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Somalia: British government urges quick deployment of AU troops

By   /  July 31, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  1 Comment

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The British government has Friday called for speedy deployment of the pledged African Union troops to Somalia to restore peace and security in the war-ravaged country. British minister for Africa Mr. Henry Bellingham said the AU additional troops to be deployed to Somalia would reinforce the African Union Mission in Somalia […]

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Kenyan’s will reject the proposed constitution, says Minister

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

Listen Eldoret (Alshahid) –The Higher Education Minister William Ruto on Saturday addressed a big ‘No’ campaign rally in his Eldoret backyard where he called for a peaceful referendum process and radiated confidence that the NO camp was poised to win Wednesday’s referendum. The well attended rally at the historic 64 stadium was addressed by over […]

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Kenya’s President praises reformers over likely ‘Yes’ win

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

Listen Kisumu (Alshahid) – Kenya’s President has paid glowing tribute to Kenyans who have been spearheading the reform agenda in the country and expressed confidence that the unity of purpose demonstrated by reformist will continue even after passing the new constitution to hasten development.   President Mwai Kibaki who was addressing Nyanza leaders at the […]

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Clinton’s only child for celebrity wedding; Obama not invited

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Listen Rhinebeck (Alshahid) – After an intensely secretive build-up Chelsea Clinton30, and husband-to-be Marc Mezvinsky, 32, are to marry Saturday at a star-studded wedding outside New York amid tight security. Security tightened rapidly as Saturday approached and the airspace over Astor Courts was declared a no-fly zone and local road access restricted. Former Democratic president […]

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Somalia President Sharif meets international community in Nairobi

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The president of Somali’s transition Federal Government (TFG) Sheikh Sharif Ahmed has met with the international community in Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Friday, reports said. The president met the US embassy mission staff and other international community officials in Nairobi to discuss the security situation in Somali and how to handle […]

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Canada to help Sudan in referendum

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

Listen Montreal (Alshahid) – Canada, whose province of Quebec had a referendum on independence, has offered Sudan assistance in organizing a plebiscite about the future of its restive southern region, the government announced. Quebec, the only Canadian province with a French-speaking majority, held two plebiscites on independence, in 1980 and 1995, narrowly voting to remain […]

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Kenya Prime Minister Raila joins ‘Yes’ campaigns after illness

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Listen Kisumu (Alshahid) – President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga are in Kisumu, western Kenya on Saturday, to drum up support for the proposed Constitution. The coalition leaders are addressing a Yes campaign rally at Moi Stadium, which was teeming with activity as early as 7 am, as youths danced and chanted pro-constitution songs. […]

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Kenyans win 3 gold medals in an hour

By   /  July 31, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya’s athletes won three gold medals in an hour’s span propelling Kenya to the top of the medal standings in an afternoon of thrilling performance in the presence of home audience at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium on Friday. David Rudisha, Richard Mateelong and Nancy Jebet Langat led the charge clinching gold […]

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Queen behind SA xenophobic attacks on foreign-owned businesses

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Listen Johannesburg (Alshahid) – An in-depth investigation has revealed that a prominent shebeen queen is the ringleader of a gang behind numerous attacks that have unsettled the uneasy peace between locals and African foreigners mainly on the Cape Flats. The Daily Voice is in possession of statements from three hitmen that directly link the woman […]

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Kenyans charged in Kampala terror bombings

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Listen Kampala (Alshahid) — Three Kenyan men of Somali descent have been charged with terrorism and murder following bomb blasts that left 80 Africans and foreigners dead in the Ugandan capital. Hussein Agad, 27, Mohammed Adan Abdow, 25, and Idris Magond, 42, were charged with 80 counts of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and […]

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