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Repatriation Possible As Thousands of Refugees Registered (November 24, 2003 ) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Eritrean government are carrying out their first-ever joint

MINNESOTA: Somali puts faith in high court (Sunday, November 23, 2003) A Minnesota Somali challenging the government's authority to deport him to his homeland hopes the

Documentary on Somalis opens to glowing reviews (Sunday, November 23, 2003) (Associated Press) LEWISTON — A documentary film about Lewiston's Somali community and last winter's showdown with hate

Inquiry into Somali boy's death (The Dominion Post) (21 November 2003 ) Police hope to establish by late today whether Somali schoolboy Molid Mohamed was with anyone when h

Kenya plans meeting to revive Somalian peace talks NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya said on Friday it planned to host a gathering of 40 faction leaders from
Talking Point: LEST WE FORGET! (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Nov 16 ,2003 - As people in the West commemorated Veteran's Day or Memorial Day, November 11, I was trying to recover what in the medical jargon is called Lithotripsy (in layman's English: kidney stone treatment or stone crushing) that has gone awry, notwithstanding the much bandied hi-tech state of the art instruments.

UN Committee Urges Respect for Somali Arms Embargo (VOA) (18 Nov 2003) A U.N. committee overseeing the arms embargo imposed on Somalia 11 years ago, says the embargo must

Somalia coach resigned to losing (18 November 2003) He Does not remember the last time he won a match

Security Council Backs Continuing Work of UN Somalia Office (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2003) United Nations (New York) The United Nations Security Council has agreed, at the request of Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Severe drought threatening lives of Somali nomads (THE TIMES OF INDIA) (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2003) UNITED NATIONS: A four-year drought is threatening the lives of Somali nomads, and those of the came

US Somali Community Seeks Balance Between Democracy and Tradition (VOA) (Columbus, Ohio) In a recent foreign policy speech, President Bush once again called for democratic reforms in the

Somalia throws in the towel (Nov 15 2003) (Ghana Hope Page) Coach Abdi Farah Gella, Technical Director of the Somali national team, has thrown in the towel

UN Mission Set to Visit Somalia, Neighbors to Study Arms Embargo JEDDAH, 15 November 2003 — The United Nations Security Council’s Sanctions Committee will visit

At least 20 killed in clashes between Somali sub-clans fighting over land, water rights 15 November 2003 MOGADISHU, Somalia, AP At least 20 people were killed and another 30 wounded when sub-clans fought pitched battles in

Somali peace talks delegates reject agreement signed in Libya NAIROBI (AFP) Nov 14, 2003 The spokesman for Somali delegates still party to Kenya-based peace talks on Friday rejected a deal

Drought threatening Somali nomads, UN humanitarian office says (Nov 14) (UN News Center) 14 November – A four-year drought is threatening the lives of Somali nomads, and those of the camel

Somali clashes kill 12 clan members (AlJaziira) Friday 14 November 2003, At least 12 people were killed and 18 others wounded on Friday in renewed fighting between two clans

Somali groups sign peace agreement in Libya (Nov 14/03) (Arab News) The Libyan official news agency said that the chairman of the Somali provisional government Abdul

SOMALIA-TANZANIA: Focus on the return home of Somali Bantus CHOGO, 14 Nov 2003 (IRIN) - Sitting on a hard bench, wearing a smile on his face and soaking up the

Scotland Yard to investigate Somaliland murders HARGEISA, Somalia (Reuters) - Scotland Yard detectives are to help investigate the recent murder of

Bulgarian envoy leads UN mission to Somalia SOFIA (bnn)— Bulgaria's envoy to the United Nations Stefan Tafrov is leading a UN mission to Somalia

UN probes Somali arms embargo (Nov 12/03) (UN ) New York - A United Nations Security Council mission has headed to East Africa to look at violations

Somalia's Dresden-based presidential candidate (Nov 12/03) (E Expatica) Dresden would seem to be an unlikely base to mount a campaign for Somalia’s presidential elections.

