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09 Feb 2012 description

WAM Mogadishu, Feb 09th, 2012 (WAM)--Emirates Humanitarian Mobile Hospital has concluded its 6-month long medical mission at the Somali - Kenyan Borders.

The services of hospital come within the world humanitarian initiative to treat one million child and elderly worldwide. The programme was launched under the patronage of H. H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the General Women's Union, and of the Family Development Foundation, and under supervision of Emirati medical team to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees at the camps in Horn of Africa.

26 Jan 2012 description

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nearly US$ 50 million was raised by the African Union (AU) to assist the countries in the Horn of Africa, threatened by famine, the AU Commissioner for the rural economy and agriculture, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, announced Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

23 Oct 2011 description

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian Army Saturday reported a fresh killing of ten and the wounding of 18 members of its contingent during combat against the El Shebaab insurgents in Mogadishu, Somalia on Thursday.

The previous day, the provisional toll reported six Burundian soldiers of the African Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) killed and 18 wounded.

The death toll, however, rose by four, the spokesman of the National Defence Force and Veterans' Affairs, Colonel Gaspard Baratuza told PANA in a telephone interview.

02 Oct 2009 description

By Samson Ntale, PANA Correspondent

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The struggling African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMIS) has suffered a further blow with the European Union (EU) suspending financial support for it due to alleged lack of accountability by the AU, which deployed the mission to pacify the Horn of Africa nation.

Also, it has been discovered that malnutrition, rather than poison, was responsible for the death of at least two Ugandan AMIS peacekeepers who died mysteriously.

EUs financial pullout has left the over 1,500 soldiers (in AMIS) without allowances for now three …

10 Jun 2008 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the agreement reached Monday by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), at the peace and security negotiations that started in Djibouti early this month.

In a statement Tuesday, the AU Commission said the "agreement marks a significant step in the effort aimed at promoting an all-inclusive political process and bringing about lasting peace and stability" in the Horn of Africa country.

The inter-Somali talks, held under …

04 Sep 2006 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An extra-ordinary summit of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which opens here Tuesday will discuss the Somali crisis and other issues of concern to the region, the Kenyan presidency said in a statement here Monday.

The Sudanese government is currently hosting peace talks on Somalia, while the African Union (AU) has authorised the deployment of a Special Force to bolster the peace process in the war-torn country.

But the Union of Islamic Courts, which controls a large part of Somalia, is opposed to the deployment of peacekeepers.

31 Jul 2006 description

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya, which continues to respect all accords signed during various Arab summits and conferences concerning the Somali peace process, was working relentlessly for an end to further violence in that country, an official source at the External Relations and International Co-operation ministry has reiterated.

05 Feb 2006 description

By Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Correspondent

27 Jun 2005 description

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - More than 250 houses were destroyed and over 2,000 people rendered homeless after a fire Sunday swept through Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Buulo Eelaay, on the outskirts of Bosaso in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, witnesses said Monday.

The fire broke out at around midday and assisted by the summer wind quickly engulfed the entire camp.

"The entire camp has been flattened (and) all those who stayed at the camp lost their belongings. They are worried of what to eat and where to sleep," one resident said.

02 Jun 2005 description

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The municipality of Garowe in Somalia's self-proclaimed autonomous region of Puntland has approved the UN-HABITAT proposal on resettlement sites to construct low-cost housing for internally displaced persons (IDPs), according to Garowe mayor Mohamud Omar.

Both parties, he said, on Wednesday formed a beneficiaries committee thatwould coordinate the development and upgrading of infrastructures ranging from new homes, markets, and water supplies involving other UN agencies like UNHCR, UNDP and other non-governmental bodies.

The project would be located in …

20 Jan 2005 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - War-devastated Somalia may benefit from the Africa Peace Facility in restructuring its state apparatus, according to sources at the African Union (AU) Commission here.

Hope for support to Somalia was raised at the first meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of the 250 million euro Peace Facility.

The European Union set up the Peace Facility following a request of the AU heads of state and government at their July 2003 summit in Maputo, Mozambique.

Following a request by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed of the Transitional Federal …

26 Oct 2004 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has requested all AU member states to extend political and financial support to the new government of Somalia and its institutions.

Welcoming the pledge by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed of the Transitional Government of Somalia to promote a spirit of tolerance and inclusiveness in the strife-torn Horn of Africa country, the PSC said the new administration needs multi-sector support.

In a communiqué adopted by its 18th meeting here late Monday, the PSC urged African countries, particularly those …

30 Aug 2004 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) peacekeeping force for Somalia is set for deployment after a special military observer mission sent to the war-scarred nation handed in its report, AU Chairman and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has announced.

The reconnaissance team, sent to pave the way for the deployment of the troops, held initial consultations with the warlords, commanders and professionals in the troubled nation, he revealed.

Obasanjo, in a speech read here Sunday by Mohamed Foum, AU Special Envoy to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), said …

09 Jan 2004 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - After several hours of delay, a regional summit on the Somali conflict finally opened in Nairobi Friday with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in attendance.

28 Oct 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Despite the recent killings in their homeland, Somali delegates attending peace talks in Nairobi remain optimistic about prospects for a breakthrough.

16 Sep 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An international peacekeeping force will be required after a new government is formed in the trouble-ridden Somalia, a Kenyan official said here Tuesday.

23 Jun 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Food and other essential items destined for Somalia began to rot Monday at Nairobi's Wilson airport following a ban on flights to the horn of Africa state suspected to harbour terrorists.

05 Jun 2003 description

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Notwithstanding the havoc wreaked on life and property by years of civil war, Somalia faces even greater threats from environmental hazards.

14 May 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan official Wednesday urged Somali warring factions to restore stability and security to the country as peace talks sponsored by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) entered the final phase in Nairobi, Kenya.

01 Apr 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ongoing Somali peace and reconciliation talks in Nairobi has suffered a major setback following the withdrawal from the roundtable of four parties who cited hypocrisy and lack of interest by most faction leaders in restoring peace in the strife-torn nation.