Somalia -
  • Ballot scam mars Somaliland poll
    23 september 2005 09:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Police in Hargeysa, capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, Thursday evening seized fake ballot papers at the main airport as authorities expanded their crackdown on reported fraud in the run-up to the 29 September legislative election. Full text...

  • EU backs Somali premier over cabinet sessions
    22 september 2005 21:57:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has expressed "unconditional support" to the initiative by the Prime Minister of the Transitional Government in Somalia to hold regular cabinet session in Mogadishu, official sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Somalis mark international day of peace in style
    21 september 2005 18:58:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Responding to a call by the United Nation General Assembly, tens of thousands of Somalis on Wednesday put aside their differences and spoke with one voice of peace. Full text...

  • Somalia's crisis dominates World Peace Day
    21 september 2005 13:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia's slow return to civilisation and reports that warlords were planning new attacks against the fledgling administration marred the International Day of Peace celebrations marked in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somaliland launches commission to fight HIV/AIDS
    15 september 2005 19:49:00
    Hargeysa- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland Thursday launched a National AIDS Commission to oversee, plan and coordinate a multisectoral effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in the self-styled republic. Full text...

  • UN envoy welcomes plan to hold cabinet session in Mogadishu
    15 september 2005 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN secretary general's special representative for Somalia, Francois Lonseny Fall, Thursday welcomed a move by Somali Prime Minister Mohammed Ghedi to convene a cabinet meeting in the country's volatile capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Danish ship rescues 39 Somalis in Gulf of Aden
    09 september 2005 23:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) Friday commended the skipper and crewmembers of the Danish ship "Eli Maersk" for rescuing 39 Somalis after their vessel broke down in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • UN envoy worried by military build-up in Somalia
    09 september 2005 10:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Somalia, Francois Lonseny Fall has expressed concern over military build-ups in the Somali provisional capital of Jowhar and appealed for restraint as tension escalates in the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Burundi police arrest 39 Ethiopian and Somali citizens
    07 september 2005 21:08:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian border police officers revealed here Wednesday that they arrested 39 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia and Somalia who were on transit without valid papers in the central African country. Full text...

  • UN envoy seeks govt help to resolve hostage crisis in Somalia
    06 september 2005 14:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Francois Lonseny Fall, Tuesday urged Somali leaders to intervene and help end the crisis over the hijacking of a carrying humanitarian supplies to starving Somalis. Full text...

  • UN envoy seeking advice on Somali's problems
    01 september 2005 17:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A special envoy of the UN secretary-general to Somalia, Francois Fall, is set to meet key political figures, including officials of the Arab League and the African Union, in efforts to broker the deadlock facing the fledgling Somali administration this weekend, the UN said Thursday here. Full text...

  • Attacks on human rights in Somalia irk envoy
    01 september 2005 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN independent expert on the human rights in Somalia, Ghanim Alnajjar, said here Thursday he was heartened by the crucial and increasingly visible role played by civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights there. Full text...

  • UNICEF plan registers success in Somalia's Puntland
    31 august 2005 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 57,000 children have been registered in a UNICEF-supported Child-to-Child Registration initiative "dubbed back to school" in the self-proclaimed Puntland, northeast Somalia since June 2005, says the UN agency in a report obtained here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Human rights expert visits Somalia
    26 august 2005 14:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An independent expert on the human rights issues in Somalia, Ghanim Alnajjar, arrived in the region this week for an 11-day mission to the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Senior Somali cops train in Uganda
    24 august 2005 11:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A contingent of 65 senior police officers from Somalia has commenced a three-week training course in Uganda as the Horn of Africa nation embarks on institutional building after a protracted civil strife, media reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somalia: WFP food vessel ordeal enters 8th week
    22 august 2005 13:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monday said the 10-man crew taken hostage by pirates aboard the MV Semlow off Somalia which it chartered to deliver relief food to Somalia could facing difficult conditions as their ordeal enters its eighth week. Full text...

  • Somalia U-20 beat Tanzania Mainland 2-1
    19 august 2005 14:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Somalia's U-20 national football team beat Tanzania Mainland 2-1 in the first match of the East and Central African soccer tournament played at the Amaan Stadium under floodlight in Zanzibar on Thursday night. Full text...

