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Somalia: BBC journalist shot dead

Somalia: Nasteh Dahir Farah, a prominent Somali journalist, was killed by unknown gunmen the southern Somali town of Kismanyu, an official in a Mogadishu based Somali journalists union confirmed Saturday. Nasteh Dahir, who worked for both the BBC and Associated Press news agency, was shot in the chest and stomach outside his home. Islamist...

Somali elders told the pirates face action or release the ship

Somalia: Somali Islamist insurgents will attack pirates holding a Jordan-flagged vessel if calls to release the ship and its crew are ignored, local elders involved in mediation efforts said Tuesday.   The elders said the MV Victoria, seized last week off the Somali coast, was being held near a coastal village, around 500 kilometres (310...

somalia: Arab League to mediate between rivals

Somalia: A delegation from the Arab League is heading  to Somalia Monday under the leadership of the recently appointed envoy to Somalia. The delegation is led by Ibrahim Shuweym, who is the newly appointed envoy to Somalia. The aim of the delegation is said to mediate between the government and the Asmara-based opposition group. The Arab...

Somali elders criticize Ethiopian's relief action

Somalia: Somali elders on Thursday sneered at Ethiopian troops for doling relief food to hungry Mogadishu residents, saying the exercise was just a gimmick to cover their blood-soaked hands.   "Somalis are aware the hostility of the Ethiopians towards the Somali people, the whole exercise was a gimmick to show the world that they are...

Somalia: France and US will jointly work to combate piracy

United Nations: France and the United States are currently working on a draft resolution in the UN Security Council to combat maritime piracy, notably off the coast of lawless Somalia, diplomats said Tuesday.   "We are working on a text to combat piracy. The time has come to deal with this issue," France's UN Ambassador Jean-Maurice...

War torn Somalia: Situation worsen than 1991

Somalia: Bodies continued to litter the streets of Mogadishu on Monday after two days of intense fighting described by one human rights representative as "the worst" since 1991.   The chaotic situation has made it difficult to ascertain an accurate death toll. Mogadishu-based Elman Human Rights Group reported at least 81 civilians...

Somalia: Renowned Journalist detained in Mogadishu

Somalia: The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia at Banadir junction of Madina district in Mogadishu arrested a well known journalist Monday.   The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in a statement said that they were disturbed by the arrest of prominent and respected radio journalist Abdi Mohammed Ismail, who works for...

Somali radio station reopens, journalists freed

Somalia, Apr 18: After few hours of closer Somali authorities have released five journalists and allowed their radio station is back on the air Friday, the reporters said on Friday.   Somali police arrested five journalist for covering fighting between government troops and insurgents and force to shut down their radio station earlier. The...

Somalia: Humanitarian situation worries UN

United Nations, Apr 12: The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating with the number of people in need of emergency aid reaching nearly a half million, the U.N. humanitarian office said Friday.   Describing the situation worsening faster than expected the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (...

Somalia Piracy: Geeska Afrika website publishes wrong pics of Puntland

Somalia, Apr 11: The Geeska Afrika Online paints a wrong picture about piracy in Somalia.   A story published in website yesterday, Dr. Abdullahi Mohamed, Deputy Editor Geeska Afrika Online, blurs the boundary between news and opinion. It published, 'Piracy is a big problem on Somalia waters. Pirates are known to be operating on Somalia?s...

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...