Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Hargeisa Airport closure averted
    26 september 2003 09:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hargeisa Airport will remain operational for another six months, after urgently needed funds were provided by UNDP and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to proceed with emergency patchwork, a statement from UNDP in Nairobi disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Somalia has best chance to curb HIV/AIDS
    24 september 2003 15:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali communities, local authorities and international partners have an opportunity to ensure that HIV/AIDS did not spiral out of control in their country, UNICEF Somalia Representative Jesper Morch said Wednesday here. Full text...

  • International peace force required in Somalia
    16 september 2003 12:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An international peacekeeping force will be required after a new government is formed in the trouble-ridden Somalia, a Kenyan official said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somalis urged to observe peace day
    02 september 2003 13:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN secretary general's representative to Somalia Winston Tubman and the country's resident and humanitarian co-ordinator have called upon all Somalis to stop all acts of aggression. Full text...

  • UN independent expert for human rights assesses Somalia
    28 august 2003 20:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Somalia, Ghanim Alnajjar is on an 11-day mission to meet with diplomats, local authorities, civil society representatives and international organisations in Nairobi and different regions of Somalia. Full text...

  • Japan to assist internally displaced people in Somalia
    22 august 2003 15:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan and the United Nations agreed Friday to extend a 1. Full text...

  • Security Council gets arms embargo report on Somali factions
    21 august 2003 16:04:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council Wednesday received the mid-term report from its panel of experts probing violations of the arms embargo in Somalia, calling on all parties to cooperate with the four-member team. Full text...

  • Unknown attackers kill ex-Somaliland minister
    06 august 2003 20:35:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A former assistant education minister in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, Mohamed Osman Haddi, was fatally shot on Wednesday in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway region, after unknown gunmen attacked his vehicle, a security official said. Full text...

  • Aideed chides Somalia's interim president for snubbing talks
    02 august 2003 10:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The withdrawal of Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) president, Abdikassim Salad Hassan, from the ongoing Somali National Peace and Reconciliation conference here has been described as "individualistic and tantamount to throwing the baby with the bath water". Full text...

  • AU moots peacekeeping force for Somalia
    01 august 2003 16:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is in the process of sending a transitional peacekeeping force to Somalia as part of the country's reconciliation and peace-building process, AU special envoy to Somalia, Muhammad Ali Foum hinted here Friday. Full text...

  • Unknown gunmen attack hotel hosting AU mission
    29 july 2003 18:20:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen Monday night attacked the Sahafi international hotel hosting the African Union military mission currently in Mogadishu to hold talks with Somali warring factions about the disarmament programme of Somalia immediately following the formation of a new Somali interim government. Full text...

  • Somaliland, Ethiopia hold economic cooperation talks
    29 july 2003 18:04:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The president of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, Col. Full text...

  • Egypt condemns the burning of its flag in Mogadishu
    23 july 2003 19:45:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Egyptian Embassy in Mogadishu has condemned an incident in which supporters of a Somali factional leader, Mohamed Dere, burnt the Egyptian flag and a portrait of President Hosni Mubarak. Full text...

  • AU military mission in Somalia
    23 july 2003 12:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) military mission has arrived here to study the possibility of sending African troops to Somalia to disarm the warring militias when a federal government is formed at ongoing peace talks in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • 80 Somali refugees return home
    22 july 2003 20:44:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Some 80 Somali refugees from Dadab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya have returned to the Somali central town of Galka'yo, 800 km north of the capital Mogadishu, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Trade fair opens in Somaliland
    21 july 2003 23:16:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- An 11-day international trade fair opened on Monday in Hargeysa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister denies reported Ethiopia-Somalia rift
    17 july 2003 13:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka explained in Nairobi Thursday there was no rift between Ethiopia and Somalia, requiring Kenya's mediation. Full text...

  • EU welcomes progress in Somali peace talks
    17 july 2003 12:59:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has welcomed the document signed by Somali leaders at the Mbaghati (Kenya) conference, on the peace process in war-torn Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali poet, Hadrawi launches Peace Rally
    17 july 2003 08:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Renowned Somali poet Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame alias Hadrawi, has launched in Mogadishu what he called "Hadrawi Peace Rally" an initiative by Somali artistes in support of the peace process in the war-ravaged country. Full text...

  • US fighter planes attack island off Somaliland
    16 july 2003 14:49:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The government of the self-declared Somaliland Republic has claimed that US fighters on Sunday attacked one of its islands called Ebad. Full text...

  • New Somali clannish fighting leaves 43 dead, 90 wounded
    10 july 2003 13:24:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 43 people were killed and 90 others got injured in clan-based clashes in Awl village of Somalia's central region of Mudug, according to reports reaching here via VHF radios and telephones. Full text...

  • AU encouraged by Somali peace process
    09 july 2003 19:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Joint efforts by Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya in support of the peace process in Somalia have won the commendation of the African Union. Full text...

  • Clan fighting claims 12 lives in Somalia
    05 july 2003 14:51:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 12 people were killed and 15 others wounded following clan-based clashes in the Somali port town of Kismayo, some 500 km south of the capital Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Zambia deports Asians, arrests migrant Somalis
    03 july 2003 10:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has deported four Chinese and three Indians, as well as detained 15 Somalis who entered the country without valid papers, Immigration spokesperson Jones Mwelwa indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambican police arrest 39 illegal Somali immigrants
    01 july 2003 20:22:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican police have arrested 39 illegal Somali immigrants, including five women and six children, and turned them over to immigration authorities to prepare them for repatriation, the daily paper "Noticias" reported here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somali academics concur with AU, Diaspora ties
    30 june 2003 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali academics here agree there is a need to get the African Diaspora involved in the African Union (AU) programmes, but opine that a lot still has to be done to build confidence between the two parties. Full text...

