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

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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 […]

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US court to hear Somali ex-minister torture case

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Latest, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  6 Comments

Listen WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will rule on whether a former Somali prime minister is protected by sovereign immunity from a lawsuit seeking to hold him responsible for torture and human rights abuses. The justices agreed to review a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that allowed the lawsuit to […]

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Meeting opens in Djibouti for the police commanders of East Africa

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Listen Djibouti (Alshahid) – Meeting has opened in Djibouti for the police commanders of East African countries on Tuesday which will continue for three days. The agenda of the meeting is about fighting criminals, stopping illegal migration, and the terrorism issues. Djibouti police commander, Colonel Abdullaahi Abdi Farah, said 13 countries attended in the meeting […]

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Islamist Insurgents on the verge to fight in Kismayo

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshaihid)—The Islamist insurgents of Hizbul Islam and Al-Shabaab are on the verge of to fight in the port town of Kismayo, witnesses said on Wednesday. Hundreds of heavily armed fighters loyal to Hizbul Islam have this week deployed near Kismayo, located some 500 kilometres south of the capital Mogadishu. Sheikh Ismail Adow, a […]

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Weekly OCHA Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Featured, News  /  3 Comments

Listen Issue # 37,  18-25 September 2009 Key Overall Developments   The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, this week said that the scale of the crisis in Somalia continues to deteriorate with more than 3.6 million people – nearly half the population – in need of humanitarian assistance or livelihood support. Speaking at […]

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More refugees including Somalis depart for the United States

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, Lectures, News, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  2 Comments

Listen Valletta (Alshahid)—A group of seventeen refugees from Eritrea and Somalia left Malta to begin a new life in the United States, Malta Independent Online reported on Wednesday. This brings the total number of refugees who have been resettled to the US this month to 37, and the total resettled since the resettlement program began […]

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Somalia: The Disappearing State

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen If you followed the news at all this summer, you would have heard about Somalia. It seemed as though Somali pirates were suddenly hijacking ships every week. The biggest news story of the summer may have been that of Captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was commandeered by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Captain […]

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Germany backs French effort to train Somaliforces

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Listen GOTHENBURG— Germany on Tuesday backed French efforts to help train the security forces in strife-torn Somalia, offering to conduct training in neighbouring Djibouti. “I have given my general support to the French initiative to train the security forces” of Somalia, German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung told reporters, on the margins of EU defence […]

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Ambulance offers hope in war-torn Somalia

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Featured, Latest, News, Opinion & Analysis, Photo Gallery, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Mogadishu — Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it’s nothing new in the Somali capital. 1 of 3 Government forces are fighting against insurgents on this day in September in a bloody battle that leaves 30 dead. Dozens of wounded Somalis are taken out of the danger zone, some of them […]

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Somali Deputy Parliament speaker calls Somali for cooperation

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)—Somali parliament speaker, Mohamed Omar Dalha, has called for the Somali people to cooperate between them and solve their differences. “If the politicians speak what they want and not balance their words, they will loose chances for their future and the future of the people,” Dalha told Alshahid.net. Dalha said the country was […]

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