Somalia -
  • Somalis allege sighting Ethiopian military aircraft
    27 may 2002 23:17:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Ethiopian military helicopters were allegedly sighted on Sunday over several districts in central Somalia, with the authorities in Mogadishu insisting the aircraft must have been on a surveillance mission. Full text...

  • Kenyan police arrest pilot, impound plane with immigrants
    27 may 2002 21:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Police have arrested a Kenyan pilot and impounded an aircraft that brought in 21 illegal immigrants from Somalia, the press reported in Nairobi Monday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped UNDP senior staff released in Mogadishu
    27 may 2002 12:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gunmen have unconditionally released the UNDP programme coordinator in Mogadishu, Prof. Full text...

  • Zanzibari Refugees Want to Go Home
    24 may 2002 23:11:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 12 of the 200 Zanzibari refugees staying in Mogadishu want to be repatriated because of the deteriorating condition of their camp and the yearning desire to get back home. Full text...

  • UNHCR wants Somali refugees in Kenya relocated
    20 may 2002 17:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is in talks with the Kenyan government to relocate some 10,000 Somali refugees to a camp at Dabaab on the border with Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Somali Energy Minister Defects
    20 may 2002 15:58:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The minister for Energy in the Somali transitional national government (TNG), Warsame Abokor has resigned and gone to Hergeisa, the capital of self-proclaimed Somaliland republic, citing its ineffectiveness to restore peace. Full text...

  • Somalia wants UN to punish Ethiopia over border dispute
    17 may 2002 17:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Somalia has accused neighbouring Ethiopia of invading its territory and asked the UN to punish Addis Ababa with sanctions. Full text...

  • Tension brews in Somali Puntland after failed peace talks
    02 may 2002 16:13:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Tension was reported Thursday in Somalia's autonomous north-eastern Puntland region after the collapse of Ethiopia-brokered peace talks between the region's President Jama Ali Jama and his rival Colonel Abdulahi Yusuf. Full text...

  • Somali militia fight leaves three dead
    01 may 2002 20:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least three militia men were killed and five others were injured in Tuesday night's fighting at the Burhakaba area near the Somali provincial town of Baidoa, 250-km south-west of Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Three killed, dozens injured in Mogadishu fire
    30 april 2002 18:23:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Three persons were killed and more than 20 others injured after a fierce fire broke out Monday night at Mogadishu's main market of Bakaraha. Full text...

  • Three killed in Mogadishu market fire outbreak
    30 april 2002 15:20:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Fire was still raging Tuesday at Mogadishu's main Bakaraha market where it erupted Monday night killing three people and injuring more than 20 injured. Full text...

  • Somali govt threatens to boycott Nairobi talks
    30 april 2002 13:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Transitional National Government (TNG) in Mogadishu Tuesday threatened it would not participate in the reconciliatory talks under preparation in Nairobi if Ethiopia is not excluded from being one of the convenors of the conference. Full text...

  • Power struggle wrecks Somalia's breakaway Puntland
    28 april 2002 14:43:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Delegations led by the President of the Somalia's breakaway region of Puntland, Jama Ali Jama, and his rival, Abdulahi Yusuf, are in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to start negotiations on how to resolve their power struggle which has brought violence to the troulbed country. Full text...

  • Somali warlord opposes plan to reopen Mogadishu port
    28 april 2002 14:09:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Mogadishu-based Somali warlord Musa Sudi Yalahow has warned that fighting could erupt in Mogadishu if the Somali Transitional Government (TNG) tried to carry out its plan to reopen the country's main seaport in the capital which has remained closed since 1995. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak claims 16 lives in Somalia
    28 april 2002 13:47:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 16 Somalis have died in the past 24 hours following an outbreak of cholera in Kismayo, some 500 km south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill popular Somali doctor in ambush
    28 april 2002 13:02:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Northern Mogadishu residents were in shock Sunday when news reached them that a popular medical doctor, Dahir Sheikh Ahmed, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Somali capital. Full text...

