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U.N. Not to Blame in Somalia (Washington Post) (Thursday, July 10, 2003) As far as I know, the firefight in the streets of Mogadishu followed a strictly U.S. operation to

Over 40 Killed in Fighting in Central Region Two days of heavy fighting in the south of Mudug region, have left at least 43 people dead and over

Kenya Seeks Support for Somalia Peacekeeping (July 10, 03) MAPUTO (Reuters) - Kenya appealed on Thursday for international financing for a peacekeeping mission

Tighter security as Kenya lifts Somalia flight ban NAIROBI, July 10 (Reuters) - Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said on Thursday it would tighten

Somalia gets stamp of approval (by news24) Mombasa - The inhabitants of Somalia will once again be able to correspond by mail with the rest of

Reaction to the Historical Agreement of 5thJuly, 2003 (MBAGATHI, KENYA) (By Novib) (July 09, 03) The Somali National Reconciliation process made a historical achievement on 5 July, after eights mon

10 cargo planes leave for Somalia as flights resume (July 9, 03) (East African Standard) (Nairobi) Ten light cargo aircraft left the Wilson airport in Nairobi yesterday for Somalia after the ....

28 killed in inter-clan fighting in Somalia (Middle East Online) (2003-07-09) Fighting erupts between Sa'ad sub-clans and those of Saleban-Abdalla in Mudug region of central


Bush deplores 'crime' of slavery Goree Island in Senegal - BBC News ( 8th July 2003 ) President George W Bush has described the transatlantic slave trade as "one of the greatest crimes

Sudanese Airliner Crash Kills 116 ! KHARTOUM, Sudan By MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press Writer - ( 8th July 2003 ) A Sudanese airliner plunged into a hillside while attempting an emergency landing Tuesday, killing

SOMALIA: Confusion at peace talks Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 8th July 2003 ) Delegates to the Somali peace talks, taking place in Kenya, signed what was termed an "historic"

Somali 'chewers' cheer in flights Mogadishu - BBC News ( 8th July 2003 ) Chewers of the mild stimulant, khat, have been celebrating in the Somali capital after flights from

Flight Ban to Somalia Highlights Annan's Fears (Nairobi ) Efforts to initiate new programmes and maintain the pace of existing humanitarian assistance ....

Kenya, Somalia Air Route Resumes Tuesday (Nairobi) (VOA) Air travel between Somalia and Kenya is to resume Tuesday, after the Kenyan government lifted its

Medical Workers Halt Work in Mogadishu (July 7,2003) (Mogadishu) Hundreds of medical workers in the capital, Mogadishu, held a one-day work stoppage on Sunday to

Kenya frees Pakistani arrested near Somalia NAIROBI, July 7 (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Monday freed a Kenyan-born Pakistani 10 days after he

Somali leader rejects deal on new government NAIROBI, July 6 — Somalia's transitional president rejected a deal on a new government on Sunday

New hope for peace in Somalia (Radio Australia) Rival factions in Somalia have agreed to establish a new transitional Government.

Somali leaders agree on a transitional government and parliament (July 06, 2003) ( Somali leaders attending a peace conference in Nairobi say they've agreed to establish a federal

Somali flight ban is lifted (SE) ( Sunday, July 6, 2003) The Government yesterday lifted a controversial ban on flights to and from Somalia.

Somali peace talks resolve key issues - mediators NAIROBI, July 5 — Somali delegates at peace talks made a ''major breakthrough''

Talking Point: SOMALIA'S EXODUS - "IT'S TOO MUCH FOR US. LET'S MOVE!" (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (July 05 , 03) YES, I DO REMEMBER - In 1990/91 hundreds of thousands of Somalis began streaming into the potholed and bomb-scared streets of Mogadishu en mass, ducking bullets, mortars and artillery shells. 

