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UN Security Council expected actions on Somalia in May

By   /  April 30, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Expected Council Action In May the Council will continue the higher profile attention to Somalia initiated in March under the Chinese presidency. Council members will discuss Somalia in Nairobi during the upcoming Council mission to Africa and there will also be a debate in New York on the Secretary-General’s report on Somalia (due on […]

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Guantanamo Bay detainee: Guleed Hassan Ahmed

By   /  April 29, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Wikileaks released Guantanamo Bay detainee file on Guleed Hassan Ahmed, US9SO-010023DP Name: Guleed Hassan Ahmed ISN: US9SO-010023DP Time in Gitmo: 4 years, 7 months, 21 days Released: No Nationality: Somalia Date of birth: 04/01/1974 Place of birth: Mogadishu, Somalia Release date: Arrest date: Arrest location: Arrested by: Captured by US date: Arrived at […]

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Somalia: TFG forces take town in Southern Somalia

By   /  April 29, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia’s TFG forces and their Ahlu Sunna allies took claimed control of a town in southwestern Somalia Thursday after Alshabab militants  pulled out without a fight, officials and witnesses said. The town of Garba haarey, located in the region of Gedo that has borders borders with Ethiopia and Kenya, had been under Alshabab’s […]

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Kamukunji by-election: Mbugua locked out

By   /  April 29, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Immediate former Kamukunji Member of Parliament Simon Mbugua has been locked out of the May 23rd by – election. Mbugua was disqualified by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) Thursday evening after he failed to meet the set requirements. According to the Kamukunji Returning Officer Joseph Masindet, Mbugua’s nomination papers had […]

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Uganda’s Kizza Besigye freed on bail

By   /  April 28, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid)-Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been freed on bail after spending Easter in jail following his third arrest this month. He was detained during a “walk-to-work” protest against high prices in the capital, Kampala. The Forum for Democratic Change leader was charged with unlawful assembly. Dr Besigye, who was shot in the […]

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Terror suspects on the prowl in Kenya, police warn

By   /  April 28, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-A suspected terrorist has sneaked into Kenya from Somalia and is planning attacks in Nairobi, police warned on Wednesday. The police report, that includes his photograph, identifies him only as “Abdullahi from Central Kenya”. The man only identified as Abdullahi is said to be operating in Nairobi alongside two of his accomplices who […]

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Kenya: Government announces measures to curb rising cost of living

By   /  April 28, 2011  /  Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The Kenya Government has waived taxes on kerosene, maize and wheat in cut-back measures meant to ease the burden of escalating cost of living. Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Wednesday outlined both short-term and long-term measures to address the economic challenges Kenyans are currently facing. “For immediate relief, the Government has removed all […]

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Somali Migrants still flowing to Yemen despite crisis

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

Listen Hassan Abdel Moneim Mostafa, a Middle East regional adviser for the IOM, said Yemen’s crisis was complicating efforts to provide aid to African migrants and Yemenis displaced by an on-off civil war in the north. “The challenges we have in Yemen are the inflows from Djibouti, from Ethiopia, from Somalia,” he said in a […]

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15-year-old ‘President’ with big dreams

By   /  April 27, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen At 15, “Her Excellency” is already rubbing shoulders with international diplomats. Today, she is showing Japanese ambassador — His Excellency Tokihisha Takata — around the Wash projects in her “country”. But first things first. She begins by introducing members of her Cabinet — eight in all. Only they are schoolboys and girls in Turkana […]

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Kenya: Cabinet reshuffle in the offing

By   /  April 27, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga has hinted that a Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing. The Prime Minister however declined to reveal details of the upcoming changes and would not confirm if suspended Higher Education Minister William Ruto will be reinstated. “A Cabinet reshuffle is the responsibility of the Executive and that will […]

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