis ballaaran

Dagaal kharaar oo ka dhacay Muqdisho ! Mogadishu , BBC News ( 4th September 2002 ) Dagaal xoog ayaa Talaadadii ka billowday magaalada Muqdisho kaasoo ay isaga soo horjeedaan ....

SOMALIA: Passport office opened ! Mogadishu , IRIN ( 4th September 2002 ) A new passport office has been opened in the capital Mogadishu by the Transitional National ...

SOMALIA: Gedo Region "temporarily" closed to UN ! Garbahaarey, IRIN ( 3rd September 2002 ) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it has temporarily closed Gedo Region in southwestern

SOMALIA: RRA leaders in talks with TNG ! Banaaney village of Qoryooley district, IRIN ( 2nd September 2002 ) Talks between a deputy chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA) and the speaker of the ...

SOMALIA: Disputed regions "non-issue" for Puntland ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 2nd September 2002 ) The disputed regions of Sool and Sanaag are part of the self-declared autonomous region of ...

Wafdi QM ka socda oo Garbahareey lagu weeraray ! Garbahaarey, By Hassan Barise of bbc- ( 2nd September 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalo madaxda gobolka Gedo ee Garbahaarrey ayaa sheegaya in maanta halkaasi

XIISAD KA OOGANTAY PUNTLAND ! Bosasso, By Banadir.com Correspondent ( 1st September 2002 ) Dawlad Goboleedka Puntland ayaa habeen hore gacanta ku dhigtay hub fudud oo ka kooban 40 qoryaha ..

Maher's talks with FMs of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Somalia on threats ! Cairo, Arabic News.com ( 1st September 2002 ) Cairo has witnessed an intensive diplomatic activity prior to the meetings of the Arab foreign ..

Q.M. oo cambaaraysay afduubka Soomaaliya ! Mogadishu , BBC Newsroom ( 30th August 2002 ) Qaramada Midoobay, ayaa cambaaraysay afduubka mid ka mid ah shaqaalaha Qaramada Midoobay ee ...

Annan Names Panel to Investigate Violations ! New York, AllAfrica.com(IRIN) (30th August 2002 ) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named a three-member panel of experts to investigate violations

U.N. to Monitor Somalia Arms Embargo NY ( UNITED NATIONS ) (29 - 08 - 02) The United Nations has named a panel to investigate violations of a widely ignored arms embargo on S

Travellers are detained over forged papers Nairobi (Daily Nation) (209 - 08 - 02) Eight Somalis who attempted to fly to Thailand using forged Ethiopian passports are in police

Sanctions lifted against two Minneapolis money-wiring firms Minneapolis (Star Tribune) (28 - 8 - 02) Garad Nor was in the United Arab Emirates when he saw his name on CNN among those of 62 individuals

UN Human Rights Expert Visiting Nairobi (IRIN) (29 - 8 - 02) A UN-appointed independent expert on human rights for Somalia, Dr Ghanim Alnajjar, arrived in the

TALIKNG POINT: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOORYAAN TORONTO (BY M.M. AFRAH) (28 - 8- 02) TALIKNG POINT : A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOORYAAN

THE DIRTY AND CRUEL WAR IN THE SOUTH Toronto (M.M. Afrah ) (27 - 8 - 02) M.M. AFRAH’S WAR DIARY 1991/1993 (UNEDITED) - PART FIVE

Once rare, illegal khat in demand among area immigrants Chicago Chicago Sun-Times (26 - 8 - 02) Khat--the addictive leaf that Somali street fighters chewed in "Black Hawk Down"--is making its way

Commentary : Denuding Somalia ! Toronto, By M. M. Afrah ( 25th August 2002 ) Ceel-macaan is a dilapidated natural harbour north of the capital where unscrupulous merchants are

Warlords should be disarmed for real peace in Somalia: Farah Jeddah, By Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 22nd August 2002 ) Somali Interim Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has reiterated his administration’s request for

Muuse Xassan Maxamed ,Maamulaha Warshadda Biyaha Zam Zam ee Muqdisho oo Waraysi Siiyay Banadir.com Mogadishu (banadir.com) (22 - 08 - 02) Waraysi uu manta na siiyay maamulaha warshadda biyaha Zam Zam ( Zam Zam Water System) Mr. Muuse

Massago-Waay oo xasilloon ! Masaggo-Waay, Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 21st August 2002) Sababta uu dagaalkan isu taagay maanta ayaanan si rasmi ah loo sheegin, hase yeeshee ......

SOMALIA: IGAD ministers to meet on Somali peace process ! Nairobi, IRIN ( 21st August 2002) A meeting of the foreign ministers of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the Somali peace ..