U.N. bodies urge Kenya to drop Somalia flight ban GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) - United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday they were urging the

Will Iraq Turn Into Somalia? WASHINGTON, 4 July 2003 — Since early May, one American soldier, on average, has been killed by host

Walwal laga muujiyay xayiraadda duulimaadka Soomaaliya Nairobi(Kenya), Laanta Af Soomaaliga ee bbc-da - ( 4th July 2003 ) Qaramada Midoobay hay'adda u qaabilsan caruurta, ayaa codkeeda ku dartay cabashooyinka ku saabsan

Ghosts of Somalia Debacle Seen as U.S. Mulls Liberia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it sees no use in comparing any U.S. operation

TREMAGLIA: END TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SOMALIS IN ITALY (AGI) - Rome, Italy, July 3 - "Italy and Somalia are tied by human and cultural bonds and I believe

Shirka dhaqanka ee Jabuuti oo xirmay Jabuuti - Maxamed Daahir (bbc) ( 4th July 2003 ) Shirkii toddobaaka hal-abuurka soomaalida ee maalmahan ka socday magaalada Jabbuti ayaa la soo ....

Kenya names Somali envoy Nairobi(Kenya), BBC News ( 3rd July 2003 ) President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya has appointed an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in 13 ....

SOMALIA: Prominent doctor killed in Mogadishu Mogadishu - IRIN - Ugandan Globe ( 3th July 2003 ) A prominent doctor and younger brother of faction leader Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud was killed

Somalia needs US$18b for reconstruction (EAS) Thursday, July 3, 2003 (Nairobi) After 18 years of civil strife, war-torn Somalia now requires US$18 billion for reconstruction and e

Mobile phone deaths hit Somalia (Mogadishu) (BBC) (July 3,03) Bandits have killed six people for their mobile phones, since Friday, in the Somali capital Mogadish

Ethiopia Denies Backing Possible Attack On Kismayo (July 3, 2003 ) The chairman of the pro-interim government Juba Valley Alliance [JVA] militia based in Kismayo, Col

Local Somalis celebrate their Independence Day (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) Although political and social turmoil has gripped Somalia for over a decade, in Minneapolis last Sun

Nation Link Telecom Inc. - Somali Telecommunication Company (July 1, 03) NationLink Telecom , a privately-held corporation founded in 1997, distinguishes itself by being the

interWAVE to Deliver Additional High Capacity GSM Switches to Nationlink Telecom in Somalia (MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1 - PRNewswire) interWAVE(R) Communications International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: IWAV), a pioneer in ......

Emirates Post opens window to Somalia money transfer (Golf News) (Dubai) (July 1, 03) Somalis in the UAE will now be able to transfer money legally. This has been made possible under

Thousands Protest Against Violence June 30, 03 (Mogadisho) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday to

Presidential hopefuls in Somalia rise to 31 (Nairobi) (The Daily Nation) (June 30, 03) The number of presidential candidates in Somalia has risen to 31.

Interview changes Somali immigrant's life (Minnesota Public Radio) (June 30, 2003 ) The war on terror has changed the lives of immigrants across America

Did you ever come across the number of people who died in Somalia's civil war? It is the first question someone (perhaps a journalist or a researcher) might ask you.

Kenya urged to lift ban on flights to SomaliaNAIROBI, June 27 (Xinhuanet) The international medical humanitarian organization Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF or doctors without borders)
Cayce officials concerned about relocation of African refugees (Cayce) June 27, 2003 - Controversy is brewing in the Midlands over plans to relocate some African refugees to one Midlands community beginning this summer.
ENGAGING SOMALIS IN THE DIASPORA Jun 27, 2003 - As a part of concert effort to reach out Somalis in the Diaspora, Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) has been travelling and hosting forums throughout ..
German, U.S. navies rescue 9 mariners near Somalia, searching for six others MANAMA, Bahrain, Jun 25, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- The German and U.S. navies on Wednesday rescued nine crew

Peace Talks Falter Over Proposals for Parliament (Allafrika) The Somali peace talks, currently underway in Kenya, are in danger of collapse if a compromise

Tanzania accepts Somali Bantus (BBC) Authorities in Tanzania say they will grant citizenship to thousands of Somali Bantu refugees.

