Somalia -
  • UN official warns of looming disaster in drought-stricken Somali
    28 may 2004 19:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maxwell Gaylard and other senior officials have expressed "concern" over the deepening humanitarian situation in war-torn Somalia, now ravaged by drought. Full text...

  • EU urges consensus for speedy resolution of Somali crisis
    28 may 2004 15:22:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union Friday welcomed the launching of the third phase of the national reconciliation conference on Somalia during the IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority for Development) ministerial meeting held in Nairobi 21-22 May. Full text...

  • UAE provides $2 million for Somali water project
    27 may 2004 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UNDP office in Somalia and the United Arab Emirates-based Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Activities Thursday signed an agreement for the latter to provide $2 million for a water supply project in Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali refugees head home from Ethiopia
    27 may 2004 09:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nearly 1,000 Somali refugees who found asylum in Ethiopia over the past 16 years are now heading home. Full text...

  • Fresh fighting in Mogadishu shocks UN officials
    21 may 2004 14:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two top United Nations officials in charge of Somalia have expressed "deep regret and concern" about recent factional fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, which has claimed dozens of innocent lives, including women and children. Full text...

  • UN decries continued fighting in Somalia
    20 may 2004 14:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senior UN officials responsible for Somalia have expressed deep concern about the recent factional fighting in Mogadishu, in which dozens of innocent civilians, including women and children were killed. Full text...

  • CPJ worries over jailed Somali journalist
    20 may 2004 13:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) confirmed Wednesday that Abdishakur Yusuf Ali, editor of the independent weekly War-Ogaal has been in jail without charge for almost a month in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in Somalia. Full text...

  • IGAD wants African Security Council's action over Somalia
    06 may 2004 19:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Thursday declared its intention to seek tough action from the newly formed African Peace and Security Council against violators of the arms embargo imposed on Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks in financial crisis
    06 may 2004 17:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali National Reconciliation Conference has incurred one million-US-dollar budget deficit and this could affect the completion of the third phase of the peace talks in Nairobi, informed sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Somalia's Elman, Jamhuri of Zanzibar draw 1-1 in Kagame Cup
    03 may 2004 10:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Somalia's Elman FC Sunday drew one-all against Jamhuri of Zanzibar in a quarterfinal match of the Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations contest dubbed the Kagame Cup. Full text...

  • AU's PSC stresses UN arms embargo on Somalia
    30 april 2004 09:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has re-emphasised to all AU member States to scrupulously adhere to the UN Security Council arms embargo on Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks hit new hurdles
    29 april 2004 13:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As the 19-month long Somali Reconciliation Conference is about to resume here Friday for its final phase, civil society leaders have threatened to reject its outcome. Full text...

  • CPJ worries over detention of journalists in Somalia
    27 april 2004 11:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about reports that two local journalists have been detained in separate incidents in the self- declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeast Somalia, and the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Full text...

  • Rwanda's APR beat Elmani of Somalia 2-0 at CECAFA Cup finals
    26 april 2004 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan club side APR beat Somalia's Elmani 2-0, as the 30th edition of Confederation of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup finals kicked off here Monday evening at the Amahoro Stadium. Full text...

  • IGAD unveils guidelines on Somali peace talks
    22 april 2004 18:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is mediating the Somali conflict has issued guidelines to parties to the talks to facilitate the signing of a final peace deal by July. Full text...

  • Ugandan police for UN peace missions in Liberia, Somalia
    21 april 2004 19:43:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda is contributing more than 100 police officers for the UN peace mission in Liberia in May, a Ugandan official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU pledges more funding for Somali peace process
    16 april 2004 19:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has made a fresh injection of 350,000 euro to prod on the troubled Somali peace process until the end of May, a team of visiting EU officials disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • UN Habitat trains Somali women in good governance
    08 march 2004 12:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Conflict resolution and peace remains the greatest challenge facing Somalia, women delegates from the country affirmed at the close of a three-week trainer's workshop organised in Nakuru, Kenya by UN Habitat under the Somalia Good Local Governance and Leadership Training Programme. Full text...

  • Somali leaders attend UN Habitat-organised training
    03 march 2004 15:05:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- For nearly three weeks, some 21 Somali leaders and university lecturers have camped in the central Kenyan city of Nakuru to map out ways of rebuilding their cities and towns ruined by a 14-year old clan war. Full text...

  • CPJ frowns at Somali journalist's jailing over radio report
    03 march 2004 13:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the overnight detention of Abshir Ali Gabre, news editor at the independent Radio Jawhar, on the orders of Somali faction leader Mohamed Omar Habeeb. Full text...

  • Refugees return to Somalia amid call for fresh aid
    02 march 2004 09:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Somali refugees are returning home from neighbouring Djibouti with the start of repatriation convoys under the UN refugee agency. Full text...

  • Aid agencies launch 111-million dollar appeal for Somalia
    27 february 2004 12:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN agencies and NGOs operating in Somalia launched an appeal to donors Friday for 111 million US dollars for the year 2004 to fund various emergency, recovery and development projects in the troubled country. Full text...

  • Released UN worker narrates ordeal with Somali kidnappers
    10 february 2004 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An abducted UN relief worker recently released by his Somali abductees, said Tuesday that in spite of the ordeal, he was willing to return to Somalia after spending some time with his family here in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Somali militia release abducted UN worker
    09 february 2004 11:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN has confirmed the release of staff member and German national Rolf Helmrich, who was abducted last month by an armed militia group in Somalia. Full text...

