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HRW: Kenya must act on postelection violence

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-An international human rights group has accused the Kenya Government of failing to compensate victims of post-election violence as ordered by the courts. A report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch says 20 victims of police shootings have won civil suits against the Attorney-General, but the government has failed to pay court-ordered […]

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UN chief appeals for calm in landmark Mogadishu visit

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Listen Mogadishu (AFP)-UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked insurgents to end violence during a surprise visit Friday to war-torn Mogadishu, the first in 18 years by a leader of the world body. Wearing a bullet-proof jacket and flanked by a guard, Ban was welcomed by Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali to Mogadishu, often […]

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Flow of money from US to Somalia faces disruption

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Listen Minneapolis (Associated Press)-A critical pipeline that Somalis in America use to send money to relatives in Africa faces disruption after a bank in Minnesota announced it would no longer handle the wire transfers. Sunrise Community Banks said it would close its accounts with the Somali money transfer businesses after realizing it was at risk, […]

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ICRC Emergency Appeal for 2012 Tops $1 Billion

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Listen The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for nearly $1.25 billion to assist millions of victims of war and displacement in some 80 countries around the world next year. The ICRC’s largest humanitarian operation in 2012 will be Afghanistan, bumping this year’s leader, Somalia, into second position. The president of the International […]

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