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Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - PART SIX - CHRONICLING THE SEQUENCE 1993/1996(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (Aug. 7, 03) General Aideed who crossed three continents, first India (as an Ambassador), Italy and then Ethiopia to take over the leadership of the United Somali Congress (USC) to dislodge President

Faction Leader Leaves Talks (August 6, 2003 ) Prominent Mogadishu-based faction leader Muse Sudi Yalahow walked out of the Somali peace talks in

Profile: Somalia's isolated leader Mogadishu - By Hassan Barise ( 6th August 2003 ) Somali President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan came into power three years ago with the promise of .....

U.S. Says Liberia Mission Wouldn't Be Another Somalia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday any American involvement in

Plenary to Debate Draft Charter (August 5, 2003 ) The plenary session of the Somali peace talks in Kenya was due to reconvene on Tuesday to debate the

Somali refugee finds her freedom (Nashville City Paper) (August 05, 2003) Imagine trying to understand what a Social Security card is and why you might need one when you are

Somaliland: A dilemma that confronts African states (Nairobi) (Daily Nation) (Monday, August 4, 2003 ) Recent developments have made the choice faced by the international community considerably clearer

Somaliland Rejects Attempts to Bring It Into Peace Talks (Allafrika) (Nairobi ) (August 4, 2003 ) The authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia have reiterated

Local Somalis Fear Kids Will Claim Abuse To Escape Tradition ( (August 4, 2003) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some leaders of the city's Somali community say they fear teenagers who want to

U.S. moves 13,000 Bantus to N.Y. ( (August 4, 2003 ) Many of the Somalis who fled to Kenya in the '90s have never seen modern conveniences.

Somalis make their mark in the UAE (Zawya) (2 August 2003 ) DUBAI - The Somali community has been making their presence felt in the UAE over the last five years

Al-Qaeda suspect's ordeal (BBC on June 2, 03) A Kenyan man who was held for five weeks in three different countries wrongly suspected of belonging

Somalia talks to continue despite leader's pull-out (Saturday, August 2, 2003 ) (By NATION ) (Nairobi) Somalia peace talks will proceed despite the Transitional National Government leader's withdrawal.

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - PART FIVE - CHRONICLING THE SEQUENCE 1993/1995 (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (Aug. 1 , 03)The Americans apparently assumed that the Somalis wouldn't bite the hand that was feeding them. This has turned out to be a risky assumption to make.General Aideed was not interested in altruism, and like many Somalis believed that

Talks On Course Says Kenyan Mediator (Allafrika) (August 1, 2003 ) (Nairobi) Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat, the chairman of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

We'll need peacekeepers, Somali mediators say (MSNBC) (NAIROBI, Aug. 1 ) Mediators trying to end anarchy in Somalia said on Thursday they hoped to form a government soon
TNG withdraws from peace conference in Kenya (Arab News) (Somalia, Politics, 7/30/2003 ) News reports in Kenya said that the delegation of the Somali provisional government withdrew from the peace conference, held in Nairobi under the pretext that the conference got out of track and the persistence of Somali groups on what the delegation called to Balkanize (fracture it) the country and deprive it

Talks "will not stop" despite president's walkout NAIROBI, 30 Jul 2003 (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General's representative for Somalia, Winston Tubman,

SOMALIA: Draft charter should be scrapped, says independent survey NAIROBI, 30 Jul 2003 (IRIN) - An independent assessment of the draft Somali charter, which is

Somaliland: Democratisation and Its Discontents (July 29, 03) (ICG) Recent developments have made the choice faced by the international community considerably clearer:

Envoy Urges Less Haste in Finalising Peace Accord Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 29th July 2003 ) The ambassador of Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) to the UN has stressed that ...

Additional Somali refugees could be headed to Sioux Falls (Associated Press) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As many as 150 refugees from the African country of Somalia will settle in Sioux

MINNEAPOLIS: Suspect charged in cabdriver's slaying (Minneapolis ) (Pioneer Press) A Minneapolis man was charged Monday with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death

Wararkii ugu danbeeyay ee shirka Soomaalida Nairobi(Kenya), Yusuf Hassan - ( 27th July 2003 ) Waxaa muuqata in shirka uu hadda marayo meel aad iyo aad xasaasi u ah, oo wax kasta laga filan karo

Additional Somali refugees could be headed to Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS Associated Press ( 27th July 2003 ) As many as 150 refugees from the African country of Somalia will settle in Sioux Falls over the ..

