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Ethiopia: Govt arrests opposition members for denouncing “aid abuse” .

Ethiopia: Govt arrests opposition members for denouncing “aid abuse” .

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – Ethiopia’s biggest opposition coalition, Forum for Democratic Dialogue (FDD-MEDREK), who accused government of obstructing foreign aid on Saturday said that its members are being arrested for speaking-out on the alleged aid abuse. Last month, the opposition group accused Prime minister Meles Zenawi-led government of politicizing foreign-funded humanitarian assistance, using it […]

Hizbul Islam fighter kills a civilian.

Hizbul Islam fighter kills a civilian.

Listen Elasha (Alshahid) – One of the fighters of the Islamist rebel group of Hizbul Islam has shot dead a civilian man in Elasha village out of the Somali capital Mogadishu. The fighter is said to have killed the civilian as the group were conducting operation in the area on Monday. It is reported that […]

Two Islamist factions fight in Somalia.

Two Islamist factions fight in Somalia.

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)—Two Somali Islamic rebel groups’ of Hizbul Islam and Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a have reportedly fought near Beledweyne town in Hiraan region in central Somalia, officials said on Sunday. The fight broke out after fighters from Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a attacked bases of Hizbul Islam in the area. Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a claimed victory through one […]

China says ship crew rescued from Somali pirates.

China says ship crew rescued from Somali pirates.

Listen Beijing (Alshahid) – The crew of a Chinese ship hijacked by Somali pirates in mid-October was safely rescued, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday, making no mention of a reported ransom payment. The De Xin Hai, owned by a unit of China Ocean Shipping or COSCO, was carrying coal and 25 Chinese crew […]

Somalia’s Parliament session postponed for the second day.

Somalia’s Parliament session postponed for the second day.

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – The transitional parliament of Somalia was for the second day called off on Monday morning due to the absence of the speaker and lack of quorum just a day after the speaker called upon all the legislators to be in the country within the next ten days. It emerged that some […]