Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Somalia leaders laud Kenya for peaceful transition
    30 december 2002 15:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Leaders from Somalia say Monday's smooth handover of power by President Daniel arap Moi to Mwai Kibaki, who won the polls last Friday was a clear testimony of the country's adherence to democratic principles. Full text...

  • Somali gunmen kill four students in Mogadishu
    26 december 2002 13:06:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Four students died on Christmas Day Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on a school bus in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Zambia beats Somalia 4-1 in Africa Under-17 soccer
    23 december 2002 15:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has eliminated Somalia from the Under-17 Africa Youth soccer championship qualification with a 4-1 victory Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia doubts age of Somali U-17 players
    20 december 2002 16:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has accused Somalia of recruiting over-age players, as the two countries prepare to clash in Lusaka on Saturday in a match counting for the eliminatory series of the 2003 African Youth Championship. Full text...

  • Somali U-17 squad in Lusaka for championship tie
    19 december 2002 17:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Somalia's Under-17 national football team is in Lusaka for a clash with their Zambian counterparts this weekend in the qualifying rounds for the Africa Youth Championship due next year in Swaziland. Full text...

  • Somali rulers deny presence of terror attack suspect
    18 december 2002 23:18:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Rulers of Baidoa, capital of the self-proclaimed autonomous South West Somalia, 250-km south west of Mogadishu, have refuted Kenyan police claims that one suspect in last month's attack in Mombasa was hiding in their area. Full text...

  • Warring Somali factions agree model parliament
    16 december 2002 17:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali faction leaders attending a National Reconciliation Conference in Kenya's north-western town of Eldoret, have agreed that a 450-member Federal Transitional Parliament be formed in Somalia. Full text...

  • Ethiopian sailor guns down four Kenyan colleagues
    14 december 2002 14:22:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Four Kenyan sailors of Asian origin were Friday morning shot dead by an Ethiopian colleague in a row at Elma'an port north of Mogadishu, Somalia. Full text...

  • Somalia dismisses Ethiopian charge over Mombasa attacks
    09 december 2002 16:15:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali National Transitional Government President Abdikassim Salad Hassan has condemned attempts by Ethiopia to link the recent terrorist attacks in Mombasa with Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya mounts check on foreign-registered vehicles
    03 december 2002 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The authorities in Kenya's Northeastern province bordering Somalia have embarked on a major security operation targeting foreign-registered vehicles. Full text...

  • Somali police free hostages in Mogadishu
    02 december 2002 11:47:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- With cases of violence against civilians continuing to increase in Mogadishu, the country's national police forces reported Sunday that they had freed six civilians abducted a week ago. Full text...

  • UN agencies launch aid appeal for Somalia
    28 november 2002 16:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fourteen UN agencies operating in Somalia Thursday launched an appeal to donors for 78 million dollars to fund emergency, recovery and development projects for the strife- torn country in 2003. Full text...

  • Traditional Somali chief killed in clan feud
    23 november 2002 13:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A renown Somali traditional chief was Friday evening killed after two rival clans failed to reach a truce over cattle rustling accusations. Full text...

  • Expelled Somalis, Ethiopians arrive from Oman
    23 november 2002 10:36:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Some 203 Somali and Ethiopian illegal immigrants have arrived in the Somalia port town of Bosasao, in the self-proclaimed Puntland, after being expelled from Oman. Full text...

  • Essy appoints special envoy on Somali crisis
    22 november 2002 07:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Interim Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy has appointed Muhammad Ali Foum of Tanzania as his special envoy to Somalia. Full text...

  • Flash floods displace 3,000 in southern Somalia
    20 november 2002 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Some 3,000 people have been rendered homeless by floods from heavy rains in Somalia's southern Juba region. Full text...

  • 150 Somali children hospitalised after diarrhoea outbreak
    14 november 2002 16:37:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- About 150 children below the age of eight have been admitted at various hospitals in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital and in the central town of Galkayo, following an outbreak of diarrhoea. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks resume Monday
    07 november 2002 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The second round of the on-going Somali talks being held in the north-western Kenyan town of Eldoret will resume Monday, officials said in Nairobi Thursday. Full text...

  • Somalia conference to have fewer delegates
    07 november 2002 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The number of delegates to the Somalia National Reconciliation Conference being held in the Kenyan town of Eldoret has been reduced to 362, Kenya's special envoy for Somalia, Elijah Mwangale, said Thursday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Five die in Somali floods
    07 november 2002 12:04:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least five people have died in floods that followed 72-hour heavy rains in Somali's South West region of Gedo, some 550 km south west of Mogadishu, witnesses said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN restates commitment to assist Somali Puntland
    06 november 2002 18:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The office of UN Resident Humanitarian Co-ordinator (RHC) for Somalia, says it is committed to the full implementation of the Memorandum of Co-operation recently signed by the international aid community and authorities of the Puntland State of Somalia. Full text...

  • Somaliland slams Somali unification talks
    04 november 2002 16:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Thousands of Somaliland residents poured into the streets of Burao and the port town of Berbera and demonstrated against the ongoing Somali Peace Conference in Eldoret, Kenya. Full text...

  • Gunmen attack WHO official in Mogadishu
    04 november 2002 15:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The WHO Communicable Diseases Project director in Somali, Dr Mohammed Ali narrowly escaped death Sunday when gunmen opened fire on him. Full text...

  • Essy welcomes Somali cessation of hostility declaration
    29 october 2002 07:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission's interim chair Amara Essy has welcomed the cessation of hostilities declaration signed Sunday night at the Somali national reconciliation conference in Eldoret, Kenya. Full text...

