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Uganda President hits at donors over homosexuality

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Listen Kampala (Alshahid)-Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has hit back at donor countries threatening to reduce or stop aid to Uganda and other African countries that do not respect rights of homosexuals. Speaking to delegates at a meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Museveni said: “Before anyone gives me a lecture about homosexuals and their rights, […]

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Kenya threatens air strikes on three Alshabab controlled towns

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Kenya’s army has announced its intention to pursue Alshabab militants with air raids deeper inside Somalia. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Operations Commander, Colonel Cyrus Oguna said Saturday that air raids will target Alshabab territory, including the ports of Merka and Barawe on the southern coast, and the town of Afgoye near the capital […]

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Military action in Somalia was planned for years, say US cables

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  1 Comment

Listen In January last year, a team of senior Kenya government officials met their US counterparts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to lobby for international support for their solution to the Somalia problem. The “Jubaland Initiative” as the secret plan it was dubbed, proposed the creation of a separate state in southern Somalia called Jubaland to […]

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Kenya marches into Somalia but can’t see the enemy

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Listen Bur Garbo, Somalia (Associated Press)-Kenyan troops marched into this decaying Somali fishing village two months ago, but the al-Qaida-linked militants they came to hunt are nowhere to be seen. The Kenyan military says it’s getting ready to push forward with its offensive against the al-Shabab insurgents, who are blamed for attacks on Kenyan soil […]

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Ethiopia signs Djibouti railway deal with China

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Listen Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, an official said. The deal signed late on Friday with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) covers a 339-kilometre line […]

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