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An ‘attempted coup’ against DRC President Kabila leaves several killed

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Listen Kinshasa (Alshahid) -Six people have been killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An “unidentified group of armed men” attacked the residence of President Joseph Kabila in the capital, Kinshasa, a government spokesman said, describing the raid as an attempted coup. Mr Kabila’s guards killed […]

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President Sharif Visits Areas Seized from Al-shabab

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) president, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has on Sunday visited some of the positions that were recently seized by the TFG and Africa Union Forces (AMISOM) from Al-shabab militants. The president was accompanied by Somali military commander in chief, Gen. Dagabadan, Col. Agey among other military officers. […]

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Libya May be like Somalia, If Protests continue; Qaddafi Son Says

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Libya(Alshahid)-The son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Saif al-Islam Qaddafi said the North African nation “risks becoming like Somalia” if demonstrations against the government by “terrorists” don’t end. The nation can change and have a new constitution if there is a restoration of peace, the younger Qaddafi who has a political sway in […]

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Somali Cabinet discusses ending Transition Period

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)- The Somali cabinet had a meeting on Saturday in Mogadishu where they have discussed the ending transition period of the Somali government. Minister for information Abdikarim Hassan Jama who addressed the media after the meeting, said, the ministers discussed how the government could go through the transition period in August. He said […]

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UNDP Trains Somaliland Police Officers

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Hargeysa (Alshahid)- More than 1200 Somaliland police officers have completed training in Mandera training college.  The college is located 90 KM from the capital, Hargeysa. The training was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program organization (UNDP). The officers were taught laws on human rights and professional skills on public relations and international laws […]

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Solution to Somali piracy: Eliminate the warlords

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Bakersfield  (Alshahid) -The murder of four American hostages aboard a hijacked yacht, including two with close Bakersfield ties, ought to be considered the last straw for civilized nations that have been tormented for too long by Somalia’s ruthless pirating industry. It’s time for decisive action. But which action? The naval approach isn’t working. More […]

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Somalia’s al Shabaab terrorists to attack Kenya sooon

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somali’s hardline rebel group al Shabaab threatened on Sunday to attack neighbouring Kenya for training Somali government forces and allowing Ethiopian troops to operate from its towns. The group, which is aligned to al Qaeda, has said before that it would attack Kenya but so far has never done so. Last […]

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The purchase of political power – Uganda style

By   /  February 27, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen Presidential and parliamentary elections have just ended in Uganda and thanks to the citizens of the country they have generally been peaceful and orderly. All said and done however, these elections have been the most expensive Uganda has ever had. Candidates who had access to billions of shillings were able to purchase political power […]

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Source: U.S. officials detained pirate negotiators before hostage executions

By   /  February 27, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen (CNN) — Before two pirate leaders departed the yacht where they held four Americans earlier in February, a maritime source says they left instructions: kill the hostages if we do not come back from negotiations. U.S. officials took the negotiating pirates into custody — a move which goes against standard negotiation practices, the source […]

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UN Security Council unanimously slaps sanctions against Libya

By   /  February 27, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen New York (Alshahid)-The UN Security Council has agreed a package of sanctions against the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi and members of his family and close associates, including international travel bans and the freezing of assets. The council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 1970 imposing a comprehensive arms embargo, a travel ban and freeze of […]

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