The opposition leader along with a seven-member delegation arrived to meet with opposition figures inside Somalia and "explain to the Somali people the agreement reached" between the government and the opposition coalition known as the Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia (ARS), Ahmed Abdulahi, ARS' Secretary for Information said. more..http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/01/content_10293255.htm11/01/content_10293255.htm
AL-SHABAAB Attack on Somali official's car kills 3 guards, 2 civilians.
The blast went off as district commissioner Hasan Moalim Ahmed's vehicle drove by, wounding the official and killing three members of his security escort as well as two civilians, witnesses said.
"The commissioner's vehicle was completely destroyed by a roadside bomb. I saw three of his guards and two civilians killed on the spot, seven others including the commissioner were also wounded," one of the eyewitnesses, Abdisalan Adan Yare, said.
Hasan Yake Doyow, a police officer, confirmed the attack took place. more..http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081101/wl_africa_afp/somaliaunrest_081101112604
Regional heads of states who met in Nairobi on Wednesday demanded that the four-year Somali administration name a new cabinet, show quick progress on political reconciliation and reverse the country's slide into rampant insecurity. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=6155064
By Abukar Albadri and Edmund Sanders October 31, 2008
Reporting from Haradhere, Somalia, and Nairobi, Kenya -- Straddling a wooden crate filled with $1 million in cash ransom, a cranky old pirate bellows names from a notebook as his anxious, bleary-eyed minions lean against the stone walls of their cramped hide-out.The grizzled buccaneer, chain-smoking Marlboros as he taps into his calculator, checks the notebook again for outstanding loans or fines before counting out each man's share of the bounty in musty $100 bills paid to release a hijacked Thai ship off the Somali coast. more..http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pirates31-2008oct31,0,649768.story?track=rss
somali Pirate update