Somalia -
  • Washington, EU nudge Somalis towards peace
    14 may 2005 15:15:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) and the United States have urged Somali parties to step up efforts on reconciliation and dialogue towards an agreement for the restoration of transitional federal institutions in the war-wracked Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • New hitches in Somali reconciliation process
    13 may 2005 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A decision by Somalia's exiled parliament to endorse two contentious motions strongly opposed by Mogadishu- based faction leaders has deeply divided legislators in the Horn of African nation. Full text...

  • AU authorises peace support mission for Somalia
    13 may 2005 08:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has authorised the deployment of the first phase of a peace support mission to facilitate the relocation of government institutions in Somalia. Full text...

  • AU seeks exemptions on arms embargo against Somalia
    12 may 2005 15:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has said the United Nations Security Council should be requested to provide exemptions in the arms embargo against war-ravished Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali parliament endorses deployment of AU peacekeepers
    11 may 2005 20:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali parliament sitting in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday voted 145-7 for the deployment of African Union (AU) troops in the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Puntland shutters critical newspaper
    06 may 2005 21:58:00
    Dakar- Seegal (PANA) -- Puntland authorities have ordered the immediate closing of the weekly newspaper Shacab for allegedly inciting violence, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ). Full text...

  • US denies reported anti-terror exercise off Somali coast
    06 may 2005 15:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A US General Friday in Nairobi dismissed reports suggesting that American Marines had landed off the coast of Somaliland and questioned some residents about terror suspects. Full text...

  • Downpour affects 25,000 Somali refugees in Kenya
    04 may 2005 14:20:00
    Dadaab- Kenya (PANA) -- Thousands of Somali refugees have been made homeless after heavy rains destroyed shelters in Dadaab camp, northeastern Kenya, UNHCR confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mogadishu blast kills eight, PM escapes unhurt
    03 may 2005 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least eight persons were killed and scores got injured on Tuesday by an explosion at a rally in a football stadium in Mogadishu being addressed by Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi, Somali government officials confirmed here. Full text...

  • UN joins Somali PM's bid to broker relocation deadlock
    02 may 2005 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The transitional Somali government's attempt to break the deadlock over its relocation from Kenya to assume territorial control of the war-scarred nation has received a major boost from the UN mission on Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali Prime Minister moves to break relocation deadlock
    30 april 2005 09:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time since his appointment late last year, Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi is in Mogadishu this weekend in a bid to end the deadlock on the relocation of the Somali government that was formed here. Full text...

  • Somali PM to lead high-level foreign delegation to Mogadishu
    28 april 2005 16:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi will Friday lead a high-level delegation from the international community on a four-day political tour of the war-scarred Somali capital of Mogadishu, presidential spokesman Yusuf Mohammed Ismail said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Somali MPs snub UN bid to broker relocation deal
    27 april 2005 18:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali lawmakers currently in Mogadishu snubbed a key meeting in Nairobi called by a specialised UN agency and President Abdullahi Yusuf to break the deadlock over the relocation of their government on exile to their war-battered capital. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill five in Somaliland's Hargeisa
    27 april 2005 14:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least five people have been confirmed dead following overnight torrential rains and floods last Sunday in the capital of the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland, Hergeisa. Full text...

  • Somali warlord faces murder charges in Kenya
    26 april 2005 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities said here that they Intend to open multiple murder charged against a Somali warlord Col. Full text...

  • Women cry from pinches of civil war in Somaliland
    25 april 2005 12:23:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Among the many things that the civil war left as scars on Somaliland are changes in the role of women. Full text...

  • Kenyan official woos investment for Somalia, Sudan
    25 april 2005 10:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Permanent Secretary in Kenya's Trade and Industry Ministry, Dr. Full text...

  • UN moves to reconcile split Somali cabinet, Parliament
    24 april 2005 13:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Political Office for Somalis has convened a meeting here of the war-ravaged country's exiled government and Parliament, to discuss their relocation from Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Kenya urges Somali govt to expedite relocation
    22 april 2005 16:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has called on the Nairobi-based Transitional Federal Government of Somalia to expedite its physical relocation to Somalia, failure to which it will lose the goodwill both at home and abroad. Full text...

