Somalia -
  • UN Security Council mulls peacekeepers for Somalia
    01 may 2007 10:00:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council is making moves for the deployment of peacekeepers in Somalia "very soon". Full text...

  • AU peacekeepers call for humanitarian assistance in Somalia
    30 april 2007 14:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Ugandan contingent with the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia has called for urgent humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country, especially the capital Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Konare laments over sorry state of Somalia
    27 april 2007 18:35:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) – The absence of a permanen-t force on standby remains Africa's undoing to avert escalation of conflicts, Africa Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Alpha Konare observed here Friday as he regretted the escalated violence in Somalia due to delayed peacekeeping force build-up. Full text...

  • UNICEF condemns shelling of Mogadishu hospital
    27 april 2007 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF on Friday condemned the mortar shelling of a Mogadishu hospital, and called for full access for relief aid to the thousands of civilians fleeing the fighting in war- scarred city. Full text...

  • Ban tasks world leaders on Somalia
    27 april 2007 09:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to step up efforts to bring stability to Somalia. Full text...

  • Egypt donates food to Sudan's Darfur, Somalia
    26 april 2007 19:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Egypt has donated more than 250 tonnes of food items to war victims in Sudan's western region of Darfur, and Somalia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said in a statement here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNHCR aids 35,000 IDPs in tiny Somali town
    26 april 2007 11:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency said here Thursday it is constrained to provide relief to 35,000 Somalis who have fled fighting in Mogadishu to a small town of Afgooye, some 30-km west of the Somali capital. Full text...

  • Relief agencies resume operations in Somalia
    24 april 2007 17:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Relief agencies have resumed operations in Somalia, despite intensified fighting that has killed some 300 people in the capital Mogadishu, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somalia troubles UN
    24 april 2007 09:26:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The United Nations has expressed concern over the escalation of violence in Somalia, which has claimed hundreds of lives and led thousands to flee their homes. Full text...

  • UN aid agencies alarm humanitarian crisis in Somalia
    20 april 2007 20:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN aid agencies operating in Somalia Friday decried the worsening humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa nation, saying attempts to reach millions of people in need have been thwarted by the escalation in fighting. Full text...

  • Kenya to mediate Eritrea-Somalia-Ethiopia crisis
    13 april 2007 19:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is to mediate in the crisis involving Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, after angry exchanges at an Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ministerial meeting here Friday, Kenyan Foreign Minister Raphael Tuju said. Full text...

  • IGAD Ministers urge speedy deployment of AU peacekeepers in Somalia
    13 april 2007 18:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Foreign Ministers of the seven-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), called here Friday for the urgent deployment of the remaining African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Somalia to check the escalating violence in the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Top AU official urges 'inclusive' dialogue in Somalia
    13 april 2007 17:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – The planned National Recon-ciliation Conference of Somalis, seen as a key precondition for the deployment of peacekeepers in the war-ravished nation, should be all inclusive, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Said Djinit, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Somalia sets free 29 terror suspects
    12 april 2007 10:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Somalia is to set free a group of 29 terror suspects of different nationalities who have been in custody in neighbouring Ethiopia, Somali Ambassador Abdikarin Farah has said. Full text...

  • Climate, Darfur crisis atop UN Security Council agenda
    05 april 2007 18:43:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Climate change and the lingering conflict in Sudan's Darfur region will top the working agenda UN Security Council in April. Full text...

  • International Contact Group condemns threats to AMISOM
    04 april 2007 13:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The International Contact Group on Somalia Wednesday condemned any threats or hostile action against the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Full text...

  • Museveni, Afewerki agree on AU mission in Somalia
    03 april 2007 11:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni has roped in the support of Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki for the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia, according to official sources here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ugandan soldier killed in Somalia
    02 april 2007 11:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda on Sunday lost a soldier in one of the most intensive fighting witnessed in Somalia in 15 years, according to military officials here Monday. Full text...

