Egal 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 Have Economic Advantages in Conflicts Mogadishu
City (Somali Peace Rally, May 31, 2000) - Somali Peace Rally
(SPR) believes that the current attitudes of animosity, incompatibility,
suspicion and hostility by Somali warlords towards Djibouti
peace plan .....
UN Urges Aid to Horn of Africa ROME
, May 31 (AP) - The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
has launched an appeal for $32.6 million to bring urgently
needed help to farmers and their families in Ethiopia, Eritrea,
Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti .....
Local community takes up new challenge May
31, (From ICRC NEWS ) - The Medina Hospital, once the largest
in Somalia, reopened in southern Mogadishu on 28 May after
standing idle for .....
Finland authorities test DNA of Somali immigrant family members
May 30, (M2 Communications) --
A group of Somalians are to be tested by Finnish officials
to find out if they are the relatives of Somalians currently
living in Finland .....
authorities lifts ban on Djibouti talks
(May 29) - The Somali Puntland newspaper 'Sahan' reported
on Monday that the president of Puntland had issued a circular
waiving the ban .....
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 .....
Continue in South Somalia MOGADISHU
(May 29) XINHUA - Floods continue raging with the rivers of
Shabelleh and Jubba bursting their banks, devastating entire
villages and farmlands in southern Somalia .....
people killed in inter-clan fighting in central Somalia
MOGADISHU (May 28) XINHUA -At least 10 people
were killed and eight others were wounded after gunmen from
rival Somali clans clashed in .....
vaccination round ends in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (May 26) IRIN - Four new cases of polio were positively
identified in Benadir region, in which Mogadishu is situated,
in March and April .....
Somali Under-20 team arrived in Kampala
Kampala (New Vision, May 25, 2000) - The Somali Under-20 team,
led by three players who are army lieutenants, jetted into
Entebbe Airport .....
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
Somalis: Bogus IDs let 'em fit right in Canada
Published in TORONTO SUN , 25-May-2000 -
The RCMP have smashed a Toronto-based ring that provided wealthy
Somalis with fake identities after schooling them on everyday
life in Canada's largest city .....
EU, EGYPTIAN DELEGATIONS VISIT HARGEYSA, MEET OFFICIALS
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom ; 23-May-2000 - An
EU delegation, led by the Nairobi-based regional head, Mr
Lutz Salzman, arrived yesterday in Somaliland's capital, Hargeysa
Security 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
hit by Shabelle floodwaters
MOGADISHU (May 23) IRIN - Some 2,400
people in 400 households in Belatwein, the capital of Hiran
region in central Somalia, have been displaced and their homes
put under floodwater ...
Digil & Mirifle Delegation Threaten to Withdraw from the Somali
Peace Conference Arta ,Djibouti (This
article was distributed via ArlaadiNet as of May 23 ) - As
the Somali Peace Conference entering its crucial final stage,
the Digil & Mirifle clans ...
More than 30,000 children immunised against polio in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, May 23 (AFP) - More than 30,000
children were immunised against polio in a three-day campaign
in the Somali capital, a doctor told AFP here Tuesday ...
UN 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 ...
Vaccination Ends in Somalia Capital MOGADISHU
(May 23) XINHUA - UNICEF and WHO concluded their three-day
vaccination campaign against the Polio on Tuesday in the Somali
capital, which has no government for about .......
towns flooded as rivers burst their banks
MOGADISHU, Somalia , May 22 (Reuters) -- Somalia's two main
rivers have burst their banks in the last two weeks, flooding
towns and villages in the center and south of the country
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 .......
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
SOMALIA: Floods in limited but "fragile" areas
MOGADISHU, May 18 (IRIN-CEA) -Southern Somalia is affected
by floods in "relatively limited but very fragile areas",
said UN .....
Vibrant local media struggles MOGADISHU,
May 18 (IRIN-CEA) -Somali journalists are operating in a very
difficult climate without equipment, resources .....
PLANNING TO EMIGRATE? DRESS UP May 18
(Bangkok Post - Thailand ) -Asad Osman Hassan Abdullahi is
a highly qualified Somali microbiologist who had all his papers
in order for emigrating from Yemen to New Zealand to take
Somali questions disallowed CALGARY,
May 18 (Edmonton Sun) - Patrick Ryan's defence lawyer was
shot down yesterday in a bid to quiz an elite Canadian soldier
about his role in the death of a Somali civilian seven years
Food Aid Reaches Southern Somalia MOGADISHU
(May 18) XINHUA - A large convoy carrying commercial supplies
and food aid from the World Food Program of the .....
Troops remain "vigilant" in Somali border area
NAIROBI, Kenya , May 17 (IRIN) - Ethiopian troops in the Ogaden
are policing the Somali border and controlling "terrorist
activities" and attacks .....
Team Assesses Somalia's New Emergency Needs
NAIROBI, Kenya , May 17 (PANA) - Somalia is facing a new emergency
situation as a result of the twin effects of long-term drought
and sudden flooding .....
UN team travels to Somalia on flood assessment mission
NAIROBI, May 16 (AFP) - A team of UN officials travelled to
Somalia on Tuesday to assess flooding resulting from exceptional
rains during the past few weeks, a UN statement released here
Hits Central, Southern SomaliaMOGADISHU
(May 16) XINHUA - Heavy rain recently hit central and southern
Somalia, where the scourge of an earlier drought had hardly
left local residents memory. .....
Somalia peace talks restart in Djibouti DJIBOUTI,
May 15 (AFP) - Talks aimed at ending nearly a decade of civil
war in Somalia have resumed near Djibouti, following a 10-day
break for informal consultations. .....
Somalis Perished in Ravaging Floods MOGADISHU
(May 12) XINHUA - At least five people including three children
have been killed after houses collapsed as heavy rains and
devastating floods .....
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 .....
Aideed to meet President Museveni MOGADISHU,
May 12(IRIN-CEA) - Mogadishu-based faction leaders Hussein
Aideed, Osman Ali Ato, and Mohamed Kanyare Afra have been
invited to Kampala to meet .....
leaders angry over "King Kong" representation MOGADISHU,
May 12(IRIN-CEA) - The Puntland regional administration is
angry over the election of King Kong - "a prominent Somali
cultural leader" - as a spokesman for the Darod ......
Somaliland authorities ban flights to and from Djibouti MOGADISHU,
May 11(AFP) - Flight connections to and from Djibouti have
been banned by authorities in the neighbouring breakaway .....
SOMALIA: Local journalists trained NAIROBI,
May 10 (IRIN-CEA) - A four-week training course for Somali
journalists, led by Maria Frauenrath, head of the BBC training
department, was completed last week .....
Heavy rains cause destruction NAIROBI,
May 10 (IRIN-CEA) - Heavy rains have caused havoc in Galkayo,
central Somalia, according to the Somali newspaper .....
Somali 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 violence .....
RRA printing its own banknotes Mogadishu,
May 9(Deja) - It has been reported that he arranged to have
his own banknotes printed in Italy in denominations of SSh500
and 1000 .....
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
Djibouti 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 ....
Disease outbreaks reported: cholera in Somalia Mogadishu,
May 3 (IRIN-CEA) - From 1 January 2000, 2 232 cases of cholera
and 230 deaths have been reported .....
clan leader abducted Mogadishu, May 3
(IRIN-CEA) - A spokesman for the Somali National Front, Ibrahim
Jama Hawle, told reporters in Mogadishu that Ethiopian troops
had picked .....
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 .....
Somali 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.