Attacks Cause Havoc in Somalia
MOGADISHU (Feb. 29) XINHUA - Fortune-seeking
through armed banditry is surfacing in the Somali capital
Mogadishu and Middle Shabelleh region, causing havoc for both
the business and humanitarian activities .....
wounded as gunmen attack Mogadishu's SOS Kinderdorf Hospital
NAIROBI , (Feb. 29) AFP- Five people
were wounded after Somali gunmen raided Mogadishu's Austrian-funded
SOS Kinderdorf Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, terrifying
patients and medical personnel, an SOS .....
Raise Funds for Reconciliation
MOGADISHU (Feb. 28) XINHUA - More than
70 local Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil groups
in Somalia decided Sunday night to open a donation account
for the Djibouti reconciliation conference that is aimed to
Task force reports 28 cholera deaths
MOGADISHU, Feb 28 (IRIN) - Between 1
January to 18 February, 28 people died from cholera in parts
of Somalia. A total of 326 cases were reported. An update
from the Somalia Aid .....
"High alert" on Somali border
NAIROBI, Feb 28 (IRIN) - Kenyan security
forces in the Northeastern province have been placed on high
alert following threats from Somali militia that they would
attack Kenyan border settlements which they claim are .....
Kenya-Somalia border, govt urged
Published Saturday, February 28, 2000,
in the Kenya Daily Nation - More than 10 councillors in Wajir
Town yesterday asked the government to re-open the Kenya-Somalia
border that has been closed for the last six months .....
"High alert" on Somali border
NAIROBI, Feb 26 (IRIN) - Kenyan security
forces in the Northeastern province have been placed on high
alert following threats from Somali militia that they would
attack Kenyan border .....
kills 39 in two days in southern Somalia: locals MOGADISHU,
Feb 25 (AFP) - Cholera has in the past two days killed 39
people in villages and towns in southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle
region, elders and a doctor .....
for Control of Bridge Flares in Southern Somalia MOGADISHU,
Feb. 25 (XINHUA) - Fierce fighting erupted early on Friday
for control of the strategic Garawlay bridge in the southern
Somali region of Lower Shabelleh .....
"peacekeepers" sent to troubled southern Somali village MOGADISHU,
Feb 24 (AFP) - Some 100 militiamen supported with battle wagons
took up defensive positions to create a buffer zone between
warring sides in the troubled Mirtuugo village in Somalia's
middle Shabelle region, witnesses contacted by radio said
COUNCIL DISCUSSES SOMALIA UN Department
of Public Information (DPI) (Feb. 24)) - The Security Council
began its work today with a briefing on Somalia by Under-Secretary-General
for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast. He discussed recent
peace efforts on Somalia, including the initiative of the
Government of Djibouti, as well as on the humanitariansituation
Killed Factional Violence in South somalia MOGADISHU,
Feb 23 (AFP) - At least nine people have been killed and 14
wounded in two separate incidents of factional violence in
southern Somalia during the past 24 hours, elders and witnesses
said on Wednesday ......
UN Security Council "Satisfied" with Djibouti Proposals on
Somalia UN Department of Public Information
(DPI) (Feb. 23)) - The UN Security Council said Wednesday
that it was satisfied with progress made by Djibouti in drawing
up a plan to restore peace to Somalia .....
Council discusses Somalia, Guinea-Bissau and DR Congo
UN Department of Public Information (DPI) (Feb. 23) - The
Security Council began its work today with a briefing on Somalia
by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast.
He discussed recent peace efforts on Somalia, including the
initiative of the Government of Djibouti, as well as on the
humanitarian situation there ........
Security Council Condemns Attacks Against U.N. Workers in
Somalia UNITED NATIONS (Feb. 23) XINHUA
- The U.N. Security Council Wednesday condemned the attacks
against U.N. personnel and other humanitarian workers in Somalia,
and those supplying arms to the African country .....
