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Arrest bungle denied (Herald Sun) (Feb 19, 2004) AN arrest warrant was issued in the US for a Somali citizen with alleged terrorist links while
Foreign-Educated Somalis Give Up Lucrative Incomes Abroad to Serve Homeland (Feb 18, 2004) (VOA) In Somalia, the collapse of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre's government in 1991, and the United Nations
Minneapolis's Own Slice of Mogadishu (Minneapolis) (City Pages) It's a dismal day in south Minneapolis, one of those cold midwinter afternoons when the sun shines
Over 200,000 Refugees May Leave Kenya Nairobi,Kenya - Mark Agutu for - ( 18th February 2004) More than 200,000 refugees in the country will be repatriated once the ongoing peace negotiations
Somali-Canadian UN envoy laments his nation's isolation Ottawa, By ESTANISLAO OZIEWICZ - ( 18th February 2004) Somali-Canadian Ahmed Abdi Hashi may be an ambassador to the United Nations, but Ottawa
Netherlands to deport 26,000 failed asylum seekers Brussels By STEPHEN CASTLE ( 18th February 2004) The Netherlands has cast off its liberal reputation on immigration, deciding to deport around 26,000
Dutch parliament approves expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Dutch parliament approved a controversial bill calling for the forcible
Years of War, Anarchy Take Their Toll on Somali People (Feb 18, 2004) (VOA) It has been almost a decade since the United States pulled its troops out of the Horn of Africa ..
Press Release: Somali Leadership Foundation (FAL-SAN)) has launched a new website ) Somali Leadership Foundation (FAL-SAN) has launched
Somalia: Emergency Assistance Needed in the Nugal Valley Garowe, Allafrica/IRIN ( 16th February 2004) About 6,200 people living in the lower Nugal Valley of northeastern Somalia are in need of .......
Tunisia win Cup of Nations
  (bbc)   Tunisia 2-1 Morocco -An error from Morocco keeper Khalid Fouhami gifted Tunisia their first-ever A
Wagalla massacre: The sore that refuses to heal   (Sunday Estandard) On February 16, 1984, local daily newspapers carried a story about an open letter to a minister of State in the Office of the President, Hussein Maalim Mohammed, about the "persecution" and "rounding up" of people of the Degodia clan.
Double Agent Plan Feb. 13 (abc news) When a Somali-born computer student was arrested in Minneapolis last December on suspicion of helping al Qaeda, federal counterterrorism officials thought they might finally have found what they desperately need
Kenya asks Ethiopia to support Somali peace talks       NAIROBI, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Kenya asked Horn of Africa power Ethiopia on Friday to
Somali man allowed to stay - for now y (Feb 13, 2004) BY New Zealand Zoom -Abdikarin Ali Haji has a smile plastered on his face. In a dramatic week when a Sri Lankan girl was sent away to an uncertain fate, the young Somali man received
Gunmen allegedly forced farmers to grow pot       MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Armed Somali factions are taking over small-scale
Talking Point: HADRAWI'S LONG JOURNEY TO PEACE Feb 13 - 2004 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah © 2004 - Mohamed Warsame Hadrawi is one of the great moral and Peace Crusader of our time whose lifelong dedication to the fight against injustice, war mongering and acts of violence won him the admiration of many peace-loving Somalis everywhere.
Somalia: Peace Process On Course, Says Kenyan Ambassador   (Feb 12, 2004)   The peace process under way in Kenya is on course and will move into its final phase soon, according

It is Now Or Never for Somalia (East African Estrandard) (Feb 12 2004) The third phase of the long drawn Somali peace talks is set to begin next week
Somalis to be dealt with case-by-case
(Feb 12, 2004) ( Wellington: Deportation and removal decisions concerning Somalis will
Video helps Somali families take advantage of Eagan education (the Star Tribune) Thanks to a 24-minute video narrated in their native language, education is no longer a barrier between parents and children for most Somali families at Dakota Hills Middle School in Eagan.
Somali decision welcomed (Feb 11, 2004) (NZCity) The Government's decision not to deport a Somali following a UN report on the situation in

