Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  2009  >  August
Latest

Key Islamist governor withdraws support from Somali government

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Baladweyne (Alshahid) – Sheikh Abdirahman Ibrahim Ma’ow, a key Islamist governor of Hiiraan region in central Somalia said Monday his administration of the Islamic courts Union in the region withdrew support from Somali government. “The purpose of this press conference is to inform the society of our decision concerning the support we have hitherto […]

Read More →
Latest

Ethiopian troops pull out from Baladweyne

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Baladweyne (Alshahid) — Ethiopian troops have reportedly pulled from bases they have been deployed in Baladweyne town in central Somalia, witnesses said on Monday. The Ethiopian troops crossed the border and captured the town from Al-Shabaab insurgents on Saturday. Residents said more Ethiopian troops with about 15 armoured vehicles left bases in the Western […]

Read More →
Latest

African Union summit kicks off in Libya

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid) – African Union special summit has kicked off in Tripoli, Libya on Monday and African leaders are supposed to discuss the continent’s trouble spots, on the eve of celebrations to mark 40 years of Moamer Kadhafi’s rule, AFP reported. The conflicts in Somalia and Sudan are expected to top the agenda at […]

Read More →
Latest

Italy sends 75 Somali migrants back to Libya

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Africa, Latest, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Rome (Alshahid) — Italian coastguards on turned back a boatload of 75 migrants off the coast of the island of Sicily, Italian news agency ANSA reported on Monday. The migrants, thought to be Somali, were travelling in a rubber dinghy which was intercepted by coastguards around 44 kilometres (27 miles) from the shores of […]

Read More →
Latest

Hisbul Islam warns of another Ethiopian invasion

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu, (Alshahid) – Hisbul Islam rebel group on Sunday warned another Ethiopian invasion after Ethiopian troops captured Baladweyne, a Somali strategic town in Hiiraan region in central Somalia. “The Ethiopian enemy forces captured Baladweyne and are planning to invade other regions along the border with Somalia where they amassed large numbers of its troops,” […]

Read More →
Latest

Government soldiers accused of looting in Beledweyne

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Baladweyne (Alshahid) — The Somali government soldiers have been accused of looting properties in the western part of Beledweyne in central Somalia, an elder said on Sunday. In an interview with Alshahid, Ugas Hassan Ugas Yusuf said the government soldiers ransacked shops and houses of civilians in the western part of Baladweyne late on […]

Read More →
Latest

Police chief says AMISOM will train Somali police units

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somalia’s police commander General Abdi Hassan Awale (Qaybdeed) said Saturday that the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) in Mogadishu will begin training Somali police units. Speaking in a ceremony in Mogadishu marking the returning of police officers who completed training abroad, General Qaybdeed said AMISOM police will train the Somali police […]

Read More →
Latest

President Sharif reaches in Emirates

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Dubai (Alshahid) — Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh has reached in Dubai city in United Arab Emirates late on Saturday. He is an official visit in Emirates. The president and a Somali delegation he is leading flew from Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Sheikh Sharif held meetings in Doha with his counterpart, Sheikh Hamad Bin […]

Read More →
Latest

AU to hold special summit on Monday

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid and Agencies) — The African Union will on Monday hold a special summit in Libya on Somali affairs to discuss the restive continent’s trouble spots. The 53-nation bloc accepted its current chairman Kadhafi’s proposal in July to hold the summit ahead of celebrations marking his regime’s four decades in power. Monday’s meeting […]

Read More →
Latest

Somali Prime Minister travels to Libya

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) — A Somali cabinet delegation led by Prime Minsiter, Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, has traveled from Mogadishu to Tripoli, Libya, officials said on Saturday. The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend an African Union summit that will take open in Tripoli on Monday. The cabinet delegation include, Abdirahman Abdishakur, Minister for Planning and […]

Read More →