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Somali pirates seize Taiwanese fishing vessel

By   /  December 31, 2010  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu  (Alshahid) – Somali pirates appear to have seized a Taiwanese-owned fishing vessel, the FV Shiuh Fu No 1, near the north east tip of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, the European Naval force said on Thursday. The EU force said on its website the vessel was operating near the island when it was […]

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U.S. issues travel warning for Kenya over Somalia/ Ethiopia threats

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

Listen Washington (Alshahid) — U.S. government workers in Kenya are advised to avoid border regions with Somalia and Ethiopia because of terrorism threats, the State Department said. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for parts of Kenya. It warns U.S. citizens in Kenya or considering travel to Kenya to evaluate travel plans given […]

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Russians jailed over illegal weapons for Somalia

By   /  December 31, 2010  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  1 Comment

Listen Hargeisa (Alshahid) -Six Russians have been jailed in the northern Somali semi-autonomous state of Somaliland. Their aircraft was seized earlier this month carrying military equipment bound for the neighbouring semi-autonomous state of Puntland. A court sentenced them to a year in jail and fined them for supplying military equipment to an enemy. The charterer […]

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Somali PM asked to suspend agreement with security firm Saracen

By   /  December 31, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Garowe(Alshahid) -Somali lawmakers on Thursday demanded suspension of the work of international security firm Saracen in the war-torn country and called on Prime Minister Mohamed Abdulahi to explain government deals with the firm in four weeks’ time. According to Xinhua there has been growing controversy over the security firm since it emerged its involvement […]

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Sudan govt withdraws from Darfur talks

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

Listen Doha (Alshahid) -Sudan’s government has withdrawn from peace talks with Darfur rebels, but it insisted that it is still committed to the peace process. Members of the government delegation announced the decision on Thursday at a summit in the Qatari capital, Doha. “We have just informed our mediators that our delegation will be departing […]

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AMISOM condemns attack on civilians

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

Listen Mogadishu (Press Release) – AMISOM Force Commander, Major General Nathan Mugisha, has strongly condemned an attack on Wednesday afternoon at a civilian house near the base camp. He described the attack as cowardly and an act of desperation meant to divert the public from several internal wrangles that the extremists are experiencing in the […]

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Final Communiqué of the Sixth Semi-Annual Somali Youth Conference in North America

By   /  December 30, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Boston (Alshahid) – The representatives of the Somali Youth across North America have met and discussed about the opportunities and the challenges that are facing them during the Sixth Semi-annual Youth Conference held on the 24th to 26th of December 2010 at the ISBCC in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Inspired by the theme “reviving our Community […]

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Somali: Fighting is now taking place unchecked

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Heavy fighting between Islamist militias of Al-shabab and forces of the Somali Transitional Federal Government  (TFG) continues unchecked in the north of the capital Mogadishu tonight, as the world wallows in Christmas festivities. The sound of heavy weapons could still be heard since yesterday night as the two sides continue exchanging. Last […]

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Bashir vows to aid brotherly south after referendum

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Khartoum (Alshahid) -Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has pledged to help build a secure, stable and brotherly state in the south if it votes for independence in a referendum less than two weeks away. “We will not deny our southern brothers their decision, and we will help them to build their state, because we want […]

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Southern Sudan returnee population overwhelms aid workers

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Refugees, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Aweil (Alshahid) – Build camps and run the risk of long-term dependence, or build nothing and watch basic needs grow: this is the dilemma facing aid workers in Southern Sudan amid an unexpectedly large deluge of people leaving the north of the country in the run-up to January’s secession referendum in the south. According […]

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