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Toll hits 30 after more Somalis murdered

ISSUE 242
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Index
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Rayale Fails To Raise The Issue Of Igad Troop Deployment To Somaliland With Meles

''An Interim Agreement Gives Islamists An Edge In Somalia''

Somaliland, the Horn of Africa and US Policy

Somalia To Get Peace-Keepers

President Stresses Iran, Djibouti Common Political Views

A New Use For Camel's Milk: Sell It Abroad

The Crisis In The Horn Of Africa: Nomads With No Future

Somalia Warns Uganda On Troops

Regional Affairs

Ethiopia: Banking At The Somaliland Border

Pastoralists Call On Governments To Improve Legislation On Livestock Sales - Report

Somalia Stutters Towards Stability

Negotiators For Somali Government, Islamists Hold Face-To-Face Talks In Sudan

Editorial
Special Report

International News

US Moves Nairobi Embassy Bomb Suspect To Cuba

US Struggles For New Somalia Policy

Brothers' Epic Feat For Charity

Cinema Is Now A Crime In Somalia

Toll hits 30 after more Somalis murdered

World In Danger Of Missing Sanitation Target; Drinking-Water Target Also At Risk, New Report Shows

Coping With Terror Threat To Tourism

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Respect Tribes: They Do What Weak States Cannot

Remarks Made By Dr. Saad Noor At The Washington Post’s Debate On The Islamic Courts And Their Possible Influence In The Horn Region Of Africa

Somali Islamists Ban Music; "Intimidated" Top Artist Agree

Somalia's Money Lifeline Is In Limbo

America’s Somali Policy Still Dangerously Adrift

Somalis Left To A Life In Limbo As Peace Talks Are Put On Hold

Food for thought

Opinions

Somaliland : Love It Or Leave It

Protection Of Taxpayers’ Rights

The ICG Report Was A True Reflection Of The Facts On The Ground In Somaliland

Open Letter To Somalilanders Specially To SOPRI Conference Participants

Crying For Somaliland

Somalia : Cutting Through The Fog

UNDP/WORLD Bank Mission For JNA Undermined Somaliland Political Integrity

The Theory of Backwardness and Somalia/Somaliland Political Stage


Cape Town, SA, September 04, 2006 – Two more Somalis have been murdered in Cape Town, bringing the number killed recently in the Western Cape to 30.

A Somali man was shot dead in Delft at about 1pm on Sunday while the second victim was stabbed to death in Du Noon, Milnerton, on Saturday. The attacks came two days after a 25-year-old Somali was fatally stabbed, also in Du Noon.

"A murder case is being investigated and we hope to effect an arrest soon," said police spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana on Sunday.

He could not confirm Sunday's Delft shooting.

The city's Somali community feels that a "war" is being waged against them.

Masiphumelele shopkeeper Nuradin Warsame refuses to trade in the area after he was forced from his spaza shop last week.

He was one of 80 Somalis chased out of the informal settlement by a mob of about 200 people, who also allegedly robbed and vandalized their shops.

Somali traders believe local shopkeepers jealous of their business success are behind the recent crimes.

Last week Makhaya Mani, spokesman for MEC for Safety and Security Leonard Ramatlakane, condemned the attacks, which he said were the result of xenophobia.

"We will not allow people to be forced out of this country (when) they are practicing legal business," he said.

Mani said Ramatlakane was investigating whether local shopkeepers had been responsible for the attacks..

Source: Cape Argus

Leroy Coleman, (202) 224-5641


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