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Rwanda to withdraw from commitments with UN

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

Listen Kigali (Alshahid) – Rwanda has accused the United Nations (UN) of trying to divert attention from its own failures by leaking a draft report accusing Rwanda of war crimes in Democratic of Congo; and threatened to withdraw from various commitments to the UN. “We reiterate here that we have already told the high commissioner […]

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Kenya tells off US over Bashir’s visit

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya has said US has no moral standing to condemn Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s presence at the promulgation ceremony of the new constitution due to the ICC warrant since America is not a signatory to the ICC law, Foreign affairs ministry says. Responding to the continued criticism over Bashir’s visit to […]

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Museveni Announces Candidature For 2011 Polls.

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid)- Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has officially announced his candidature for the country’s 2011 presidential polls slated for early next year, the presidency announced Sunday. A presidential spokeswoman said in a statement that President Museveni announced his candidature for the 2011 polls at a conference of the ruling National Resistance Movement, or NRM […]

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UNESCO Director-General deplores death of Somali journalist.

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Paris (Alshahid) – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova deplored the death of Somali journalist Barkhad Awale Adan, who was killed on 24 August in Mogadishu in a clash between Transitional Federation Government troops and the insurgent group Al-Shabaab. “I deplore the death of Barkhad Awale Adan,” said Ms Bokova. “The Somali press is paying an […]

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Danish navy foils Somali pirate attack.

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-A helicopter from a Danish warship under NATO operational control foiled a pirate attack Saturday on a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, a Danish navy spokesman said. The Esbern Snare warship, which has been patrolling the pirate-infested waters since early August, responded to a distress call from a ship traveling through […]

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Kenya criticized for inviting Al-Bashir.

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen  Nairobi (Alshahid)-Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Sunday said that he was surprised to see Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Nairobi. “Like many, I was surprised by the presence of President Al-Bashir of Sudan in Nairobi for the promulgation of Kenya?s new constitution,” Annan said in a statement in his capacity as chair […]

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Resolving the Wagalla Massacre case; a cultural approach

By   /  August 28, 2010  /  Columnists  /  7 Comments

Listen For a period of 26 years the survivors of Wagalla Massacre have been literally crying their hearts out for justice. The quest for justice for this perplexing case has been long and odious. It began immediately after the incident when the late Ahmed Khalif, former Minister for Labour, who in 1984 was the Member […]

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Resolving the Wagalla Massacre case; a cultural approach

By   /  August 28, 2010  /  Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen S. Abdi Sheikh: For a period of 26 years the survivors of Wagalla Massacre have been literally crying their hearts out for justice. The quest for justice for this perplexing case has been long and odious. It began immediately after the incident when the late Ahmed Khalif, former Minister for Labour, who in 1984 […]

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Bashir visit to Kenya disappoints Obama

By   /  August 28, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Washington (Alshahid) – America’s President Barack Obama expressed disappointment that Kenya his father’s motherland had hosted Mr Bashir. Mr Obama, who welcomed Kenya’s adoption of its new constitution, said he was “disappointed” that the country had hosted Mr Bashir. “We consider it important that Kenya honour its commitments to the ICC and to international […]

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ICC reports Kenya to UN over Bashir visit

By   /  August 28, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Hague (Alshahid) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has reported Kenya to the UN Security Council over a visit to Nairobi by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The ICC, which wants to put Mr Bashir on trial for alleged war crimes, asked Security Council members “to take any measure they may deem appropriate”. Kenya chose […]

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