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Swiss aid worker killed in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) -- A 70-year-old Swiss woman working for a humanitarian agency in Somalia was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, government

Doctors at war with despair in ravaged city (TimesOnline) From Janine di Giovanni in Mogadishu - IN THE post-apocalyptic world that is Mogadishu, even the decaying rubbish piled high on the streets has a price.

Somaliland president reshuffles top posts HARGEISA, Somalia (Reuters) -- The president of the self-declared republic of Somaliland sacked his foreign minister and the national army commander on

Commentary: Significance of Haj in life of a Muslim ( THE last of the fundamental duties in Islam is that of Haj. Laying it down as an essential religious obligation upon Muslims, the

Somalis in first win Mogadishu (BBC) Feb 21 - Elman FC from war-ravaged Somalia has recorded their first-ever win in the 28-year-old history of the East and Central African (Cecafa) clubs competition.
Caf member Farah Addo

Monrovia Diplomat to Head UN Political Office UN - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a senior Liberian diplomat as his new representative and head of the UN Political Office for Somalia.

Commentary: ENEMIES OF THE STATE ENEMIES OF THE STATE A - Commentary by M.M. Afrah (Toronto) - Canada on 15 of Feb. 2002

SOMALIA: New cabinet named NAIROBI, 18 Feb 2002 (IRIN) - The prime minister of the Transitional National Government (TNG) of Somalia, Hasan Abshir Farah, has named the members of his cabinet.

Hundreds Flee Fighting in Southwest Somalia Mogadishu - 21 Feb. Hundreds of families are fleeing their homes in the southwestern regions of Somalia for fear of renewed fighting

Swedish Somalis fight terror links BBC's UN correspondent Three Swedish Somalis have asked the United Nations to remove their names from a list of suspected terrorists.

UN relief official urges aid to Somalia UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Declaring the "whole reality of Somalia is different from what it was a few years ago and certainly 10 years ago," a senior U.N.

Over 40 Killed in Renewed Fighting in Bardhere At least 40 people were killed and another 50 wounded in renewed fighting in Bardhere, about 400 km west of Mogadishu

Special Forces train for Somalia duty THE WASHINGTON TIMES Army Special Forces have formed anti-terrorist units and are training for missions in Somalia, but as of last week the United States

No warlords in Somali cabinet Mogadishu - The prime minister of Somalia's transitional government has named a cabinet but failed to obtain the participation of rival warlords widely seen as vital to help end a

U.N. Evacuates Some Staff as Somali Clans Fight MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday it had evacuated international staff from a southern Somali town as a precaution after fighting

IGAD to convene a reconciliation conference on Somalia Somalia, Politics, 2/16/2002 The foreign ministers of seven states in East Africa meeting on Friday in Kenya announced that a reconciliation

Madaxweynaha DKG oo Hortiisa lagu Dhaariyay Xubnaha Golaha Wasiiradda Cusub Mogadishu - Madaxweynaha DKG oo Hortiisa lagu Dhaariyay Xubnaha Golaha Wasiiradda Cusub

Somali warlord Aidid wants to ride the anti-terror bandwagon ADDIS ABABA - "The Americans are our allies," said the Somali as if it was the most natural thing in the world. "They are fighting terrorism in

U.S. says Somali Islamic organization is a terrorist threat _ but not all agree GAROE, Somalia (AP) -- The United States says a grass-roots Muslim group has links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network

Anti-Terrorism Coalition Urged to Spare Somalia NAIROBI, February 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail on Thursday urged the anti-terrorism coalition not to act militarily.

Bardhere now calm, death toll rises to 18 NAIROBI, 14 Feb 2002 (IRIN) - The town of Bardhere, 400 km west of Mogadishu, is reported to be generally calm two days after heavy fighting broke out there

FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY BY M.M. Afrah - Part 12 From Another Country, An extract from a book by M.M. Afrah to be published in Canada in the winter of 2002

Fighting between rival Somali clans kills at least six, pro-government faction says it repulsed attack MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Members of a pro-government faction clashed with armed rivals in

Eight killed in Somalia fighting Mogadishu (News24) - Eight people were killed in fighting between rival militias armed with truck-mounted heavy machineguns in southern Somalia on Tuesday

Faction leader threatens to quit TNG NAIROBI, 12 Feb 2002 (IRIN) - A prominent faction leader, Muhammad Qanyare Afrah, has threatened to quit the interim government. Qanyare, who is the minister of fisheries


Stop mistreating Kenyan Somalis (Daily Nation) - February 13, 2002 - The Northern Forum for Democracy wishes to register a strong protest over the continued oppression of Kenyans of Somali origin.

Allies now plan battle on Somalia (Daily Nation) February 13, 2002 - Such oppression has recently escalated, with police conducting illegal and arbitrary searches and arrests in areas with large concentrations

From U.S. Marine to Somali warlord: The strange journey of Hussein Farrah Aidid WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Hussein Farrah, the summer of 1996 started with a future rooted in the Los Angeles

Armed group attacks national radio in Somalia NAIROBI, Feb 11 (AFP) - An armed group in Mogadishu raided the headquarters of the national radio network of Somalia's transitional government late Monday

US turns to Yemen and Somalia in war on terrorism THE United States is ready to begin intensive surveillance missions over Somalia and Yemen as it prepares to launch the next phase of President

Leave us alone, Mr Aideed Sunday, February 11, 2002 - Somali leaders are expressing irresponsible views that could potentially undermine even further the safety of

XUBNAHA GOLAHA SRRC EE UU HORMUUDKA U YAHAY CISMAAN CAATO OO KA BAXAY HESHIISKII NAKURU February 10, 2002- ( - Ayadoo dhawaan lagu wado inuu Ra'iisul Wasare

A New Scrutiny of Somalia as the Old Anarchy Reigns February 10, 2002- By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. AMEAO, Somalia Afghanistan may have been a failed state, but it was a state that Somalis could

Muslim militants make gains in lawless Somalia Associated Press Originally published February 10, 2002 WASHINGTON - Militant Islamics have made inroads into Somalia by exploiting its

Anger at Aideed's remarks on Kenya By WAWERU MUGO - A cross-section of Somali leaders and elders reacted with anger over warlord Hussein Aideed's territorial ambitions against Kenya.

Somalia to Surbiton (The Times) SATURDAY FEBRUARY 09 2002 Leading article - Blair need not be so defensive about his African ambitions

Mogadishu On the Spot The Nation (Kenya); Feb 8, 2002 BY KEVIN KELLEY The US claims that Somalia's transitional government has links to a group accused of terrorist activities.

  'Black Hawk' Damned by Geoffrey Gray- Opening night for Black Hawk Down in Mogadishu, Somalia, was a bootleg screening at Dualeh Cinema, an open-air, makeshift movie house, two weeks ago. Hundreds of men sat on patches of sand, some chewing khat, some smoking, watching blurry images projected onto a wall.

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