Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Annan names panel on Somali arms embargo violation
    02 may 2003 19:30:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- As part of efforts to ensure lasting peace in the Horn of Africa, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has appointed a four-member expert panel to investigate violations of UN arms embargo on Somalia. Full text...

  • 8 clubs launch first Somali football league in a decade
    24 april 2003 12:53:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Eight Division One clubs Wednesday re-launched the Somali football league after 10 years of inactivity. Full text...

  • Loser challenges results of presidential polls in Somaliland
    23 april 2003 17:06:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A key opposition figure and loser at last week's presidential polls in the breakaway Republic of Somaliland is challenging the results that gave victory to the incumbent Colonel Daahir Royale Kahin. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill Ugandan teacher in Mogadishu
    20 april 2003 13:14:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Unidentified gunmen on Friday night shot to death in Mogadishu a Ugandan citizen, Moses Mzee Anasuya, who had lived in Somalia for more than a decade, PANA has learnt. Full text...

  • Somaliland president Kahin narrowly retains power
    20 april 2003 11:14:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- President Dahri Riyale of the self- proclaimed Republic of Somaliland won his unrecognized country's first multiparty election, the National Electoral Commission announced. Full text...

  • UN Security Council sets up fresh panel on Somali arms embargo
    10 april 2003 07:32:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of continued fighting in the country, the UN Security Council has passed a resolution establishing a panel of experts to investigate violations of an arms embargo the world body passed on Somalia and its warlords. Full text...

  • Somali envoy urges UN to impose sanctions on Ethiopia
    05 april 2003 17:23:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Somalia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ahmed Abdi-Hashi, has urged the Security Council to impose severe sanctions on the Ethiopian government for funding civil unrest in his war-torn country. Full text...

  • UN condemns cease-fire violations in Somalia
    04 april 2003 14:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Friday condemned the violation of a declaration on the cessation of hostilities by warring factions in Somalia. Full text...

  • Peace still elusive in Somalia
    01 april 2003 11:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The ongoing Somali peace and reconciliation talks in Nairobi has suffered a major setback following the withdrawal from the roundtable of four parties who cited hypocrisy and lack of interest by most faction leaders in restoring peace in the strife-torn nation. Full text...

  • Somali govt, warlords agree on cease-fire
    29 march 2003 15:51:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's National Transitional Government and eight warring factions Saturday agreed to collaborate to return peace and stability to the capital, Mogadishu, embattled for the past 12 years. Full text...

  • Addo to quit CECAFA chair in May
    26 march 2003 12:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Farrah Addo, controversial Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) chair, retires from the regional post 15 May to pursue political interests in his native Somalia, informed sources said. Full text...

  • Mogadishu police poised to stem urban crime
    11 march 2003 20:13:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali police Tuesday announced it was charting a number of measures "to make life worth living for city dwellers," amidst increased attacks on ordinary citizens in the capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Somalia in state of emergency following Ethiopian war threats
    11 march 2003 17:54:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) and Interim Parliament Tuesday decreed a state of emergency following reports that neighbouring Ethiopia was massing troops on their common border. Full text...

  • Somali govt orders delegation to quit Nairobi peace talks
    10 march 2003 13:22:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Somali Transitional National Government (TNG) announced Sunday night that it was withdrawing its delegates from the ongoing peace talks in Nairobi for consultations. Full text...

  • Somalia says Ethiopia is massing troops on common border
    10 march 2003 12:54:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Transitional National Government and Transitional Parliament in Somalia are holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss an alleged massing of troops by Ethiopia on their common border, well-placed Mogadishu sources affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Somali transition president visits Tripoli
    06 march 2003 23:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The head of Somalia's transitional government, Abdelkassem Sallat Hassan arrived in Tripoli Thursday evening on a working visit of an unspecified duration, according to official sources in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • IGAD sets benchmarks for Somalia peace talks
    03 march 2003 15:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Amid threats by several Somali faction leaders to withdraw from peace negotiations, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has outlined specific benchmarks for the parley meant to restore law and order in the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • Another Somali faction walks out of peace talks in Nairobi
    24 february 2003 17:29:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Jubba Valley Alliance (JVA) has pulled out of the ongoing Somali reconciliation conference in Nairobi, alleging insincerity on the part of some members of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) under whose aegis the talks are holding. Full text...

