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Uhuru, Ruto could miss 2012 polls

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Listen The political landscape of two vote-rich regions could be altered significantly if two of the six post-election violence suspects go on trial at the International Criminal Court. As The Hague process rolls on, it remains to be seen whether President Kibaki’s heir apparent in Central Province, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, and Eldoret North […]

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Somalia PM: We need U.S. Aid to Fight Rebels

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Listen Somalia needs more equipment and other resources from the U.S., not more troops, Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said. “We would like to see more resources, more equipment to the TFG forces,” Mohamed said, referring to Somalia’s transitional federal government in an interview scheduled for broadcast today on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” program. “We […]

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Burundi sends more troops to Somalia

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Burundi has sent 1,000 more troops to the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia taking its total there to 4,400, its army spokesman said on Saturday. “We have deployed 1,000 extra Burundian troops to Mogadishu two days ago. We have sent them to strengthen our forces in Mogadishu.”Lieutenant Colonel Jastace Ciza […]

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India to frame law to tackle piracy on the seas

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Listen New Delhi (Alshahid)-India is framing a new law to deal with acts of piracy on the high seas, following a spurt in piracy and hostage taking off the coast of Somalia and the absence of an exclusive Indian law dealing with piracy. The draft of the law, which seeks to fuse the provisions of […]

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UAE calls for global cooperation for Somali people

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Listen The UAE has called upon the international community to develop a comprehensive strategy and establish a clear political and development roadmap for the Somali people. The UAE wants such a roadmap to be able to help the Somali people to overcome the present predicament and restore peace, security and stability throughout the territories of […]

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