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Alshabab bans the WFP operations in areas under their control.

By   /  February 28, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – The Islamist Alshabab group has banned the food distribution activities of World Food Program in the areas that Alshabab control. In a statement which Alshabab released today stated that with effect from 28th Feb. 2010 (Today) WFP cannot operate areas that Alshabab control. The statement said that the decision was taken […]

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ILO seminar for Somali journalist ends in Kampala.

By   /  February 27, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – A seminar which was organized by the International Labour Organization(ILO) for the the Somali Journalist was on Friday completed in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The Seminar which lasted for four days was attended by representatives from different media groups in Somalia including Radio stations, websites and research groups led by Alshahid Research […]

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The Somali PM meets with US officials In Nairobi.

By   /  February 25, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -The Somali premier Mr. Umar Abdirashid Ali who was leading a delegation from the Somali transitional government have on Wednesday evening met with the US ambassador for Somalia in Nairobi. The PM and his delegation updated the US official on the current situation of Somalia and how the TFG badly needs strong […]

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Talks between Alshabab and Hizbul Islam to start.

By   /  February 25, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – In the last few days there were efforts by some Somali businessmen and scholars in Mogadishu  to resolve the enmity between Alshabab and Hizbul Islam. The reports that we are getting from Mogadishu say that some senior officials in Alshabab agreed to meet with the Hizbul Islam leader; Sheikh Hassan Dahir […]

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Kibaki hits at Raila.

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -In what seemed to be a stamp of authority, President Kibaki hit at the Prime Minister Raila Odinga for attempting to personalize the war against corruption. Amid cheers and foot  thumping from members of parliament, the President in a read speech, warned against disregarding the law and laid procedures in the fight […]

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TFG officials appear before a court in Ethiopia.

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -A parliamentarian in the TFG told reporters in Mogadishu today that two TFG parliamentarians and a senior police officer are to appear before a court in Ethiopia later today. The three officials were arrested in Jig-Jig, the headquarters of region 5 predominately occupied by ethnic Somalis in the last days of January. […]

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OBAMA- CHINA RELATIONSHIP TROUBLED.

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Columnists, Featured, Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen There is a brewing subterranean cold war between China and Obama’s US. The latest activities of the US in Asia, especially Obama’s invitation and subsequent meeting of the Dalai Lama, believed to be the spiritual leader, if not political leader of separatist Tibet. Tibet is seeking US support to get greater autonomy from Beijing. […]

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Ahlu Sunna denies they are seeking posts from the TGF.

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) –The moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa’ have today stated that they aren’t interested in seeking positions from the transitional government of Somalia. The leader of the group, Sheikh Omar Sheikh Mohamed told the reporters in Mogadishu that their main aim is to propagate Islam and clear the country from what he […]

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A district official killed in Puntland.

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Gaalka’yo (Alshahid) – The assistant district commissioner of Buur Salah district in Mudug region of Puntland was killed yesterday night. The assistant DC who was called: Mr. Abdi Khayre Mire was killed by unknown gunmen as he was in the premises of Golis telecom in Buur Salah district. The gunmen also wounded a teenager […]

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Somali pirates a blessing or a curse?

By   /  February 23, 2010  /  Columnists, Featured  /  1 Comment

Listen The activities of the Somali pirates have been making the headlines for the last three years. This was because the attention of the international community was on them and their lucrative ill-gotten money. The pirates started with the positive intention of defending the Somali territorial waters from the illegal foreign shipping companies who were […]

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