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AU Summit: African leaders meet over Libya

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Malabo (Alshahid)-African leaders open a two-day summit on Thursday overshadowed by the conflict in Libya, with rebel representatives invited for talks and criticism of an international arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi. Heads of state tasked with finding a solution to the fighting met late into the night on Wednesday after announcing at the weekend […]

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If you’re Somali, don’t bother to look for a job

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen Somalis consistently rank as the least employed of any race in Victoria, with statistics placing between 32 per cent and 47 per cent out of work. Abdulkadir Shire and Ali-nur Duale are masters of disguise. The two Somali men, now in their 50s, have spent more than 30 years between them applying for jobs […]

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U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Washington (Alshahid) – The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. “The political landscape in Egypt has […]

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Cash-strapped Libya rebels beg for loans

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

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid)-Libya’s cash-strapped rebels, facing a long and uncertain fight to recover assets frozen abroad, have called on foreign donors to back new loans using the blocked cash as collateral. With no money to pay for salaries or imports, Mazen Ramadan, an economic advisor to the National Transitional Council (NTC), said a solution must […]

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Libya: AU condemns French arming of rebels

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

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) -African Union Commission chief Jean Ping says France’s decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk. He told the BBC the action risked creating problems similar to those in war-torn Somalia. France has confirmed it dropped arms to Berber tribal fighters in the […]

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Communique Of The 39th Extra-Ordinary Session Of The IGAD Council Of Ministers On The Security And Political Situation In Somalia, Sudan And Eritrea’s Activities In The Region 28th June 2011

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

Listen Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (Alshahid) The 39th Extra-ordinary Meeting of the IGAD Council of Ministers  convened on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 28th June 2011 to discuss the developments in Somalia, the Sudan and  the activities of Eritrea in the region and to chart the way forward, ahead […]

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Somali criminals should not be deported, rules European Court

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

Listen London (Alshahid) -The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because to do so would endanger their lives, the European Court of Human Rights says. The Strasbourg judges said the UK’s duty to protect the two from torture or inhumane treatment was “absolute”. The pair, aged 24 and 42, were served […]

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Somalia: TFG soldiers receive their first salaries since April

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Under the supervision of the AMISOM Coordinating Mechanism, Administrators from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been this week paying TFG soldiers $200 each at a pay parade in Mogadishu. Regular monthly payment of $100 stipends had been instituted since December 2010, and is set to continue under the new government. Security […]

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Lightning kills children in northern Uganda

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

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – Eighteen primary school children died instantly and 36 others suffered severe burns when lightning struck a primary school in northern Uganda Tuesday evening, according to Officials in Uganda. The thunderbolt hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 250 kilometers from Kampala, as the children were waiting for the heavy downpour […]

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800 Somali kids arrive in Kenyan camps daily; SOS

By   /  June 29, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, IDPs, News, Refugees, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -An international aid group says over 800 Somali children arrive at Kenyan refugee camps each day to escape their country’s devastating drought. Save the Children says that the children are part of the nearly 1,300 people who come each day to the overcrowded Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya. The group said […]

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