Somali man's deportation halted by interim court order (Nov 12/03) (The New Zealand Herald) A Somali man was today granted a temporary reprieve from deportation just hours before he was due to

SECURITY COUNCIL URGES SOMALI LEADERS TO REACH AGREEMENT ON VIABLE GOVERNMENT THROUGH PLANNED NOVEMB (Nov 11/03) (Security Council - Press Release) (New York) The Security Council this morning urged all Somali leaders to reach agreement on a viable government

UN Security Council calls on Somali leaders to bridge differences, end conflict 11 November – The United Nations Security Council called on Somalia's leaders to agree on a lasting

Somalia Considered One of the World's Most Dangerous Countries Nairobi, Kenya ( - A report released by a UK-based business risk consultancy group

Somalis took law into own hands, murder jury told 11.11.2003 A young Tongan was confronted by a group of armed Somalis before a knife was plunged through his

Cargo flouts Somali embargo, renews concerns, diplomats say 2003-11-11 / Reuters / A boat unloaded hundreds of military uniforms and tents at a Mogadishu port on Saturday

Sound AU Alarm On Destabilisation of Somaliland Business Day (Johannesburg) November 10, 2003 SUDANESE Foreign Minister Mustafa Othman Ismael has warned that the nation's peace process will fail

U.S. enlists Somali assistance in hunting terrorists (Sun, Nov. 09, 2003) (ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOGADISHU, Somalia - In lawless Mogadishu, where U.S. officials fear al-Qaida members are plotting

Arms Embargo Against Somalia Constantly Violated, UN Security Council Told November 8, 2003 United Nations (New York) Major violations of the arms embargo against Somalia have taken place over a six-month period

Somalis shocked by UN report of al Qaeda activity Friday, November 7, 2003 MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) Shocked by a U.N. report that their country hosted al Qaeda fighters, Somalis said on Thursday they

Second peace delegate dies 06/11/2003 Nairobi - A Canadian delegate attending the Somali peace talks was found dead near his hotel on

Informants Hunt Terrorists in Somalia November 6, 2003 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - In lawless Mogadishu, where U.S. officials fear al-Qaida members are plott

Annan tells Security Council he will extend mandate of envoy for Somalia (UN News Center) (5 November ) United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the Security Council of his intention to extend

Trouble with Somali talks (Nov 5/03) (BBC Somali section) The conflict in Somalia has seen more than a dozen peace talks come and go, some have even ended in

Kenya terror attacks 'planned from Somalia' ( (November 4 2003) Last year's terrorist attacks on a hotel and an Israeli aircraft in Kenya were planned and prepared

UN warns of Somalia terror link (Nov 4 / 2003) (BBC East Africa correspondent ) United Nations investigators have raised fears of new terror attacks in East Africa, warning that

Somali Leaders Should Continue Search for Inclusive Government - Annan United Nations (New York) United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Somali leaders to continue their yearlong

Al Qaeda trained in Somalia, says UN (Nov 4/ 03) (Associated Press) NAIROBI, Kenya — Al Qaeda terrorists who attacked a Kenyan resort hotel and an Israeli-owned airline

Somali Leader Attacks Kenya, Ethiopia At IGAD Summit November 3, 2003 The cohesion of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) faces serious challenge over the

Drought menaces 90,000 people in Somalia (Niarobi) (01 November 2003 ) The United Nations has appealed for urgent help for more than 90,000 men, women and children whose
Talking Point: A BRIEF REMINDER TO GENERAL BOYKIN (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Nov 01,2003 - As Muslims in North America desperately try to gain Americans’ trust and improve their tarnished image since the 9/11 tragedy, and hoping to stay afloat in the American melting pot, a top official in the Bush administration made the habit of bashing Islam, saying Muslims worship idols!