Warning of loosing security in Somalia;Saleh: tripartite coalition not directed against any side Adis Ababa, Arabic ( 25th July 2003 ) The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has stressed that the tripartite "Yemeni, Ethiopian and

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - PART FOUR - CHRONICLING THE SEQUENCE 1993/1994(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (July 25, 03) Each time the Army Rangers and the Delta Force get the lead via the CIA (based on misinformation by double agents) regarding general Aideed's new hideout, the ordinary people were caught in deadly spiral of ...

Peace Talks to Move to Third And Final Stage (July 24, 03) (Nairobi) The organizers of the Somali peace talks in Kenya say a plenary session will start early next week

World Bank President Impressed With Kenyan Reforms Nairobi(Kenya), Cathy Majtenyi (VOA) - ( 23rd July 2003 ) The president of the World Bank, on a visit to Kenya, says he is eager to work with its government

ETHIOPIA: Somali regional state president removed Adis Ababa, IRIN - ( 23rd July 2003 ) The president of Ethiopia’s Somali region has been removed from office, the new acting head of the

Sudan peace talks postponed NAIROBI - The Jordan Times (AFP) ( 23rd July 2003 ) The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) said Tuesday that Sudanese peace talks expected to

Rights Group Reports Increase in Abuses Nairobi(Kenya), ( 23rd July 2003 ) Violations of human rights and international law increased in Somalia in the past year, a Somali ..

Cayaaro dhaqameedka dabshidka iyo istunka oo la qabtay Mogadishu, Farxiya Cali Qaaje (bbc) ( 23rd July 2003 ) Waxaa kajiray labadii maalmood ee la soo dhaafay degmada Afgooye iyo magaalada muqdisho iyo ......

Poachers smuggling rare Somalia cactus to the West (EAS) (Wednesday, July 23, 2003) (Nairobi) Kenyans are smuggling rare cactus plants from Somalia to Western countries where they are used to

Somali poet marches for peace (July 22, 03) (Mogadishu) (BBC) The Hadraawi Peace March, after Somali poet Muhammad Ibrahim Warsame Hadraawi, on Saturday reached the southern port town of Kismaio after covering the 500km from the capital, Mogadishu, in less than a week.

3 slain in Somali violence (July 22, 03) (News24) Mogadishu - At least three people were killed and seven others wounded in Somalia's southern town of

UN refugee agency resumes repatriation to Somalia’s Puntland (UN News Center) 21 July – The United Nations refugee agency has resumed the repatriation of Somali refugees from

Country 'Fully Engaged' in Somali Talks Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 21st July 2003 ) The Djibouti government has denied allegations that it is adopting a passive role in the Somali ...

For Somali refugees, dazzling start to a safer life Tuscon,Arizona Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times ( 21st July 2003 ) The white wooden door swung open and the dazed African villagers stepped into their new home. It

Foreign powers stalk Somali talks (Nairobi) (The Daily Nation) (July 21, 03) It is about 11am on Friday. Somali delegates are clustered in groups.

War-torn Somalia gets a medical treatment (The Age) (July 20 2003) Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital, which works closely with the city's Somali community, donated the

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - PART THREE (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (July 19, 03)
The CIA Station Chief in his air-conditioned posh Nairobi office compiled his own lists of warlords accused of the anarchy and mass slaughter in Somalia, but kept them under wraps, apparently to be used against ....

EU backs Igad on Somalia peace process (EAS)(Nairobi)(July 19, 03) The European Union yesterday backed the Somali peace process in Kenya and pledged to support the

Somalia protesters tackle Cairo (July 18, 03) Mogadishu - Protesters in Somalia burnt an effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the Egypti

Somalia frontline states say they are united NAIROBI, 18 Jul 2003 (IRIN) - The frontline states, bordering Somalia, are united in their support

Somalia/Somaliland: Political Leaders Must Recognize the Legitimate Role of Human Rights Defenders (July 17, 03) (Amnesty International ) Somali human rights defenders in all areas must be given a central role in the difficult struggle

UN calls for lasting peace (NAIROBI, 17 Jul 2003) The UN Security Council has called on Somali parties taking part in peace talks in Kenya to "sincere

SOMALIA: Amnesty urges "central role" for human rights activists (NAIROBI, 17 Jul 2003) The rights group Amnesty International (AI) has called for human rights defenders to

SOMALIA: Faction leader rejects "flawed" agreement Mogadishu - IRIN - ( 16th July 2003 ) Mogadishu-based faction leader Muse Sudi Yalahow rejected a peace agreement signed earlier this ..

