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Somali pirates open up to student with camera

Somali pirates open up to student with camera

Listen By Amy Dempsey Mohamed Ashareh knew he would eventually wear out his welcome in Somalia. He was the Canadian guy walking around with a video camera and a team of pirates, a sight bound to make him a target. But the 24-year-old was not afraid to be courting marauders in one of the most […]

Obama: Libya mission is succeeding

Obama: Libya mission is succeeding

Listen President Obama defended his military mission in Libya in a national radio address Saturday, lauding U.S. troops that have pushed back Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and saved civilians’ lives. “This is how the international community should work,” Obama said, “more nations, not just the United States, bearing the responsibility and cost of upholding peace and […]

Jerry Rawlings says situation in Somalia is ‘complex minefield’

Jerry Rawlings says situation in Somalia is ‘complex minefield’

Listen SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA CORRESPONDENT Ben Ochieng The situation in Somalia is a complex minefield whose solution lies with the people of Somalia and not outsiders, and therefore the need to change tact in addressing it, said former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings. Rawlings, who is Africa Union’s High Representative to Somalia, said in […]

SOMALIA: Radioactive waste surfaces in the coastline – Minister

SOMALIA: Radioactive waste surfaces in the coastline – Minister

Listen The general director of Somalia’s Ministry of Aviation and Transport raised toxic danger alert along the Somali coast on Friday days after a study was concluded. According to Mr. Mohammed O. Ali, the once clean blue-water coast off Somalia is littered with a toxic-waste calamity of health and environment hazards that has been dumped […]