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My fears on the census results come true.

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen I first published this on 9th January 2010 and Nairobi star published it too! There was an article in Yesterday’s Nairobi Star newspaper where it was being alleged that the census results are being delayed because of a 140% increase in Somali numbers. On the surface of it this sounds normal however we read […]

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African Union defends Kenya over Bashir visit

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The African Union has defended Kenya’s decision not to comply with the International Criminal Court’s warrant of arrest issued against Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir when he came to Nairobi for the new constitution’s promulgation ceremony. In a statement printed in Kenya’s local dailies, next to a similar one by the […]

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Kenya Somalis population explosion cancelled in census results

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Somalia  /  4 Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Census results in eight districts mainly bordering Kenya and Somalia in North Eastern province have been cancelled due to inconsistencies in expected numbers, Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya said while releasing on Tuesday the August 2009 census at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre . Kenya’s Somali population had shot up to 2,385,572 […]

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Kenya to restart family planning campaign

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya government is set to launch a major campaign to revive the once vibrant family planning programme in a bid to control the country’s population that is growing at an alarming rate. Speaking at a media breakfast meeting in Nairobi Tuesday, National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD) Kimeli Chepsiror […]

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Kenya’s population up to 38.6 million, from 28m

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – The population of Kenya has hit 38.6 million according to the much awaited results of the Population and Housing Census conducted in August last year. Oparanya says the population has increased by 10 million up from 28.7 million in 1999 census, when the last census was carried out. Planning Minister Oparanya […]

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Libya Qaddafi asks Italians to convert to Islam

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Listen Rome (Alshahid) – Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi arrived in Rome late yesterday and urged a gathering of about 500 young women at an event at the Libyan Academy in Rome to convert to Islam because the religion should become the main one in Europe, according to newspaper Corriere della Sera. Italy is a stronghold […]

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Obama administration intensifies efforts in Sudan

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

Listen Washington (Alshahid) – The Obama administration, which came to office promising stronger leadership on Sudan, is now scrambling to salvage a 2005 U.S.-backed peace accord and prevent Africa’s largest nation from sliding back into civil war. In recent weeks, the administration has doubled its diplomatic presence in South Sudan and dispatched a respected former […]

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Italy to pay Libya five billion dollars over colonial rule

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  2 Comments

Listen Rome (Alshahid) – Ties between Italy and Libya have deepened since the signing of the accord, with Italy now the third largest European investor in the North African country, agreeing to pay around five billion dollars (four billion euros) in compensation for the colonial period in the form of investments over 25 years. This […]

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Iran media call French first lady ‘prostitute’

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Listen Tehran (Alshahid) – Iran’s hardline media have called French first lady Carla Bruni a “prostitute” after she expressed strong support for an Iranian woman facing death by stoning for adultery. The Monday report by the state news website comes two days after the hardline Kayhan newspaper also described the wife of French President Nicolas […]

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Kenya Govt and ODM party split over Bashir visit

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) –The debate on who invited Sudanese President facing International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant to Kenya has now split the cabinet with a majority saying the visit was in order while the rest mainly from PM Raila Odinga’s ODM party have picked the cue from US to contradict the general government position. […]

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