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Militia Clash At Somali Government ‎Base Baidoa‎

ISSUE 224
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Counterfeit Money Trial Opens For ‎Abdillahi Yusuf’s Son-In-Law In Dubai

Somaliland Legislators Defend ‎Independence, Ties With Ethiopia‎   

Gareth Evans Appointed to UN ‎Genocide Panel

Kenya To Fight Piracy Off Somalia's Coast‎

Hundreds Protest Water Price Rise In ‎Somaliland‎‎

‎South African Independent Online ‎Examines Efforts To Address ‎HIV/AIDS In Somaliland‎

Regional Affairs

Kenya: Auditor-General Exposes ‎Major Abuse Of Public Funds

Sana’a Alliance To Demand Lifting Of ‎UN Arms Embargo On Somalia‎

Ethiopian Ex-Fighters Demand Compensation‎

Militia Clash At Somali Government ‎Base Baidoa

Good Prospects In Africa-India Trade ‎Relations: Zenawi‎‎‎‎

Special Humanitarian Envoy Says Ethiopia ‎Has Lessons To Share With Its Neighbors

Special Humanitarian Envoy Attends ‎‎‘Historic’ Pastoralist Gathering In Ethiopia‎‎‎‎

Somalia Reconciliation Efforts Launched ‎In Baidoa‎‎

Somalia Cautious On Reports U.S. ‎Funds Fighting‎‎

Editorial
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International News

Blair Reshuffles Cabinet After Election Losses

Britain Plans To Deport Nearly All ‎Foreigners Convicted Of Crimes

yaan Hirsi Magan Ordered Out Of ‎Secure Home‎‎‎

Alleged Pirates Freed After US Declines To ‎Prosecute‎

'WPC Murder Suspect In Somalia'‎‎‎

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

African Cooperation Growing on Anti-‎Terrorism, U.S. Report Says‎‎

Blair’s Spokesman On John Prescott

Food for thought

Opinions

The Day of Somaliland Students Died ‎Young: Any Hero To Revive?‎‎

The Budget Of Somaliland Fiscal Year 2006

Very Interesting Findings Of The ‎Qur’an......Miracles‎‎

Leadership Forum For Advancing Inter-‎Faith Dialogue to Prevent Conflict‎‎‎‎‎


NAIROBI, May 2, 2006 – Up to seven people were injured on Tuesday in a clash that erupted when militiamen tried to seize an official car at the temporary base of Somalia's interim government in Baidoa, diplomatic and government sources said.

Baidoa, in southern Somalia, had been chosen as a safe base for President Abdillahi Yusuf's fledgling administration while it waits for security to improve in the capital Mogadishu.

But authorities have struggled to keep local Baidoa militia under control and away from government security personnel.

One foreign source told Reuters that a local militia tried to seize the fisheries minister's vehicle as it drove through Baidoa on Tuesday. "Seven people were injured, five in the militia which attacked the car, two defending it," he said.

The minister was not present during the incident, which happened a day after U.N. Horn of Africa envoy Kjell Magne Bondevik visited the town under tight security.

Government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari said calm had been restored after the clash, with roads and shops open as normal. He could not confirm what caused the fighting which he had heard injured two civilians and one militiaman.

"They were some rumors they wanted to loot one of the cars used to escort the president. We're waiting for the report of the police," Dinari added in a telephone interview.

Yusuf's government, which was set up in Kenya in 2004 and returned to Somalia last year, is the 14th attempt to return central control to the anarchic Horn of Africa nation which has been run by warlords for the last 15 years.

Source: Reuters


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