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Kenya: Over 10 people killed in landslide

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – A landslide has buried and killed at least 10 people in Western Kenya’s Kitony village in the Marakwet district of Rift Valley province following a heavy downpour in the region, the Kenya Red Cross said on Friday. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers were searching for survivors or […]

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Muslim veil banned by another Western country

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Listen Brussels (Alshahid) – Muslims in the diaspora have been thrown into distress by Belgium’s vote on Friday for a ban on the full Islamic veil or burqa. This has raised alarm among the Muslims world over as it sets a dangerous precedence that may be followed by others like France. Already the President of […]

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East Africa: China’s infrastructure development in the region fosters cooperation and integration.

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Listen China is devoting a lot of resources towards infrastructure development in East Africa more than ever before. This is meant to enhance transportation, boost development, trade and commerce in the region. Kenya, which is the leading economy in the region, is seeking Chinese funding for the projects which include development of a railway network […]

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A 5th Kenyan MP loses Parliamentary seat

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) –  In a series of court petitions that have dented the credibility of the controversial 2007 poll in Kenya, Hon. Dick Wathika has become the fifth lawmaker to lose a parliamentary seat  after the High Court on Friday nullified the 2007 Makadara election. In her two hour ruling Justice Kalpana Rawal mostly […]

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UN extends its mission in Sudan and pledges referendum support

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Listen Khartoum (Alshahid) – The U.N. Security Council has unanimously decided to extend the mandate of the U.N. Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to another year upon expiry of the current mandate on Friday, the 15-nation UN Council said Thursday. The council has also tasked its 10,000-strong UNMIS force, including 470 military observers, with monitoring the […]

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Kenya government not Muslim Council banned satellite TV and videos, says Commissioner.

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Following a ban on entertainment and public film dens by the Supreme Muslim Council of Kenya (SupKem) on Monday, Kenya government has on sent security agents to its border with Somalia. “Two groups, an undercover team from National Security Intelligence Service and (an) anti-terrorist unit, arrived here Tuesday night to investigate,” […]

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Somalia pirate’s mother ship destroyed by French navy

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – The war on piracy off the coast of Somalia has intensified with French warship destroying on Thursday the mother ship of pirates, the EU Naval Force Public Affairs Office has said. This comes at a time when the Russian destroyer begins new anti-piracy mission off Somalia after North Atlantic Treat Organization […]

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Diplomats in Kenya worried over trafficking of young Somali players to Europe

By   /  April 29, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  1 Comment

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Foreign missions in Kenya have raised alarm over the smuggling of young football players especially of Somali descend from Kenya to Europe. Already three young players disappeared last month in Spain after participating in an invitational tournament. They are 15-year-old Jibril Said Mohamed, Shukri Ahmed, 16, and Daniel Njuguna all from […]

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William Ruto: ODM Politics overshadows performance

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Listen The mini-Cabinet reshuffle undertaken last week in Kenya was purely political whereas performance in ministerial duties and management of public affairs were watered down. Mosop Member of Parliament Mr. David Koech said the reshuffle was purely politics, adding that it was based on bad blood instead of performance. He said Mr. Ruto as Agriculture […]

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Piracy makes Japan to open naval base in Djibouti, first ever in Africa

By   /  April 29, 2010  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  1 Comment

Listen Djibouti (Alshahid) – The first overseas military base for Japan is to be completed next year in Djibouti, a small African state strategically located at Red Sea on the Gulf of Aden. The naval base meant to counter rising piracy in the region will cost US$40 million. The Djibouti base is unique in that […]

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