  • Egyptian FM urges urgent international intervention in Somalia
    02 april 2007 08:25:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) – Egyptian Foreign Affairs Min-ister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has called on the United Nations (UN), The African Union (AU) and the Arab League to urgently intervene in Somalia to end the violence there, the Egyptian media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Burundi troops 'ready' for Somalia duties
    29 march 2007 09:59:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Africa Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia is expected to get a boost as Burundi has revealed its readiness to deploy troops in the troubled Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • 18 Somali troops freed by militia
    28 march 2007 21:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Eighteen government solders captured in last week's fighting between the Somalia transitional government forces and the dominant Hawiye clan fighters have been released, according to the Africa Union (AU) Peacekeeping Mission sources. Full text...

  • Ugandan army links Somali insurgency to Al-Qeada
    25 march 2007 16:47:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan military authorities have described current violence in Somalia, as "terrorist attacks typical of the Al-Qeada organisation". Full text...

  • Scores injured in renewed fighting in Mogadishu
    21 march 2007 15:47:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Fighting characterized by exchange of heavy artillery between insurgents and Somalia government forces intensified Wednesday in capital Mogadishu, leaving scores dead and several injured, according to sources. Full text...

  • AU deplores renewed violence in Mogadishu
    21 march 2007 15:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has expressed concern at the fluctuating situation in Somalia following Wednesday's flare-up in the capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • President Ahmed sees early normalcy in Somalia
    21 march 2007 12:23:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's return to normalcy is on course, according to President Abdullahi Ahmed, who is steering the crisis-wracked Horn of Africa country's brittle transition to governance and the rule of law. Full text...

  • Somali PM promises arms-free Mogadishu
    14 march 2007 17:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali Transitional Government will continue with its military clean-up in the capital Mogadishu to flush out remnants of the Union of Islamic Courts and rid the city of weapons, Prime Minister Ali Ghedi said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Uganda explains fire on AU Somali Mission plane
    09 march 2007 15:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- One of the aircraft transporting African Union (AU) peacekeepers to the Somali capital Mogadishu, caught fire on Friday, but there was no death or injury, according to Ugandan army spokesman, Captain Paddy Ankunda. Full text...

  • UNICEF urges reduction of high maternal mortality in Somalia
    08 march 2007 16:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN children's agency, UNICEF Thursday called for intensified efforts to stem the high maternal mortality rate of 1,013 deaths per 100,000 live births in Somalia. Full text...

  • Two Ugandan AU peacekeepers wounded in Mogadishu attack
    08 march 2007 10:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Two Ugandan soldiers were wounded late Wednesday after they were attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners on the streets of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, a day after their arrival in the country to commence a peacekeeping mission under the auspices of the Africa Union (AU), according to official sources Thursday. Full text...

  • Uganda troops in Mogadishu on AU peacekeeping mission
    07 march 2007 20:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia is getting initially settled with more Ugandan troops being flown in since the first batch of 300 landed there early Tuesday, according to Captain Paddy Ankunda, spokesman of the mission. Full text...

  • Somali govt negotiates release of hostages with pirates - envoy
    07 march 2007 20:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali transitional federal government is negotiating with the pirates who hijacked a World Food Programme (WFP) ship to release the vessel's 12-member crew, the Somali Ambassador to Kenya, Mohammed Ali Noor, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Uganda military dismiss reports on Mogadishu troops attack
    07 march 2007 17:00:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A spokesman for the Ugandan contingent of the African Peacekeeping force in Somalia has dismissed as pure rumours reports that the contingent came under attack upon landing at Mogadishu airport on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Uganda military dismiss reports on Mogadishu troops attack
    07 march 2007 16:58:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A spokesman for the Ugandan contingent of the African Peacekeeping force in Somalia has dismissed as pure rumours reports that the contingent came coming under attack upon landing at Mogadishu airport on Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU, Somalia sign deal on African peacekeeping status
    07 march 2007 10:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Somalia's population is committed to cooperate with peacekeeping troops of the African Union (AU) in order to create a conducive environment for reconstruction and development of the war-ravaged country, Somali Ambassador to the AU, Abdikarin Farah, has said. Full text...

