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Somali Governors hunt for insurgents

Somalia, March 27: Two governors in southern Somalia are cooperating on the military front against the country's insurgent groups, who are intent on overthrowing the transitional federal government and its Ethiopian military backers.   Yusuf Daboged and Mohamed Omar Delle, the governors of Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions, respectively,...

75 Somalis missing in Yemen Coast

Sanna, March 28: At least 75 Somali migrants have drowned off the coast of Yemen while trying to cross from Somalia to the Arab country, a Yemeni official said. The official said the captain of the vessel carrying more than 250 migrants forced them to leave the ship and to try to swim ashore on Thursday. About 180 survived, Reuters report said....

Somalia hospitals are overcrowded, lack of supplies

Somalia, March 27: The heavy fighting between Somalia's Islamist rebels and officials cops has been deteriorated dramatically as the hospitals in the country's capital ran out of medical supplies.   The Ethiopian attacks have killed thousands of Somalis and wounded hundreds of innocent civilians while hospitals face shortages of food and...

Somali PM commits to speed up aid works

Addis Ababa, March 26: Somalia Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein is promising to help speed delivery of relief to desperately needy citizens, as humanitarian agencies warn of an impending humanitarian catastrophe in the war-ravaged nation.   The Somali leader made the comment in Addis Ababa, where he was discussing security issues with...

Somali insergents take over Jowhar

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 26: Islami insergents have seized control of Jowhar, the most significant of several towns captured in recent months.   "Seven people, including a woman who was a government soldier and her small child that she was carrying on her back were killed early in the morning when Islamic Courts Union (ICU) fighters...

Somali Islamists attack key town, Six dead

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 26: Four Somali soldiers and two civilians were killed Wednesday when Islamist fighters raided a key southern town, sparking clashes, officials and a local resident said.   The incident occurred in Jowhar township, 90 kilometers north of the capital Mogadishu, when insurgents briefly took control of the area on...

Pirated WFP boats found in Somalia

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 26: The World Food Programme has recovered two boats that were stolen from the southern Somali port town of Merca, but without their engines, an official said on Monday. The two fibreglass boats, stolen at midnight on Sunday, were found near the port, said WFP spokesman Peter Smerdon, AFP report said. "The two boats...

Somalia Polio free Again

Dallas (USA), March 26: Among the hundreds of bad news World Health Organization broke a good news of Somalia. The World Health Organization said Somalia is once again polio-free thanks to the efforts of 10,000 health workers and volunteers.   The Global Polio Eradication Initiative described the effort as a historic achievement in public...

Somali gunmen killed Putland intelligent agent

Bossaso (Somalia), March 25: Unidentifed gunmen shot dead an agent working for the Puntland Intelligence Service (PIS) in Somalia's northeastern region was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen, becoming the third shooting death inside the port city of Bossaso in the past 48 hours.   PIS agent Said Ahmed's killers escaped after shooting him...

Somali leaders begin talks to end violence

Somalia, March 24: Checkpoint soldiers have been threatened with beheadings Somalia's interim prime minister, Nur Hassan Hussein, has met elders of the Hawiye clan, who are influential in the capital, as part of his peace efforts.   He discussed his recently-outlined plan to restore stability. Both sides described the meeting as a stepping...

Somalia coast pirates steal WFP boats

Mogadishu, (Somalia), March 24: Pirates stole two World Food Programme boats that were anchored in southern Somali port town of Merca, officials said on Monday.   "The two fiberglass boats were stolen at midnight (Sunday) and we don't exactly know who took them. They were used to train our staff members for emergency cases," a local...

Troops and Officials depart Somali army and Govt

Somalia, March 23: Scores of soldiers have escaped from Somali army as more than seven government officers resign from local administration offices.   Mogadishu Mayor Mohamed Omar Habeb, better known as Mohamed Dheere, told Press TV correspondent on Sunday that at least 43 Somali soldiers had deserted, giving in their brand new AK 47 guns to...

Somali civilian gunned down by Ethiopia forces

Somalia, March 23: Ethiopian soldiers have killed at least one civilian and seriously injured nine others in the southern Somali capital, Mogadishu.   Ethiopian soldiers opened fire on civilians, who were shopping, in Hareryale district without any reasons, Press TV reporter in Mogadishu said on Sunday. Witnesses said the soldiers were the...

Somalia: Hundreds Support interim PM's Plan

Somalia, March 22: Hundreds of people gathered at a football stadium Saturday in Somalia's capital to showcase public support for interim Prime Minister Nur "Adde" Hassan Hussein's plan for national reconciliation.   The demonstration, held at Conis Stadium in north Mogadishu, was organized by the Banadir regional government and...

Location of Somali

Somalia is situated in the strategic location on Horn of Africa along southern approaches to Bab el Mandeb and route through Red Sea and Suez Cana. It is located on the east coast of Africa.  Somalia is situated in the strategic location on Horn of Africa along southern approaches to Bab el Mandeb and route through Red Sea and Suez Cana. It...