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UN chief say more troops necessary for Somalia

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Listen New York (Alshahid)-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says it may be necessary to deploy more international troops to assist the transitional government of Somalia. “On the military front, we must not exclude the incorporation of new forces and the expansion of AMISOM [African Union Mission in Somalia],” Ban was quoted as telling a UN […]

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Kenyan doctors’ Strike enters second week

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenyan doctors decided on Tuesday to continue a week-long strike for a 300 percent pay rise, ignoring government pleas to return to work and overturning an earlier decision to end the industrial action. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) had on Monday night announced an end to the strike after […]

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Alshabab claim to have killed Kenyan soldiers in a battle

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Alshabab militants in Somalia claimed to have killed 3 Kenyan soldiers in a battle that took place in Taabto area, southern Somalia. The militant group said in its Twitter page that the fighting was fierce and an ammunition store belonging to the Kenyan military. “Last night’s (Monday night) attack on Taabto lasted an […]

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Somalia lawmakers “oust” house speaker

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Some 283 Somali lawmakers who held meeting in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday have formally dismissed the speaker of the parliament Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, and appointed an acting speaker. The newly elected acting speaker, Madobe Nunow, was the former constitutional and federal minister of Transitional Federal Government. The MPs accused Sharif […]

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UN Appeals for $1.5 Billion in Aid for Somalia

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The United Nations is seeking $US1.5 billion ($A1.49 billion) to fund hundreds of lifesaving projects in famine-struck Somalia next year. The $1.5bn consolidated appeal process (CAP), or joint appeal for 2012, was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday and will fund 350 projects in Somalia, where famine and conflict have already cost tens of […]

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