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2008-10-07 15:00:28

Excerpt from report by independent Somaliland newspaper Waaheen on 7 October A plane from Saudi Arabia which was carrying Somalis who had been deported from that country is said to have been denied clearance to land at Hargeysa airport. The plane is said to have tried to land at Mogadishu airport but aborted after being informed that Mogadishu airport was insecure. It then proceeded to Hargeysa to offload its human cargo. However, airport officials declined to have it land there forcing...

2008-09-20 12:00:37

Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 20 SeptemberPuntland has banned the airlines which obeyed Al-Shabab's order banning flights to Adan Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. Puntland has received a directive from the aviation department of the Transitional Federal Government and from the president of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmad, to ban the airlines that obeyed the order of Al-Shabab. A Puntland official has told Radio Gaalkacyo that the administration has decided...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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