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Somalilanders And Ethiopians Celebrate ‎Berbera Corridor's Inauguration

SOOYAAL Trains Returnees To Build Their Own Houses‎

The EU Gives Geedi $11.7 With A Further $57.3 ‎Million In The Pipeline

Three Killed As Vehicle Hits Landmine In Somaliland

Thirteen Die Of Measles In Awdal Region

Alleged Thieving Affects Pulse, ‎Oil Seed Export Via Djibouti

Local & Regional Affairs

Somaliland: CIIR Partners Appeal For Women To ‎Be More Involved In Politics‎

The EU Will Shortly Appoint Special ‎Envoy For Somalia in Jowhar

The EU Expressed Concern To Somaliland‎

African Businesses Hit Hard; Tourists Scared Off ‎By Pirates‎

Two More Ethiopian Journalists Detained In ‎Growing Crackdown‎‎‎

Cinema Clashes End In Mogadishu

New Somali Regime Overwhelmed By ‎Violence, Hunger‎


International News

The Pirates of Somalia

North South Prize of the Council of ‎Europe for Geldof and Gebre

Leader Of Area Mosque Arrested By U.S. Agents

Somali Refugee Petitions UK Govt


How Illegal Fishing Feeds Somali Piracy

Taking A Punt On Puntland

The Isaq Somali Diaspora And‎ Poll-Tax Agitation In Kenya, 1936-41

Special coverage  of UK couple killers murder trail in Somaliland

Awdalnews Editorial: Fairness Knows No Enemies

From African Bush To Scotland Yard - ‎The Murder Trail That Led To Al-Qaida

Four Face Death For Murder Of Two UK Aid ‎Workers

Death For Somaliland Aid Killers

Sentenced To Death


Another Diplomatic Gaffe


'My Husband Refused To Operate His 3rd Eye,'‎Said Dahabo

Open Letter To Ahmed Mohamed Hashi Dhimbiil

A Reply To Shoon Omar

KULMIYE Is The Alternative, Dear Dhimbiil

NAIROBI, 17 Nov 2005 (IRIN) – Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, said on Wednesday that the organisation had earmarked more than € 10 million (US $11.7 million) to help Somalia's transitional government improve security in the Horn of Africa country.

The commission could provide an additional € 49 million ($57.3 million) to support reconstruction and development programmes.

The additional support, the EC said in a statement, would depend on how much progress was made in stabilising the country and getting the transitional federal government (TFG) to start working effectively, Michel said during talks with Somalia's Prime Minister Ali Muhammad Gedi in Brussels.

Michel also stated that the commission would soon appoint a special envoy for Somalia and open a field office in the town of Jowhar , where the TFG is currently based. He reaffirmed the EC’s support for Somalia 's transitional administration and the reestablishment of governance in the country.

The transitional federal institutions moved to Somalia in 2004 from Kenya , where they were created after a reconciliation conference, but the administration has been divided over where the seat of government should be situated.

President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, the prime minister and their supporters pitched camp in Jowhar, 90 km north of the capital, Mogadishu . The two leaders cited insecurity as the reason behind their decision not to work from Mogadishu .

Other MPs, led by parliamentary speaker Sharif Hassan Shaykh Aden, went to Mogadishu - a city largely destroyed during nearly 15 years of factional warfare following the toppling in 1991 of the Siyad Barre regime.

On Tuesday, Somali parliamentarians based in Mogadishu resolved to hold talks with the rest of the government in a bid to bridge differences that have paralysed the new administration.

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