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7 Somali migrants killed between Yemen and Saudi.

7 Somali migrants killed between Yemen and Saudi.

Listen Mecca (Alshahid) – At least 7 Somali immigrants have been killed at the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, reports indicate. Dependable sources said that the Saudi Arabian border guards ordered the Somalis to stop but they ignored the order. This prompted the Saudi Officers to open fire at the immigrants and killing 7 […]

UN to sanction Eritrea over Somalia’s insurgents links.

UN to sanction Eritrea over Somalia’s insurgents links.

Listen United Nations (Alshahid) – A draft U.N. Security Council resolution calls for an arms embargo against Eritrea and travel bans and asset freezes for members of its government and military for aiding Islamist insurgents in Somalia. The resolution, obtained by Reuters on Thursday, was drafted by temporary Security Council member Uganda and has been […]

British Couple Given One Week to Live.

British Couple Given One Week to Live.

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Pirates holding The British couple have issued an ultimatum failure to which, the couple will die. Paul and Rachel Chandler were seen alive for the first time yesterday, in a harrowing film the couple said their captors “will not hesitate to kill us in a week or so” if no one […]

Big stride for EAC as leaders sign protocol.

Big stride for EAC as leaders sign protocol.

Listen Arusha (Alshahid) – East African Community (EAC) leaders yesterday formally agreed to allow free trade, movement of people and right of residence in the region, with the signing of the protocol establishing a common market. Promising immediate ratification of the protocol, the Presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi vowed not to look […]

Ethiopian PM calls for common position for Africa in Copenhagen climate talks.

Ethiopian PM calls for common position for Africa in Copenhagen climate talks.

Listen Addis Ababa, (Alshahid) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday called for a common position for Africa in the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks. “It is high time that the group of ten, mandated by the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government to speak on behalf of Africa during the Copenhagen […]

President Farole regrets misunderstanding with Sheikh Sharif.

President Farole regrets misunderstanding with Sheikh Sharif.

Listen Garowe (Alshahid) –The president of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole on Thursday said that he was remorseful for the misunderstanding that transpired between him and TFG president Sharif Sheik Ahmed. in their last meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. “Our meeting was good. But we differed on some issues due […]

T.F.G soldiers engage one another in a gun fight.

T.F.G soldiers engage one another in a gun fight.

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – At least two government soldiers have been killed and more than five others have been wounded in a fire exchange between the transitional government troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu The fighting started at the front gate of the transitional government Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharma’arke in Mogadishu as the […]

Minister apologizes on behalf of the President.

Minister apologizes on behalf of the President.

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somalia’s Minister of State, Sheik Yusuf Mohamed Si’ad better known as (Inda’adde), on Thursday apologized to the Islamic clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a for the TFG president’s statement on the group recently. The President accused the group of tribal based faction despite Ahlu Sunna being a close ally to the government. […]

UN calls for multi-level approach in fighting piracy

UN calls for multi-level approach in fighting piracy

Listen New York (Alshahid) – Piracy on the high seas cannot be fought by international naval fleets alone, but requires a regional approach that also deals with its root causes, the UN Special Representative for Somalia said. “Piracy is a highly profitable business, we therefore have to address it as a criminal activity with many […]

Ugandan troops kill LRA’s top rebel.

Ugandan troops kill LRA’s top rebel.

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – A high ranking rebel commander of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been killed by Ugandan Special Forces. Okello Okutti, who was the overall commander for LRA ‘s operations in Pader district was shot and killed on Tuesday during a clash with Ugandan troops in Obo, near the Central African Republic’s eastern […]