Somalia: I Was Not Ill-Mistreated, Says Released UN Official Kismaio,Somalia - Allafrica/IRIN ( 10th February 2004) A United Nations staff member just freed from captivity has said that although the conditions of

Student suspect in terror trial found bin Laden 'inspirational,' authorities say Minneapolis- Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune - ( 10th February 2004) After joining the front lines for the Taliban, terrorism suspec
Somali refugee to stay (Feb 10, 2004) BY New Zealand Zoom - A Somali man nearly thrown out of the country last year, has been told he can stay in New Zealand for a year.Abdikarin Ali Haji was saved from deportation by a last minute High Court reprieve in November has been given
Somalia: Tna Endorses Agreement Mogadishu,Somalia - Allafrica/IRIN ( 9th February 2004) After three days of debate, the Transitional National Assembly (TNA) of Somalia, has given its ....
FIASCO AT DAALLO AIRLINE COUNTER IN DUBAI ! Dubai,UAE - By ( 9th February 2004) As I was seeing off my relative who was taking the Daallo Airline flight D3-189 early this morning,
Somali peace hopes sink to new depths MOGADISHU, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A new row at Somali peace talks has damaged hopes that warring

German kidnapped in Somalia reunited with family NAIROBI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A German U.N. worker kidnapped by gunmen in Somalia was reunited ....
Press Release: ABDUCTED UN STAFF MEMBER STILL CAPTIVE AFTER A WEEK Nairobi (7 February 2004) – The United Nations confirmed today that United Nations staff member and German national Mr. Rolf Helmrich
Talking Point: ESCAPE FROM MOGADISU Feb 7 - 2004 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah © 2004 - It was early in the morning and I was standing at a windswept airstrip north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, with a group of visiting Western journalists, waiting for a UN-chartered Tupolev aircraft that was to take us to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
C/LLAAHI YUUSUF, SHEEKH AADAN MADOOBE & JAN. MORGAN OO SHAACA KA QAADAY IN LAGU QIYAANAY HESHIISKII ( Sidii horayba loo filayay qaar ka mid ah hoggaamiyeyaasha Golaha SRRC ee
US and EU express support for peace agreement
NAIROBI, 6 Feb 2004 (IRIN) - The US and the EU have expressed support for the recent agreement Somali Warlords Warned of Sanctions The East African Standard (Nairobi) Punitive measures including sanctions will be used against Somali leaders or faction which derails
Somalia's Fragile Peace Process Shaken by Disputes Over Formal Agreement 05 Feb 2004 (VOA) Many Somali factional leaders say they now reject a landmark agreement on the formation of a new parliament they signed a few days ago.
Muslim stereotypes challenged in US (By Jacky Rowland - BBC correspondent in Montgomery County, Maryland) The US Department of Justice is trying to combat racial stereotypes surrounding the Muslim community
DAGAAL CEEL MACAAN KU DHEXMARAY MALIISHIYOOYIN SAARAN MARKAB IYO TAAGAG (Muqdisho) ( (Feb 04 - 2004) Dagaal leysu adeegsaday hubka noocyadiisa kala duwan ayaa shalay galab
Stay the course, Musyoka tells leaders NAIROBI, 4 Feb 2004 (IRIN) - Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka, who is also the chairman of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ministerial facilitation committee for the Somali peace talks, has called on Somali leaders to stay the course and guard against setbacks.
Somalis urged not to disrupt peace talks NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) -- Somalia's fractious warlords were warned by Kenyan mediators Wednesday

Slain cabbie a Somali refugee who worked helping children (Seattle News) (Tuesday, February 03, 2004 ) Hassan Farah came to the United States 10 years ago, leaving behind the bullets and bloodshed of his

Somali Orphanages Hurt by al-Qaida Probe MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Eleven orphanages in Somalia that were financed by a Saudi charity also

Somali Deal Calls for 5-Year Transitional Government MOGADISHU, Somalia, FEB. 1, 2004 ( Representatives from 42 Somali factions
UN urges Somali kidnappers to free German staffer MOGADISHU, (Reuters) - The United Nations demanded the immediate release on Friday
Minneapolis court date set for Somali-Canadian charged with terror conspiracy MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Somali-Canadian man arrested in Minnesota, who's accused of aiding the

Somali leader 'ready to step down' (BBC) Somalia's interim leader has said he is ready to move aside, following a peace deal signed by rival .
President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan told the BBC that the Somali people were fed up after 13 years of war and lack of development.