  • UN sees HIV/AIDS crisis growing in Somalia
    17 august 2005 17:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Urgent steps are required to prevent HIV/AIDS from becoming a major public health problem in war- wrecked Somalia, the United Nations said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 59 Somali refugees from Kenya
    17 august 2005 09:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In the first organised repatriation to Somalia from Kenya in two years, the UN refugee agency on Tuesday returned home 43 Somali refugees. Full text...

  • Somali hijackers hike ransom demands on UN ship
    13 august 2005 16:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali hijackers have made a fresh demand for ransom before releasing a World Food programme (WFP) hired ship laden with food aid, the owner of the Kenyan-registered vessel said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Canadian MP urges more international aid for Somalia
    08 august 2005 17:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting Canadian MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj Monday called on the international community to increase its support for the new Somali government. Full text...

  • WFP, Somali govt, local leaders strike deal for release of hijacked ship
    08 august 2005 16:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) said Monday it had reached an agreement with local leaders and the Somali government for the release of the UN agency-chartered ship, crew members and cargo, hijacked by militias off the country's coast six weeks ago. Full text...

  • Somali Prime Minister pledges national reconciliation
    19 july 2005 22:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi promised in Tripoli Tuesday to work towards reconciliation of the warring parties and the reconstruction of his war-torn country. Full text...

  • Kenya seeks release of hostages from Somali pirates
    19 july 2005 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government Tuesday announced it has directed its ambassador to Somalia, Mohammed Affey, to begin direct negotiations on Wednesday with pirates who hijacked a UN- chartered vessel en route to the tsunami-hit region with tonnes of relief food. Full text...

  • UN agencies prepare shelter for Tsunami-affected Somalis
    19 july 2005 13:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) are working on a project to provide shelter in August for over 2,400 people living in the Tsunami- affected town of Hafun in northeastern Somalia, they affirmed in a joint media release here Tuesday. Full text...

  • EU condemns Somali activist's murder
    18 july 2005 19:40:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has condemned the 10 July assassination of Somali activist, Abdulkadir Yahya Ali, saying his death had deprive the country of a relentless campaigner for peace and stability in the war-torn nation. Full text...

  • Libya, Somalia consider security cooperation
    17 july 2005 17:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi met here Sunday with Libyan Public Security Secretary Nasr Al-Mabrouk, on the strengthening of bilateral co-operation especially on security, official sources said. Full text...

  • UN to partially lift arms ban on Somalia
    14 july 2005 07:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Security Council is expected to ease its arms embargo against Somalia in order to facilitate the deployment of IGAD peacekeepers into the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country, an African Union (AU) source here told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • CPJ demands stop to harassment of media in Somalia
    13 july 2005 23:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday welcomed the release of two radio journalists who were jailed for nearly two weeks in Bossasso, a city in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland. Full text...

  • Libyan, Somali officials review reconciliation in Somalia
    11 july 2005 21:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Somali deputy Prime Minister and co-operation minister, Ismael Mahmoud Herra and Libya's deputy foreign minister, Said Hefyana, on Monday reviewed efforts aimed at consolidating reconciliation and stability in the Horn of Africa nation based on a plan devised by the transitional federal government. Full text...

  • UN condemns killing of Somali activist
    11 july 2005 11:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN has strongly condemned the murder of a key Somali activist-cum-aid worker who was gunned down by unknown militiamen in the capital Mogadishu in the early hours of Monday. Full text...

  • Hijackers oblige WFP to suspend shipment to Somalia
    06 july 2005 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday suspended all shipments of humanitarian assistance to Somalia following the hijacking of a chartered vessel carrying food aid for 28,000 tsunami survivors. Full text...

  • CPJ protests jailing of journalists, shutting of radio station in Somalia
    05 july 2005 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday expressed deep concern over the detention of two radio journalists and closure of their station in Bossasso, a city in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland. Full text...

  • AU puts in place mechanism for Somali peace
    05 july 2005 21:29:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union's Peace and Security Council (PSC) has decided to put in place, as quickly as possible, a follow-up mechanism for the socio- economic reconstruction of Somalia. Full text...