Miraa farmers, traders protest flights ban to Somalia ! Nairobi(Kenya), Patrick Muriungi of the East African Standard - ( 24th June 2003 ) Angry miraa farmers and traders in Meru yesterday protested over the

Marine pilot from Massachusetts killed in training accident in the Horn of Africa ! Boston, By GREG SUKIENNIK , Associated Press Writer ( 24th June 2003 ) Capt. Seth R. Michaud didn't back down from risk.

XUSEEN CALI AXMED : HAL BACAAD LAGU LISAY AYUU KA DHIGAN YAHAY MAAMUL HAB QABIIL KU DHISAN ! Mogadishu - Farah Omar Nur ( 24th June 2003 ) Muddo saddex sano gudahood oo Dowladda KMG ah jirtay, waxaa

Former Minister Deported From Somaliland Hargeisa, ( 24th June 2003 ) former interior minister and police chief of Somalia, who was detained by the authorities of the .

TALKING POINT : Somalia--a small plaything? (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (June 20 , 03)
During the heydays of the Cold War an African editorial writer for Kenya’s Daily Nation said that Somalia is a small plaything of the big and powerful nations of the World, giving an example of the political immaturity of the then Somali leaders.


US Terror Warnings and Bush Failure to Visit Anger Nairobi Washington, DC - Charles Cobb Jr. ( 24th June 2003 ) The travel warning issued for Kenya, the closing of the U.S. embassy and now the decision by .....

UNICEF condemns child killings NAIROBI, (IRIN) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has condemned attacks targeting children in Somalia. It described

Somalia Takes Issue with Kenya's Flight Ban (Nairobi) (VOA) Somalia's transitional government is protesting Kenya's decision to ban all flights to and from Soma

Somali Stars streak to soccer success ( ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The trophy is a sign of what they're capable of; the worn soccer balls and ....

Rasaas ka dhacday garoonka diyaaradaha Hargeysa Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid Cigeh - ( 23rd June 2003 ) Saaka abbaarihii 11kii subaxnimo ayay rasaasi

Kenya bans Somalia flights (June 23, 03) (News24) Nairobi - Kenya said on Sunday a "terrorism threat" has led it to ban flights indefinitely both to a

UK backs Kenya’s move on Somalia (EAS)(Nairobi) (Monday, June 23, 2003) British High Commissioner Edward Clay yesterday said the move to ban flights to Somalia was in order

2 killed in explosion in Somalia MOGADISHU (AFP) - Two people were killed and scores of others wounded in a massive explosion on

Somali leader seeks lifting of flight ban (Daily Nation) (Nairobi on 23 of June) The Somali Transitional National Government wants Kenya to lift the flight ban on the country.

Jaamac Maxamed Qaalib oo Hargeysa lagu xiray Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid Cigeh - ( 22nd June 2003 ) Jeneraal Jaamac Maxamed Qaalib oo ka mid ah siyaasiyiinta u ololeeya midnimada Somaaliya, oo .....

Somali leader hits at Ethiopia Nairobi(Kenya), By Eliud Chisika - ( 22nd June 2003 ) The leader of the Transitional National Government in Somalia, Abdikassim Hassan, yesterday accused

Little hope for 200 on boat ! Tunis, By Imed Lamloum in Tunisia ( 22nd June 2003 ) RESCUERS off the coast of Tunisia in north Africa today scaled down their search for nearly 200 ...

Kenya bans Somalia flights Nairobi(Kenya), BBC News ( 22nd June 2003 ) Kenya has banned flights to and from neighbouring Somalia in what has been described as an ........

