Somalia Holds Presidential Election MOGADISHU,
Somalia, 25 August (AP) -- With the capital's dusty streets
deserted and houses adorned with the nation's flag, Somalis
spent Friday transfixed ....
Presidential voting gets underway
ARTA, Djibouti, 25 August (IRIN) - The 245 members of Somalia's
new interim parliament, the Transitional National Assembly
(TNA), meeting in Djibouti, started voting ....
awaits vote for president ARTA,
Djibouti, 25 August (BBC) Somalia's newly created transitional
parliament, meeting in neighbouring Djibouti, is expected
to begin voting soon . ....
Somalis to choose President ARTA,
Djibouti, 25 August (BBC)The new transitional parliament of
Somalia, meeting in neighbouring Djibouti, is voting today
to choose a head of state. ....
Fully Support Forthcoming Government
MOGADISHU (Aug. 23) XINHUA - The Islamic courts and business
community in Mogadishu Wednesday issued a statement expressing
their full support ....
New head of state to be elected
NAIROBI, 23 August (IRIN) - Members of Somalia's new Transitional
National Assembly (TNA) are scheduled to elect a new head
of state ....
IRIN Focus on the Djibouti peace conference
ARTA, Djibouti, 23 August (IRIN) - As members of Somalia's
new Transitional National Assembly (TNA) prepare to ....
League Welcomes SOMALIA'S First Parliament in Decade
CAIRO, Aug. 23 (XINHUA) - Arab League Secretary General Esmat
Abdel-Meguid on Tuesday welcomed the inauguration of ....
New assembly speaker sworn in
NAIROBI, 22 August (IRIN) - Abdillahi Deroow Issack, the newly-elected
speaker of Somalia's Transitional National Assembly ....
House begins process of selecting president
MOGADISHU (Aug. 22)-The Times of IndiaOnline - Somalia's first
national assembly in almost 10 years on Monday started considering
search for a president MOGADISHU
(Aug. 21) From the newsroom of the BBC World Service - Members
of the newly-created transitional parliament of Somalia are
now embarking upon the process of choosing a president ....
Hail Result of Parliamentary Election
MOGADISHU (Aug. 21) XINHUA - Demonstrations were held Monday
throughout Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to celebrate
assembly chooses Speaker DJIBOUTI
(Aug. 21) BBC - The newly-created transitional parliament
of Somalia has elected its speaker, as it moves towards appointing
the first ....
Somali Warlord to Attend Peace Talks in Djibouti DJIBOUTI
(Aug. 18) XINHUA - A well-known warlord in northern Somalia
will arrive here on Saturday to attend the ongoing Peace Conference
parliament grapples with Somaliland and Puntland ARTA,
Djibouti, 18 August (IRIN) - The leader of the Somali Transitional
National Assembly (TNA), Mohamed Abshire, has announced that
Aims For Government Success ARTA,
Djibouti , Aug. 17 (AP) - Defying skeptics, Somalia's new
National Assembly has moved to form the country's first central
government in almost 10 years ....
Senior politician boycotts parliament Djibouti
(Aug. 16) IRIN - General Jama Mohamed Ghalib, a senior politician
from northwest Somalia, walked out of the first session ....
Transitional Parliament to Elect Speaker Djibouti
(Aug. 16) XINHUA - The transitional parliament of Somalia,
inaugurated here Sunday, is due to elect its speaker in the
coming two or three days ....
Parliament Raises Hope Among Somalis MOGADISHU
(Aug. 15) XINHUA - While members of the Somali transitional
parliament were debating national issues under the canvas
of a tent in neighboring Djibouti ....
warlords denounce first parliament MOGADISHU,
14 August (AFP English) - Warlords who have held sway in Somalia
for the last decade have reacted with hostility to the inauguration
New parliament sworn in amid continued wrangling ARTA,
Djibouti, 14 August (IRIN) - The clan-based National Transitional
Assembly (TNA) was inaugurated on Sunday with 172 parliamentarians
threaten Somali parliament MOGADISHU,
13 August (BBC) The first meeting of Somalia's transitional
parliament has taken place amid ongoing wrangling between
the country's rival factions ...