  • UN panel warns over military tension in Somalia
    05 july 2005 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A United Nations monitoring team in Somalia Tuesday issued a warning to Somalis against violating a decade-old UN arms embargo and called for urgent end to rising military tension in the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • WFP seeks US$6.7m to feed refugees in Kenya
    30 june 2005 11:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With the number of refugees in Kenya rising despite peace moves in Somalia and Sudan, the World Food Programme WFP is appealing for 6. Full text...

  • Somali pirates hijack ship carrying WFP relief aid
    30 june 2005 10:01:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A ship chattered by the World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food aid to more than 28,000 Tsunami-affected people in the Somali region of Hafun, has been hijacked by armed Somali pirates between Haradhere and Hobyo, some 300-km from Mogadishu, WFP sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • CPJ joins call for release of Somali journalist
    28 june 2005 20:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday joined five local and international press freedom and human rights groups demanding the immediate release of Abdi Farah Nur, editor of Puntland's leading independent newspaper, Shacab (Voice of the People). Full text...

  • 2,000 rendered homeless by Puntland fire
    27 june 2005 09:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- More than 250 houses were destroyed and over 2,000 people rendered homeless after a fire Sunday swept through Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Buulo Eelaay, on the outskirts of Bosaso in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, witnesses said Monday. Full text...

  • Somali transitional govt sets up base in Jowhar
    23 june 2005 17:13:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's exiled transitional government has started establishing its fledging administration temporarily in the town of Jowhar, 90 km from Mogadishu, until the Somali capital is pacified. Full text...

  • US cheers Somali govt's relocation
    22 june 2005 17:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States has praised the relocation of the Somali government and efforts to pacify the capital, Mogadishu, saying a Somali-led initiative to demilitarize the war-torn nation was the best way to ensure peace prevails. Full text...

  • Puntland editor jailed after resuming publication
    21 june 2005 08:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned authorities in the autonomous Puntland region of northeast Somalia for arresting Abdi Farah Nur, editor of the weekly Shacab (Voice of the People) on Sunday "Puntland authorities are acting in an arbitrary and autocratic way toward this independent newspaper and its journalists," said Ann Cooper, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Full text...

  • Polio immunisation kicks off in Somaliland, Puntland
    20 june 2005 09:41:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A five-day emergency day polio immunisation campaign targeting an estimated 500,00 children kicked off last Friday and Saturday, respectively in the self- autonomous region of Puntland and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. Full text...

  • Somali govt embarks on reconstruction, disarmament
    19 june 2005 10:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali reconstruction and reconciliation will start next week following the reconstitution of 92 administrative districts, which will also spearhead a voluntary disarmament process, Prime Minister Mohamed Ghedi said here on Saturday. Full text...

  • Somali Premier moves government to Jowhar
    18 june 2005 13:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Mohammed Ghedi Saturday left the relative safety of neighbouring Kenya for Jowhar, optimistic that his arrival will be timely to welcome exiled President Abdullahi Yusuf. Full text...

  • Inter-clan fighting kills 18 in Somalia
    17 june 2005 21:14:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded since inter-clan fighting erupted on Thursday in the border town of Aato in Bakool region in Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali warlord blocks govt relocation in Jowhar
    16 june 2005 19:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali warlord, Mohamed Omar Habeb alias Mohamed Dhere who controls the town of Jowhar, has suddenly refused the transitional government to settle there after President Abdilahi Yusuf and government members vacated Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. Full text...

  • Somalia polio immunisation begins Friday
    15 june 2005 21:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A nation-wide polio immunisation campaign begins in Somalia Friday to protect the country's children from life-long paralysis caused by the disease, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNICEF resumes operations in Somalia's Puntland
    15 june 2005 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN children's agency, UNICEF has resumed operations in Somalia's autonomous north-eastern region of Puntland after a three-week suspension, the agency's Somalia Representative Jesper Morch, announced in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Stranded' Somalis seek UN help to relocate
    15 june 2005 11:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali legislators and delegates who are expected to relocate to Mogadishu from Nairobi have requested the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to facilitate their return to Somalia. Full text...

Special File - Somalia

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