Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Child malnutrition reaches alarming rates in Somalia
    26 december 2001 19:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The latest UN Food Security Assessment Unit (FSAU) nutritional survey on Gedo region in southern Somalia has produced 'alarming' results. Full text...

  • Somalia In Dire Need of International Peace Force
    26 december 2001 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia appears to have scaled another threshold in its 41-year turbulent history. Full text...

  • Somali Politicians Agree to Form National Government
    25 december 2001 11:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali politicians have wound up weeklong consultations in Kenya with an agreement to form an all-inclusive government in order to end a decade of anarchy and clan wars. Full text...

  • UK warships raise fears of anti-terror campaign in Somalia
    23 december 2001 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The arrival of two British warships at Kenya's Indian Ocean port of Mombasa this weekend has heightened speculation that there is an imminent military action to root out terror suspects said to be linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network in neighbouring Somalia. Full text...

  • Youth leader calls for military intervention in Somalia
    21 december 2001 12:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali youth leader, Abdoulkadir Dahir Ali, has said only military intervention and full disarmament of Somalia's militia groups could end the decade-long war in the country. Full text...

  • Kenyan president Opens Somalia peace talks
    20 december 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi opened Somalian peace talks Thursday with a call on warring factions in the neighbouring country to speed up negotiations for the formation of a central government. Full text...

  • Warlords delay Somali peace talks in Kenya
    19 december 2001 13:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Talks aimed at finding a lasting solution to the decade-long clan war in Somalia failed to start as scheduled Wednesday, as delegates await the arrival of some of the warlords whose presence are considered crucial in the peace negotiations. Full text...

  • Somali politicians gather in Nairobi for crucial talks
    17 december 2001 14:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali politicians have converged in Nairobi for crucial peace talks, which observers in the Kenyan capital view as a last-ditch attempt to save that country from a possible US military action, over its alleged links with Saudi fundamentalist, Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network. Full text...

  • France stresses need for proof of Somali al Qaida connections
    12 december 2001 20:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- As threats loom of a US military strike on Somalia, the French Foreign ministry has stressed the need for palpable evidence of connections with the al Qaida terrorist group, as was the case with Afghanistan, before any such move. Full text...

  • Somali teenager murdered in London for owing £10
    08 december 2001 19:04:00
    London UK (PANA) -- A 15-year old Somali boy has been stabbed to death in London following a row over an alleged debt of £10. Full text...

  • Moi, US official discuss terrorism
    05 december 2001 20:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi Wednesday received US official Walter Kainsteiner for talks on international terrorism and the alleged existence of terror groups in Somalia. Full text...

  • US official alleges Al Queda cells in Somalia
    05 december 2001 10:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A top US Official on a four-day tour of East and Southern African countries has affirmed that pockets of Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden's Al Queda network have been unearthed in Somalia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia urges all parties in Somalia to dialogue
    30 november 2001 15:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is calling on all parties in Somalia to urgently engage in a constructive and comprehensive dialogue aimed at restoring peace, stability and national reconciliation in that country. Full text...

Special File - Somalia

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