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Suicide bomber strikes Somalia military base in Mogadishu

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Three people died in a blast Wednesday including a suicide bomber after he detonated an explosive device at the gates of a military base in the Somali capital, officials and witnesses said. “The suicide bomber tried to enter the compound but guards stopped him, when he then detonated his bomb, killing three people […]

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Kenya Government to challenge warrant for al-Bashir

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The Kenyan government will contest a warrant issued by a domestic court for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir after failing to arrest him on a visit last year, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Kenya’s Attorney-General Githu Muigai and Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetangula on Tuesday met in Bujumbura, Burundi, where they are attending a […]

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Many Needs Remain In Somalia Famine

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Listen A bit of good news – and just a bit — emerged from the Horn of Africa recently when a United Nations study team determined that famine conditions have eased in three hard-hit areas of Somalia. The humanitarian situation there remains very serious, though, and three other areas, including locations in the capital, Mogadishu, […]

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Conflict now major cause for displacement in Somalia, says UN refugee agency

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Listen Insecurity and conflict due to insurgency is now one of the main causes for displacement in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that constant fighting is also hampering aid efforts in the country. “In Mogadishu, we noted a profound change in the root causes driving forced displacement,” said Andrej […]

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Somalia: Resettlement of drought-displaced begins

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Listen Nairobi-(IRIN) – Resettlement of tens of thousands of drought-displaced Somalis, most of whom had sought refuge in the capital, Mogadishu, is under way, with aid agencies organizing voluntary returns to several areas in southern Somalia, officials told IRIN. “We started a project to resettle some 4,000 families [24,000 people] back to their homes in […]

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Somalia President condemns the ban and looting of UN agencies by Alshabab

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

Listen Press Release: The President of the Republic of Somalia H.E Sharif Sh. Ahmed has strongly condemned the shameful and inhumane act by the terror group Al-Shabab/Al-Qaeda for the ban and the seizure of property and equipment of aid agencies currently operating area’s under their control. “I am extremely saddened but not surprised by Al-Shabab/Al-Qaeda’s […]

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Sudan expels Kenyan ambassador over court ruling to arrest al-Bashir

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  1 Comment

Listen Khartoum (Alshahid)-Sudan ordered the expulsion of the Kenyan ambassador after a Kenyan judge issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s foreign ministry has said. The Kenyan court ruled Monday that the country’s government must arrest Mr. Bashir “should he ever set foot in Kenya.” Mr. Bashir is wanted by the International […]

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Alshabab loot, expel 16 aid groups

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somali militant group Alshabab on Monday banned 16 aid groups including half a dozen U.N. agencies in central and southern Somalia, a decision likely to harm Somalis already suffering from drought and famine. The militants stormed several aid agencies offices in Somalia, forcing aid workers to leave while accusing them of political and […]

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UK aims to step up int’l action on Somalia

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen London (Reuters) – Britain will seek to build consensus on measures to tackle instability and piracy in Somalia, such as improved humanitarian aid and economic support, when it hosts a major international conference next February. The meeting, to be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron, will be held on Feb. 23 in London, Foreign […]

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Turkish official breaks ground for new hospitals in famine-hit Somalia

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Listen The Turkish deputy prime minister attended groundbreaking ceremonies in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday for hospitals to be constructed by Turkey, the Anatolia news agency has reported. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ participated in ceremonies marking the start of construction of three hospitals by two Turkish charities and the Housing Development Administration […]

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