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2005-09-18 03:50:52

By William Maclean NAIROBI (Reuters) - A worsening political crisis threatens to plunge Somalia back into war and open a new era of humanitarian suffering, experts say. Trust collapsed between the two opposing wings of its divided government many months ago, triggering a mainly rhetorical struggle for power as both sides squabbled over where in the failed state their administration should be based. That development failed to stimulate a forceful international response, due to...

2005-09-09 07:20:00

By William Maclean NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hollywood wasn't exaggerating when it portrayed Osman Ali Atto as the master survivor of Mogadishu's ganglands. But the warlord with a wrestler's build and hawk-like face immortalized in the film "Black Hawk Down" says his wheeling and dealing is aimed as much at strengthening Somalia as at making money. "The whole of Somalia is in the mud. Let everybody come together and pull it to dry land," Atto said on a visit to Kenya eight months after he was...

2005-08-17 16:33:59

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Almost a million people face a shortage of food, shelter and other basics in Somalia, many more than previously thought, after a poor harvest and bouts of fighting in the lawless northeast African nation, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The shortage, and the difficulty of getting relief to people driven from their homes by inter-clan fighting, threatens the recovery of the nation of 10 million people, which has been carved up into fiefdoms run by...

2005-08-06 05:46:21

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali pirates who have held 10 hostages for more than a month on a ship chartered by the U.N. World Food Programme to carry food aid have agreed to release the vessel and free the crew, the WFP said on Saturday. "An agreement has been reached for the release of the ship, crew and food in the next three days," WFP spokeswoman Rene McGuffin told Reuters in Nairobi. The Somali militiamen hijacked the MV Semlow on June 27 as it headed for the northern...

2005-07-11 15:10:52

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen assassinated a prominent Somali peace activist at home in front of his wife on Monday in the latest attack on humanitarian advocates struggling to bring peace to the anarchic country. The unidentified attackers shot Abdulkadir Yahya Ali, the highly respected co-founder of the Center for Research and Dialogue think tank, inside his home in the lawless capital, Mogadishu, early on Monday, a U.N. official said. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan...

2005-06-30 08:37:56

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali gunmen have hijacked a shipcarrying 850 tonnes of World Food Programme (WFP) rice forSomali tsunami survivors and are demanding $500,000 to free the10 crew on board, the ship's owner said on Thursday. The MV Semlow was captured between Haradhere and Hobyo,some 300 km (190 miles) northeast of the Somali capitalMogadishu on Monday, while en route to the port of Bossaso. "The hijackers are asking for $500,000 but we've told themwe're just a small boat with relief...

Latest Somali people Reference Libraries

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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