  • Kenya's "khat" farmers, traders count their losses
    28 june 2003 13:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent move by the authorities in Kenya to ban flights from the country to Somalia and the subsequent outlawing of Somali planes over-flying Kenyan airspace - following fears of possible terrorist attacks - has dealt a decisive blow to the lucrative "khat" trade in Kenya. Full text...

  • UNICEF decries increased targeting of Somali children
    25 june 2003 15:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has deplored the increasing wave of violence targeting children in Somalia, terming it as "abominable acts that require the strongest condemnation by the world. Full text...

  • EU condemns repeated cease-fire violations in Somalia
    24 june 2003 23:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has threatened "selective" sanctions against the warlords and groups "jeopardising" peace in Somalia. Full text...

  • EU condemns repeated cease-fire violations in Somalia
    24 june 2003 23:37:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has threatened "selective" sanctions against the warlords and groups "jeopardising" peace in Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya launches security operation along border with Somalia
    24 june 2003 23:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya security forces said Tuesday that a major surveillance operation was underway along the border with Somalia, even as the Kenyan and American navy patrol the Indian Ocean coast on the lookout for terror strikes and illegal migration. Full text...

  • Somalia-bound items rot as flight ban enters third day
    23 june 2003 14:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Food and other essential items destined for Somalia began to rot Monday at Nairobi's Wilson airport following a ban on flights to the horn of Africa state suspected to harbour terrorists. Full text...

  • Explosion at Somali party headquarters kills two
    22 june 2003 17:36:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least two people were killed and three others injured following a heavy explosion Saturday evening at the Mogadishu headquarters of the Somali National Alliance (SNA) of warlord Hussein Mohamed Farah Aidid. Full text...

  • Kenya security agents arrest 40 Somali aliens
    18 june 2003 12:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Security operatives in Garissa, northern Kenya have in a crackdown on the influx of foreigners arrested more than 40 Somalis in the last two weeks. Full text...

  • TNG threatens to reject federalism for Somalia
    15 june 2003 13:42:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- President Abdikassim Salad Hassan of Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) Sunday condemned the federal system envisaged for the country soon after the formation of a new interim government at ongoing peace talks in Mbaghathi, Nairobi. Full text...

  • Environmental hazards compound Somalia's crisis
    05 june 2003 10:40:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the havoc wreaked on life and property by years of civil war, Somalia faces even greater threats from environmental hazards. Full text...

  • Sixth candidate vying for Somali presidency
    29 may 2003 15:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A sixth candidate Thursday declared his intention to contest Somalia's presidential elections scheduled to be held mid next month. Full text...

  • World Bank resumes indirect activities in Somalia
    28 may 2003 11:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Bank has decided to indirectly resume activities in Somalia through the Low-Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS), the Bretton Woods institution said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • International team samples Somalis on peace process
    23 may 2003 19:36:00
    Mogadishu- May, 22nd (PANA) -- An 18-member mission from the European Union, the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU) and the Arab League on Friday started assessing the views of Somali faction leaders and Transitional National Government (TNG) officials on the current peace process. Full text...

  • ILO official says world community has sidelined Somalia
    22 may 2003 13:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The international community has abandoned the war-torn Somalia and turned its support to Iraq and other recent trouble spots, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) representative on conflict resolution, Joe Connolly, has claimed here. Full text...

  • Somali police dismiss allegations of Al Qaeda presence
    19 may 2003 13:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali police have strongly denied allegations by western countries that a key Al-Qaeda member was hiding in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks enter final phase
    14 may 2003 18:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan official Wednesday urged Somali warring factions to restore stability and security to the country as peace talks sponsored by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) entered the final phase in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Somali refugees end decade-long stay in Kenya
    13 may 2003 13:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of 2,880 Somali refugees on Tuesday left Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya for north-eastern Somalia, ending more than a decade-long stay in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Torrential rains render hundreds homeless in Somalia
    09 may 2003 10:15:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- About 800 people in southern Somalia have been left homeless after heavy rains destroyed houses across Buale district in the Middle Jubba region, humanitarian sources indicated Friday. Full text...

  • Excitement runs high as Somali Bantus make to leave for US
    08 may 2003 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The first group of 74 Somali Bantus would on 11 and 12 May be flown from Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp to the capital Nairobi where they will spend 10 days before leaving for the US, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Somali delegates optimistic about peace talks
    06 may 2003 14:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali peace talks under way in Nairobi are on course, and the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation might get a new government as early as next month, former factional leader Hussein Farah Aideed averred here on Monday. Full text...

  • Low-cost Internet services bring better life to Somalia
    06 may 2003 09:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The end of the long civil war in Somalia was accompanied by the introduction of Internet services in the country in 1999. Full text...

  • Somali gunmen kidnap Mogadishu radio engineer
    06 may 2003 08:34:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Unknown Somali gunmen Monday night kidnapped radio engineer Sharif Husein Mohamed, who worked for a local radio station known as Banadir in Mogadishu, the country's capital. Full text...

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