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16 Apr 2002 description

Re-building confidence in the media is a crucial part of post-conflict reconstruction. Loretta Hieber explains why it is vital for international donors to focus on supporting local capacity

16 Apr 2002 description

But Experts warn opportunity to stamp out disease must be grasped now due to unstable global situation

12 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

10 Apr 2002 description

The highest burden of this disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that is referred to as the meningitis belt. This is the area between Senegal and Ethiopia and includes all or part of at least 15 countries, with an estimated total population of approximately 300 million. Epidemics occur in seasonal cycles between the end of November and the end of June, depending on the location and climate of the country and decline rapidly with the arrival of the rainy season. WHO has received reports from ministries of health in the following countries:

10 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 10 Apr 2002 (IRIN) - The first all-women's teacher training college in Somalia officially opened in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday.

08 Apr 2002 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Apr 8, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Members of the technical committee for Somali reconciliation talks, who had just ended a meeting here, are expected to visit Somalia this week to hold talks with Somali leaders, a senior Kenyan official said on Monday.

08 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 8 April (IRIN) - A technical committee, meeting to prepare for Somali reconciliation talks, ended its deliberations on Friday by establishing the terms of reference for the conference.

05 Apr 2002 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Apr 5, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Kenyan Minister for Foreign Affairs Marsden Madoka said Friday that the ongoing Technical Committee meeting in Nairobi for the proposed national reconciliation conference on Somalia will be successful.

Madoka made the remarks in his Nairobi office while meeting Winston Tubman, the new representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia.

Madoka also underscored the need of the involvement of all relevant parties into the Somalia national reconciliation.

05 Apr 2002 description

Nairobi (5 April 2002) - UNDP Somalia welcomes the news that, following its recent consultations with all involved parties, the Wells Fargo bank in the USA has delayed its decision to close down the accounts of Dahabshil, Somalia's largest remaining money transfer company, which could have caused great hardship to thousands of Somalis who depend on remittances from abroad for their livelihoods.

05 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

04 Apr 2002 description

Nairobi (4 April 2002) - Maxwell John Gaylard this week officially began his term as the new UNDP Somalia Resident Representative and UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, as well as UN Designated Official for Somalia in charge of UN security.

04 Apr 2002 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Apr 4, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Kenyan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Marsden Madoka on Thursday called for the resettlement of the refugees elsewhere from Kenya, saying that the refugee influx poses a threat to Kenya's national security.

Madoka made the remarks during a meeting here with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) regional representative for East and Central Africa, Edwin Mcclain.

He said that Kenya is currently hosting over 140,000 refugees from neighboring countries, especially from Somalia and the Sudan.

03 Apr 2002 description

This report by Anna Jefferys

03 Apr 2002 description

Nairobi, Kenya, (PANA) - Kenya Wednesday called for dialogue and integration among all political actors in war-torn Somalia to help the country achieve lasting peace.

02 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 2 April (IRIN) - A technical committee to prepare for Somali reconciliation talks, due later this month, is to meet in Nairobi on Wednesday, a Kenyan official confirmed to IRIN on Tuesday.

02 Apr 2002 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 109)

01 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 1 April (IRIN) - The Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA), which controls the Bay and Bakol regions, southwestern Somalia, has set up a new regional administration, an RRA senior official told IRIN on Monday. The new autonomous region would be known as the State of Southwestern Somalia, Muhammad Ali Adan Qalinle, the governor of Baidoa, said.