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Ethiopian commander suicides in Somalia

Somalia: An Ethiopian commander has committed suicide in Somalia after finding out about the UIC fighters' destroying a long-awaited food convoy. The commander, who used to serve in the Somali military in the central region of Hiiran, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he learned that the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) fighters had...

Somalia: A tale of a displaced woman

Kismayo: In June, Asha Mohamed, 35, fled the fighting between Ethiopian-backed government troops and insurgents in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to seek shelter in a camp in the port city of Kismayo, 500 km south of Mogadishu. Kismayo is currently home to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled Mogadishu or who were turned...

Somali migrants missing in Mediterranean Sea

Somalia: At least two hundread Somali migrants are missing at sea between Libya and Italy. The boat on which they were travelling sank at sea after leaving Libya on 5 June and heading for Italy. The missing migrants are reported to have come from Somalia, mainly Mogadishu, and from South Africa where there has been trouble in recent days. Thse...

Migrant Somalis 'threaten suicide' in South Africa

South Africa: Somalis displaced by attacks against foreigners in South Africa have been threatening to drown themselves, according to local media. The migrants were reportedly seeking to be resettled from a camp outside Cape Town that had been set up after the recent violence. A police spokesman said rumours several people had drowned were untrue...

Somali boat missing, 60 feared drowned in Libya

Libya: Reports from Libya say that up to 60 Somali people are missing following they traveled with rickety boat from coast of Libya to Italia sources said. The boat has left from Libya on the fifth of May where waves of winds were thrashing the tides of the full shark sea. Its yet unknown where the missed boat about. One of the immigrant’s...

Somalia: 30 Ehiopians killed a mine blast

Somalia: A landmine explosion has reportedly claimed the lives of some 30 Ethiopian soldiers, injuring 76 others in central Somalia's Hiiran region.   The troops were killed after their three vehicles hit the landmine in the Lego town. Some 76 soldiers were also injured in the incident. In a similar blast in Towfiikh district, 12 Ethiopian...

Somalia: 18 migrants drown off Yemen coast

Somalia, Apr 15: At least 18 Somali migrants have drowned off the coast of Yemen while trying to cross from Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula country.   Yemeni officials said on Sunday that the crew of the vessel carrying about 120 migrants forced them to jump into the sea off Yemen's coastline to swim ashore. "Yemen coastguard boats...

Somaliland lion kills woman in Zoo

Somalia, March 29: A minister in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland has expressed regret after a lion from his private zoo killed a woman in the capital.   Civil Aviation Minister Ali Mohammed Waran Addeh says he has shot and killed the lion involved in the incident. The police commissioner says the victim was Hinde Hassan Isse (25),...