parliament for Somalia MOGADISHU,
13 August (BBC) Somalia's first parliament in almost a decade
has been inaugurated in the neighbouring state of Djibouti
"Fists and sticks" over seats NAIROBI,
11 August (IRIN) - The four major clans have divided up the
allocated 44 seats for the proposed Transitional National
President Appeals for Somali Transitional Assembly Meeting
ADDIS ABABA (Aug. 11) XINHUA -
Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh has urged the Somali
National Peace Conference to hold the first sitting of the
insists on first parliamentary session ARTE,
Djibouti, 10 August (IRIN) - Sources in Djibouti told IRIN
that President Ismail Omar Guelleh is frustrated with the
pace of the Djibouti-hosted Somali National Peace Conference
Parliamentary lists still awaited MOGADISHU,
9 August (IRIN) The Digle-Mirifle is the final clan grouping
to hand in a list of agreed nominees for the proposed Transitional
National Assembly (TNA) ....
running out for Somalia conference MOGADISHU,
9 August (BBC) The Djibouti government has warned that the
original budget for the Somali peace conference it's been
Talks at "make or break" stage ARTE,
Djibouti, 9 August (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali talks
have reached a "make or break" point after more than three
Somalia ARTE, Djibouti, 9 August
(The New York Times ) - About 2,000 Somalis are sitting together
here in the heat, trying to build a central government for
a nation that lacks one ....
Reiterates Keenness on Helping Realize Peace in Somalia CAIRO
(Aug. 8) XINHUA - Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said
on Tuesday that his country is keen on helping realize peace
Clan nominees completed Arta, August
08, (IRIN)- Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh said on
Tuesday that the Djibouti-hosted Somali National Peace Conference
had reached ....
clans settle seat quotas in first parliament for a decade
ARTA, Djibouti, Aug 8 (AFP) - A
Somali parliament is due to sit for the first time in almost
a decade this weekend after delegates at peace ....
peace talks plea Arta, August 08,
(BBC)- Djibouti President Ismael Omar Gelleh has appealed
to Somalis to make a success of a peace conference taking
place in Djibouti. ....
Presidential Race Arta, August
08, 2000 - The ongoing talks for the allocation of the Transitional
National Assembly seats ....
Reported At Peace Conference ARTA,
Djibouti (IRIN) (UN Integrated Regional Information Network,
August 3, 2000) - After weeks of political haggling, two Somali
groups on Wednesday handed in lists ....
Arbitration over clan deadlock
Arta, Djibouti August 1 (AFP)- In an attempt to break the
deadlock over the apportionment of clan-based parliamentary
seats, Somalis at the Djibouti-hosted ....
warlord exits peace talks Arta,
Djibouti July 31 (AFP)- One of the main arlords controlling
a strategic port city in Somalia has left a conference in
Djibouti aimed at ....
Distribution of seats "takes time"
NAIROBI, 31 July (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali National
Peace Conference was still in deadlock on Monday over the
issue of apportioning clan-based seats ....
Reiterates Support for Somali Reconciliation Process
CAIRO (July 27) XINHUA - Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has reiterated
Egypt's support for the peace and national reconciliation
process in Somalia ....
hit deadlock on representation
NAIROBI, 26 July (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali peace
talks have hit deadlock over the composition of the Transitional
National Assembly ....
Place Hopes on Peace Talks MOGADISHU,
Somalia July 24 (AP) - HornAfrik TV began its nightly broadcast
of Somalia's peace talks, and the calls started flooding ...
ambassador denies boycott DJIBOUTI,
July 21 (IRIN) Egyptian ambassador to Somalia, Salah Halim,
denied that Egypt had persuaded faction-leader Hussein Mohamed
Aideed to boycott ...
Aideed says "no place" at conference DJIBOUTI,
July 24 (IRIN ) In a letter to the Djibouti president, Mogadishu-based
faction leader Hussein Mohamed Aideed said he would not attend
peace talks 'sabotaged' Monday,
24 July, 2000, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK (BBC).As the Somali peace
conference in Djibouti approaches a critical point, Egypt
talks progress damped by warlords' no-show
DJIBOUTI, July 20 (AFP ) - Progress in talks aimed at restoring
a central administration to Somalia was countered ....
New provisional capital chosen
ARTA, DJIBOUTI, 19 July (IRIN) - Delegates at the Somali peace
conference on Wednesday announced that the southern town of
Baidoa will serve as ....