BCCP Urges Warlords To Stop Depleting Somalia's Marine
February 23, 2000, Baidoa City (Southern Somalia) - Conflict
Monitoring Officials of "Bay Centre for Conflict Prevention"
(BCCP) have reported to the Centre's security team today that
Somali warlords entered into fishing vessel licensing arrangements
with a number of foreign countries .....
are in the country with weapons, Say Kenya Police
Published Wednesday, February 23, 2000, in Daily Nation (Nairobi)
- Lack of adequate resources has hampered police effort to
curb the influx of firearms into the country, Central provincial
police boss .....
MORE THAN 700 BODIES DISCOVERED IN MASS GRAVE IN SOMALIA
Nairobi, Feb 22, 2000 (EFE via COMTEX) -- The bodies of more
than 700 people have been discovered in a mass grave in northern
Somalia and they may have been killed more than a decade ago,
United Nations officials in the Kenyan capital said Tuesday
Radio Banadir Starts Broadcasting in North Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (Feb. 22) XINHUA - A new short wave radio station,
Radio Benadir, started its broadcasting on Monday night in
north Mogadishu. A group of Somali businessmen have established
the radio station aimed at promoting peace, reconciliation,
spreading Islam .....
Djibouti peace plan for Somalia runs into major hitch
MOGADISHU, Feb 21 (AFP) - A plan drafted by Djibouti to restore
peace to Somalia met a major new snag Monday, despite broad
foreign backing, when a key player in the troubled country
said he and his allies had no faith in it .....
UNHCR Repatriates Over 350 Somali Refugees
NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 21 (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for
Refugees has repatriated 357 Somali refugees from camps in
northern Kenya to their country of origin .....
Camp fire leaves at least 3,000 Somali refugees without shelter
KAKUMA, Kenya February 19, 2000 (AP) _ Fire at a refugee camp
in northwestern Kenya razed 500 huts and left at least 3,000
refugees without shelter, a police official said .....
dentist determines Somalian man an adult
Published Saturday, February 19, 2000, in the Miami Herald
- One day before celebrating what he says is his 18th birthday,
Jama Abdulkhare Abshir -- a Somali youth fighting deportation
Somaliland Says No to Unity with Somalia
HARGEISA, Somalia, Feb 19 (Reuters) - President Mohamed Ibrahim
Egal of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland said his
country will not unite with Somalia, from which it broke in
Faction Leader Calls for Reconciliation Among Somalis
MOGADISHU (Feb. 18) XINHUA - Main faction leader Ali Mahdi
Mohamed Friday urged the Somalis to forgive each other and
called upon the politicians to make concession for the sake
of the country which has not had a central government for
Cholera cases and deaths reported in parts of Somalia
IRIN News briefs, Friday 18 February - Eighteen people have
died and 54 cases reported between 1-13 February following
a cholera outbreak in Marka and Qoryooley in central Somalia
begins voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees
IRIN News briefs, Friday 18 February -UNHCR on Wednesday began
the voluntary repatriation of about 1,000 Somali refugees
from Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya .....
Family, friends mourn loss of Somali Teen in Ottawa
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2000,
in The Ottawa Citizen - Relatives beg stabbing witnesses to
come forward . They came from as far as Washington, Denver
and Montreal yesterday .....
Cholera kills 29 in southern Somalia: doctor
MOGADISHU, Feb 17 (AFP) - A cholera epidemic has killed 29
people in two southern Somali towns during the past two days,
a local doctor told AFP Thursday ......
Explosion reported near government offices in Hargeisa
Published Thursday, February 17, 2000, by Somaliland newspaper
'Jamhuuriya' - A blast that caused no damage is said to have
occurred yesterday at 9.56 p.m. [local time] outside the offices
of the Resettlement Ministry and Hargeisa's ......
UNHCR flies Somali refugees home NAIROBI,
Feb 17 (AFP) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Wednesday began voluntary repatriation of nearly 1,000 Somali
refugees from Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northeastern and
Plagues Dozens of Somali Villages
MOGADISHU (Feb. 17) XINHUA - More than 70 deaths from cholera
have been reported in dozens of villages in southern Somalia,
according to local authorities.......
