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Maryan (Aryette) Omar Ali: A life dedicated to Somali popular song

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Listen On December 7, 2011, Maryan Omar Ali, also known to people as Aryette, passed away in the McCall Medical Center in Etobicoke, Canada. She had struggled with breast cancer for many years. Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Born in Djibouti before its independence in 1977, Maryan and her mother, Sahra Omer Goud, moved […]

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Uganda Cranes beat Rwanda, claim Cecafa crown

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Listen Dar es Salaam (Alshahid)-Uganda were yesterday crowned the new East and Central African soccer  champions  after beating Rwanda 3-2 on post match penalties in the 2011 Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup at Dar es Salaam’s National Stadium. The team drew 2-2 in both regular and extra time and the penalty shoot out applied. Ugandans, Isaac […]

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RCO Secretary-General Lays Foundation Stone for Bahrain Specialist Hospital in Mogadishu

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Listen Mogadishu (Bahrain News Agency)-Following directives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Honorary President of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO), and under the patronage of the Chairman of RCO Board of Directors Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, RCO Secretary-General Dr. Mustafa Al Sayad laid the foundation stone of the Bahrain […]

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Somalia lawmakers urge UN to replace envoy

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia MPs want the United Nations to replace its representative Augustine Mahiga for allegedly failing in his duties. In a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the MPs said they had found it difficult to work with ambassador Mahiga. Bellow is the MPs’ Declaration against UN envoy to Somalia       […]

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Air strike hits empty Somalia Red Crescent centre

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Listen Mogadishu (Reuters)- A warplane bombed a rebel-held town in southern Somalia on Saturday, hitting an empty feeding centre run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and killing one civilian, residents said. They could not identify who carried out the attack in the town of Baardheere. Kenya, which is eight weeks into a ground […]

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Makerere varsity to honour Kenya President Kabaki

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Listen Makerere University Council has passed a resolution to honour Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki with an honorary Doctor of Laws for his promotion of regional social welfare and freedom. The council, the highest decision making body, adopted the proposal to honour President Kibaki on Thursday at its 123 meeting in recognition of his contribution to […]

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