Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Yusuf upbeat over stability as exiled Somali govt relocates
    13 june 2005 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Interim president Abdullahi Yusuf Monday led his exiled government back to Somalia, confident that the move would set off the "rebirth and restoration" of the Somali state. Full text...

  • Somali govt finally goes home Monday
    12 june 2005 16:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali government, which is expected to quit the relative safety of neighbouring Kenya on Monday afternoon, is going to a country with no formal police force, no organised army and a rundown infrastructure which it is expected to build from scratch. Full text...

  • Somali farmers to benefit from rehabilitated canal
    11 june 2005 16:47:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- More than 55,000 farmers in Somalia's central region of Shabelle will benefit from a rehabilitated canal located in the town of Jowhar, 90 km from Mogadishu. Full text...

  • African ministers to meet in Nairobi on Somalia
    11 june 2005 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Regional Foreign Ministers meet in Nairobi Sunday to discuss the deployment of an African peacekeeping force to Somalia, a Kenyan official has said here. Full text...

  • Somali MPs, officials check out of Nairobi hotels
    08 june 2005 20:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Somali MPs and officials serving in the Transitional National Government (TNG) based in Nairobi, have started checking out of their hotels ahead of their planned relocation to Somalia by 21 June. Full text...

  • 20 killed in Somali inter-clan fighting
    07 june 2005 16:11:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded in fresh inter-clan fighting the erupted Monday in Beledweyn town, the regional capital of Hiraan, central Somalia, 320 kms from Mogadishu. Full text...

  • CPJ condemns killing of journalist in Mogadishu
    07 june 2005 13:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the killing of radio journalist Duniya Muhyadin Nur, who was shot to death on Sunday while covering a protest in Afgoye, about 30 km from outside Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill seven in Somalia's Juba
    06 june 2005 13:29:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Last Saturday night's torrential rains killed at least seven persons, swept away hundreds of huts and displaced thousands of peasants from their devastated farmlands in south-western Somalia'a Boaale district of middle Juba region. Full text...

  • Mental health situation alarming in Somaliland
    03 june 2005 16:34:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Health is universally defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Full text...

  • Housing project for Somali IDPs gets boost
    02 june 2005 10:03:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The municipality of Garowe in Somalia's self- proclaimed autonomous region of Puntland has approved the UN-HABITAT proposal on resettlement sites to construct low-cost housing for internally displaced persons (IDPs), according to Garowe mayor Mohamud Omar. Full text...

  • Somaliland, Ethiopia sign trade pact
    01 june 2005 16:03:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somaliland and Ethiopia have signed an agreement for the latter to use Berbera port during a ceremony held in Hargeisa, the Somaliland capital. Full text...

  • Medics confirm 14 killed in Somalia's Baidoa fighting
    31 may 2005 18:05:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 14 persons were killed and over 30 others wounded in factional fighting Monday in Baidoa town, about 230km outside here, medical sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • New UN envoy to Somalia assures support as fighting breaks out
    30 may 2005 17:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- François Lonseny Fall, the new Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to Somalia, Monday assumed duties assuring the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of the full support of the United Nations. Full text...

  • UNICEF suspends operations in Tsunami-hit Somali region
    28 may 2005 10:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following death threats to its staff, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced the suspension of its operations in Somalia's north-eastern town of Bosasso in Puntland State, hit by last December's devastating Tsunami sea quake. Full text...

  • Somali govt extends stay despite Kenyan quit ultimatum
    21 may 2005 11:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali officials confirmed here Saturday they would only move the Somali interim government in exile by 28 June instead of 1 June 2005 as directed by a notice issued by the Kenyan government. Full text...

  • Somali govt to relocate by next month
    20 may 2005 11:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities expect the Transitional National Government of Somalia based in Nairobi to relocate to Somalia in two weeks, official sources said here on Friday. Full text...

  • Somali Speaker leads controversial delegation to Mogadishu
    16 may 2005 17:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The rift in Somalia's Transitional Federal Government widened further Sunday when the Speaker of parliament lived up to his threat and led a delegation of about 40 lawmakers to the war- shattered Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • 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...

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