Top aide addresses conference
NAIROBI, 18 July (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali National
Reconciliation Conference held a short plenary session on
Voting for new charter detailed
ARTA, DJIBOUTI, 17 July (IRIN) - More details of the weekend's
voting for the future interim administration of Somalia ....
Somalia Peace conference passes new charter
DJIBOUTI, 17 July (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali National
Peace Conference adopted a Transitional National Charter at
the weekend ....
Aideed arrives at Djibouti talks
DJIBOUTI, 14 July (IRIN) - Mogadishu-based faction leader
Hussein Mohamed Aideed arrived in Djibouti on Friday for the
UN rights expert hails peace process
Mogadishu, (IRIN, July 14, 2000) - Mona Rishmawi, the UN's
Independent Expert on Human Rights in Somalia, said this week
she was "heartened" that the Somali National Peace Conference
in Djibouti .....
Peace talks in Djibouti hit deadlock
NAIROBI, 13 July (IRIN) - The Djibouti-hosted Somali National
Peace Conference has hit deadlock, sources .....
UN prepares "post Djibouti" situation
NAIROBI, 12 July (IRIN) - The UN is planning a "post Djibouti"
strategy, in the event that some kind of transitional authority
may be successfully elected in .....
leader tells south to reconcile
July 11 (IRIN) - In a recent interview with VOA, leader of
the self-declared state of Somaliland, Mohamed Ibrahim Egal,
explained why he would not be attending the .....
Concerned Over Somalis' Arrests GENEVA
(AP) -- The U.N. human rights expert on Somalia expressed
concern Tuesday over the arrest of community leaders traveling
to a peace conference .....
Condemns Foreign Interference In Somalia LOME,
Togo (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, July 10, 2000) - African
foreign ministers concluded their annual meeting in Lome early
Monday, expressing ...
latest Somalia Update from IRIN, 10 July
Welcome Forthcoming Government
MOGADISHU (July 7) XINHUA - The Somali People from various
walks of life including the intellectuals who fought the late
regime are now trying .....
reconciliation attempt among warring Somali factions
(July 6) Published in ArabicNews.com - The minister of information
and culture in Djibouti Lutfi Abdul Qader stated that the
Somali groups who .....
critical of UN over Djibouti talks
MOGADISHU (July 5) IRIN - An editorial in Tuesday's edition
of the Somaliland newspaper 'Jamhuuriya' - which reflects
the views of the Somaliland administration ......
warlords told to choose peace or isolation
ARTA, Djibouti, July 4 (Reuters) - Clan leaders from across
Somalia trying to end nine years of anarchy are warning the
nation's warlords ......
deports group heading for Djibouti
DJIBOUTI, 3July (IRIN) - A group of 19 people travelling from
Puntland to Djibouti to take part in the national reconciliation
talks were stopped and deported ......
Interview with the Chairman of the Somali Peace Conference,
Hassan Abshire Farah DJIBOUTI,
1 July (IRIN) - In an interview with IRIN, chairman of the
Somali National Peace Conference, ......
World Bank Somalia Talks NAIROBI,
Kenya June 30 (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and
World Bank have held talks with representatives of Somalia
for the first time in 10 years ......
Council praises Somalia peace effort
(From the newsroom of the BBC World Service )- (June 29) -
The United Nations Security Council has said it strongly supports
the peace initiative by Djibouti aimed ......
Djibouti Seeks Help for Somali Unification Talks
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Little Djibouti said on Thursday
that the reconciliation process it started last year for its
giant Red Sea neighbor Somalia was attracting more and more
participants but required financial ......
Govts. Urged To Back Somali Peace
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council gave strong support
Thursday to a proposal aimed at ending a decade of violence
in Somalia, and urged governments to provide political and
financial backing to the process ......
Calls for Full Participation of Somali Factions in Peace Process
UNITED NATIONS (June 29) XINHUA - China Thursday strongly
urged the Somali faction leaders, who remain outside the peace
process, to join the others in the peace efforts to ......