  • 30,000 Somali refugees to be repatriated from Ethiopia
    24 april 2002 08:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 30,000 Somali refugees would be repatriated from Ethiopia this year, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Donors concerned over security in Somalia
    18 april 2002 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A coalition of aid agencies operating in Somalia Thursday said that it was concerned about the deteriorating security in that country's northern Gedo Region and appealed to the parties involved to put to an end to the hostilities. Full text...

  • Peace Committee visits Somali regions
    18 april 2002 15:59:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Somali Peace Talk's Technical Committee members flew into Mogadishu Thursday on a fact-finding mission. Full text...

  • Seven reported killed in fresh Somali fighting
    12 april 2002 14:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least seven people were reported killed and several others injured in fresh clashes Friday at the Somali town of Lugh in the Gedo region, some 400-km south-west of Mogadishu, informed sources said. Full text...

  • Agencies step up war against cholera in Somalia
    09 april 2002 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Members of the Somali Aid Co-ordination Body (SACB) --which includes UN agencies, NGOs and donors-- are working with local health authorities to prevent widespread illness and death in Somalia related to the annual "cholera season. Full text...

  • UNDP averts money transfer firm's closure in Somalia
    06 april 2002 09:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has successfully intervened on behalf of a Somali money transfer firm faced with closure as part of the United States' war on terrorism crackdown. Full text...

  • UNDP Representative Arrives in Somalia
    05 april 2002 08:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme has appointed a representative to Somalia. Full text...

  • American officials visit Somalia
    03 april 2002 14:51:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A six-member delegation from the US State Department led by Zachary Teich, arrived in Mogadishu Wednesday for talks with the Somali Transitional Government and opposition leaders on the country's reconciliation process and the global war against terror. Full text...

  • Islamic foundation's Somali office denies Al Quaeda links
    13 march 2002 17:11:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The Somali office of the Al Haramein international Islamic foundation of has denied having any links with the Al Qaeda and Al Itihad al Islam terrorist groups. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill two people during raid on Somali Minister's home
    11 march 2002 11:45:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least two people were killed and three others wounded when unidentified gunmen attacked the home of Somali Home Affairs Minister, Dahir Mohamed Dahya in Mogadishu Sunday night. Full text...

  • Somali President in Sirte for CEN-SAD summit
    05 march 2002 22:50:00
    Syrte- Libya (PANA) -- President Adboulkassim Sallat Hassan of Somalia arrived in the Libyan city of Sirte Tuesday to take part in the 4th summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN- SAD) opening on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somali kidnappers release abducted UN staff member
    05 march 2002 21:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official, Ahmed Moallim "Discipline" Mohammed, who was abducted in Mogadishu last Thursday has been released, UNICEF official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • EU welcomes regional call on Somalia to fight terrorism
    27 february 2002 10:18:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has welcomed a regional resolution urging the Somali National Transitional Government and all the other parties to fight terrorism in that country. Full text...

  • Annan appoints new Representative for Somalia
    20 february 2002 23:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has appointed Winston Tubman of Liberia as his Representative for Somalia where local communities are said to be rebuilding from a decade of anarchy. Full text...

  • Heavy fighting, panic grips Somali town
    19 february 2002 21:57:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Heavy fighting erupted Monday in Bardere town, about 350 km south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, between local militia and their counterparts loyal to the Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC). Full text...

  • UN urges investors to stake on Somalia
    12 february 2002 15:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Tuesday appealed to the international community to invest in Somalia, saying this would foster peace and stability in the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Somali peace agreement hangs in the balance
    12 february 2002 15:00:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The implementation of a peace agreement signed in Kenya by warring Somali factions is in doubt, as opposition warlords charge that the Transitional National Government (TNG) was failing to keep its side of the deal. Full text...

