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Alshabab claims to have killed US commander

By   /  July 31, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia’s militant group Alshabab claimed to have killed a US commander fighting alongside African Peace Mission (AMISOM) in Mogadishu. Abdi-Aziz Abu Mus’ab, the military spokesman for the group told reporters in Mogadishu that the commander was killed in Hodan district of Mogadishu, which was the scene of heavy battle between Alshabab and Somali […]

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Genocidal politics and the Somali famine

By   /  July 31, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen By Abdi Ismail Samatar Droughts are common in the Somali peninsula, but only an exceptional one produces famine. For instance, the Horn of Africa drought of 1984 did not produce famine in Somalia, while the Ethiopian population was devastated. The latter country suffered famine because the military government of the time was engaged in […]

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Kenya will not take lightly Alshabab threat; Security Official

By   /  July 31, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The Kenyan government said it will not take lightly the report by the United Nations which says that the Somalia militant group Alshabab has strong network in the country. Kenya’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director Ndegwa Muhoro said on Saturday the report is very serious and touches on the government security. Muhuro said […]

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Uganda: US commando advises government on declaring Somalia a no-fly zone

By   /  July 31, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen INTERVIEW President Museveni has proposed a no-fly zone over Somalia to limit the inflow of weapons into that country. How come the USA was quick to respond to a no-fly zone in Libya but has ignored a similar call over Somalia. The situation in Somalia and indeed across the region is especially very critical […]

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Somali Government forms Disaster Management Agency

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

Listen Press Release: Spokesperson of the Somali Government held the press conference in Mogadishu (Mogadishu, 30 July 2011): The Prime Minister of Somalia Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali having considered the urgent need to manage disaster, the Government’s responsibility towards the droughts situation and the people fleeing from their homes due to the current famine stage. […]

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Alshabab can hit US territory; panel finds

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

Listen Washington (Alshahid)-Somali militant group Alshabab has an active recruitment network in the United States, posing a significant threat to the country, a U.S. panel determined. A report from the House Committee on Homeland Security concluded there was a “looming danger” of U.S. nationals who have pledged loyalty to Alshabab returning to the United States […]

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Statement by WFP about incorrect reports on food stocks in Mogadishu

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

Listen WFP is very concerned about the incorrect and damaging perception generated by inaccurate television reports regarding food stocks in Mogadishu warehouses allegedly not being distributed. WFP is currently feeding 1.5 million people in Somalia, including more than 300,000 people in Mogadishu this month alone. Every day, at least 85,000 people get hot meals in […]

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In Somalia, a new famine, born of old failures

By   /  July 30, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen By Nuruddin Farah If the past is anything to go by, TVs the world over will show heart-wrenching pictures of malnourished Somali babies with distended kwashiorkor bellies; of flies feeding on their eyes; of mouths sucking at milkless breasts. Environmental experts will pontificate on the recurrent droughts in Somalia. Aid organizations will canvass the […]

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IIEC wins case on Kamukunji by-election

By   /  July 30, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The Kenyan court of appeal has Friday lifted orders blocking the Kamukunji by-election. The appellate judges ruled that although the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) had gone ahead and violated the rights of one of the aspirants the electoral body was still mandated to conduct the by-elections. The high court stopped the by-election […]

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Muslim aid groups meet to help Somalia

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

Listen Istanbul (Alshahid)-Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gathered in Istanbul on Thursday to coordinate an emergency response to the devastating drought in Somalia. Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu called on member states to coordinate stances on helping Somalia under the famine which has recently hit […]

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