Somalia -
  • 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...

  • Somalia has some success tales to tell
    27 november 2001 20:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN office for Somalia, currently operating from Nairobi, Kenya, continues to operate under difficult conditions to serve a community whose nation many considered to have been tossed into oblivion a decade ago. Full text...

  • Peace run in Mogadishu attracts 1000 runners
    10 november 2001 20:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sport for Peace Program for Somalia, in close cooperation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" which will take place in Mogadishu throughout Monday. Full text...

  • Hussein Aided wants Al-Ithad terrorists destroyed
    10 november 2001 18:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The terrorist organisation Al-Ithad is still active in Somalia and it is high time to destroy it, Somali faction leader Hussein Aided said Saturday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Hundreds of runners sign up for Mogadishu peace run
    09 november 2001 14:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sports for Peace Programme for Somalia, in close co-operation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" to take place in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Monday. Full text...

  • Somali factions agree Moi-brokered peace deal
    05 november 2001 19:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali warring factions have reached a peace agreement after a four-day meeting chaired by Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, the State House announced Monday at Nairobi. Full text...

  • UNDP launches poverty reduction projects
    02 november 2001 23:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched new series of projects aimed at reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth in Somalia's south-western Bay region. Full text...

  • Salat Hassan discusses with Kadhafi
    21 october 2001 19:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Somali President Abdoulkassim Salat Hassan on Sunday praised the leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Muammar Kadhafi, for his support to Somalia and the importance he attaches to resolution of the crisis in Somalia. Full text...

  • Food aid urgently needed in southern Somalia
    18 october 2001 23:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 450 000 people face a serious humanitarian crisis in southern Somalia, following the failure of the main Gu season (May-July) rains in key food producing areas. Full text...

  • Foreigners exploit Somali marine resources
    17 october 2001 20:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Large foreign fishing Companies, capitalising on the decade-long chaos in Somalia are plundering the country's rich marine life and destroying its aquaculture, a Somali civic leader revealed in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • Armed bandits wound Kenyan border security officer
    20 september 2001 09:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A policeman was seriously injured Wednesday when heavily armed bandits staged a surprise daylight assault on Liboi police station close to the Kenya-Somalia border. Full text...

  • UNICEF appraises women's lot in Somalia, Rwanda
    10 september 2001 13:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Observers have warned that unless women's specific needs were addressed, efforts towards their post-war rehabilitation in Somalia and Rwanda are unlikely to make any meaningful impact. Full text...

  • Somali President admits failing to meet people's needs
    26 august 2001 18:56:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali's interim President Abdulkassim Salad Hassan conceded Sunday that his provisional administration had failed to meet the needs of the people during the past year. Full text...

  • Hunger threatens 500,000 Somalis
    22 august 2001 22:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that more than 500,000 Somalis face a serious food crisis, following the almost total failure of rains in southern Somalia. Full text...

  • WFP sends out SOS for hunger-stricken Somalia
    22 august 2001 17:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Food Programme Wednesday renewed an appeal for 20,000 metric tonnes of food assistance to save more than half a million people in Somalia threatened by famine due to protracted drought in that country. Full text...

  • European Union concerned over Somali crisis
    16 august 2001 19:56:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has expressed concern over the recent fighting in Mogadishu, Bas-Chebeli, Puntland and in other parts of Somalia. Full text...

  • Somalia fingered as source of illegal arms in Kenya
    04 august 2001 18:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A United Nations team wound up its assignment in Kenya Friday by identifying neighbours, especially war-torn Somalia as the major source of weapons into the East African country. Full text...

  • Egyptian minister says Africa is pre-occupied with Somalia
    26 july 2001 15:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Egyptian Foreign minister Ahmed Maher has said in Paris that Africa was pre-occupied with the need for full reconstruction of Somalia as a united sovereign state. Full text...

  • Repatriation of Somali refugees gets 1.5 million euros
    25 july 2001 16:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR office in Ethiopia Wednesday announced it contributed 1. Full text...

  • UN launches anti-poverty programmes for Somalia
    06 july 2001 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched three programmes Friday to help Somalis rebuild their war-devastated economy. Full text...

  • Somali warlords furious with OAU over recognition
    06 july 2001 09:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A group of Somali warlords warned Friday that the OAU's decision to recognise the eight-month-old government of President Abdikassim Salad Hassan could spark renewed fighting in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • Somali, Ethiopian authorities in rapprochement
    18 june 2001 15:01:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- A senior official in Somalia's transitional national government (TNG) has stressed the need for Mogadishu and Addis Ababa to push for warmer and closer ties. Full text...

  • Mogadishu port and airport still closed
    09 june 2001 17:52:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Armed groups opposed to the recently installed Transitional National Government (TNG) have prevented the re-opening of Mogadishu airport and seaport. Full text...

  • Somali Premier optimistic about prospects for beleaguered country
    04 june 2001 11:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The future looks bright, at least as perceived by Prime Minister Ali Khalif Galayhd, for Somalia's Transitional Government (TGS), what with renewed hopes for reconciliation following reports that differences between some opposition factions were beginning to thaw. Full text...

  • Hunger looms in Somalia following poor rains
    01 june 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Friday warned that tens of thousands of Somalis could face acute hunger as poor rains in south-central regions threaten the country's main grain harvest. Full text...

  • Somali amputees to get free artificial limbs
    28 may 2001 20:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- One hundred amputees from the south- western Somali region of Baidoa, who are victims of the civil strife there, are to receive artificial limbs from the Rotary Clubs of Nairobi and Bombay and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Full text...

  • Moi in talks with Somalia President
    17 may 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has expressed the hope that the transitional national government in Somalia would serve as a basis for reconciliation among the country's leaders. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Sudan want Somalia peace process all-inclusive
    30 april 2001 19:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia and Sudan Monday advocated an "all-inclusive" approach to national reconciliation in Somalia, which has been without a government since the ousting of the late Mohammed Siad Barre in January 1991. Full text...

  • Kenya condemns Somali terror attack, launches humanitarian initiative
    00:00:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has strongly condemned the horrific terror attack on Saturday 14 Oct., 2017, in Zobe District, southern Mogadishu, which until now has claimed over 300 lives and over 350 more injured.Full text...

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