  • Somali warlords agree to end hostilities
    28 october 2002 12:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali peace and reconciliation talks Monday entered their third week in Eldoret, western Kenya, hours after the country's 22 faction leaders signed a declaration ending hostilities in the fractured horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • Somali leaders reach consensus at peace conference
    27 october 2002 12:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali leaders attending the ongoing Somalia National Peace and Reconciliation Conference in Eldoret, Kenya, have agreed by consensus to adopt two crucial documents which have hitherto threatened to impair progress of the talks into the second phase. Full text...

  • Delegates hinge success of Somali talks on disarmament
    22 october 2002 11:08:00
    Eldoret- Kenyan (PANA) -- Delegates from a wide array of Somali factions, political groupings, the interim government and others who are meeting in western Kenya to hammer out a peace deal agree on one thing: disarmament -- preferably brokered by the world community -- must take centre stage or there will be no peace. Full text...

  • 12 Somalis killed in renewed fighting in Baidoa
    21 october 2002 10:15:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Twelve Somalis were reported killed and more than 30 injured during heavy clashes between rival militias in Baidoa, capital of the self-proclaimed regional autonomy of south-west Somalia on Sunday. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks on course as more delegates arrive in Kenya
    19 october 2002 10:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Special Envoy for Somalia Elijah Mwangale said the participation of all the key warlords in the ongoing peace and reconciliation talks has brightened the country's chances of returning to normalcy after more than a decade of anarchy. Full text...

  • Somalis call for more representation at peace talks
    18 october 2002 08:14:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Thousands of Somalis held a public demonstration calling for fair representation of delegates at the peace and reconciliation talks, now underway in Kenya's western town of Eldoret. Full text...

  • President Moi Opens Somali Peace Talks
    15 october 2002 13:47:00
    Eldoret- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi Tuesday opened the long-awaited Somali peace and reconciliation talks here, calling on the country's warlords to make efforts at peace. Full text...

  • 70 starve to death in marooned Somali boat
    14 october 2002 14:49:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 70 people died from starvation while 50 others were reported in very poor health in a Somali-licensed boat that was marooned in the Indian Ocean for 17 days. Full text...

  • Somalia Resumes Civil Aviation Control
    12 october 2002 17:38:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Ministry of Air and Land Transport has reopened the Civil Aviation Authority, closed down seven years ago when the UN pulled out of the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Somali premier to attend reconciliation talks
    12 october 2002 15:17:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Transitional National Government of Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has said that his cabinet would attend the 15 October reconciliation talks in Kenya as an elected authority. Full text...

  • Somalia's civil aviation authority resumes business
    12 october 2002 15:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially resumed its activities after a seven-year closure. Full text...

  • All set for Somali peace talks
    11 october 2002 12:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All six heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have confirmed they would attend the opening of talks aimed at restoring normalcy to Somalia in Kenya's Rift Valley town of Eldoret on 15 October. Full text...

  • Somalis hail reopening of Kismayo General Hospital
    10 october 2002 08:40:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Somalis in the southern port town of Kismayo are celebrating Wednesday's reopening of the local general hospital after three years of closure. Full text...

  • EU appeals for resolution of the Somali crisis
    09 october 2002 22:02:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has stressed the need to find a solution to the long-running Somali crisis, and an end to violence in the East African country. Full text...

  • Baidoa warlord loses another key town to Somali rivals
    07 october 2002 14:18:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Reports Monday from the Somali town of Baidoa indicated that the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA) of Col. Full text...

  • Somalia's Baidoa ruler ousted in fighting
    04 october 2002 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least eight people were killed and eight other wounded Thursday morning in Baidoa during heavy fighting which led to the downfall of Col. Full text...

  • Somali Warlord Ousted by Lieutenants
    04 october 2002 12:24:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least eight people, most of them militias, were killed Thursday and 25 others injured, when clashes erupted in Baidoa town, capital of the self-proclaimed autonomous region of South West Somalia. Full text...

  • IGAD envisages major conference on Somali peace process
    03 october 2002 20:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) would hold a major conference mid-October in Eldoret, Kenya as the search continues for lasting peace and stability in strife-torn Somalia, Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh hinted Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • US-bound Somali Bantu relocated to new Kenyan refugee camp
    02 october 2002 14:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A last group of 302 Somali Bantu arrived last Sunday at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya after being re-located from Dadaab camp near the Somali border. Full text...

  • Somali media workers to protest against amended law
    02 october 2002 10:10:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Private media workers in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, observed a daylong strike Tuesday to express their opposition to an amendment of the media act, passed into law by the interim parliament last week. Full text...

  • Somali Minister condemns abduction of civilians
    01 october 2002 15:37:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali Information Minister Adurahman Haji Ibbi has condemned the kidnapping of more than 15 civilians in the past one week by gunmen in the nation's capital Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Somali computer firm doing roaring business
    26 september 2002 17:41:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Despite the long civil strife that has rocked Somalia in the last decade, some business establishments in the Horn of Africa country are doing rather well. Full text...

  • Somalia reports acute shortage of sugar
    24 september 2002 17:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A severe sugar shortage has hit the Somali capital Mogadishu and other regions of the country, with the price of the commodity shooting past 100 percent. Full text...

  • Somalis observe International Peace Day with sporting events
    21 september 2002 09:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hundreds of youths from six towns across Somalia Saturday celebrated the first International Peace Day with a series of football matches and other sporting events, the Nairobi-based UN Office for Somalia said. Full text...

  • Gunmen Disrupt Somali Administrative Meeting
    19 september 2002 15:49:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A Somali cabinet delegation was forced to postpone a meeting, intended to install a new administration in Afgoye district, after unknown people opened fire forcing the delegation to flee from the venue Wednesday. Full text...

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