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Flood Displaces 15,000 In Somalia

By   /  October 31, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen El-waq, (Alshahid) – Flooding in Somalia has driven more than 15,000 people from their homes in a town near the border with Kenya and killed livestock, UN officials say. Previously, the area around El-Waq had been suffering from drought. But four days of downpours were followed by a flash flood, the U.N. Integrated Regional […]

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Somali pirates demand 7M$ ransom for yacht couple

By   /  October 31, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somali pirates who claim to be holding a British couple captive after storming their yacht today demanded a ransom for their release. Retired quantity surveyor Paul Chandler, 59, and his economist wife Rachel, 55, disappeared last Friday while taking their vessel, the Lynn Rival, from the Seychelles towards Tanzania. But contact […]

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Somalis Rush For Free ID’s in Uganda

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – Hundreds of Somali community yesterday flocked to Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb, for registration. The registration, being conducted by the Somali community association in Uganda and security agencies, will ensure that all Somali nationals residing in Uganda get new identity cards. “The number of Somalis who have responded to the call for […]

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Calm in Galka’o

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Galka’o (Alshahid) – Peace and tranquility has returned to Galka’o town, just a day after heavy fighting between forces loyal to Puntland and businesses men of the town in Mudug At least 6 people were killed and 15 others were wounded in Galka’o town on Thursday as bitter fighting between troops of Puntland and […]

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Pirates: Ransom Agreed For Greek Ship

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somali pirates said on Thursday they had agreed a ransom for a Greek ship hijacked in May and expected to release the vessel soon. “We’ve agreed to take a $3.5 million ransom to release a Greek ship. We are just waiting for the money,” pirate Hassan told Reuters by phone from […]

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SRSG condemns assassination attempts on Somali President

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi,(Alshahid) –  The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has strongly condemned those responsible for assassination attempts on the life of President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed which occurred both yesterday and last Thursday. “After failing at an attempted coup in May—an act strongly condemned by the whole of the International Community—the extremists are again trying […]

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Somali pirates hijack Thai fishing vessel

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali pirates hijacked a Thai fishing vessel north of the Seychelles islands early on Thursday, the European Union naval force said. The Thai Union 3 reported it was under attack by pirates in two skiffs 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of the Seychelles and 650 miles (1050 kilometers) off the Somali […]

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Yemen seizes Al-Qaeda suspect among six Somalis

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen SANAA — Yemen has arrested six Somalis, one suspected of having links with Al-Qaeda, the interior ministry announced on Thursday. The arrests took place in Mokha, in the Red Sea province of  Taez, a couple hundred kilometres (miles) from the Somali coast, a statement said. One of the men, Nur Omar Warsamah, is suspected […]

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The Real Genocide is playing Out in Ethiopia–And the West is funding it

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – As one of the first to write about the problems in West Sudan/Darfur, in mid 2003, and living side by side here in Asmara for three years with representatives of the Darfur, and other Sudanese resistance, my investigation has found no evidence of genocide. Of course, genocide has and is […]

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First-ever debit card in Somalia

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Hargeisa (Alshahid) –  The firm says Somalis have the same needs as British or Americans Dahabshiil, a money-transfer company has made a piece of banking history in Somalia – introducing the first-ever debit card in the breakaway region of Somaliland. The firm hopes eventually to roll the system out to all Somali-speaking areas from Djibouti […]

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