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Shariah in Lawless Somalia

By   /  November 29, 2009  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Nowhere in the world is Shariah more contested (yet seldom debated) than in war-weary, Somalia where each of the entities competing for power claims to have embraced it while condemning its detractor, or rather, its enemy, as a dangerous imposter. All the colorful politics motivating each contender aside, the most pressing question begging an […]

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Confusion over ‘release’ of Greek ship

By   /  November 28, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somali pirates holding a Greek cargo ship Friday accused its owners of constantly changing their minds on deals reached to free the vessel captured more than six months ago. On Thursday, the pirates said they had freed the ship with its 24 Ukrainian sailors after receiving 3.7 million dollars, but the […]

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KENYA: We’ll fight back if Al-Shabab attacks

By   /  November 28, 2009  /  Latest, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya’s Defence Minister Yusuf Haji has said the military will retaliate in the event that the Al-Shabab militia group carries out their threat to attack the country. Haji said the Government would defend its sovereignty and warned that it would not sit back in the event of an attack by the […]

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Confusion over ‘release’ of Greek ship.

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – rates holding a Greek cargo ship Friday accused its owners of constantly changing their minds on deals reached to free the vessel captured more than six months ago. On Thursday, the pirates said they had freed the ship with its 24 Ukrainian sailors after receiving 3.7 million dollars, but the director […]

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AU troops in Somalia go for six months without pay.

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) Failure by African Union officials to account for millions of dollars for Somalia operations has delayed payments for the 4,500 peace-keeping troops after upset donors abruptly halted disbursements. A top diplomat says this could affect the morale of the soldiers to tackle threats from radical Al Shabab militants bidding to topple Sheik […]

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Canadian Somalia hostage freed when taxi lights flicked.

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) Amanda Lindhout’s 15 months of captivity ended with the flick of car lights on a road south of Mogadishu and the transfer of more than half a million dollars. Somalia’s prime minister and senior government officials revealed details to the Star of the dramatic release after Canadian Lindhout and Australian photographer Nigel […]

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Letter to the members of the Somali Diaspora (No.20).

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen As-Salaamu Alaikum, Dear friends, My warmest greetings to all of you, 1. I would like to send congratulations and warm greetings to all Somali people, wherever you are, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. 2. Eid Al-Adha is the occasion on which it was was revealed: “Today I have completed your religion for you, […]

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Kenya ‘neglected Somalia’s assets’

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Somalia’s Foreign Affairs minister Ali Ahmed Jama on Wednesday accused Kenya of failing to safeguard Somali property on its soil. Citing the sale of the Somali ambassador’s residence, Mr. Jama said Kenya had an obligation to protect its assets following that country’s collapse. A former Somali ambassador sold the Spring Valley, […]

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Kidnapped journalists fly to freedom.

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Two foreign journalists who were held captive for more than a year were freed on Wednesday and flown to Nairobi, Somalis national security minister said n Thursday. The pair was kidnapped in August 2008, while en route from Mogadishu to visit a refugee camp in Afgooye, was released overnight with their […]

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Kidnapped journalists fly to freedom.

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Reports  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Two foreign journalists who were held captive for more than a year were freed on Wednesday and flown to Nairobi, Somalis national security minister said n Thursday. The pair was kidnapped in August 2008, while en route from Mogadishu to visit a refugee camp in Afgooye, was released overnight with their […]

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