  • Abducted UN staff still held in Somalia
    07 february 2004 11:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) staff, German national Rolf Helmrich, who was abducted in Mogadishu a week ago is still being held by an armed militia group in the lower Juba region of southern Somalia, a UN official said Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister warns Somali warlords
    04 february 2004 15:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defiant Somali warlords will be punished and sanctioned once the UN Security Council endorses the Transitional Federal Charter signed in Nairobi last Thursday, Kenyan foreign minister Kalonzo Musyoka announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kibaki nudges Somali leader to uphold peace accord
    29 january 2004 17:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged Somali factional leaders to fully implement the declaration on amendments to the Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic, paving the way for peace in the country. Full text...

  • Somalis sign deal on new parliament
    29 january 2004 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali warlords and politicians Thursday signed an agreement to set up a new parliament that will elect a president as part of efforts to restore peace to their country that has had no central authority for 13 years. Full text...

  • Somalis agree to form new parliament
    29 january 2004 12:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali warlords and politicians are due to sign a deal Thursday to set up a new parliament that will elect a president for their country that has had no central authority for 13 years. Full text...

  • World Bank, UNDP unveil study on Somalia
    14 january 2004 09:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Bank and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have unveiled a new survey providing an overview of social and economic development in troubled Somalia. Full text...

  • Summit on Somali conflict opens in Nairobi
    09 january 2004 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After several hours of delay, a regional summit on the Somali conflict finally opened in Nairobi Friday with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in attendance. Full text...

  • UN agencies urge Somali warlords for restraint
    07 january 2004 16:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Preparing a new phase in the drive to help 90,000 people suffering from severe drought in northern Somalia, UN humanitarian agencies are appealing to rival local administrations to refrain from any violence that could disrupt the operation. Full text...

  • EU supports IGAD to revive Somali peace talks
    17 december 2003 21:01:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union Wednesday hailed IGAD (the Intergovernmental Authority on Development) for plans to convene a meeting of Somali leaders in Kenya in a move to prepare the third and last phase of the inter-Somali dialogue, but warned Somalis to be tolerant and have an inclusive approach. Full text...

  • Kenya sues for speedy resolution of Somali conflict
    08 december 2003 14:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Foreign minister Kalonzo Musyoka has appealed to the international community to redouble its efforts in resolving Somalia's internal conflict. Full text...

  • UN urges greater support for Somali arms embargo
    04 december 2003 07:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has called for greater international support for enhanced implementation of the arms embargo on Somalia after hearing a report that the lack of an effective central government had provided opportunities for the activities of international terrorist organisations in the country. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks in financial crisis
    01 december 2003 18:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali Peace talks are facing serious financial problems due to dwindling donor funding caused by the lack of a strategic framework to guide the reconciliation process, Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka said in Nairobi Monday. Full text...

  • WFP food for Somali drought victims
    25 november 2003 11:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) announced Tuesday it will expand operations in Somalia's northern Sool Plateau in response to the worst drought to hit the region since 1981. Full text...

  • Ghana beat Somalia 2-0 in second leg World Cup match
    19 november 2003 22:19:00
    Accra- Ghana -- PANA - The Black Stars of Ghana on Wednesday defeated their Somali counterparts 2-0 in the second leg of their World Cup preliminary round qualifier played at the Kumasi Sports Stadium in central Ghana. ) Full text...

  • World Cup qualifier: Ghana 2 Somalia 0
    19 november 2003 20:03:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Wednesday beat Somalia 2-0 in their second leg World Cup qualifier played at the Kumasi Sports Stadium. Full text...

  • UN probes violations of arms ban on Somalia
    18 november 2003 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has ordered an investigation into serious violations of its 1992 arms ban on Somalia, blamed for the escalation in the country's civil war, a UN official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana hammer Somalia 5-0 in World Cup qualifier
    16 november 2003 20:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Sunday hammered Somalia 5-0 in their first leg World Cup qualifier played at the Accra Sports Stadium in the capital. Full text...

  • UN representative warns of looming disaster in Somalia
    30 october 2003 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia Maxwell Gaylard has warned that poor Deyr rains in the country's Sool Plateau could lead to a humanitarian disaster affecting some 15,500 pastoralist families. Full text...

  • IGAD committee calls another Somalia peace meeting
    30 october 2003 07:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 10-day meeting of Somali leaders opens here 20 November under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), it was announced in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Somali delegates optimistic about peace prospects
    28 october 2003 19:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Despite the recent killings in their homeland, Somali delegates attending peace talks in Nairobi remain optimistic about prospects for a breakthrough. Full text...

  • IGAD rejects Somalia TNG call to move talks from Kenya
    24 october 2003 20:21:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit ended here Friday after rejecting calls by Somalia's transitional government (TNG) to find a neutral venue rather than Kenya for its peace talks and exclude Ethiopia from the peace process. Full text...

  • IGAD summit to issue new road map for Somalia
    23 october 2003 20:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A two-day summit of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) opens here Friday amid expectation that it will give a new impetus to the stalled Somalia peace talks. Full text...

  • Kenya bans livestock movements on Somali-Ethiopia borders
    22 october 2003 19:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya's north eastern region bordering Somalia and Ethiopia have imposed livestock movement ban following an outbreak of rinderpest in the area. Full text...

  • UN official decries Somali murders
    22 october 2003 10:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator here, Maxwell Gaylard, has condemned the murder of two British international aid workers killed by unknown gunmen in Somalia. Full text...

  • Security Council panel to verify Somali arms embargo
    01 october 2003 09:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In a move to enforce the arms embargo on crisis-torn Somalia, members of the UN Security Council committee overseeing the sanctions have planned a two-week trip to the Horn of Africa, beginning 12 October. Full text...

  • Aid agencies condemn killing of Kenyan worker in Somalia
    26 september 2003 10:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Aid agencies working in Somalia Friday protested last week's killing of a Kenyan working in the war-torn nation. Full text...

Special File - Somalia

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