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Hijacked Cambodian cargo ship no pirate attack: official

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – A hijacked Cambodian cargo ship is being held off Somalia’s Berbera port by businessmen owing to a deal which has gone sour and not pirate attack, a regional maritime official confirmed on Saturday. Andrew Mwangura, East Africa’s Coordinator of Seafarers Assistance Program (SAP), said the MV Layla-S which was seized on […]

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One person killed in Waberi.

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a young man in Waberi district southern Mogadishu on Saturday night, residents said. The motive behind the killing of the man is unclear but residents said the it could be an act of robbery since the killed man was missing some personal items including a mobile phone. […]

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UN Secretary General rules out blue helmets in Somalia.

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Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ruled out deploying UN peacekeepers in Somalia, on the eve of an African Union summit. African leaders are officially gathering in Addis Ababa for three days of talks on information technology, but escalating violence in Somalia and the looming risk of secession by south Sudan […]

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Education officer killed as Security beefed up in Bosaso

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Listen Bosaso (Alshahid) There was tight security operation in Bosaso town on Sunday after unidentified gunmen shot dead a local education officer overnight Abdulahi Mohamed siyad, head of local youth organization SSCO (Somali students connecting organization) was killed in Bosaso on Saturday night and the circumstance surrounding his death is still unclear. Police officials said […]

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Clashes kill one and wounds two in Border town

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Listen Beledhawo (Alshahid) – One person was killed and two others were wounded on Sunday following clashes between Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama forces and Alshabaab in Beledhawo, residents and witness told Alshahid. Beledhawo is a Somali –Kenyan border and is an important gateway for trade and population movement across the border and is controlled by […]

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Somali Envoy defends Somali traders in Kenya

By   /  January 30, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya Mohammed Ali now says there is no influx of huge sums of money believed to be from piracy proceeds into Kenya. Speaking to Capital News on Thursday Ambassador Ali argues there are no facts to back the accusations. “The accusations can be there but we need to […]

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Kibaki leaves for AU summit

By   /  January 30, 2010  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – President Kibaki is set for a four day trip to Ethiopia to attend the 14th summit of the Africa Union in Ethiopia. The presidential entourage is expected to depart for Addis Ababa from Jomo Kenyatta international airport shortly before 2pm. The theme of this year’s summit is “Information and Communication Technologies […]

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Somali President Vows to Defeat Insurgents

By   /  January 30, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somalia’s president says government troops are ready to launch major military operations this year to expel insurgent groups from the war torn country. President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed spoke late Friday after Islamist insurgents launched multiple attacks on government bases and African Union peacekeeping troops, killing at least 19 people. His […]

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Location of crashed Ethiopian Airlines’ black box identified

By   /  January 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Beirut (Alshahid) – The black box flight recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, which slammed into the Mediterranean Sea just moments after taking off from Beirut’s International Airport on Monday has been found, public relations office of the airline has said. The airline said that the black box will be recovered after the location […]

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U.N Security Council extends Mandate of AU mission in Somalia

By   /  January 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen United Nation (Alshahid) – The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to extend for one year the mandate of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia, or AMISOM. The 15-member Council also authorized AMISOM to increase its force level up to 8,000 troops, and “to take all necessary measures to carry out […]

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