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EU considers expanding anti-piracy mission on land

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Listen Berlin (Alshahid)-The European Union is considering expanding its anti-piracy operation to include Somali beaches, Germany said Friday. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke said new rules of engagement “would only be considered to destroy pirate logistics on the beach, not deployment in the country”. Peschke explained that a proposal will be submitted to the […]

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ICRC sends medical aid for casualties in Middle Juba

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has sent emergency medical supplies to three cities in middle Jubba, southern Somalia, where the Kenyan military and its allies are battling Alshabab militants. “More than 100 wounded people, mainly civilians, reached the medical facilities during the most recent phase of the fighting,” said […]

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Kenya military denies Alshabab claim of KDF soldiers killed in raid

By   /  December 31, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-There were conflicting reports over the number of deaths following heavy fighting between Kenyan army and Alshabab militants on Thursday night. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) maintained that only one of their soldiers had died following the fighting but Alshabab claimed they had killed eleven Kenyan soldiers and damaged three armoured personnel carriers […]

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Shabaab leader recounts al Qaeda’s role in Somalia in the 1990s

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Listen In a recent interview with Radio Andalus, Shabaab’s leader said that three influential al Qaeda leaders played an important role in fighting the Americans in Mogadishu in the early 1990s. Ahmed Abdi Aw Mohamed, the spiritual who is better known as Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr and Godane, said that al Qaeda played a “prominent […]

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Turkey takes giant leap toward Africa, prioritizes Somalia on agenda

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Listen Keeping up its wide-range initiative for closer ties with Africa, Turkey throughout the year added to its foreign missions and sped up ambassadorial appointments all over Africa, but its main focus stayed on Somalia as the country went through its most severe drought in a century in the summer of 2011. As part of […]

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Two international aid workers killed in Mogadishu

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

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Two international aid workers working to provide emergency medical relief in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu have been killed in a shooting at a Medecins Sans Frontieres compound, the agency said in a statement. Officials say the shooting occurred Thursday at the offices of the aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF). One person […]

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Minnesota: Money-transfer services to Somalia close down

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Listen Minneapolis (Alshahid)-Money-transfer services that cater to Somali immigrants in Minnesota have stopped accepting money bound for the Horn of Africa country, a day before a key bank was due to stop processing the transactions. Somalia has appealed the decision by Sunrise Community Banks to end the remittances program from Minnesota, the state that is […]

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NUSOJ – Four Killed, Seven Wounded, 19 Arrested in 2011

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today declares that the year 2011 was characterized by the worst possible perilous conditions in which journalists operate in Somalia, as journalists were deliberately singled out for cruel and unjust treatment. The year, worse than the previous year 2010 in all respects of press freedom violations […]

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In famine-stricken Ethiopia, a Saudi company leases land to grow and export rice

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Listen Famine has swept through much of Ethiopia in the past year, but a new project will see a Saudi Arabian country convert one of the most fertile areas to produce rice for export. The idea is it’s better to have people employed and making money. Gambella in western Ethiopia is one of the most […]

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Somali minister says Turkey’s educational system model for us

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Listen Somali education minister has said Turkey’s educational system set an example for Somalia, expressing gratitude for Turkey’s support in education. “If we can implement the educational system of Turkey, we will become a rising star in Africa. Because Turkish educational system is really strong,” Ahmed Aidid Ibrahim told the Anadolu Agency. Ibrahim said there […]

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