  • Gunmen Raid Mogadishu Radio Station
    12 february 2002 11:26:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The headquarters of the Somali National radio in Mogadishu was Monday night attacked by gunmen, who removed some valuable equipment and knocked the station off the air. Full text...

  • UN agencies in talks with donors about Somalia
    05 february 2002 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Heads of all UN agencies operating in Somalia are holding high level meetings with other donors in Geneva in order to streamline their operations in the strife-torn nation. Full text...

  • Bomb Injures Bodyguards At Somali Premier's Residence
    02 february 2002 13:55:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Four bodyguards of Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah were seriously injured Friday night when a bomb went off at his private residence. Full text...

  • Somalia gets new telecommunications firm
    27 january 2002 19:33:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Struggling to stand on its own feet, Somalia's telecommunications sector took another step forward Sunday when Tel Atlantic Company started operating in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Zanzibari refugees commemorate January 27
    27 january 2002 18:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Zanzibari refugees in Mogadishu Sunday marked the first anniversary of a bloody conflict that drove them out of the Indian Ocean islands. Full text...

  • Somali government orders guns off the streets
    24 january 2002 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) has ordered all residents to stop carrying guns in Mogadishu, the capital city. Full text...

  • Calm returns after Somalia clans clash
    24 january 2002 17:25:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Elders and local militiamen in Koryole district of southern Somalia on Thursday managed to stop heavy fighting which erupted Tuesday between two Somali clans in Donburale village. Full text...

  • 5 killed, 20 wounded in fresh Somali clan clashes
    23 january 2002 20:12:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least five persons were killed and 20 others wounded Tuesday evening in heavy fighting between two clans in Koryoley district in lower Shabele region of southern Somalia. Full text...

  • Somalia's parliament votes to expand cabinet
    23 january 2002 12:43:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's transitional parliament has voted to amend some articles in the transitional National Charter to pave the way for the entry of opposition leaders into the transitional national government of unity. Full text...

  • How Al Barakat Closure is Affecting Somalis
    21 january 2002 17:22:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- When the United States authorities clamped down on the Al Barakat group of companies on November 7 last year, accusing it of having terrorist links, they changed the face of life in Somalia for the worse. Full text...

  • France, Kenya against military strike on Somalia
    17 january 2002 17:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- France and Kenya Thursday said they were opposed to any military strike on Somalia, which the US accuses of providing a safe haven to terrorists linked to Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. Full text...

  • Anxiety high in Somalia as American strikes loom
    17 january 2002 16:33:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Anxiety is running high in Somalia over increased threats of US military strikes against the Horn of Africa country for its suspected links with the terrorist Al Qaeda network of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden. Full text...

  • Somali President praises Libya's African unity policy
    14 january 2002 19:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- President Abdelkassem Sallat Hassan of the transitional government in Somalia is in Tripoli for talks with Col. Full text...

  • IGAD leaders plan reconciliation summit for Somalia
    11 january 2002 18:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Leaders of the Inter-government Authority for Development (IGAD) Friday decided at the end of their two-day summit in Khartoum to hold a reconciliation conference on Somalia in Nairobi in two months. Full text...

  • Somalia warlords plan to attend IGAD summit
    09 january 2002 16:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Somali warlords opposed to the country's interim government said on Wednesday they would attend a summit of African leaders in Khartoum Thursday, aimed to stabilise war-torn Somalia. Full text...

  • US turns searchlight for terrorists in Somalia
    04 january 2002 19:03:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Two months into its war against terrorists in Afghanistan, the US is now increasing its attention on Somalia for possible presence of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda, the terrorist organisation led by Saudi outlaw, Osama Bin Laden. Full text...

  • UNDP signs new project to help Somalia rebuild economy
    04 january 2002 15:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Somalia office on Friday signed a new project aimed at assisting Somali authorities to re-build macro-economic structures and institutions after years of civil strife and economic crisis. Full text...

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