Breakthrough in Somali peace talks (Daily Nation) (Friday, January 30, 2004 ) Peace appeared imminent in Somali yesterday when all the warlords signed a unity accord after
Talking Point: WHAT IS THE DEATH TOLL IN SOMALIA'S CIVIL/CLAN WARS 1991-2004? Jan 29 - TALKING POINT BY M. M. Afrah © 2004 - "How can a beret coloured blue erase, just like that the prejudices of conservative officers from Sweden, Canada or Britain? How does a blue armband vaccinate against the racism and paternalism of people whose only vision of Africa is lion hunting, slave markets and colonial conquest ..
Somalia Leaders Agree on Govt. Structure (Jan 29, 2004) NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia's feuding leaders signed an agreement Thursday to form a new government bas
Q&A: Somali peace deal (Nairobi) (BBC) Jan 29 2004 - Somalia's main warlords and politicians have signed a deal to set up a new parliament that will elect a president. The country has been without a central government since 1991, since when it has been wracked by civil war with rival factions battling for control for different parts of Somalia.
UN says international staffer seized in Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Somali gunmen kidnapped a German United Nations worker on Thursday in

Gen Powell got it absolutely right on Somalia (Daily Naion) (January 28, 2004 ) (Nairobi) As the Kenyan mediators on the Somali problem continues to ponder how best to assist our sister

New hope at Somali peace talks Nairobi,Kenya - BBC News - ( 27th January 2004) Mediators at the Somali peace talks say that a "breakthrough" has been achieved, with all factions

Somali Taxi Driver tells of girls' attack ! Wellington, By SUE ALLEN - ( 27th January 2004) A Somali taxi driver attacked and robbed by teenage girls cannot believe the "speed and aggression"

Somalia: UN Relief Official Condemns Murders of Women And Children New York, UNITED NATIONS - - ( 26th January 2004) Condemning the recent murders of women and children in clan-related conflicts in southern Somalia,

Somali parties reach consensus on future parliament NAIROBI, Jan. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Delegates in Somali peace talks, including warlords and politicians,

Algeria thwart Cameroon
Cameroon 1-1 Algeria

Algeria battled to a draw against defending champions Cameroon in their opening Group C encounter.
Hope in a new land Roanoke - By Lisa Applegate - ( 25th January 2004) Rehema Mdame is one of about 200 Bantu refugees fleeing persecution by seeking a new life in .....
Toronto (By M.M.Afrah) Jan 24 ,2004 - General Mohamed Farah Aideed was bristling with indignation at the heavy-handedness of the United Nations International Task Force (UNITAF), the forerunner of UNOSOM I, spearheaded by the Americans.

Kenya and Ethiopia agree on Addis-Moyale road link Nairobi,Kenya - By NATION Reporter ( 24th January 2004 ) Kenya is seeking funds to tarmac the Moyale-Isiolo road. The project, which was suggested 30 years

Somali pleads innocent in terror-finance case (January 23, 2004) SAN DIEGO The head of a San Diego-based Somali organization pleaded innocent today to charges that

Aid Somalia Peace Bid, Ethiopia Told The East African Standard (Nairobi) Kenya yesterday urged Ethiopia to help in negotiating peace for Somalia.

