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Kenya govt to send more troops along the Somali border

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – While commissioning Officer Cadets at the Kenya Military Academy, Nakuru on  Wednesday President Mwai Kibaki has assured Kenyans that the government was deploying adequate security personnel along the country’s border with Somalia to deal with the insecurity posed by the instability in the neighbouring country. The President, who is also the […]

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Somalia President Sheriff to lead 50 Years of Independence celebration

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  2 Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – In the capital Mogadishu, President Sheriff Sheikh Ahmed of the TFG, is expected to lead the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Somalia’s independence in 1960 while Somalis all over the world are expected to hold different celebrations tomorrow to mark the outstanding day. The Somali President had recently called […]

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Somalia: Eight journalists wounded at Alshabab news conference

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

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Eight Somali journalists were injured on Tuesday while covering a news conference organized by Al-Shabaab spokesman in a police school in Abdiasis district of northern Mogadishu, a base they had seized since Monday. Four of the wounded journalists were identified as Ilyas Ahmed Abukar, Abdirisak Elmi Jama, Abdinasir Idle and Muse […]

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Kenyan MPs double their salaries again in a new bid to evade taxation

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Members of the Kenyan Parliament are set to double their allowances and allocate themselves outrageous salary increases before they agree to pay tax, in fresh recommendations by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). MPs monthly basic salary is set to increase to Sh1.2 million up from Sh871, 000 while the Speaker will earn Sh2.8 […]

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Kenyan Social awareness musician Queen Jane dies

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  3 Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The queen of Kikuyu inspirational music passed on late Tuesday. Queen Jane whose real name is Jane Nyambura, used her songs to campaign against social ills like piracy and rape, themes many musicians would shun. Kikuyu is a local vernacular chiefly used in the populous Central Province of Kenya. “She has […]

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Mumbai terror attack suspects caught using Kenyan passports

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Listen Harare(Alshahid) – A Pakistani national suspected of allegedly taking part in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has been arrested in Zimbabwe as he tried to cross into South Africa, using a fake Kenyan passport. The 33 year old Imran Muhammad was arrested at the Beitbridge border post along with another Pakistani national, according to the […]

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Somalia: The war is about money and power

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Featured, News, Opinion & Analysis, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The African Union soldiers were shocked to learn we actually planned to head back into the city of Mogadishu, abandoning the relative safety of their base on the outskirts of the Somali capital. Their commander was adamant we not be allowed to go. Finally, after much protestation from our side, the soldiers came up […]

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Donor-inspired policies largely to blame for perpetuating poverty in Africa

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Opinion & Analysis  /  1 Comment

Listen Last year, former World Bank economist Dambisa Moyo made waves with the publication of her controversial book, ‘Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa’. Over the past 60 years, she laments, at least US$1 trillion of development-related aid has flowed into Africa, yet the number of […]

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Alshahid Centre conducts a workshop on developing Somalia’s education in Mogadishu.

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Featured, News, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Alshahid Centre for Research and Media Studies started on 29th June 2010, a two day workshop on developing Somalia’s education at  Hotel Paradise in Mogadishu. In attendance were representatives from; Universities, Schools and Educational Institutions, discussing how to develop education in Somalia and the ways to do so. At the opening of […]

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Kenyan PM Raila undergoes head surgery

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga has undergone surgery in Nairobi hospital to make a hole in his head to relieve pressure building on the outside of his brain, doctors say on Tuesday. According to the doctors they had to open a hole in Odinga’s skull to drain the fluid. Prime Minister Raila […]

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