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Islamic Courts Fighters In ‎Control Of Central Mogadishu

17th Anniversary Of The SNM’s Glorious ‎May Offensive‎

Somaliland Day In Minnesota‎‎‎

Escape From Somalia‎

The 15th Anniversary Of The Independence Day ‎Of The Republic Of Somaliland 18 May 2006‎‎‎

‎Somaliland: Time For African Union Leadership

Fugitives From Somali Capital ‎Describe Horrors Of War‎

Regional Affairs

People Smuggling To Yemen Intensifies, ‎Hundreds Thrown Overboard - UN‎

US Says Helps Somalia, But Not To Blame For ‎Fighting‎

Somalia Renews Call For Foreign Peacekeepers‎

China To Host African Development Bank Meeting

Eritrea: President Urged To Mark ‎Independence Anniversary By Freeing ‎Prisoners, Letting Country Breathe‎‎‎‎

Economic Indicator: Destination Of Ethiopian Export

Reluctant Africa Must Tackle Somaliland Issue - ICG‎‎‎

Yemen Fears Al-Qaida In Somalia‎‎

Kenya: Govt Dismisses UN Claims ‎On Somalia Arms Ban‎‎

Special Report

International News

Body Of A Missing Somali ‎Woman Found In The River‎‎

Ethiopia: Ruling In Col. Mengistu Case Is Postponed

U.S. Envoy Rejects Blame For Somali Conflict‎‎‎

Politicians Decry Rumors Of ‎Prejudice Against Muslim Candidate‎

Growth Of Al-Qaeda Feared In Somalia

For Somali Student, 'English Is Fun' Now


Somalia's Terrorist Infestation‎

Sweating It Out On The Somaliland Coast

A Commander For Afghanistan

LA Times Editorial: A Dangerous Game In Somalia

Rageh Omaar: The Scud Stud Aims For Truth‎‎‎

Food for thought


A New Wind Of Change Blows Over Africa

Thousand questions
for Prof. Ahmed ‎Samater‎‎‎‎

Who Is Bashir Raghe Chirar?

The Blood That Was Shed

Somali History: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Another 26 June

Senator Norm Coleman’s Position On The Republic ‎Of Somaliland

Somaliland: Where Peace And Democracy Make No Headlines‎‎

Building Integrity To Fight Corruption:‎‎

Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 27, 2006 – The War Veterans Association “SOOYAAL” will observe today the 17th anniversary of the May 1988 offensive launched by the fighters of the SNM against Siyad Barre’s forces in Buroa and Hargeysa.

AU Urged To Prevent Somalia-Somaliland War‎  

Hargeysa/Addis Ababa/Brussels, May 23, 2006 – The African Union (AU) is urged by international security experts to look into the situation of Somaliland, which last week celebrated its 15th anniversary as an independent but still non-recognized republic. There are rising concerns about "an ever-increasing source of friction, and possibly violence" between Somaliland and Somalia, which will not recognize the breakaway state's existence. The AU is called to prevent a new war, preferably by recognizing Somaliland.

Somaliland Day In Minnesota

The Somaliland Day of May 18, was celebrated in Minnesota on 21st of May 2006.

The foreign participant is Mr. Mike Hatch, the Minnesota Attorney General.  The Somaliland Representative in USA, DR Sa'ad Sheikh Osman Nur was also there.

The 15th Anniversary Of The Independence Day ‎Of The Republic Of Somaliland 18 May 2006‎‎‎

Somaliland Heritage in partnership with the Association of Somalilanders of France has welcomed at the French Senate for the celebration of the Independence day of Somaliland, media, scholars, politicians thanks to the Senator Piras.

‎Somaliland: Time For African Union Leadership‎

Hargeysa/Addis Ababa/Brussels, May 23, 2006 – On 18 May 2006, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland marked fifteen years since it proclaimed independence from Somalia. Although its sovereignty is still unrecognized by any country, the fact that it is a functioning constitutional democracy distinguishes it from the majority of entities with secessionist claims, and a small but growing number of governments in Africa and the West have shown sympathy for its cause.

Local Headlines Somalia

Islamic Courts Fighters In ‎Control Of Central Mogadishu

Mogadishu, May 27, 2006 – Fighters loyal to the Islamic Courts battled the fighters of a coalition of warlords on Friday with thousands fleeing Mogadishu to escape the violence.

At least 30 people were reported killed in the fighting.

Escape From Somalia‎

May 18, 2006 – A FORMER Euro MP from Tongland, Kirkcudbright, had a narrow escape from war-torn Somalia last week.

John Corrie, who is involved in international development, was working in the African country, in which 130 people have recently been killed, to help them set up a new democratic parliament.

MARKA, Somalia, May 27, 2006 — A baby with its leg blown off by shrapnel. Corpses in the streets. The wounded writhing in pain inside wheelbarrows, the only ambulances around.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23, 2006 – The United States helps Somalia through aid and has encouraged groups to fight terrorism, but is not responsible for the worst fighting in Mogadishu in years, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya said on Tuesday.

Baidoa, Somalia, May 23, 2006 – Somalia's transitional government has renewed a call for foreign peacekeepers in the lawless nation, setting the stage for a new fight in parliament where members physically attacked each other during debate on the matter last year.

SANAA, Yemen, May 25, 2006 – Yemen has been active in combating terrorism. But of late, this country on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula has a new concern, Somalia,

Kenya: Govt Dismisses UN Claims ‎On Somalia Arms Ban‎

Washington/Nairobi, May 23, 2006 – Kenya has dismissed criticisms by a UN panel responsible for overseeing enforcement of an arms embargo in Somalia that it was ignoring its requests for help.

Mogadishu Battle Threatens Somali Peace

Baidoa, May 26, 2006 – Baidoa, where Somalia's transitional government is based, may be out of earshot of the gunfire in the capital, Mogadishu, but the effects of the escalating violence are being intensely felt.

Somali Joint Needs Assessment Communiqué ‎‎‎‎

Nairobi, Kenya, May 26, 2006 – On 25 May 2006 the United Nations and the World Bank provided a brief to the Somali Transitional Federal Parliament in Baidoa on the Somali Joint Needs Assessment. 


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