Mareykanka oo duqeeyey jasiirad ku dhow Zaylac Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid Cigeh - ( 16th July 2003 ) Magaalada Hargeysa waxaa soo baxayay saddexdii maalmood ee u danbeeyay in diyaaradaha dagaalka ee

Refugee's arrival in city turns into study of different lifestyle Houston,Texas By RACHEL GRAVES - ( 16th July 2003 ) A world away from the dusty refugee camp she had just left, Rahma Gure Mohamud looked at the .....

Somali boy to return home after life-saving operation (ABC NewsOnline) (Wednesday, July 16, 2003) A four-year-old Somali boy is preparing to return home after recovering from life-saving bowel

Djibouti: Jailed outspoken opposition leader ( (16 July 2003) Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Daher Ahmed Farah

Sidee buu u dhacay shirkii labaad ee Midowga Afrika? Maputo Yusuf Hassan - ( 14th July 2003 ) Hogaamiyeyaasha Afrika ayaa soo gababageeyey shir weynihii labaad ee Ururka Midowga Afrika ee lagu

SOMALIA: Feature - Women slowly making political inroads Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN ( 14th July 2003 ) In the past, Somali women have not had a significant role in politics, but there are now signs that

Annan Warns of Threat to Aid Activities Jeddah, Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 14th July 2003 ) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that efforts to initiate new programs and maintain the

Little came out of Maputo jamboree Nairobi(Kenya), CHEGE MBITIRU (commentary) ( 14th July 2003 ) For 40 years, African presidents and prime ministers, accompanied by gargantuan entourages of ....

Liberia Not Another Somalia, Citizens Stress MONROVIA, Liberia, July 13 -- Liberia is about as far as you can get from Somalia and still be in

Survivors relive atrocities and back call for truth team (Daily Nation) (Monday, July 14, 2003 ) For three days in February 1984, about 5,000 members of a Somali clan were rounded up by security

Somali influx gets mixed Carolina welcome (The Boston Globe) (7/13/2003) For the Somali Bantu headed for South Carolina, the promised land is an air-conditioned apartment

Kenya 'to reconcile' Ethiopia and Somalia (July 13, 03) (Sunday Standard) Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka says Kenya will try to mediate between Ethiopia and

Latest Development: SOMALIA NATIONAL RECONCILIATION CONFERENCE (July 12, 2003) (MBAGATHI, KENYA) (by Novib) The Somali National Reconciliation Conference which was in deadlock for quite some time following ..

Somalia launches broadside against Ethiopia MAPUTO, July 12 (Reuters) - Somalia´s transitional leader accused neighbouring Ethiopia on Saturday

Somalia Needs AU's Support for Peace Process: President ( (Saturday, July 12, 2003) Somali President Abdiqasin Salad Hassan said on Friday that his government needs the African Union

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - PART TWO (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (July 11, 03) "SPR underlined the dismal human rights record of the Somali warlords gathering in Kenya. This was also highlighted by Dr. Ismail Jumale Human Rights Center (IJHRC) which argued that what happened ...

U.N. Not to Blame in Somalia (Washington Post) (Thursday, July 10, 2003) As far as I know, the firefight in the streets of Mogadishu followed a strictly U.S. operation to

Over 40 Killed in Fighting in Central Region Two days of heavy fighting in the south of Mudug region, have left at least 43 people dead and over

Kenya Seeks Support for Somalia Peacekeeping (July 10, 03) MAPUTO (Reuters) - Kenya appealed on Thursday for international financing for a peacekeeping mission

Tighter security as Kenya lifts Somalia flight ban NAIROBI, July 10 (Reuters) - Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said on Thursday it would tighten

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - "IT'S TOO MUCH FOR US. LET'S MOVE!" (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (July 05 , 03) YES, I DO REMEMBER - In 1990/91 hundreds of thousands of Somalis began streaming into the potholed and bomb-scared streets of Mogadishu en mass, ducking bullets, mortars and artillery shells. 

U.N. bodies urge Kenya to drop Somalia flight ban GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) - United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday they were urging the


TALKING POINT : LIFE IN THE DIASPORA (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 24, 03) - Many of us are sometimes homesick for a country that's not our own. Had it not been for Somalia's devastating civil war, the overwhelming majority of the Somali people, including yours truly, would not have been where they are


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