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05 Dec 1996 description


This report has been prepared by the office of the United Nations Development Programme and Resident Representative for Somalia
If you have any queries or would like to receive more information on the situation in Somalia, please contact the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) in Geneva or New York.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

13 Nov 1996 description

MOGADISHU, Nov 12 (Reuter) - Five people including three children were killed and 12 wounded on Tuesday in clashes between rival factions in southern Mogadishu where mortar bombs slammed into civilian areas.

More than 20 mortar bombs fired by both sides crashed into a residential area near Mogadishu's former military hospital.

Witnesses said three children were killed when a 120 mm mortar bomb hit their home. Seven wounded from the area were brought to the Hassan Jiis Memorial Hospital, a doctor said.

07 Nov 1996 description
report Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two rival factions battled in south Mogadishu Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including three residents of a refugee camp for Somalis displaced by six years of civil war.

Sixteen others were wounded in the latest round of fighting, which broke out a day after the leaders of Somalia's three rival factions named mediators for peace talks.

It was not clear when representatives for Hussein Aidid, Ali Mahdi Mohamed and Osman Hassan Ali, known as Atto, would meet.

A militia leader loyal to Ali Mahdi accused Aidid's forces of starting the …

01 Nov 1996 description

The following is the sixth in a series of updates prepared by the UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (UNDP/EUE) on the general situation in the countries of the Horn of Africa. Updates cover events in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and Uganda.

31 Oct 1996 description


"FROM RELIEF TO DEVELOPMENT IN SOMALIA"
Situation Report : 1-31 October 1996

I. HIGHLIGHTS

18 Oct 1996 description

This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Somalia C) Angola D) Afghanistan E) Commonwealth of Independent States: Chechnya, Tajikistan F) Former Yugoslavia

16 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/16/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-204661
TITLE=SOMALIA CEASEFIRE REACT (L)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=

16 Oct 1996 description

NAIROBI (Reuter) - Rival Somali faction leaders have ordered implementation of a peace deal forged in a week of secret talks on how to end the chaos in their country, officials said.

The agreement, one of many signed by Somali factions since the country disintegrated after the 1991 overthrow of dictator

15 Oct 1996 description
report Voice of America

DATE=10/15/96
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-204629
TITLE=SOMALIA CEASEFIRE (L)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=

10 Oct 1996 description

NAIROBI (Reuter) - Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi is hosting exploratory peace talks in Nairobi between rival Somali faction leaders, diplomats said Thursday.

They said major Mogadishu rivals Hussein Aideed and Ali Mahdi Mohamed arrived in Nairobi this week for the discussions
but the two men had not met face-to-face.

"I understand they are staggered exploratory talks hosted by President Moi. Aideed and Ali Mahdi are here and others will

09 Oct 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0412
1-30 September 1996

THIS REPORT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE OFFICE
OF THE UN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR AND RESIDENT

03 Oct 1996 description

"An open wound in the Horn of Africa"
Since it ceased to be a household name in the early 1990s, Somalia has slipped from public consciousness. The departure of UN forces in 1995 and the reduction of aid personnel led many people to believe that Somalia had returned to a state of near-normality.

30 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- In a bid to boost the local economy and humanitarian relief efforts, faction leader Hussein Aidid agreed Monday to reopen an airport under his control.

25 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Heightening tensions on the Ethiopian-Somali border, Ethiopian soldiers exchanged fire with a Somali faction, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

The faction was trying to seize the border town of Dolo.

Hussein Ali, a spokesman for the Somali Muslim militant group Al-Itihad Al-Islam, said in Nairobi that the fighting Monday killed five Ethiopian soldiers and eight militants.

In August, Ethiopian troops seized Dolo, previously held by the Muslim group.

18 Sep 1996 description

MOGADISHU, Sept 18 (Reuter) - An American aid worker kidnapped by Somali gunmen in north Mogadishu left for Kenya on Wednesday after his captors said his abduction was a result of mistaken identity.

Daniel Suther, who was working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was freed on Wednesday in the