Teen dies after bloody knife fight Published
Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in The Ottawa Citizen - Two
families huddled in hospital yesterday, one relieved their
son is alive and the other distraught theirs is dead, hours
after a bloody knife fight ......
boy must wait to seek asylum Published
Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in the Miami Herald - Jama Abdulkhare
Abshir watched his father die at 14, and searched for his
mother and two younger brothers in African refugee camps for
nearly a decade to no ......
Kenya to register Refugees Published Wednesday,
February 16, 2000, in the Daily Nation - The government has
announced plans to register all refugees in the country afresh
Bay Centre Urges End To Somali Warlords Assistance Program
Baidoa City (southern Somalia (Bay Centre
For Conflict Prevention, February 14, 2000) - Conflict Monitoring
Officials of "Bay Centre for Conflict Prevention" (BCCP)-
a Platform for Rahanwein Intellectuals and Clan Elders - have
reported to the Centre's security team today that increasing
rights body accuses Islamic court of abusing minorities
MOGADISHU, (Feb 14) AFP - A human rights group in Somalia
on Monday protested an alleged bid by an Islamic court to
seize property belonging to a member of a minority clan and
accused the tribunal of persecuting small communities......
Food security concerns remain in south-central Somalia
HORN OF AFRICA (Feb 14) IRIN (Integrated Regional Information
Network) - The main humanitarian concern in Somalia continues
to be the situation of agro-pastoralist families in rain-fed
areas in the south and centre of the country......
culture are barriers to count of Somalian immigrants
(Feb 14) Star Tribune - Waiting for the elevator in her St.
Paul apartment building recently, Halimo Mohamed barely glanced
at a nearby poster promoting the U.S. census and featuring
a black family......
African eyes opened by ex-leader's indictment
NAIROBI, KENYA (Feb 14) Washington Post - Warlords in Somalia,
where murder is part of everyday life and rape a common tool
of war, were said to be following every twist in the case
Somali warlord pulls out of peace agreement
MOGADISHU (Feb 13) AFP - A Somali warlord said Sunday he was
pulling out of an agreement reached in December with four
of his rivals to establish a joint authority to administer
the Mogadishu region, accusing them ......
least 20 killed in interclan violence in southern Somalia
MOGADISHU (Feb 12) AFP - At least 20
people were killed during clashes between rival clans in the
southern Somali town of Liboi, witnesses contacted by radio
told AFP on Saturday.......
hospital in Mogadishu to reopen MOGADISHU
(Feb 11) AFP - A south Mogadishu hospital which was closed
early this month due to insecurity is to reopen after successful
negotiations with gunmen who had threatened to attack it.......
deaths in Somalia MOGADISHU (Feb. 11)
BBC- At least thirty people are reported to have died of famine
in the past ten days in western Somalia........
Somali Peace Meeting Breaks Up MOGADISHU
(Feb. 11) XINHUA - Somali Faction leaders broke up on Thursday
night over the proposal of establishing an inclusive administration
for Mogadishu and Southern Somalia as a whole.......
Murder, Torture, Raping By Militiamen Of Warlord Aideed
Baidoa City (Bay Centre For Conflict Prevention, February
11, 2000) - The current conflict between militiamen of south
Mogadishu warlord Hussein Aidid supported by Islamic Court
Militiamen and the Rahanwein Resistance Army (RRA) are causing
Somali faction vows to shoot down planes using Balidogle airport
MAOGADISHU ,Feb. 10 (AFP) - An armed faction in Somalia warned
Thursday that as from Saturday it would shoot down any planes
using an airport 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of the capital
and controlled by a ........
Thirty People Die of Famine and Lack of Water in Somalia
MAOGADISHU , Feb. 10 (XINHUA) - Thirty people, mainly children
and elderly people, have died of famine and lack of water
in Bulo Hawo district in the border region of Gedo, Somalia
since the beginning of this month ........
Aid workers attacked in Somlia-Ethiopia border
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Feb 9 (BBC) - The medical
relief organisation Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) has suspended
its operations in the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia, following
an attack on one of its vehicles in the region........
