Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Somali government denies selling relief food
    18 september 2002 20:37:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Somali Transitional Government (TNG) has denied selling off some 2,000 tonnes of relief food from Libya. Full text...

  • Notorious bandit shot dead in Mogadishu crossfire
    18 september 2002 10:06:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A notorious bandit in Mogadishu, Salah Tohow Adow, also known as Baronshe (one who shoots without fear), has been killed in a shootout between two rival militias in North Mogadishu. Full text...

  • UN Envoy urges Somalis to embrace peace
    16 september 2002 17:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary General's Representative to Somalia, Winston Tubman, has called on Somalis to observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, as part of efforts to further world peace. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks resume in Kenya in October
    11 september 2002 15:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Negotiations to restore peace in Somalia under the auspices of the six-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will resume on 15 October in the Kenyan Rift Valley town of Eldoret. Full text...

  • UN envoy worried by escalating violence in Somalia
    06 september 2002 16:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary General's representative to Somalia, Winston Tubman, has expressed deep concern at the growing loss of lives from clan fighting in many parts of the country. Full text...

  • CAF cancels Zambia/Somalia football match
    05 september 2002 19:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has cancelled the first leg of an Under-17 match between Zambia and Somalia that was to have been played this month, citing heightened insecurity in strife-torn Somalia. Full text...

  • Expert seeks redress of human rights abuses in Somalia
    05 september 2002 16:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A UN expert has reported serious human rights abuses throughout Somalia, and called for the establishment of national and regional Independent Human Rights Commissions to address the situation. Full text...

  • Calm returns to Somali village
    05 september 2002 13:18:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Calm returned to Fagah village, north of Mogadishu Thursday after a two-day clan fighting left 30 people dead and 100 injured. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill Somali faction official
    04 september 2002 16:25:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A high ranking Somali National Alliance (SNA) official has been killed in a shootout in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • 13 killed in Somali clan fighting
    04 september 2002 15:26:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Thirteen people have died, while 20 others were injured in fighting between two Somali rival clans in Mogadishu, witnesses said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN condemns abduction of its staff in Somalia
    30 august 2002 19:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN has condemned the abduction of one of its staff by gunmen in Mogadishu, Somalia early this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan police arrest eight Somalis
    29 august 2002 12:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police nabbed eight Somali nationals Wednesday night as they were about to board a plane bound for the Far East, on suspicions of forging travel documents. Full text...

  • UN human rights expert visits Somalia
    28 august 2002 15:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A UN-appointed independent expert on the human rights situation in Somalia, Ghanim Alnajjar, has arrived in the region for an 11-day mission during which he will hold discussions with diplomats, local authorities, civil society representatives and international organisations in Kenya and Somalia. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD calls for international conference on Somalia
    25 august 2002 12:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Community of Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has called on the chairman of the Commission of the African Union (AU) to organise an international conference on peace, security and national reconciliation in Somalia. Full text...

  • 20 persons killed in renewed clan fighting in Somalia
    21 august 2002 08:51:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 20 people have been reported killed and many more injured in heavy clan fighting which erupted again on Tuesday at Masagowaa village in Galgadud region in northern Mogadishu. Full text...

  • US will not invade Somalia - Envoy
    19 august 2002 18:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US has dismissed fears that it plans to invade Somalia in pursuit of suspected members of the Al Qaeda network, rumoured to have taken refuge in that country, a senior American official has said. Full text...

  • 13 killed in northern Somali clan clashes
    19 august 2002 10:04:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 13 people were killed and 20 others got wounded in heavy clan fighting which continued for the third day Monday in Masagowaa village of Somali's Galgadud region, north of Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks to resume in Kenya in September
    15 august 2002 10:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A regional committee on a fact-finding tour of war-torn Somalia has submitted its report to Kenyan authorities paving the way for the resumption of the country's tedious peace negotiations in Kenya next month. Full text...

  • Somali civic leader condemns high rate of child abuse
    14 august 2002 14:06:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia, PANA) -- The Chairman of Peace and Human Rights Network in Somalia, Abdullahi Haji Dayib, has condemned the high rate of child abuse in many parts of the country which has not had a central government for more than a decade. Full text...

