Djibouti MPs to finance Somalia
peace initiative DJIBOUTI, Jan 31(Reuters)
- Politicians in the tiny Red Sea republic of Djibouti will
dip into their own pockets to fund a new peace initiative
for neighboring wartorn Somalia, a government minister said
Somali aid convoy attacked
again MOGADISHU, Jan 31(BBC) - A series
of attacks on a convoy of aid vehicles in Somalia in recent
days is now thought to have left around twenty people dead.......
Somali Gunmen Ambush Food
Aid Convoy Killing Nine Persons Nairobi,
(Kenya) Jan 31(PANA) - At least nine people were killed last
Thursday and eleven others seriously injured when Somali gunmen
ambushed a large food aid convoy at Bugdah village, about
286 kilometres north of the capital, Mogadishu, media reports
Fifteen Killed as Somali
Food Convoy Attacked Twice MOGADISHU,
Jan 31(Reuters) -Fifteen people were killed when an aid convoy
carrying food to a famine stricken area of southern Somalia
was attacked twice by militia at the weekend, an aid agency
said on Monday......
The perfumes of Puntland
repel neighbours MOGADISHU, Jan 28(BBC)
-The north-eastern area of Somalia has declared itself autonomous
as the Puntland regional state government, and has been at
pains recently to establish that it is not trying to secede.......
Somali militiamen attack
famine relief convoy MOGADISHU, Jan 28(BBC)
-An attack on a convoy of food aid in Somalia has killed nine
leader heads for Djibouti for talks HARGEISA
, Jan 28(Reuters) -The leader of the self-declared Republic
of Somaliland left for Djibouti on Friday for talks on a proposed
peace conference for war-torn Somalia........
Unrecognised Somaliland Reshuffles
Government HARGEISA, Jan 28(Reuters)
-The head of the self-declared republic of Somaliland has
reshuffled his cabinet, appointing four new ministers, dumping
four others and merging the portfolios of another two.......
quarantine centres for Somalia MOGADISHU,
Jan 27(BBC) -Aid organisations in the Somali capital, Mogadishu,
have set up two quarantine centres for people suffering from
cholera, following a serious outbreak of the disease.......
Four killed in Somali market
shootout MOGADISHU, Jan 27(Reuters) -Four
people have been killed in a shoot-out between heavily armed
Somali militiamen in the main market of the capital.......
killed as gunmen attack market in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Jan 27(AFP) -At least four people were killed and
seven wounded when armed robbers opened fire indiscriminately
in Mogadishu's main market, the victims' relatives and witnesses
Serious Drought Leaves 9
People Dead in Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan
26(XINHUA) -Famine caused by serious droughts in the border
regions of Bakol and Gedo of Southern Somalia have left nine
people dead and forced thousands of families to leave their
villages and towns.........
outbreak worsens in Somalia MOGADISHU,
Jan 26(BBC) -Hospitals in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are
reporting a serious outbreak of cholera........
flee Somalia drought MOGADISHU, Jan 26(BBC)
-Thousands of families are being forced to leave their homes
in southern Somalia because of drought and famine....
Cholera Outbreak Kills 19 MOGADISHU, Jan
26(AP) -An outbreak of cholera has claimed at least 19 lives
in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in two days, a senior
health official said Wednesday..........
and Egypt discuss regional problems CAIRO,
Jan 26(BBC) -The President of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guellah,
who's on a two-day visit to Egypt, has had talks with President
says oil tanker spill contained ABU DHABI,
Jan 25(AP) -The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it has contained
an oil spill from a tanker that sank off its eastern coast
in bad weather..........
Six killed as rival gunmen
fight in central Somalia MOGADISHU, Jan
25(AFP) -At least six people were killed and two were wounded
when rival gunmen clashed in central Somalia's Galgudud region,
elders said Tuesday .........
Cholera outbreak worsens
in Somalia (Jan 25) MOGADISHU, Jan 25(BBC)
- Hospitals in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are reporting
a serious outbreak of cholera.........
oil spill under control (Jan 25) Jan 25(BBC)
- Maritime officials in the United Arab Emirates say a spillage
of oil from a wrecked tanker off the Abu Dhabi coast has been
brought under control .........
Tanker with more than 900
tons of oil sinks off UAE (Jan 24) Jan
24(AbcNews) - Honduras-flagged tanker carrying more than 900
tons of oil sank off the United Arab Emirates Monday but all
the crew were rescued, the UAE coast guard said. .........