Appeals court affirms drug conviction of Somali with khat (Main News) BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of a Somali refugee from

Somali ordered back to war-torn home (New Zealand Herald) (30.10.2003) Abdikarim Ali Haji is due to become the first Somali person deported from New Zealand. Associate

Somaliland's Painful Push for Recognition October 30, 2003 (Johannesburg) AN OLD MIG fighter plane is mounted on a plinth in the centre of Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway

Interview With President Ismail Omar Guelleh October 29, 2003 During a tour of the Horn of Africa region, IRIN was granted an interview with Djibouti President

Interview With Prime Minister Meles Zenawi October 29, 2003 During a tour of the Horn of Africa region, IRIN was granted an interview with Ethiopian Prime Minis

Djibouti's turn-around on Somali Peace Talks (EAS) Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - Djibouti has rescinded its decision to pull out of the Somali Peace Talks.

Teachers 'killed to disrupt mission' (The Western Mail) (Oct 29 2003) AN AFRICAN Foreign Minister last night claimed that two British teachers had been murdered by terror

Oman Cement bags export order from Somalia (Times of Oman) (Wednesday, October 29, 2003) MUSCAT — Oman Cement Company (OCC) SAOG has bagged a major export order for supplying some 6,000 met

Two are arrested over Somali MP's murder (Daily Nation) (Wednesday, October 29, 2003) A former MP and a businessman have been arrested over the murder of a Somali MP and two Kenyans

Somalia out of Cecafa tourney (Daily Nation) (Tuesday, October 28, 2003 ) Somalia have pulled out of next month's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup soccer tourname

Clan violence in Somalia kills 12 villagers MOGADISHU, Oct 28 (Reuters) - At least 12 villagers were killed and 46 wounded during two days of

Somalia to Use Museveni Expertise for Peace New Vision (Kampala) SOMALI leaders are excited that President Yoweri Museveni will help speed up the restoration of peac

Deportation of Somali in Minnesota Delayed The deportation case of a Somali refugee living in Minnesota is expected to go before a federal a

TNG accuses peace mediators of vested interests KAMPALA, 27 Oct 2003 (IRIN) - The president of the Transitional National Government (TNG)

Says Somali In Minnesota Can Be Deported Minneapolis (AP) A federal judge has delayed the deportation of a Somali refugee while he appeals

SUSPECTS ROUNDED UP - The teachers' bodies are recovered (Sky News) Ten people have been arrested by authorities in Somaliland hunting the killers of a British couple.

Accused al-Qaeda money man in legal limbo (AP - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2003) (The Time of India) MOGADISHU: The former Somali refugee had it all: a group of international companies with millions of
Italy mourns illegal immigrants (Al Jaziira ) Saturday 25 October 2003 - Teary tributes were paid in Rome to 13 Somali immigrants who died at sea in a desperate attempt to reach Europe's shores.
UNHCR to Close Hartisheik Refugee Camp (VOA) The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, says it is close to shutting down the Hartisheik refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia. Hartisheik was once the biggest refugee camp in the world, at one time housing 600,000 Somalis.
East African leaders give new impetus to Somalia peace process East African heads of state from the seven-member Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced plans to kick-start stalled reconciliation talks for Somalia.

UN restricts staff movement in Somaliland after Britons killed (Nairobi)(The Herald) The United Nations yesterday restricted its staff working in the breakaway republic of Somaliland to
Talking Point: "BLACK HAWK DOWN" MOVIE - A HOAX? - PART THREE (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Oct 24 ,2003 - On the 10th anniversary and high demand of our respected readers, the webmaster has re-publish this creative three part series of Talking Points by M.M.Afrah about ... THE TRUE SCENARIO AS WITNESSED BY THIS WRITER

UN Security Council Panel to Visit Somalia on Nov. 11 (Al Jaziira) JEDDAH, 24 October 2003 — A UN Security Council Committee which was established to implement and