  • 27 children die from unknown disease in Somalia
    14 august 2002 10:59:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Some 27 children are reported to have died from an unknown disease at Faro-gure village in the Somali southern Juba region. Full text...

  • Five killed in Somali's Puntland clashes
    13 august 2002 12:26:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Five people were killed and 10 others wounded following heavy fighting Monday afternoon between rival forces keen on controlling Somali's north-east region of Puntland. Full text...

  • UN official worried over security lapse in Somalia
    13 august 2002 11:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There is a decline in the security situation in Somalia which is making work there difficult for its staffers, UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Somalia, Maxwell Gaylard, said Tuesday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • UN Demands Release of Staff Member Abducted in Somalia
    09 august 2002 15:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of a project staff member in Somalia, Abdulkadir Mohamed Abikar, who is currently being held in a hideout in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Somali gunmen kidnap UN staffer in Mogadishu
    06 august 2002 13:40:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali gunmen Tuesday kidnapped a worker of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Mogadishu as a wave of violence against civilians and international aid workers increased. Full text...

  • UN demands access to Somalis displaced by fighting
    18 june 2002 21:48:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Security Council members expressed concern Tuesday over the worsening humanitarian situation in Somalia, calling on parties involved in fighting, particularly in the Gedo region to provide access and guarantee safety for humanitarian personnel. Full text...

  • Calm returns to troubled Somali region
    18 june 2002 20:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reports from middle Shabelle region of southern Somalia indicate that calm has returned to the villages of Elbaraf, Magurto and Ali Foldere in Mahadai district, where clan clashes claimed 19 lives on Monday. Full text...

  • Somali leader appeals for international intervention
    18 june 2002 10:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The leader of Somalia's Communities Party, Mohamed Haji Barako, has appealed to the UN, the European Union and the international community to intervene in ending the clan wars that have since 1991 claimed many lives in the country. Full text...

  • 19 die as inter-clan fighting flares up in Somalia
    18 june 2002 09:41:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Nineteen people were killed Monday when fighting erupted in the Somali village of El-Baraf, about 90 km north of the capital Mogadishu, between clan militias loyal to Home Affairs minister Col. Full text...

  • Two militiamen reported killed in clash with Mogadishu police
    12 june 2002 18:20:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least two militia men were killed and two policemen were injured Wednesday during a clash between Somali police and a militia group loyal to some businessmen at the Bakara market in Mogadishu, witnesses said. Full text...

  • Military Exercise Causes Panic in Somali Capital
    10 june 2002 16:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Panic gripped the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Monday following military exercises and movements by both the national forces and militiamen of opposition groups based in the town. Full text...

  • Somali breakaway regional leaders in talks with Ethiopia
    10 june 2002 16:12:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The president of the breakaway region of South-West Somalia, Colonel Hasan Mohamed Nur Sargadud Monday arrived in the Ethiopian provincial town of Godey for talks with Ethiopian high ranking officials. Full text...

  • Somali refugees dying of malnutrition, disease in Kenya
    04 june 2002 17:24:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Ten Somali refugees, eight of them children have died from disease and malnutrition over the past 10 days in a refugee camp in north eastern Kenya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in New York Tuesday. Full text...

  • Annan names team on violation of Somalia Arms sanctions
    31 may 2002 16:49:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Acting on Security Council request, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has named a two-man team to develop an action plan on the resources and expertise needed to investigate violations of the arms embargo on Somalia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia denies infiltrating Somali territory
    30 may 2002 23:10:00
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -- Addis Ababa has dismissed as "fabrications and lies" claims by the authorities in Mogadishu that Ethiopian troops had carried out incursions into parts of south-western Somalia. Full text...

  • Somalia gets 2 million-Euro humanitarian grant from EU
    30 may 2002 19:35:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- War and drought-stricken Somalia is to receive humanitarian grant worth two million Euro (about 1. Full text...

  • Kenya to deport 12 Somali immigrants
    29 may 2002 23:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi Magistrate's Court Wednesday ordered the deportation of 12 Somali immigrants who entered Kenya illegally last week. Full text...

  • UNHCR seeks permission to relocate Somali refugees
    28 may 2002 23:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday it was waiting for the approval of the Kenyan government to relocate some 5,000 Somali refugees camped in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera. Full text...

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