  • Starvation claims 10 in Somaliland - officials
    19 april 2005 16:11:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 10 Somalis have died of starvation in Seylah District, Borama region in the past week owing to severe drought that has hit most parts of Somalia, authorities in the self- declared Republic of Somaliland confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somali ministers visit Mogadishu on peace mission
    17 april 2005 10:13:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali's deputy Prime Minister Mohamud Abdulahi Sifir is leading a top-level delegation of more than 40 MPs and eight ministers in a bid to restore public order and show their support for Mogadishu as the seat of power. Full text...

  • Somali group hails Puntland's free primary education pledge
    15 april 2005 08:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Somali Peace Rally (SPR) has said assurances by the leader of Puntland State of Somalia, Mohamud Muse Hirsi, to cover salary payments of primary school teachers was "a new and refreshing look" at the importance of education for development. Full text...

  • Inter-clan fighting kills 13 Somalis
    12 april 2005 12:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Fresh inter-clan fighting over grazing land and water points in the Hobyo district of Mudug Region has left at least 13 Somalis dead and over 30 others wounded, authoritative sources confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • EU urges consensus in Somali peace process
    11 april 2005 22:20:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has made a strong appeal to parties in Somalia's transitional institutions, urging an "immediate" halt to all forms of hostilities. Full text...

  • Libya, Somalia to develop cooperation
    10 april 2005 16:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Prime Minister Choukri Ghanem and Sudanese Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi on Sunday met in Tripoli over ways and means to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Japan props UN housing development in Africa
    05 april 2005 13:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Japanese government Tuesday pledged 1. Full text...

  • Somali president applauds Libyan Jamahirya
    02 april 2005 19:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Somali President Abdullahi Youssef on Saturday said in Tripoli that the (people's) Jamahirya theory and Muammar Kadhafi's Green Book "represent the only way to deal with conflicts and problems facing the people" on the continent. Full text...

  • Yusuf updates Kadhafi on Somali peace process
    31 march 2005 18:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Somali President Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed has updated Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Kenyan police kill 4 Somalis in foiled village raid
    30 march 2005 15:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police Wednesday killed four Somali militiamen as they tried to attack a village in the northern part of the country where recent fighting led to the death of 23 people. Full text...

  • Somali government delegation visits troubled Baidoa
    29 march 2005 19:16:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A delegation of five Ministers and two MPs from the Somalia Transitional Government based in Kenya, is in Baidoa as part of efforts to restore peace to the Somali southern town that has seen two days of heavy fighting between rival militia groups of the Rahaweyn Resistance Army (RRA). Full text...

  • At least 10 Somalis die in fresh fighting
    27 march 2005 09:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least ten people were killed and scores wounded when fresh fighting between factions of the Rahaweyn Resistance Army (RRA) erupted Saturday afternoon in the town of Baidoa, 240 km from Mogadishu. Full text...

  • 10 murder suspects arraigned in Somaliland
    26 march 2005 19:00:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- For the first time ever 10 murder suspects were arraigned at the Hargeisa regional court amid tight security to answer charges for the crime committed more than a year ago, reports said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Fresh fighting kills at least 23 Somalis
    26 march 2005 14:21:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 23 people were killed and scores of others wounded in renewed fighting at Hobyo village of Mudug region, in Somalia The gun battle between militiamen from two sub-clans was reportedly sparked by misunderstanding over grazing lands and water points in the Hobyo area, where similar flare-ups have occurred before between rival militiamen from the Saad and Seleeban sub-clans. Full text...

  • Somalis ignore plastic bag ban
    23 march 2005 12:34:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- On 1 March the Trade and Industry ministry in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland banned the production, importation, selling or use of plastic bags in Somaliland but three weeks on, indications are that no one has taken notice of the injunction. Full text...

  • CPJ petitions Somali president over detained newsman
    22 march 2005 08:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has petitioned Somali President Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, urging him to investigate the continuing detention of a journalist, Abdirisak Ahmed Absuge by forces loyal to faction leader Mohamed Dhere. Full text...