Somali enclave targets foreigners in crackdown HARGEISA, Somalia, Oct. 23 — The leader of Somalia's breakaway enclave Somaliland on Thursday ordere

COFFINS OF SOMALI MIGRANTS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ROME (AGI) - Agrigento, Italy, Oct. 23 - The request made yesterday by the consular of Somalia to Italy

Bush tells Muslims he disagrees with general's remarks (by WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that he disagreed with comments by a top Pentagon general

70 Somalis die during voyage of desperation (Cape Times) (Rome) As many as 70 Somali nationals are believed to have died of hunger and dehydration during their

UN envoy condemns aid workers' murder in Somalia NAIROBI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The U.N. official in charge of security for Somalia on Wednesday condemn

Powell, Kibaki Focus On Sudan, Somalia Peace Talks, Anti-Terrorism Efforts October 22, 2003 United States Department of State (Washington, DC) Sudan has suffered too long, too many people have died. It is now an opportunity for them to resolve

British couple murdered at Somali school HARGEISA, Somalia (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed a British couple working as teachers in Somalia as

Somali talks delegates slam Djibouti's withdrawal (Reuters) NAIROBI, Oct. 21 — Leaders representing various factions at a Somali peace conference in Kenya on

Djibouti quits Somalia talks (Daily Nation) (October 21, 2003 ) Djibouti yesterday pulled out of the Igad technical committee negotiating peace for Somalia, accusin

Three Somali delegates at peace talks murdered in Kenya NAIROBI, Oct. 19 (Xinhuanet) Three Somali delegates, among them a member of parliament in the Somali Transitional National Govern

Djibouti wants wider involvement in Somalia talks (MSNBC) NAIROBI, Oct. 19 — Djibouti criticised regional mediation in a year-long Somali peace talks on

Somali peace talks a laughing stock (DPA , NAIROBI ) Sunday, Oct 19, 2003, An old woman with a Somali flag wrapped around her takes a swing at a member of parliament.

U.S. General Backtracks On Anti-Allah Remarks (THIS ARTICLE WAS SENT TO US BY A. DIRSHE) WASHINGTON, October 17 ( & News Agencies) – A senior U.S. Defense official came under
Talking Point: "BLACK HAWK DOWN" MOVIE - A HOAX? - PART TWO (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Oct 18 ,2003 - On the 10th anniversary and high demand of our respected readers, the webmaster has re-publish this creative three part series of Talking Points by M.M.Afrah about ... THE TRUE SCENARIO AS WITNESSED BY THIS WRITER

Hundreds Fleeing Baidoa ! Baidoa ( 16/10/2003) Hundreds of people are fleeing their homes and businesses in the southwestern town of Baidoa after

Muqdisho oo laga furey waxbarsho sare ! Mogadishu Xasan Bariise (BBC) ( 16/10/2003) Wararka ka imaanaya Muqdisho ayaa sheegaya in markii ugu horreysay Soomaaliya tan iyo intii ay....

Medics Quit Cushy Lives to Help Mogadishu's Sick MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - A doctor slices a scalpel into AbdiFatah's bleeding groin to repair a
Talking Point: "BLACK HAWK DOWN" MOVIE - A HOAX? TALKING POINT (Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Oct 11 ,2003 - On the 10th anniversary and high demand of our respected readers, the webmaster has re-publish this creative three part series of Talking Points by M.M.Afrah about ...

‘Effective Govt Will Help End Terrorism’ WASHINGTON DC, Salad F. Duhul, Special to Arab News ( 10th October 2003 ) US President George W. Bush has said the formation of an effective Somali government will help....
Talking Point: HOOYO LA’AANTA….(Toronto) (By M.M.Afrah) Oct 6,2003 - Our women are now trying hard to break the glass ceiling in politics. They are once again in the center of attention, a jumpstart to play a bigger role in a rebirth Somalia in the field of state affairs and leadership.

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