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AMISOM Foils Suicide Attack disguised as Somali govt army

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -AMISOM forces have today foiled a suicide attack by extremist insurgents planning to kill through suicide attacks. At approximately 1645 hrs, several extremists disguised as Somali government soldiers attacked the AMISOM position at Shakala guarded by both AU and Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa forces, on the busy Makka Mukarama road. The extremists drove […]

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SOMALIA: Internet lifeline cut in Mogadishu fighting

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Telecommunications companies based in Somalia’s largest open-air market have been hit by stray shells in the latest round of fighting, leading to internet failure in the past four days. “Our internet service has been down since 24 May,” a senior official of an internet service provider, who requested anonymity, told IRIN. […]

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NATO hits Libya after Zuma departure

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid) -NATO pounded Libya’s capital Tuesday, only hours after South Africa’s President left following talks that produced only a commitment to a peace plan already rejected by the military alliance and rebels. South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, representing the African Union, held talks on Monday with Muammar Gaddafi as Nato insisted that the Libyan […]

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AU peacekeepers killed in Somalia attack

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Two soldiers from the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia, AMISOM, were killed as they tried to prevent a suicide bomb attack in Somalia’s capital, the force said on Monday. Three attackers, disguised as Somali government troops, were also killed in the afternoon firefight, after they assaulted a position guarded by AMISOM […]

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Only a popular Accord can restore Somalia’s self-governance, dignity and prosperity

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen As a follow up to meeting on Somalia held in New York on May 11, members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) travelled to Nairobi, Kenya on May 24-25 for further consultation with leaders of Somalia, African Union (AU) and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). After listening  the pathetic speeches of top leaders […]

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AU Commission Delegation visits Somalia’s Mogadishu

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Press Release Mogadishu – An African Union (AU) Commission delegation comprising Mr. El Ghassim Wane, Director of the AU Peace and Security Department, and Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson for Somalia, undertook a one‐day visit to Mogadishu, on 27 May 2011. During the visit, the members of the […]

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Somalia leader invites al Shabaab to join his forces

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Somalia transitional president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has urged all foreign jihadists (holy warriors) fighting his government alongside al-Shabaab militants to leave the country. In the same breath, the leader invited al-Shabaab loyalists who are ready to abandon their militant ways to join the rest of the country in nation building. He […]

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Leadership wrangle hits Somalia’s transitional gov’t

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -A leadership wrangle within the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia poses a big threat to the country’s stability. Major Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman of the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM has expressed concerns about a rift saying that that it is worrying the AU peacekeepers, even more that the militias. Differences […]

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African Union wants NATO Libya attacks halted

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) -The Africa Union has decried the NATO attacks aimed at ousting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. AU extraordinary summit on Libyan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday reiterated that a peaceful solution to the North African state crisis was possible. The NATO attacks, noted the Addis meeting, had gone beyond the scope of […]

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Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race

By   /  May 29, 2011  /  Featured, News, Sports, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam ended his campaign to oust Sepp Blatter from the FIFA presidency Sunday, just hours before facing the ethics committee of football’s world governing body over bribery allegations. Bin Hammam, 61, who launched his campaign on an anti-corruption platform and waged a bitter war of words with the long-serving Blatter, […]

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