Puntland Accuses Djibouti of Arming Somaliland (January 22, 2004) The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have accused the Republic of

Canadian charged with terrorism in U.S. (The Globe and Mail) Minneapolis, Minn. A Canadian citizen born in Somalia has been charged with conspiring to support

African travellers to be fingerprinted at UK airports (Jan 22, 2004) (4NI) Visitors to the UK from five east African countries and those travelling on refugee documents issued

War saxaafadeed ay soo saartay dowladda KMG ah Nairobi,Kenya - Xasan Bariise,bbc - ( 21st January 2004 ) War saxaafadeed ka soo baxay wasaaradda warfaafinta ee dowladda KMG ah ayaa looga hadlay xaaladda

U.N. urges restraint in Somalia UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday he was concerned ove

Somalia's warlords: Feeding on a failed state ! Paris - Commentary By Abdulqawi A. Yusuf - ( 21st January 2004 ) Political solutions have been found for several longstanding conflicts in Africa in 2003 - in .....

U.N. urges restraint in Somalia ! New York, UNITED NATIONS - The Washington Times (UPI) - ( 21st January 2004 ) U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday he was concerned over rising tension between ....

At least nine Somalis killed in fighting MOGADISHU, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Nine people were killed in fighting in central Somalia between rival

Somalis Struggle to Start Private Schools MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan. 20 In a communal goat stable, children sit under a mango tree, learning to

Fighting 'threatens Somali talks' Mogadishu,Somalia - BBC News - ( 20th January 2004) Tension between regional Somali leaders may scuttle the peace talks in Kenya, mediators have warned

Somalia Faction Accuses Kiplagat Nairobi,Kenya - The East African Standard - ( 19th January 2004) Members of Somalia's Absame community have accused the chairman of the Somali peace talks, Bethuel

Kenya urges end to Somaliland, Puntland tension NAIROBI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kenya said on Monday growing tension between two rival regions of

Somali feuding 'tit-for-tat' (19/01/2004 ) Mogadishu - At least 13 people were killed and 27 wounded in two days of ongoing inter-clan fighting

How Kenya averted war with Somalia Nairobi,Kenya - Commentary By John Kamau - ( 18th January 2004 ) Intelligence notes and recently declassified "Top Secret" files show that Kenya almost went into ..

Funeral held for battle of Mogadishu pilot INVERNESS, Florida - (AP) ( 18th January 2004 ) Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver survived cancer and the 1993 battle of Mogadishu, recounted in..

Ethiopia's Jews Pack To Head For Israel MOGADISHU, January 17 ( - Thousands of Ethiopian Jews

US Issues Travel Warning to US Americans Visiting Djibouti ! Washington D.C. VOA News - ( 17th January 2004 ) The United States has renewed a travel warning to Americans who plan to visit Djibouti, the tiny ..

Minister appreciates Yemen's efforts to restore Somali peace Sana'a, Yemen - ( SABA) ( 17th January 2004 ) Somali Foreign Minister Yousef Hassan Ibrahim highly appreciated the Yemeni role and efforts to ...

Somalis Have Less Than $1 a Day: UN Jeddah,KSA - Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News - ( 16th January 2004 ) Beset by a long-running civil war and the absence of a functional government for over a decade ...
Talking Point: WHAT WENT WRONG? (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Jan 16 ,2004 - Butros-Butros Ghali, the then UN Secretary-General of the United Nations was extremely concerned that US troops in Somalia ceased disarming the population "unless gunmen prevented them from escorting humanitarian aid."

Sudan peace talks process positive: US special envoy NAIVASHA, Kenya, (Xinhuanet) - ( 16th January 2004 ) The US special envoy for peace in the Sudan said here Friday that the Sudan peace talks process is
Talking Point: STARVING TO DEATH WHILE THE WORLD WATCHES (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Jan 10 ,2004 - An estimated 4.5 million Somalis were starving to death from the effects of the war and famine and no one, not the United Nations, the Organization of African Unity, the Arab League or Organization of Islamic Conference stepped in time to prevent the human tragedy.

US, Kenya Train Together to Combat Terrorism Nairobi, Kenya - By Stephen Mbogo, Correspondent - ( 6th January 2004) The U.S. and Kenya are holding joint military exercises on the Kenyan coast, with the
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