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Hizbul Islam Attacked and withdraws from Baladweyne.

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Baladweyne (Alshahid) – Islamic rebel group of Hizbul Islam have withdrawn from Baladweyne town following a sporadic gunfight with allied government forces of Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a, reports indicated on Monday. The town which is the capital of Hiraan has been under the administration of Hizbul Islam rebel group. Eyewitness said that fierce gunfight begun […]

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Somali national football team coach dies in Mogadishu

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  4 Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Former Somali national football team coach Mohamed Hussein Ali popularly known as (Sheekaalow) died of a heart attack, on Saturday morning, a statement from Somali football federation confirmed. Mohamed Hussein Ali was also a former national football striker. “Sheekhaalow’s sudden death is shocking and a big loss to Somali football” the […]

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Somalia rebels AlShabab attack government and Ethiopian soldiers

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Listen Elberde (Alshahid) – After the recent combined move by government and Ethiopian troops took over Elberde town from insurgents, al Shabaab fighters have come back blazing with attacks on bases of Somali government soldiers and Ethiopian troops in Elberde town in south western Somalia, witnesses said on Monday. Somali government soldiers backed by Ethiopian […]

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Sudan govt prevents 3 activists from attending ICC conference

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

Listen Khartoum (Alshahid) – Three activists in Sudan on Saturday were barred from leaving the country to attend the Kampala Uganda capital conference on the International Criminal Court (ICC) which has issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The activists, including Saleh Mahmoud, a Darfur lawyer who won the European Parliament human rights […]

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Ethiopia Ogaden gas field not under rebels, says government

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Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – The government of Ethiopia has denied vehemently and termed as “a complete lie” claims by a rebel group that it has taken control of a gas field in the Ogaden region, government head of information, Bereket Simon, told reporters on Monday. Firms including Malaysian state oil company Petronas and Vancouver-based […]

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Kenya court rules against another Muslim Kadhi case

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Mombasa (Alshahid) – Barely a week after the ruling by the Nairobi High court that Kadhis courts are illegal in Kenya, the Mombasa High court has thrown out another case by Christians seeking to stop the August 4 referendum due to the legality of the inclusion of Kadhis’ courts in the proposed Constitution. Justice Mohamed Ibrahim […]

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Somali President asks new Speaker to initiate vote-of-no confidence in the Premier

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed met with newly elected speaker of parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden at the presidential palace and urged him to ensure a vote of no confidence is passed against the adamant Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke. The meeting held on Friday night lasted for several hours […]

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Somalia’s Parliamentary committee criticize election of new speaker as deceptive

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Listen Mogadishu (Ashahid) – A day after the deputy speaker of the Somalia government call on MPs to cooperate with the new speaker, members of Parliament’s Finance committee have come out to condemn the election of the new speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden as a sham, officials told Shabelle radio on Monday. Mohamed Sheik Ali […]

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Kenya’s proposed constitution promotes negative ethnicity, says Former Minister

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)— The new constitution has curved Kenya into 47 ethnically based counties and given Somalis 5, Kikuyus 7, Kalenjins 6, Coastals 5, Luos 4, Luhyas 5, Kambas 3, Maasais 3, Merus 2, Abagusii 2, Embus 1, Taitas 1, Turkanas 1, Pokots 1 and Nairobians 1, opines the former Assistant Minister and independent minded […]

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Kenya’s delegation to ICC conference sharply divided

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The Kenyan delegation to the Kampala review conference of the ICC is sharply divided over renewed attempts to stop The Hague’s investigations in Kenya. There are allegations that some forces within government want to use the conference to push for the deferment of ICC investigations for at least one year. The […]

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