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SRSG strongly condemns attack on Mogadishu Mosque

Listen PRESS RELEASE 09/2010 Nairobi, 2 May 2010 – The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has strongly condemned the explosions yesterday at the Abdalla Shideye Mosque in Mogadishu’s Bakara market which killed and injured many Somalis and a number of foreigners. “This was a brutal attack on people who had gone to the […]

Somalia: President, PM and the Speaker in Joint Press Release

Listen Mogadishu(Alshahid)- In a show of unity of purpose in the Somalia’s Transition Federal Government (TFG), the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House have on Friday released a joint press statement meant to tackle the prolonged differences between the Somali legislators and the parliament speaker. The three senior most officials in […]

Somalia: International Group Should Press All Sides to End Abuses

Listen ِAlshahid (New York, April 20, 2010) – Participants to this week’s international meeting on Somalia should press for an immediate end to abuses against civilians by Somalia’s transitional government, African Union forces, and armed opposition groups, Human Rights Watch said in an open letter today. The International Contact Group, which brings together governments and […]

Kenyan police arrest American heading for Somalia

Listen NAIROBI, Oct 12  – An American man has been arrested in northern Kenya while trying to enter an area of Somalia controlled by Islamist insurgents, police and residents said on Monday. Lawless Somalia is viewed by the international community as a breeding ground for al Qaeda-linked groups which have been carrying out an insurgency […]

Kenya denies training youth to fight somali insurgency

Listen Nairobi(Alshahid + agencies) Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang’ula has refuted media reports that the government was recruiting and training hundreds Somali youths to help the transitional government of Somalia fight the Al Shabaab militia. In a press conference late on Monday, Wetangula said that it has never been the job of the Kenyan […]

Letter to the members of the Somali Jaaliyadda (no 18)

Listen United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)   Letter to the members of the Somali Jaaliyadda (no 18)  Nairobi, 30 September 2009  Salaam Aleikum  Dear friends,  1. I would like to wish you Eid Mubarak and send my warm greetings to one and all at this time of calls for peace and forgiveness. I […]

More women’s voices needed to boost electoral reform

Listen Ibrahim Rashid*.  In the just concluded National Conference on Electoral Reforms at KICC last Friday, this 46-year-old nation admitted to committing electoral offences. Everybody condemned the now defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya for sleeping on the job, thereby plunging the country into near anarchy. The three main presidential candidates of 2007 elections under the […]

Ethiopia’s Economic Fallacy, Nominal Growth and Real Poverty – G7

Listen Ginbot 7 Statement. So much has already been said about the Ethiopian economy and so much more can be said. The TPLF regime trumpets sustained GDP growth, opposition political parties decry bad economic policies that alienate the poor, the IMF questions the pace and scope of financial-sector reforms, and most Ethiopians ask – where […]

Opposition Media : Eritrean president escapes assassination attempt

Listen The Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki, merely escaped a serious assassination attempt by members of the Eritrean Defence Forces on the 13th August 2009, around 4:00 PM, on Asmara-Massawa road, an area called Mai Atal, according to Assenna.com sources from Asmara. A former combatant of the Eritrean war for independence, freedom fighter, First Lieutenant Daniel […]

Africa: Nyerere’s Last Advice to Black Africa – Retreat From Continentalist to Sub-Sahara Pan-Africanism

Listen Chinweizu Chinweizu*   Kwame Nkrumah was famous for advocating a Government for the entire continent of Africa; for what he projected as the United States of Africa, and sometimes referred to as the Union Government of Africa or a Union of African States. His slogan was “Africa Must Unite”. That was his public position […]

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