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Kenya to import electricity from Ethiopia

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenya has agreed to start importing electricity from Ethiopia at $0.07 (Sh5.80) per kilowatt hour, in what the Ministry of Energy terms as a competitive rate. The deal to import 400MW was reached on Monday between Kenya’s Ministry of Energy and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water and Energy but failed to agree on pricing. […]

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Somalia: European Union’s Statement on Transitional Federal Parliament

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The EU Heads of Mission in Nairobi issue the following statement: The EU is aware of the developments in the Transitional Federal Parliament and the apparent removal of the Speaker. We are seeking further assessment of the situation. To that end we strongly support the joint mission to Mogadishu by senior representatives from […]

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Kenyan foreign minister lauds Turkey’s diligent role in Somalia

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Listen Kenya’s foreign minister, while in İstanbul for a Turkey-Africa summit, lauded Turkey’s outpouring of support for and leadership in drought-afflicted Somalia on Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister and presidential candidate Moses Wetangula told Today’s Zaman in an exclusive interview, “Turkey has come to Somalia with commitment, enthusiasm and great capacity.” Turkey, which has sent hundreds […]

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The Azania State project made the Somali Kenyans villains

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Listen The secretly funded Azania State project concocted by few powerful leaders of the Kenyan Government in collusion with a shortsighted group of Somali-Kenyan politicians has crippled the political unity and the struggle of the Somali Kenyans for gaining their rights as Kenyan citizens after years of massacre as well as of oppressive and discriminatory […]

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Why the Somalis are grateful to Turkey?

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Listen Somalia in the last twenty years has suffered enormously, in terms of collapse of law and order, natural and human-made calamities, displacements of its citizens, the rise of piracy and the spread of insurgence movements and seditious militias, that wreaked havoc not only to the survival of the nation, but also dampened the morale […]

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Cholera Awareness Campaign Begins in Mogadishu

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Listen A campaign to stamp out cholera is being launched on Friday in Mogadishu, Somalia.  The campaign, which is being led by Somalia’s minister of health with the participation of the World Health Organization, aims to raise awareness of cholera and acute watery diarrhea among the Somali population. Cholera is endemic in Somalia.  However, efforts […]

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Somalia: UN expert urges greater efforts to tackle violence against women

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Listen An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for greater efforts to improve the plight of women in Somalia, thousands of whom remain extremely vulnerable to discrimination and violence. “While I support the Government’s tentative efforts to address the issues of violence against women, I note that there still are many challenges for […]

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