Leader Calls for World Support to Djibouti on Somalia
UNITED NATIONS (June 29) XINHUA - A senior U.N. official Thursday
called on the international community to assist Djibouti financially
in its peace initiative for Somalia in a bid to restore peace
in the war-torn ......
says Djibouti conference misguided
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service , 26 June (BBC)
- Hundreds of people have been on the streets of Hargeisa,
in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, celebrating independence
Djibouti delegates secure two more weeks for debate
DJIBOUTI, 26 June (IRIN) - Somali delegates attending peace
talks in Djibouti won more time in which to agree on steps
towards the ......
Leaders and Warlords Are a Menace to Sustainable Peace
Bossaso City (Somali Peace Rally, June 26, 2000) - (Somali
Peace Rally) - The Somali Peace Rally (SPR) still keeps the
believe that the Djibouti government's peace initiative for
Somalia is ......
more committees formed in Carte
Arte (DJIBOUTI), June 26-Somali delegations arriving from
Somalia and other parts of the world are still pouring into
conference tackles status of Mogadishu
NAIROBI, 21 June (IRIN) - Somali delegates in Arta, Djibouti,
formed committees on Wednesday to discuss key issues related
to the political crisis in Somalia......
stage of Djibouti peace talks opens
MOGADISHU (June 15) IRIN -The Somalia National Peace Conference
opened on Thursday after completing its consultative phase.
Since early May clan elders have ....
says Somali conference progressing well
MOGADISHU (June 12) BBC- The Foreign Minister of Djibouti,
Ali Abdi Farah, has said the Somali national reconciliation
conference, which began in Djibouti in early May, is progressing
Djibouti peace conference must decide "old or new" delegates
MOGADISHU (June 10) IRIN - The
Somali peace conference held in Djibouti is coming to the
end of its consultative phase, after composition of the predominantly-clan
delegations was slowed ....
Recalls its delegation to the Djibouti Conference MOGUDISHU
,June 8 (QARAN) - The Puntand Federal State of Somalia recalls
its delegation to reconcilation talks in ...
Envisage Peace from Djibouti Talks MOGUDISHU
(June 8) XINHUA - Small and private industries are mushrooming
in Mogadishu with the growing hope for the rebirth of Somalia
as a result of the ongoing peace meeting in Djibouti ...
reaffirms refusal to join Djibouti peace talks Mogadishu,
May 31, (IRIN) - Somaliland President Mohammed Ibrahim Egal
reiterated Somaliland's refusal to participate in the current
Somali peace .....
warlords lose influence From
the newsroom of the BBC World Service (May 29) - President
Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, who is sponsoring a peace
conference on Somalia, says warlords can no longer impose
their will on Somali society .....
RRA Stages Demonstration against Djibouti Conference
MOGADISHU (May 25) XINHUA - Hundreds of people on Thursday
took to the streets of Baidoa town, some 250 kilometers southwest
from the capital, protesting against the on-going conference
Council supports Djibouti peace effort for Somalia
UN Department of Public Information (DPI) 23 May 2000 - Members
of the United Nations Security Council today expressed their
support for the peace initiative on Somalia ...
Digil & Mirifle Delegation Threaten to Withdraw from the Somali
Peace Conference Arta ,Djibouti (This
article was distributed via ArlaadiNet s of May 23 ) - As
the Somali Peace Conference entering its crucial final stage,
the Digil & Mirifle clans ...
seeks donor support for Djibouti peace talks
MOGADISHU (May 23) IRIN- Following discussions with the Djibouti
government, the UN has produced a report to present to donors
on ways in which they can ...
SPR Supports Somali Traditional Clan Elders' Call For Peace
Bosaso (May 22) - It is with great pleasure
that the SPR has received and read the strong statement in
support of peace and of national government issued by Somali
traditional clan elders.......
Egypt's Grand Imam Calls for Reconciliation, Peace in Somalia
CAIRO (May 22) XINHUA - Egypt's most
prestigious cleric, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mohamed Sayed Tantawi,
on Monday called on Somali factions .......
clans choose chairmen for peace talks MOGADISHU,
May 12(IRIN-CEA) - Most of the clan groups gathered in Djibouti
for Somali peace talks have appointed group chairmen, and
are preparing for the plenary .....
groups disown Djibouti peace plan NAIROBI,
May 10 (AFP) - Three Somali factions are worried that an ongoing
peace conference sponsored by Djibouti could lead to more
IRIN Interview with UN Representative David Stephen Nairobi
, May 9(IRIN) - There is hope that the clan-based talks, initiated
by Djibouti President Omar Guelleh, will succeed in establishing
a new government - with or without the armed faction leaders
Calls for Provisional Government in Somalia DUBAI,
May 8 (Reuters) - Djibouti's president said on Monday that
Somali delegates attending a reconciliation conference in
his country should try to set up .....