  • Four Somaliland journalists sentenced to jail
    06 march 2007 13:06:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four journalists from the leading independent Haatuf daily in the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland were on Sunday sent to jail and their paper's license indefinitely revoked after publishing stories that were allegedly critical of President Dahir Rayale Kahin, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Tuesday. Full text...

  • Uganda's Museveni downplays threat by Somali Islamists
    27 february 2007 19:46:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday down played threats by Somali Islamists, saying his country's participation in the Africa Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia was to help rebuild the war-torn country. Full text...

  • UN Security Council approves AU peacekeeping mission for Somalia
    21 february 2007 09:17:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Security Council has authorised an African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission for Somalia for an initial six months. Full text...

  • Burundi to send two battalions of peacekeepers to Somalia
    16 february 2007 16:22:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi plans to send two batallions of 1,700 troops, as part of the estimated 8,000-strong African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission to Somalia, National Defence Minister Germain Niyoyankana said here Friday. Full text...

  • 42 die from diarrhoea in Somalia
    13 february 2007 17:43:00
    Nairobi Kenya (PANA) -- Some 42 people have died from diarrhoea, with more than 200,000 are at risk of contracting the disease and malaria in southern and central Somalia, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Ugandan parliament approves troops for Somalia
    13 february 2007 16:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan MPs voted Tuesday to approve the deployment of troops to Somalia, ending weeks of speculation on the matter. Full text...

  • Ugandan parliament fails to fast-track Somali troop deployment
    31 january 2007 22:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) – The expected deployment o-f 1,500 troops to Somalia by Uganda has been delayed indefinitely after the country's parliament Wednesday failed to fast-track debate on the issue. Full text...

  • Malawi not yet decided on troops to Somalia
    31 january 2007 22:14:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika has said that, despite last week's announcement that Malawi was sending troops to Somalia, "a formal decision has not been made yet". Full text...

  • Mozambique studies troops request for Somalia
    31 january 2007 18:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government has not yet decided whether it will send troops to join an African Union peace keeping force in Somalia, Defence Minister Tobias Dai indicated here Wednesday, defence authorities were studying the matter. Full text...

  • UN chief hails talks on Darfur hybrid force
    30 january 2007 11:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Tuesday expressed optimism at the progress made in resolving the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, saying talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had yielded good results. Full text...

  • Nigerian battalion ready for deployment to Somalia
    28 january 2007 16:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A battalion of Nigerian soldiers is on standby for deployment to Somalia as part of an African Union Peace Support Mission in the East African nation, according to Nigerian defence spokesman, Colonel Mohammed Yussuf. Full text...

  • IGAD ministers meet over Somalia
    27 january 2007 20:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) – The Inter--Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretary Dr Atallah Bashir Saturday met foreign ministers from the seven member countries of the regional body to discuss the security situation in Somalia. Full text...

  • Meles announces Ethiopian troops pullout from Somalia
    24 january 2007 15:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has started withdrawing its troops from neighbouring Somalia after waging a brief war in defence of its own security, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU hinges assistance to Somalia on open dialogue
    23 january 2007 19:05:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) - – The European Union says its assistance to the African force in Somalia will depend on the progress achieved in political dialogue, according to a decision taken by the 27 foreign ministers Monday in Brussels. Full text...

  • UN launches $237m humanitarian appeal for Somalia
    14 december 2006 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Eric Laroche, Thursday launched a US$237 million appeal for Somalia, seeking to alleviate the suffering of an estimated 1. Full text...

  • PM Ghedi hails UN troops approval for Somalia
    07 december 2006 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi Thursday welcomed the passing of a UN Security Council resolution authorising the deployment of troops to the war-charred Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

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