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Hargeysa, Somaliland, April 22, 2006 – Somaliland president Dahir Rayale Kahin has escalated his confrontation with the House of Representatives (lower house of Parliament) by refusing to put into effect at least 3 laws that had been passed by the legislators on last month.
Addis Ababa, April 21, 2006 – The directors general of the Ethiopian Customs Authority and the Transport Authority declared that the Berbera [port] has now become an alternative port to Ethiopia through which its trade activities would be conducted.
Hargeysa, Somaliland, April 19, 2006 – It was the little things: smiles; handshakes; driving from the airport without an armed escort; seeing a traffic warden, a public library, a government ministry building; not seeing a gun or hearing a gunshot. Even the weather seemed pleasantly different: a cool breeze floated over Hargeysa at night.
Baidoa, Somalia, April 22, 2006 – There has been reports that the Korean ship that was hijacked in southern Somalia will be released soon after talks between the owners of the ship and its captors. The Somali captors of the Korean ship insist that they are not common criminals and that the ship was fishing illegally in Somalia’s territorial waters. But whether the captors of the ship are patriots or common criminals,
MOGADISHU, April 22, 2006 – Tension soared in the capital of lawless Somalia as Mogadishu's powerful Islamic courts declared holy war on a militia alliance widely believed to be backed by the United States.
Is the risky business of exploring in anarchic Somalia risking the peace in Puntland?
FOLLOWING ON THE HEELS of an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald on April 18th, Range Resources, Ltd., an Australia-based exploration company, announced today [Apr. 21] that they received a “letter of intent” from the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC) to partake in the research and development of northeastern Somalia’s potential oil and mineral reserves.
No one killed in Puntland operations, Range insists
Sydney Morning Herald - 18 April 2006 - The news out of Puntland, a semi-autonomous state of Somalia, has not been good since Range Resources began exploring for minerals and petroleum in late February.
Somalia: Islamists And Warlords Fight for Mogadishu
The East African – 18 April 2006 – Nairobi, A three-and-half year old girl, Aisha-Luul, last month became a victim of the latest fighting in Mogadishu. She sustained a serious injury after being shot in the arm by a stray bullet while standing outside of her family's house at SOS sub- district in the city.
NAIROBI, Apr 20, 2006 – The United States on Thursday appealed for calm in Somalia, urging leaders to work together and exercise restrain as tension mounts over a new round of fighting for control of the capital, Mogadishu.
The lack of government control and the presence of Islamist activity—conditions shared with Afghanistan—made Somalia a prime target for the US government in its war against terrorism. Particular concern was focused on Al-Itihad and the Al-Barakat conglomerate, which included a money transfer facility thought to be financing terrorist operations.
NAIROBI, April 19, 2006 – Two factions which recently clashed in Mogadishu are moving militias to strategic positions for a fresh round of fighting for control of the Somali capital, residents said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI, April 22 -- The first police officers from northeast and south Somalia trained in decades has graduated from the recently established Armo Police Academy in Puntland, northern part of the Horn of African nation, UNDP said Saturday.