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2008-10-10 18:00:11

SOMALI pirates holding a cargo ship full of battle tanks are trying to negotiate for its release after failing in their demand for pounds 10 million. The bandits who boarded and seized the Faina two weeks ago originally said they would never lower the ransom. But their spokesman said today they were now prepared to hold talks about a deal. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] Al-Shabab has said they are ready to hold talks regarding the closure of Mogadishu airport in which they have banned all flights from landing at the airport. The group also distanced itself from threats issued against Hawiye clan elders. Abdullahi Yasin Jama has more details. [Jama] Speaking to radio stations in Mogadishu via the telephone, Al-Shabab's spokesman Shaykh Muqtar Robow Abu Mansur has said...

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab. Aweys Haji Nur has more details. [Nur] The passenger plane belonging to Juba Airways is carrying deportees from Saudi Arabia and has just landed at Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport as confirmed by sources....

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...

2008-10-07 12:00:37

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu. The intellectuals and learned members of the Hawiye clan held a long meeting in Mogadishu and discussed the closure of Mogadishu airport. In a news conference, they specifically urged the Al- Shabab group to rescind its decision to ban the Somali public from using the...

2008-10-03 00:00:07

World in brief DEAUVILLE The European Union has agreed to establish an anti- piracy operation off Somalia. The French Defence Minister Herve Morin said at least nine countries had agreed yesterday to take part after Somali pirates seized a Ukrainian ship laden with tanks last week and demanded a $20m (11m) ransom for its release. The announcement came after EU defence ministers met at Deauville, in northern France. "There is very broad European willingness. Many countries want to take...

2008-10-02 09:00:10

By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN By Mohamed Olad Hassan The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas. Last week's hijacking of the Ukrainian ship MV Faina - carrying 33 Soviet-made T-72 tanks as well as rifles and heavy weapons - was the highest...

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...

2008-10-01 18:00:29

Text of report by Somali opposition Radio Voice of Mudug on 1 October A military cargo aircraft carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia landed safely at the Adan Adde International airport in Mogadishu, with no sign of attack from the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement. African Union Mission in Somalia [Amisom] spokesman said the aircraft was ferrying military equipment. However, the type of equipment it was carrying could not be established. The spokesman added that the...

2008-09-28 21:00:18

A disabled smugglers' boat loaded with Somali refugees drifted into Yemeni coastal waters but not before at least 52 people died, U.N. officials said Sunday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said another 71 people were still alive when the vessel was spotted by coast guard crews Sept. 21, CNN reported. The refugees, ages 2-40, had been adrift without food or water for 18 days, officials for the U.N. agency's Yemeni office said. The agency said the survivors -- who had...


Latest Somali people Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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