Weeping Somalis mark Refugees Day (EAS) (Saturday, June 21, 2003) (Nairobi) Somali refugees who camped outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices

SOMALIA: AN MEETS SRRC DELEGATION (AGI) - Rome, Italy, June 20 - A delegation from the Somali Reconciliation and Restoration Council

New government expected by early July - mediator NAIROBI, 19 Jun 2003 (IRIN) Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat, the chairman of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Radio education helps Somalis (June 19, 03) (BBC) Some 10,000 Somalis have been taught basic literacy, numeracy and life skills following a successful

New interim Somali government seen by end of June (Nairobi) (MSNBC) (June 18, 2003) Rows between Somalia's warring factions over the size of a new parliament have delayed the setting

Editorial : What are Americans dying for now? Boston, By Derrick Z. Jackson of the Boston Globe - ( 18th June 2003 ) OIL IS TO DIE for. More to the point, oil is precious enough for the government to send off your...

Somalia, Kenya Presidents Hold Talks on Terrorism, Refugees (By VOA) (Nairobi) (June 18, 2003) The president of Somalia's Transitional National Government is in Nairobi for talks with Kenyan ...

SOMALIA: VOICES OF SOMALIS IN SEARCH OF PEACE! (Toronto) ( (June 18, 03) Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) is pleased to announce a public forum that will be help in ..

Cabdiqaasim oo booqasho ku tegay Kenya Nairobi(Kenya), Yusuf Hassan - ( 17th June 2003 ) Saaka ayaa waxaa booqasho rasmi ah ku tegay magaalada Nairobi ee dalka Kenya, Madaxweynaha Dowladda

First Post-War Medical College Opens in Mogadishu Mogadishu - IRIN - ( 17th June 2003 ) Somalia's first medical college in 12 years officially opened in the capital, Mogadishu, on 15 June

Ex-President And State House Chiefs to Be Grilled By Graft Police Nairobi(Kenya), Stephen Muiruri of the Nation - ( 17th June 2003 ) Former President Moi has been asked by the anti-corruption police to record a statement over the ..

SOMALIA: Disagreement over number and selection of future parliamentarians Nairobi(Kenya), IRIN - ( 17th June 2003 ) After days of bargaining, Somali groups meeting in the Mbagathi suburb of the Kenyan capital, .....

Somalia: human rights-committed interim parliament London - Press Release: Amnesty International ( 17th June 2003 ) As delegates to the Somalia Peace and Reconciliation Conference begin, in the coming days, to .....

UN concerns over British asylum plans London - BBC News ( 16/06/2003) Serious concerns about British plans to process asylum seekers' applications at centres outside the

Chaos surrounds Somali peace talks (BBC) Monday, 16 June, 2003 (Nairobi) The speaker of Somali's interim parliament, Abdallah Derow Isaak, has declared himself the new .....

Cabdiqaasim oo ka hadlay xaalada siyaasadeed ee Soomaaliya Mogadishu - Laanta Af Soomaaliga ee bbc-da ( 15th June 2003 ) Waxaa shir jaraa'id oo ballaaran xaruntiisa ku qabtay madaxweynaha dowladda KMG ah, Cabdiqaasim ...

Re-creating Somalia Phoenix - Angela Cara Pancrazio of The Arizona Republic ( 15th June 2003 ) Dressed in a crisp, white dress shirt, Ahmed Sheikh Hussein extends his smile to a visitor at the

5-Year Hunt Fails to Net Qaeda Suspect in Africa New York, By DESMOND BUTLER of the New York Times- ( 15th June 2003 ) A recent urgent terrorism alert in Kenya is the latest frustrating chapter in a five-year .....
TALKING POINT : ALL THE SIGNS ARE THERE OF A WARLORD TAKEOVER (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (June 14 , 03) So you're wondering how to react if a warlord is elected for the office of the presidency of Somalia. You're not alone. Many Somalis at home and abroad fear the impact of a warlord's rule on the country he helped destroy; and the long suffering people at home are worried it may do more harm than good.


