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2008-08-20 06:00:20

Text of report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 20 August Somali pirates have seized a Somalia-bound Malaysian ship which was hired by Somali businessmen. The heavily-armed Somali pirates are said to have hijacked the vessel which was carrying a crew of up to 20 Malaysians and Filipinos and diverted it to the northern Somali coast. Since there is no information on the fate of the vessel or the crew on board, the company that owns the ship which is...

2008-07-18 15:00:38

Text of report by privately-owned Somali radio HornAfrik on 18 July [Presenter] The police in Somaliland this afternoon released members of social groups movement who had been by the police at the Hargeysa airport. Muhammas Ise Diriye has the details. [Diriye] Up to 20 members of the Somali social groups who were earlier today arrested by police at Hargeysa airport were released this afternoon. The members who included seven women had flown out of Adan Adde International Airport in...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Washington, July 16 (Yonhap) - Seven South Korean and 33 other fishermen were rescued in waters off Somalia Wednesday under convoy of a US naval ship, three days after their ship was grounded on a Somali sand beach, South Korea's military attache here said. The stranded fishermen were carried by local boats to another South Korean fishing boat, Baekyang No 37, and were heading to Oman's Salalah Port as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday...

2008-06-18 12:00:58

By Chris Casey, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 18--Shirley Salazar noticed a new group strolling into Monfort Family Clinic about four months ago. Many of them wore colorful headscarfs called hijabs. "We started getting the Somalis into the clinic and realized that we had a problem," said Salazar, a Spanish interpreter at the Evans clinic, which treats mostly Latinos. The problem is communication. The Somalis hail from 9,000 miles away, on the horn of Africa, and they speak Somali, Arabic...

2006-08-03 10:29:45

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - One of ten suspected Somali pirates captured by the U.S. Navy early this year accused on Thursday the United States of torture at the opening of a trial intended to deter rampant piracy off Somalia's coast. "We were arrested by the U.S. Navy and forced to board the American ship. Inside the ship we were tortured by the Americans who could not understand our language," defendant Hassan Mahamud Mohamed told the court in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa. He...

2006-07-21 13:19:14

By Sarah Mahoney LEWISTON, Maine (Reuters) - Authorities reassured Muslims on Friday that Maine is safe after the state filed a civil-rights lawsuit against a man accused of rolling a frozen pig's head into a mosque during prayers. Noel Bonem, director of the northeastern state's new office of multicultural affairs, said Maine was working with public safety officials to protect its 6,000 to 8,000 Muslims after the incident in Lewiston, the state's second-largest city. The incident...

2006-06-14 07:21:33

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Old typewriters, dusty passports, faded diplomatic pouches, invitations to embassy parties from 1991 and pictures of a man deposed as president 15 years ago -- Mohamed Awil has a lot of stuff to clear out. Not the normal duties of a senior diplomat in the world's most populous nation. But as Somalia's new ambassador to China, Awil also has a tougher job ahead of him -- convincing people his country now has a viable central government, is back on...

2006-01-09 08:04:36

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States welcomed on Monday an agreement by Somalia's leaders to try and end a rift in the anarchic African nation it failed to pacify in the 1990s. Raising hopes of an end to a feud that has paralyzed the 14th attempt to restore government in Somalia since 1991, factions led by Somalia's president and parliament speaker agreed last week to convene the legislature within 30 days. If that happens, it would be a first for the fledgling Somali government...

2006-01-09 05:38:46

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States welcomed on Monday an agreement by Somalia's leaders to try and end a rift in the anarchic African nation it failed to pacify in the 1990s. Raising hopes of an end to a feud that has paralyzed the 14th attempt to restore government in Somalia since 1991, factions led by Somalia's president and parliament speaker agreed last week to convene the legislature within 30 days. If that happens, it would be a first for the fledgling Somali government...

2005-07-23 10:22:20

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Renewed clashes between rival clans fighting for control of a trading town in southern Somalia have killed 20 people and injured at least 30, residents said on Saturday. Clashes between the Garre and Merrehan clans erupted late on Friday, centering on Ceel Waaq town in Gedo region, close to the border with Kenya. Clan elders reached by telephone from the capital Mogadishu said they had failed to settle the dispute over the town which serves as a hub for trade and...


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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'