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Rain kills two in Somalia

Rain kills two in Somalia

Listen Mogadishu, (Alshahid) – At least two people have been killed by heavy rains in Qansahdhere town in Bay region in south western Somalia for the last 24 hours, reports said on Wednesday. Floods from the rain have displaced hundreds other people and destroyed houses and crops in the town and its environs. So far, […]

Somali PM: Pirates acting to fill a Vacuum in Government and Leadership

Somali PM: Pirates acting to fill a Vacuum in Government and Leadership

Listen London (Alshahid) – The prime minister of Somalia has vowed his government would do everything possible to find the missing British couple feared kidnapped by pirates. The pirates seized the vessel on Friday morning hundreds of miles out to sea near the Seychelles archipelago. They have taken it to the Somali coast with a […]

Somaliland and Puntland Soldiers at War

Somaliland and Puntland Soldiers at War

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Tension and fear has gripped residents of Elbuh following gunfight between Forces from the breakaway republic of Somaliland and those from the semiautonomous region of Puntland in north eastern Somalia, witnesses said on Wednesday. Residents say the fighting between the two sides erupted after a delegation led by a minister from […]

Somali pirates say they have British couple hostage

Somali pirates say they have British couple hostage

Listen Somali pirates kidnapped a British couple who were sailing through the east African Seychelles islands, the latest incident in a week that saw three ships seized off Africa’s eastern coast. The pirates say they will soon issue a ransom demand to the couple’s family. But the family has said that the couple, Rachel and […]

Yemen Appeals to Int’l community to Support Somalia

Yemen Appeals to Int’l community to Support Somalia

Listen Sana’a, (Alshahid)) –President of Somalia Sheikh Shariff is in Sana’a to drum support for his weak government and Yemen has agreed to support and at the same time implored the international community, Arab nation and in particular neighbouring countries to double their efforts to support Somalia’s security, stability and unity. President Sheikh Sharif briefed […]

Al-shabaab Fighters Arrest 80 people in Luq town

Al-shabaab Fighters Arrest 80 people in Luq town

Listen Luq (Alshahid) – Al shabaab fighters in Luq town have arrested about 80 people including men and women for charges of violating orders which the Islamists imposed on the local residents. Reports indicate that the Islamist fighters conducted impromptu operation in the town over the past 24 hours capturing 80 people who were accused […]

Fight Erupts in Mogadishu

Fight Erupts in Mogadishu

Listen Mogadishu, (Alshahid) – Intense fighting between government soldiers backed by African Union troops and the Islamist rebels has erupted in Mogadishu, witnesses said on Wednesday.  Residents said the fighting started after the Islamist rebels attacked bases of government soldiers and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu. The fighting took place near the base of African […]

Al Shabaab Shut Down Aid Agency for ‘Spying’

Al Shabaab Shut Down Aid Agency for ‘Spying’

Listen Garbaharey (Alshahid) – Islamist hardliners in southern Somalia have shut down the operation of a local aid group for allegedly ‘spying’ to Western governments. The Somali aid agency ASEP operates in Belled Hawo, a town located along the Somali-Kenya border in Gedo region. “Our fighters are at the office and our plan is to […]

UN steps up Somalia peace drive

UN steps up Somalia peace drive

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The UN has stepped up its efforts in peace keeping process in Somalia with two trust funds that will help the Amisom peacekeeping force and the Transitional Federal Government in the war against al-Shabaab militants. Mr. Lynn Pascoe, the UN’s head of political affairs, whose plane had to turn back as […]

Two Rival Somali Clans Reach Peace Agreement in Middle Shabelle Region

Two Rival Somali Clans Reach Peace Agreement in Middle Shabelle Region

Listen Adan Yabal (Alshahid) – Two rival Somali clans with long history of animosity have reached peace agreement in Aden Yabal district in Middle Shabelle region, The peace accord was reached following the intervention of local elders and Al-shabaab.The two Somali clans’ militias fought in the border between Middle Shabelle and Hiran region in central […]