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Al-Qaeda terrorism plot uncovered; Europe on Security alert

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Listen London (Alshahid) -Western intelligence agencies are tracking a significant al-Qaeda plot to carry out commando-style raids on cities in Britain, France and Germany. It is thought teams of jihadists plan to seize Western hostages and murder them – in a manner similar to the siege of two Indian hotels in Mumbai. The plot is […]

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Campaign against Islam leads to radicalisation

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Listen Cairo (Alshahid) -A perceived mounting campaign against Islam in the West is irking liberals and Islamic clerics in Egypt, who are apprehensive that this trend will radicalise Muslims “Nine years after the terror 9/11 attacks, the world should have rallied from the aftermath,” said Hassan Shukri, an Egyptian liberal writer. “However, the latest remarks […]

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11 Somali Pirates jailed by Kenyan Court

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – A Special piracy court established in Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal town has sentenced 11 Somali men for five years each in jail for piracy on Wednesday. The Somali men, aged between 22 and 34, were found guilty of attempting to hijack a Liberian-flagged merchant ship in the Indian Ocean last year. They […]

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Ethiopian premier urges quick appointment of Somalia PM

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Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Wednesday called for the quick appointment of the Somalia premier after Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke resigned from his post earlier this month. PM Zenawi met Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed here on Wednesday after Sharif recently named a caretaker prime minister to stand in before […]

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Somali pirates seize ship, Indian crew

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship and its 15 Indian crew, a group which monitors marine activity off Somalia said Wednesday. Ecoterra International said the MT Aspahalt Venture was seized in the Indian Ocean early Wednesday morning on its way to the Kenyan port of Mombasa. ‘Information … says a […]

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Ethiopia asks UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Eritrea over Somalia war

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen United Nations (Alshahid) — Ethiopia accused Eritrea at the United Nations Wednesday of continuing to supply rebels in Somalia. Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin made the charge in debate at the General Assembly, the official U.N. News agency reported. He called on the Security Council to strictly enforce existing sanctions against Eritrea. “Despite the sanctions, […]

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Journalist’s experience with AU peacekeepers in Mogadishu

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Daily Monitor Reporter Risdel Kasasira is embedded with Ugandan peacekeeping contingent with the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) where they are fending off attacks from terror outfit al Shabaab in defence of the Transitional Federal Government. He narrates: On Monday and Tuesday, the peacekeepers kept engaging the militants in Mogadishu, with the […]

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China’s economic success story worth being emulated in Africa

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen China’s economic growth in the last two decades has overtaken the Asian Tigers and most analysts agree that its continuity would enable China to overcome the USA as world’s biggest economy by 2040. The Chinese success in economic affairs and management is partly due to their pulling together in the same direction, hardwork, identity, […]

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Spain to aid Somalia change pirates into fishermen

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Madrid (Alshahid) – Spain aims at helping Somalia turn pirates into fishermen by assisting Somalia government to develop its fishing industry in an effort to fight piracy off the lawless coast, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Tuesday. “The goal is to turn pirates into fishermen,” he told a news conference at […]

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Preparations for UN Somali peacekeeping takeover begin

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has instructed his special envoy to Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, to work jointly with the African Union (AU) and Somalia’s neighbouring countries to facilitate a UN takeover of the peacekeeping operation in the Horn of Africa country, the envoy said. “I have been instructed by the Secretary-General to […]

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