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2008-10-02 06:00:17

Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 2 October [Presenter] Deputy speaker of the Somali parliament has said Somali pirates are being supported by powerful nations so that they can use them as an excuse to invade Somali waters. Bashir Qalif Gani has more details. [Gani] Proffesor Muhammad Umar Dalha speaking to Shabeelle from Nairobi, Kenya, accused powerful nations whose warships are currently at the Somali coast of being complacent with the activities of...

2008-09-26 09:00:27

Somali PM says doors open for insurgents to join peace talks MOGADISHU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein on Thursday said insurgent groups that have not been part of the peace talks between the Somali transitional government and the opposition can still join in the national reconciliation process. Speaking at a news conference shortly after returning from Djibouti where he led a government delegation to the talks with the opposition, the Alliance for the...

2008-09-19 15:00:35

Insurgent fighters say they killed at least six soldiers Friday in a series of armed clashes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Members of the al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for clashes at the Aden Adde Airport and the surrounding area that were sparked by the landing of an airplane, Press TV reported. The Union of the Islamic Courts group had previously sworn to prevent all airplanes from landing at the Mogadishu airport. When an airplane defied that threat and landed...

2008-09-19 12:00:24

Text of report by Somali website Somaaljecel on 18 September The Djibouti-based wing of the Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia [ARS] has condemned the action of the Al-Shabab group forcing the closure of Mogadishu Airport. The ARS wing headed by Shaykh Sharif Shaykh Ahmad issued a statement saying that the alliance was saddened by Al-Shabab's decision to close Mogadishu Airport, adding that it was against the airport closure. Meanwhile, Shaykh Abdirahman, a member of the Djibouti-based...

2008-09-18 12:00:26

Text of report in English entitled "After Al-Shabab threat, secret talks to reopen Mogadishu airport are under way" published by Somali pro-Puntland government Garoweonline website on 17 September Somalia's Islamist Al-Shabab insurgent group issued a public threat earlier this week warning that Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport would not work after 16 September. No planes have landed at the airport since Monday [15 September], according to airport employees talking to Garowe...

2008-09-18 08:45:00

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 18 September Somali pirates have this morning hijacked a Greek-owned ship and its 25 crew members near the coast of Mogadishu. Noel Choong, head of the Kuala Lumpur-based International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, said the vessel was attacked about 200 nautical miles from the Somali capital Mogadishu. "The pirates attacked and boarded the ship while en route to Kenya with a crew of 25 on...

2008-09-16 03:00:20

Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 15 September Nairobi, 15 September: More than half of Djibouti's population is food insecure and needs emergency aid due to drought and high food prices, an early warning information service has said. At least 340,000 of the country's 632,000 people are at risk, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net), which is funded by the US Agency for International Development, said in a 12...

2008-09-15 15:00:23

Text of report by privately-owned Somali radio HornAfrik on 15 September [Presenter] The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia has today responded to the statement issued by Al-Shabab Islamic Movement, that the private airline companies and other flights should stop using Adan Adde International Airport as from 16 of September. Abdifatah Amin Muhammad sent this report from Baydhabo. [Reporter] The minister of transport and civil aviation, Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, and the minister of...

2008-09-03 15:00:37

Text of report by Nairobi-based on-line news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 3 September Nairobi, 3 September: A three-day protest against insecurity and attacks targeting educational institutions in Mogadishu has shut down most schools and left thousands of children out of class, locals said. "Almost 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools in Mogadishu are participating in the strike," said Abdulkadir Umar Roble, spokesman for the Education Fraternity, an umbrella...

2008-08-29 15:00:52

MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- International medical humanitarian aid agency Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said on Wednesday it has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in central Mogadishu due to increased violence. The medical charity said in a statement issued in Nairobi that increased fighting has led to unacceptable security risks for its patients and staff working in the lawless nation. "The...


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Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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