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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...

2008-09-14 18:00:18

(Correcting headline.)Text of report by privately-owned Somali radio HornAfrik on 14 September [Presenter] Union of Islamic Courts [UIC] said they are not for the closure of Mogadishu airport following a statement issued by Al- Shabab yesterday in which they said they will shut down the airport. Abdiqasin Ma'alin Ahmad [Ahmad] According to a press statement issued by the UIC today, the UIC has no role in Al-Shabab's call for the closure of the Mogadishu airport. Shaykh Abdirahin Ise Adow...

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...

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...

2008-08-06 09:00:33

Text of report by privately-owned Somaliland Horn Cable TV on 5 August [Presenter] The commander of the pirates who kidnapped a German family has warned of severe consequences never seen before if the ransom they demanded earlier is not paid. Our reporter in Sanaag Region, Abdirazzaq Ali has the details. [Reporter] The commander of the pirates holding the German couple for the second month running has sent a message to the couple's relatives and country saying that they would embark on...

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...

2006-08-24 05:56:40

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nearly 140,000 refugees at a camp in northern Kenya are facing increasing hardships due to cuts in foreign funding, even as more war-weary Somalis pour into the settlement, an aid agency said on Thursday. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, and the U.S. Agency for International Development have reduced financial support to Dadaab camp by 20 percent and 23 percent respectively over the last year, CARE International said in a statement. It said the move would...

2006-08-21 02:14:57

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi on Monday named a new 31-member cabinet, in a push to rejuvenate a government paralyzed for nearly two years by infighting and now threatened by powerful Islamists. President Abdullahi Yusuf two weeks ago dissolved what he called a bloated and ineffective cabinet, and ordered Gedi to name a smaller one in seven days that would be reviewed on its performance in three months.


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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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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