MSF-Belgium lifts suspension of activities in Somali port
NAIROBI, Feb 9 (AFP) - The Belgian wing of
medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres has decided to resume
activities it suspended last month in the southern Somali
port of Kismayo, an MSF statement said here Wednesday........
Moi Visits Ethiopia For Talks On Regional Issues ADDIS
ABABA, Ethiopia Feb 9(PANA) - Kenyan President Daniel arap
Moi arrived in Addis Ababa Wednesday for talks with Ethiopian
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on peace and security in the horn
New armed group captures town in south Somalia MOGADISHU,
Feb 9 (AFP)- A splinter group of the main armed faction in
southern Somalia has seized the town of Burhakaba from the
region's mainstream movement, local newspapers reported Wednesday........
aided US agents in Somalia BySUE NEALES
and ANDREW CLENNELL Feb 9, (Herald)- The aid agency CARE Australia
directly assisted United States operatives during the United
Nations-sanctioned military and humanitarian intervention
in war-torn Somalia .......
body warns unrest preventing relief from reaching southern
Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 8 (AFP)- Militia
and factional rivalries are preventing delivery of humanitarian
assistance to thousands of people in desperate need in many
parts of southern Somalia, aid officials warned here Tuesday.......
Killed in Attack in Somalia/Ethiopia border GENEVA,
Feb 8 (AFP)-Ten heavily armed men attacked a Doctors Without
Borders vehicle in eastern Ethiopia, killing the Ethiopian
driver and seriously injuring a foreign aid volunteer, the
humanitarian aid group said Tuesday. .......
Peace Accord DJIBOUTI, Feb 7 -A peace
accord has been signed to end the nine-year conflict in the
tiny state of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa.......
killed in factional fighting in southern Somalia MOGADISHU,
Feb 7(AFP) -At least six people were killed and 11 wounded
when an Islamic militia clashed with fighters of another armed
faction in southern Somalia on Monday, witnesses said......
faction denies Ethiopian involvement in battle MOGADISHU,
Feb 7(AFP) -The Rahanwein Resistance Army (RRA) faction on
Monday denied that Ethiopian forces were involved in renewed
fighting which has rocked southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle
region since the weekend.....
Thirteen killed in Somalia
fighting MOGADISHU, Feb 5(Reuters) -At
least 13 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded
in fighting between two militia groups in southern Somalia,
witnesses said on Saturday....
Clashes continue in southern
Somalia MOGADISHU, Feb 5(BBC) -At least
thirteen people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded
in clashes between militia groups in southern Somalia. ......
Cites Horn of Africa Fears NAIROBI, Kenya
Feb 3(AP) - President Daniel arap Moi called a rare news conference
Thursday to express Kenya's concern that instability in the
Horn of Africa poses a serious threat to peace and security
in the region........
reportedly takes territory in Shebeellaha Hoose
MOGADISHU, Feb 2(IRIN) - Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA) militia
forces have reportedly captured territory in the southern
Shabeellaha Hoose region.........
alert in Bakol region MOGADISHU, Feb
2(IRIN) - The food security situation in the southern Bakol
region is rapidly deteriorating, the Food Security Assessment
Unit (FSAU) warned last week .........
Djibouti announces Somalia
tax DJIBOUTI, Feb 2(BBC) - The government
in Djibouti has announced plans for a tax to fund a Somali
reconciliation conference, which is now expected to take place
in Djibouti in early April. ......
Fee arrears cost Somalia
vote in UN Assembly UNITED NATIONS , Feb
2(Reuters) - Fifty-two countries including somalia are so
far in arrears on their U.N. budget and peacekeeping payments
that most have lost their vote in the 188-member General Assembly,
a U.N. spokesman said Tuesday.........
Ethiopians accused of Somalia
attacks MOGADISHU, Feb 2(BBC) - Reports
from southern Somalia say that many people have fled villages
in the Lower Shabelle region following attacks by Ethiopian
troops and local Rahanwein militiamen........
reportedly fighting in southern Somalia
MOGADISHU, Feb 1(BBC) - Reports from southern Somalia say
that many people have fled villages in the Lower Shabelle
region following attacks by Ethiopian troops and local Rahanwein