Peace talks buoy hopes in 4 African conflicts ! Nairobi, Marc Lacey, The New York Times ( 21st August 2002 ) Four sets of peace negotiations are going on or about to start in Africa, raising cautious hopes

UNICEF envoy Kuroyanagi reports on Somalia visit ! Tokyo, Japantoday ( 21st August 2002 ) Japanese actress Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF),

Dagaal qaraar oo ka dhacay gobolka Galgaduud ! Masaggo-Waay, Hasan Barise,BBC ( 20th August 2002 ) Waxaa maanta dagaal qaraar uu ka dhacay degaanka tuulada Masaggo-Waay ee degmada Ceel Dheer..

Reservations Voiced About Reconciliation Conference ! Mogadishu , AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 20th August 2002 ) Mogadishu-based faction leaders are having serious doubts about participating in the Somali ....

SOMALILAND IYO PUNTLAND OO LAGA CABSI QABO INUU DAGAAL DHEXMARO ! Garowe, Hiiraan-online ( 20th August 2002 ) Madaxaweynaha maamul gobaleedka Puntalnd Col. C/llaahi Yuusuf Axmed ayaa waxaa lagu soo waramayaa

Puntland Bans BBC Correspondents From Reporting ! Bosasso , AllAfrica.com(IRIN) ( 19th August 2002 ) The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have issued orders banning two ..

SOMALIA: Killing of traditional elder "unintentional" Nairobi, IRIN ( 19th August 2002 ) The killing of a traditional elder, who was also a UK passport holder, in the self-declared ....

ZAYED GETS MESSAGE FROM SOMALI LEADER ! Abu Dhabi, By Banadir.com ( 19th August 2002 ) President His Highness Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan has received a verbal message from Somali

Commentary : Somali children in dire straits ! Osaka, Yomiuri Shimbun ( 19th August 2002 ) Takeyoshi Tanuma, president of the Japan Professional Photographer's Society, has a personal ....

Inter-clan fighting kills 12 in Somalia ! Mogadishu , AFP ( 18th August 2002 ) At least 12 people have been killed and scores of others injured in inter-clan fighting in ....

Situation in Somalia tense after death of sultan Mogadishu , (Xinhuanet ( 18th August 2002 ) There's growing tension Sunday in Galkaio town following the killing Saturday of a well known ...

For Chosen Few, First Steps to a New Life ! DADAAB, Kenya- By David Finkel of Washington Post ( 18th August 2002 ) Here comes the bus, at last. It first appears as a distant dust cloud in the vast flatness of this..

Police arrest Somali nationals, investigate links to al-Qaida ! PESHAWAR, Pakistan, The Associated Press ( 18th August 2002 ) Special Pakistani police forces said Sunday that they had arrested five Somali nationals with ...

Shaatigaduud oo magacaabey qaar ka mid ah maamulkiisa ! Baidoa BBC News ( 17th August 2002 ) Wararka ka imaanaya magaalada Baydhabo ayaa sheegaya in maanta halkaasi lagaga dhawaaqay qaar ka

COMMENTARY : SOMALIS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES Toronto (Canada) By M.M. Afrah ( for Banadir.com ) ( 10th August 2002 ) Just as the world took steps to save the panda, the white rhino and the elephant, it should work ...

East Africa : 10 countries sign declaration on arms Nairobi, By Athman Amran of East African Standard ( 9th August 2002) Kenya was yesterday among 10 countries that signed a declaration to curb the proliferation of ....

UN Condemns Continuing Detention of Staff Member Mogadishu, UNIRIN ( 9th August 2002 ) The United Nations has condemned the continuing detention of an abducted UN national project staff

Talking Point : Part Four -THE CRUEL AND DIRTY WAR IN THE SOUTH Toronto By M. M. Afrah ( 5th August 2002 ) Personal War Diary ( 1991-93 ) From the original unedited manuscript ...

Igad Technical Committee to Visit Somalia Nairobi All Africa.com (30th July 2002 ) The technical committee of the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) is ...

 

  Talking Point: Part Three - THE DIRTY AND CRUEL WAR IN THE SOUTH M.M. AFRAH’S PERSONAL WAR DIARY -1991/1993 FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT (UNEDITED) By M. M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada

SAFIIRKA SOMALIYED EE QAHIRA OO BILAABAY INUU BAASKIL KU SOCDO! Cairo (Banadir.com ) ( 11th July 2002 ) SAFIIRKA SOMALIYED EE QAHIRA OO BILAABAY INUU BAASKIL KU SOCDO!

TALKING POINT: THE FEAR FACTOR TALKING POINT BY M.M. Afrah, Toronto (Canada) on July 2  2002 (banadir.com)


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