  • Somali cabinet holds emergency meeting over troops crisis
    21 march 2005 15:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali government based in Nairobi, Monday held an emergency cabinet meeting on a deepening crisis over the deployment of foreign peacekeeping troops to the country. Full text...

  • Somali Minister, MPs arrested over parliament fracas
    19 march 2005 16:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Somali MPs including a former Mogadishu warlord and current Commerce and Industry Minister Muse Sudi Yallahow, were arrested Saturday in Nairobi over Thursday's brawl at the Somali parliament, sitting in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Somalis march against peacekeepers' deployment
    19 march 2005 15:49:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Somalis in Baalad town, 30 km from Mogadishu, on Saturday demonstrated in support of lawmakers, including warlords-turned-ministers, who are against the deployment of peacekeeping troops from the frontline states to Somalia in an effort to end the country's 14-year conflict. Full text...

  • Somali leader appeals for calm after parliamentary brawl
    19 march 2005 13:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Interim President Abdullahi Yusuf Saturday appealed to Somali lawmakers to use dialogue in settling political disputes after a brawl in the Somali parliament sitting in the Kenyan capital left a score of MPs injured. Full text...

  • IGAD approves Ugandan, Sudanese peacekeepers for Somalia
    18 march 2005 18:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Foreign ministers of the seven-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Friday approved the deployment of troops from Uganda and Sudan for peacekeeping duties in troubled Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya to tighten security along Somalia border
    18 march 2005 15:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior Kenyan police officer has promised to secure its porous border with Somalia to prevent incidents like this week's killing of 22 people during fighting between two rival clans on both sides of the frontier. Full text...

  • Somali MPs fight over vote to block troops
    18 march 2005 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A section of Somali members of parliament have been injured after engaging in fistfights as the House voted 156-55 to block Kenyan, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops from going into Somalia to keep the peace there. Full text...

  • UNHCR closing down Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia
    17 march 2005 13:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, announced Thursday that it was winding down its operation in eastern Ethiopia as the remaining few thousand refugees from neighbouring Somalia would go home in the next two months. Full text...

  • US opposes Somalia troops deployment, threatens veto
    17 march 2005 11:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US has launched a stiff opposition to the planned deployment of a regional peacekeeping force to the war-torn Somalia and indicated it would veto any UN Security Council mandate on the same. Full text...

  • Somali MPs oppose involvement of frontline states in peacekeeping
    15 march 2005 20:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali MPs warned Tuesday they would oppose the inclusion of troops from the frontline states of Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti in an international peacekeeping force envisaged for the troubled country. Full text...

  • 100 Ethiopians, Somalis drown in Gulf of Aden
    11 march 2005 08:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At least a hundred people, reportedly Ethiopians and Somalis died at sea in the past week while attempting to reach Yemen aboard smugglers' boats from Somalia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) disclosed Friday, quoting witnesses. Full text...

  • Somalis, Ethiopians feared drowned in Yemeni boat mishap
    10 march 2005 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Thursday expressed fears that over 100 mainly Somalis and Ethiopians may have died at sea in the past week while attempting to reach Yemen aboard boats operated by smugglers of illegal immigrants. Full text...

  • Somali MPs call for international help against toxic waste dumping
    05 march 2005 13:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali MPs Saturday in Nairobi appealed to the international community to act against the dumping of toxic wastes along their country's coastlines by some European companies and in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. Full text...

  • Somali faction leaders, MPs reject neighbours' troops
    28 february 2005 08:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Prominent Mogadishu-based warlords and legislators from the populous Hawiye clan have rejected the inclusion of troops from neighbouring Ethiopia and Djibouti in a regional force planned for the strife-torn country. Full text...

  • Somali Premier due in Mogadishu Wednesday for talks
    22 february 2005 19:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi will set foot in Mogadishu Wednesday for the first time since his appointment last November in Nairobi, Kenya, where the Transitional Federal Government was formed. Full text...

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