  • UNICEF unveils support programme for Somalia
    19 february 2003 16:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Survival is the key issue on which the UN children's agency is focusing its five-year programme to uplift the status of communities in war-ravaged Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya accuses Somali refugees of abetting smuggling
    18 february 2003 09:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya's North Eastern province say they have unearthed a smuggling syndicate involving refugees in three UNHCR-run camps and armed militia groups from neighbouring Somalia. Full text...

  • Norway supports Somali, Sudan peace talks
    17 february 2003 18:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Norway Monday gave some 250,000 US dollars in support of the Somali and Sudan peace talks, both underway in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • EU grants Somalia 5 million euro for humanitarian aid
    13 february 2003 17:46:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union announced it has allocated 5 million euro toward humanitarian aid for Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks moved to Nairobi to cut costs
    13 february 2003 14:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-sponsored Somali peace talks which have been going on for an uninterrupted four months in Kenya's agricultural town of Eldoret will be shifted to the capital Nairobi. Full text...

  • Six Georgian hostages escape from Somali bondage
    12 february 2003 10:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six seafarers from Georgia, who had been held hostage for seven months by militiamen in Somali's port town of Bosaso, have escaped, maritime sources reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Two refugees receive death threats in Somalia
    10 february 2003 19:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Two male Ugandan and Tanzanian refugees who have lived here for a decade, Monday entered their third week in hiding after receiving death threats following a dispute over the management of a primary school where they teach. Full text...

  • Italy expresses support for Somali peace talks
    08 february 2003 12:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Alfred Mantica affirmed here Friday that the European country was willing to provide technical, material and financial support to the ongoing Somali peace talks in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya offers to help Somalia form national govt
    23 january 2003 09:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is willing and committed to help war-torn Somalia form a national government, foreign minister Kalonzo Musyoka told participants at the Somalia National Reconciliation Conference in Eldoret, western Kenya. Full text...

  • Factional fighting leaves three dead in Somalia
    21 january 2003 18:31:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Fierce factional fighting Monday evening in Somalia's port town of Kismayu left three people dead and six others injured. Full text...

  • Kenyan FA welcomes Addo's suspension by FIFA
    21 january 2003 18:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Tuesday welcomed FIFA's two-year suspension of CAF Vice-President Farah Addo of Somalia, over bribe allegations against FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Full text...

  • Kenya replaces chair for Somalia peace forum
    19 january 2003 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The authorities in Kenya Sunday announced the replacement of the country's special envoy to Somalia, Elijah Mwangale, as the chair of the Somalia peace and reconciliation process. Full text...

  • Somali Army Commander replaced
    15 january 2003 16:41:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- President Abdikassim Salad Hassan of the Somali Transitional Government has appointed Colonel Abdi Guled as the country's new Army Commander, to replace Brigadier General Ismail Kassim Naji, an official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somali faction leader storms out of peace talks
    15 january 2003 12:09:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali warlord Musa Yalahow has walked out of the ongoing peace talks in Eldoret, Kenya saying the initiative had little chance of restoring peace in the war- torn country. Full text...

  • Kenyan envoy indicts power vacuum in Somalia
    14 january 2003 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's envoy to Somalia, Elijah Mwangale has emphasised that the power vacuum in Mogadishu poses a threat to the entire region, hence the need for concerted effort among frontline states to move the Somali peace process forward. Full text...

  • Somali gunmen end seizure of broadcasting station
    13 january 2003 09:26:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Hornafrik Radio and TV Station is back on the air after gunmen belonging to a wealthy business seized it, angered by what he called defamatory reports aired by the broadcaster. Full text...

  • Gunmen seize radio station in Somalia
    11 january 2003 12:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gunmen said to be loyal to a wealthy Somali businessman Friday night seized a leading radio and television station known as Hornafrik in the capital Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Five killed in Somali clan fight
    10 january 2003 15:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Clan fighting Friday left at least five people dead and nine others injured in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to witnesses. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGO faults Somalia peace Agenda
    04 january 2003 20:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan NGO says the on-going Somalia peace talks at the North-Western Kenyan town of Eldoret had left out its Agenda, the control of the country's resources, an important aspect, which may block lasting peace in the strife- torn nation. Full text...

  • Unidentified Somali gunmen kill Swiss national
    31 december 2002 19:25:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 29-year-old Swiss in Hargeysa, capital of the self-proclaimed Somaliland Monday night, eyewitnesses said. Full text...

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