Somali civil society debates
future (Jan 24) Jan 24(BBC) - Human rights
activists, writers, aid workers and other delegates from all
regions of Somalia are meeting in the northern port city of
Bossasso to discuss what role civil society can play in reshaping
the country's future.........
Bandits Ambush Officials in Northern Tanzania (Jan 24)
DAR ES SALAAM Jan 24(XINHUA) - Heavily armed Somali bandits
have ambushed a group of local officials in Tanzania's northern
Arusha region and robbed them of their money .........
to assist Djibouti on peace initiative for Somalia (Jan 21)
United Nations, Jan 21(United Nations)
- The Secretary-General's Representative for Somalia and head
of the UN political office there, Mr. David Stephen, is to
go to Djibouti for two months to help organize a reconciliation
conference for Somalia, his spokesman said today in New York.
ring smashed in sea ambush (Jan 21) NAIROBI,
Jan 21(The Daily Nation) - The Kenya Navy has stopped a major
syndicate smuggling Somalis into the country aboard fishing
boats, police revealed yesterday........
Girl Punished for Behaving like a Man (Jan 21)
MOGADISHU, Jan 21(XINHUA) - A Somali young lady got a 15-day
imprisonment and 25 whips on Saturday for behaving like a
man, which is considered a serious violation against the Islamiclaw
pleaded innocent for manufacturing a controlled substance
known as khat in US (Jan 20) SAN JOSE,
Calif. Jan 20(AP) - The first person in US arrested for growing
a rare and exotic East African stimulant claimed on Thursday
he was cultivating the plant for medicinal purposes.........
to work with Djibouti to end Somali chaos (Jan 20)
DJIBOUTI, Jan 20(Reuters) - Libya said on Thursday it would
work with Djibouti to implement a peace plan to end the anarchy
in Somalia. Libya is one of the main backers of Somali warlord
Hussein Aideed, who........
Islamic court rescues men
from Somali women's militia (Jan 20) MOGADISHU,
Jan 20 (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamic Court on Thursday rescued
two men from the clutches of a women's militia in a raid on
a house in the capital Mogadishu, officials said. According
to Islamic .......
in Mogadishu (Jan 19 ) MOGADISHU, Jan
19(BBC) - Tensions over cattle-rustling are being blamed for
an exchange of gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which
left six people dead and ten injured........
killed, 10 hurt in Somalia fighting (Jan 18 )
MOGADISHU, Jan 18(Reuters) - Six people were killed and 10
injured on Tuesday in a gun battle between rival militiamen
in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, witnesses and clan elders
said. Militiamen loyal to........
faction orders aid agencies to employ his people (Jan 18 )
MOGADISHU, Jan 18(AFP) - The leader of the armed faction that
controls southern Somalia Bay and Bakol regions Tuesday ordered
international aid agencies to employ local residents or risk
being barred from operating in the area........
Islamic court tackle cannabis, lesbianism (Jan 17 )
on MOGADISHU, Jan 17(BBC) - In Somalia, an official of the
Islamic courts near the southern port town of Merca says he
has seized more than one-thousand kilograms of cannabis in
a nearby village, a haul he said was worth more than fifty-thousand
Djibouti leader discuss Somalia crisis The Nation (Jan 15)
The Nation (Nairobi) -President Moi held
talks with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Nairobi
yesterday. The talks were held at the Jomo Kenyatta International
Airport VIP lounge. ........
President Proposes Transitional Government For Somalia (Jan.
15) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jan 15(PANA)-Djibouti
President Ismael Omar Guelleh who is current chairman of the
Inter-governmental Authority for Development of the countries
in the Horn of Africa, is proposing the establishment of a
transitional government and legislative council for neighbouring
port still inactive despite warlords' appeals(Jan. 13) on
MOGADISHU, Jan 13(AFP)- Somali traders said Thursday they
were unconvinced by warlords' claims that the main port in
the capital was safely under their control and have ignored
appeals to use the long-closed facility. ......
fighting in Somalia (Jan. 12) on MOGADISHU,
Jan 12(AFP)- At least eight people have been killed in and
around the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in clashes between different
groups of people loyal to one of the main clan leaders, Ali
kills 17 people in Somali capital (Jan. 11) on
MOGADISHU, Jan 11(AFP)- At least 17 people have died of cholera
in the Somali capital since the weekend and many more lives
are threatened, a doctor based in Mogadishu told AFP on Tuesday......
killed in Somalia fighting (Jan. 10) on
MOGADISHU, Jan 10(AFP)-Reports from Somalia say that at least
twenty people have been killed and many more wounded in two
days of fighting between rival clans in the Bay Region...