Presidential Aspirant Hails Kibaki's Role in Somali Peace Talks ! Nairobi(Kenya), The East African Standard ( 9th June 2003 ) A presidential candidate for the Somali elections, later this year, has paid glowing tribute to
TALKING POINT : BRINGING UP A CHILD IN THE DIAPORA (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (June 06 , 03) Ah, the joy of freedom, peace, democracy and starting a new life in our adopted countries. Good schools and books for the kids, welfare checks, food stamps and Medicare for many of us, free of the hail of bullets and kidnappings in the old Mogadishu neighborhood

Arizona dream ! Phoenix,Arizona The Gurdian ( 9th June 2003 ) The Mberwa family's long journey finally came to an end at a thin wooden door about 45 minutes from

SOMALIA: Fresh fighting in Middle Shabelle Raghe-Eile, IRIN ( 9th June 2003 ) Fighting has again broken out around the village of Raghe-Eil, some 95 km northeast of the capital,

Wararkii ugu danbeeyey ee shirka dib heshiisiinta Soomaalida Nairobi(Kenya), Yusuf Hassan , BBC ( 8th June 2003 ) Magaalada Nairobi ee Dalka ayaa maalmahaanba waxaa si isdaba jooga ugu soo qulqulayey Somaali .....

SAMSAM SALEH: 'Take yourself seriously' Tukwila , ( 8th June 2003 ) Samsam Saleh stands confidently in front of her honors social-studies class and talks about Oman, a
TALKING POINT : NEW CANADIANS - LOOKING FOR A JOB (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 30 , 03) The doctor is a refugee from war-torn Somalia who’d landed the day before (1992), taking a walk in Toronto, a city of about five million souls. A sign in the window of a very expensive shop says: “We are proud to be an equal opportunity employers.”

Cudurka shubanka oo dad ku diley magaalada Boosaaso Bosasso , Axmed Kismayo-BBC ( 8th June 2003 ) Waxa magaalada Bosaso ka jira shuban ay ilaa hadda u dhinteen ugu yaraan 8-qof inta la og yahay,...

Somali who switched to Christianity: 'Christ just made sense' (June 7, 2003) (Star Tribune) (Minneapolis ) Ahmed Mohamed was in the line at a Minneapolis grocery store, when a man behind him tapped him

Fighting in Central Somalia Leaves Six Men Dead (Mogadishu June 7, 03) (People's Daily) Heavy fighting flared up on Friday morning between Somali militiamen in a remote village in central

IMMIGRATION POLICY AND CHILD SPANKING (Toronto) (By (June 7, 03) Following M. M. Afrah’s recent Talking Points on the plight of the newcomers to Canada and Child ...


TALKING POINT : LIFE IN THE DIASPORA (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) (May 24, 03) - Many of us are sometimes homesick for a country that's not our own. Had it not been for Somalia's devastating civil war, the overwhelming majority of the Somali people, including yours truly, would not have been where they are

BIYO LA'AAN BA'AN OO KA JIRTA HARGEISA ! Hargeisa, Axmed Saciid (bbc) ( 22nd May 2003 ) Biyo yaraan xoog leh ayaa ka taagneyd dhawrkii maalmood ee u danbeeyeyba magaalada Hargeysa .

US Donates Airport Security Equipment to Kenya ! Nairobi(Kenya), SABC ( 22nd May 2003 ) The United States has donated airport security equipment to Kenya, in a bid to increase security at

THANKS FROM YOUR WEBMASTER May 19, 03 ( Speaking of Mr. Afrah’s Talking Points and commentaries, I received hundreds of very supportive

UK flights ban was extreme, says Kenyan Foreign Affairs minister Nairobi(Kenya), By DAVID MUGONYI (Sunday Nation) ( 18th May 2003 ) The British Government over-reacted by banning its flights to Kenya. The action, Foreign Affairs...

Farah Ado gives up Cecafa chairmanship Adis Ababa, By HEZ WEPUKHULU of Sunday Nation ( 18th May 2003 ) Farah Ado, finally relinquished his position as president of the Council of the Council of East and

Fear is a powerful anaesthetic. First it dulls sensibilities then the brain. Even from the distance and "comfort" of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, many Somalis easily feel these effects.


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