Somali clan joins peace talks in Djibouti DJIBOUTI,
May 5 (AFP) - A 50-strong delegation from the Rahanwein clan
that controls much of southern Somalia has arrived in Djibouti
peace conference on hold pending informal talks ARTA,
Djibouti, May 3 (AFP) - Working sessions of the latest conference
aimed at restoring a government to Somalia have been .....
Somali faction leaders boycott talks
ARTA, Djibouti, May 3 (IRIN-CEA) - As
the Somali peace talks opened in Arta, Djibouti, on Tuesday,
Foreign Minister Ali Abdi Farah told Radio France Internationale
(RFI) that the conference .....
civilians in new peace drive ARTA, Djibouti,
May 2 (BBC) - A national reconciliation conference aimed at
restoring peace to Somalia has begun in Djibouti. .....
peace talks open in Djibouti ARTA, Djibouti,
May 2 (AFP) - Talks aimed at restoring peace in Somalia, which
has lacked a central government since 1991, opened here Tuesday
Delegates arrive for Somali peace conference ARTA,
Djibouti, May 2 (BBC) - Somali delegates have started to arrive
in Djibouti in large numbers, ahead of tomorrow's national
reconciliation conference at a village Arta south of Djibouti.
peace conference getting underway DJIBOUTI,
May 1 (BBC) - The Somali faction leader, Ali Mahdi Mohamed,
has arrived in Djibouti to take part in the national reconciliation
conference which is due to start tomorrow .....
factions to make new reconciliation attempts
DJIBOUTI, May 1 (AFP) - The latest Somalian national reconciliation
conference starts Tuesday in Djibouti, but only one of the
warlords who control the capital Mogadishu will be present.
clan leaders divided over Djibouti peace initiative
MOGADISHU, April 28 (AFP) - Leaders of one of Somalia's main
clans were divided Friday over whether to support a bid by
from Djibouti pursue peace talk agenda
MOGADISHU, April 28 (IRIN-CEA) - Two delegations from Djibouti
arrived in Somalia in an attempt to persuade Somali leaders
to participate in a peace .....
Delegations Arrive in Bay and Hiran for Support MOGADISHU
(April 26) XINHUA - The Djibouti government has dispatched
two top level delegations to southern Somalia as part of its
last attempts to seek further support for the Somalia .....
peace conference postponed to May 2 DJIBOUTI,
April 19 (AFP) - A major conference scheduled to convene Thursday
to restore civil rule in Somalia has been postponed to May
Djibouti delegation welcomed in Puntland MOGADISHU,
April 19 (AFP) - A Djibouti delegation, led by deputy parliament
speaker Idris Farah Harbi, arrived in Somalia's northeastern
Delegation Optimistic About Somali Peace Conference MOGADISHU
(April 18) XINHUA - A top level Djiboutian delegation expressed
tangible optimism Tuesday for a broader participation by the
Somalis in the forthcoming reconciliation conference due to
open in Djibouti on Thursday .....
for Djibouti's conference is going as planned Mogadishu,
17 April - The political adviser to Djibouti's President,
Mr. Osman Ahmed Yusuf, informed the Somali community that
the preparation for Djibouti's conference is going as planned
discusses Djibouti expulsion From the
newsroom of the BBC World Service , April 17 (BBC) - The leaders
of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have met to discuss
the weekend expulsion .....
warlord Ali Mahdi supported Djibouti's peace initiative MOGADISHU,
April 16 (AFP) - Somali warlord Ali Mahdi Mohamed said Saturday
he supported Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh's peace
initiatives for .....
against Djibouti's peace proposal MOGADISHU,
April 16 (AFP) - Hundreds of people took to the streets of
Somalia's central town of Baidoa on Saturday to demonstrate
against Djibouti President Ismail .....
NATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE DJibouti (April
20 APRIL - 5 MAY 2000 .
leaders arrive in Somalia MOGADISHU (April
13) BBC- A high-level delegation from Djibouti has arrived
in Somalia to try and win support for its Peace and Reconciliation
conference to be held in Djibouti .....
Somali Peace Conference to be Held in Djibouti Next Thursday
MOGADISHU (April 13) XINHUA - The reconciliation
conference aimed at giving Somalia a central government will
start on April 20 in Djibouti .....
ministers approve Somalia peace plan in Djibouti DJIBOUTI,
March 29 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the
east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
have approved Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia .....
president woos ordinary Somalis DJIBOUTI,
March 28 (BBC) - President Guelleh of Djibouti has been explaining
his Somali peace plan to ordinary Somalis in a question-and-answer
session broadcast on the BBC World Servic. .....
ministers discuss Somalia peace plan in Djibouti DJIBOUTI,
March 28 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the
east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
are to meet Monday in Djibouti to discuss the latest peace
plan for Somalia .....
wanes further for Djibouti's plan for peace in SomaliaNAIROBI,
March 24 (AFP) - President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti
on Friday received another blow to his ambition to restore
peace to Somalia when two important groups added their voice
to a growing body of naysayers. .....
One killed in Somali Puntland clashes NAIROBI,
24 March (BBC) - There've been clashes in the north-eastern
Somali area of Puntland between militiamen loyal to the regional
leader there and a crowd of demonstratorss .....
Interview with DAVID STEPHEN, Representative of the United
Nations Secretary-General for Somalia NAIROBI,
24 March (IRIN) - On Tuesday, a diverse group of Somalis kicked
off a five-day meeting at the Sheraton hotel in Djibouti’s
capital to talk about the upcoming Somali National Peace Conference.
They are exploring ideas, issues .....
Somali region withdraws from Djibouti talks MOGADISHU,
March 23 (BBC) -An important region in Somalia has said it
no longer supports the Somali peace conference due to be held
in Djibouti next month. .....
Revisited: Gadhafi's Plan for Partition
( Analysis of the Somali events as reported by Stratfor -
March 22 ) The Libyan government is drafting plans that would
put Somalia under the control of a two-headed government,
controlled by a pair of the country's most important factions
In Sight For Somali Civil War? Burao
City , March 22 (africanews) - The Somali Peace Rally (SPR)
strongly supports the Djibouti peace initiatives, yet the
SPR remains worried about the recent rejections of the peace
plan by Somali warlords .....
faction leader rejects Djibouti peace initiative NAIROBI,
March 20 (AFP) - One influential Somali faction leader rejected
Monday a proposed reconciliation conference, saying a peace
initiative led by Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh was
reunification talks postponedMOGADISHU,
March 19 (BBC) - A meeting intended to mark a fresh approach
to reunifying Somalia has been postponed until Tuesday .....
warns leaders opposed to Djibouti plan MOGADISHU,
March 17 (BBC) - Three Somali faction leaders, who visited
Libya this week, were warned by Gadaffi that "our friendship
will come to an end" .....
UN envoy dismisses reports of outside involvement in Somalia
plan MOGADISHU, March 16 (BBC) - Meanwhile,
the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special representative
to Somalia, David Stephen, recently said the Djibouti peace
initiative was proceeding as planned. In an interview with
Says No to Libyan Move on Somali Unity
HARGEISA, Somalia, (March 12) Reuters - The leader of the
self-declared Republic of Somaliland, Mohamed Ibrahim Egal,
said on Sunday he had rejected a Libyan proposal that he should
lead a new Somali government.. ......
ministers approve Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia
ADDIS ABABA, March 10 (AFP) - Ministers at an Organisation
of African Unity (OAU) conference have unanimously approved
Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia, Djiboutian Foreign Minister
Ali Abdi Farah told AFP ......
Leaders' Libya Tour Dims Djibouti Initiative for Somalia
MOGADISHU (March 10) XINHUA - Major faction leaders in Somalia
have gone to Libyan capital Tripoli, overshadowing the forthcoming
Djibouti reconciliation meeting for the country which has
had no central government since 1991 ......
to Somali peace plan mounts MOGADISHU,
March 9 (BBC) - Three of Somalia's main political leaders
have gone to Libya for talks ahead of a United Nations-backed
conference on Somali reunification next month in Djibouti