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Zanzibar talks boost hopes for peaceful election

Zanzibar talks boost hopes for peaceful election

Listen Stone Town (Alshahid) – A rapprochement between Zanzibar’s ruling party and the opposition bodes well for a more peaceful election next year on the archipelago where ballots have often turned violent, the president has said. Polls on the semi-autonomous islands off Tanzania were marred by bloodshed and allegations of vote rigging in 2000 and […]

Africa Oil may start drilling oil in January in Puntland.

Africa Oil may start drilling oil in January in Puntland.

Listen Ottawa (Alshahid) – Africa Oil Corp. and the Puntland State of Somalia have entered into amending agreement that may see the drilling of the first oil well in January. The agreement which modify the terms of the existing Production Sharing Agreements made in respect of the Dharoor Valley Exploration Area and the Nugaal Valley […]

“Security Council should act prudently in imposing sanctions,” Chinese envoy says.

“Security Council should act prudently in imposing sanctions,” Chinese envoy says.

Listen United Nations (Alshahid) – China said here Wednesday that the UN Security Council “should act prudently in imposing sanctions,” and that “the adoption of the resolution on sanctions against Eritrea by the Security Council should not replace diplomatic efforts to resolve disputes through dialogue and negotiations.” The statement came as Zhang Yesui, the Chinese […]

UN sanctions shameful, says Eritrea.

UN sanctions shameful, says Eritrea.

Listen London (Alshahid) – Insurgents control most of Somalia after a year of intense fighting Eritrea has labelled UN sanctions imposed on Wednesday as shameful and denied allegations that it arms Islamist militants in Somalia. Eritrea’s UK ambassador Tesfamichael Gerahtu told the BBC that the sanctions were illegal and would only worsen the problems in […]