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Yemen could be another Somalia; UN

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Listen Dubai (Alshahid)-UN agencies warned on Sunday that Yemen is on its way to becoming another Somalia, saying nearly four million people will be affected by the impoverished nation’s political and economic crisis in 2012. “About four million people will be affected by the crisis in Yemen in 2012 and will require immediate humanitarian support,” […]

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Somalia PM concerned about US decision to shut down remittance

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia Prime Minister Abdiwali Mohamed Ali expressed concerns over decision by the United States government in which it is planning to block the Somali remittance system in America. The Premier who held a press conference at his Mogadishu office Sunday said that almost all Somalis depend on remittance money from abroad, especially from […]

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Prominent Somali Journalist killed in Mogadishu

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-A prominent journalist with a Somali television channel was shot dead in the capital Sunday by a man wearing a government soldier’s uniform, witnesses said. The attacker shot Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan alias Hiis, who worked for local station Horn Cable TV, several times in the shoulder and stomach in the city’s southern Hamar-Jajab […]

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UN staff’s performance in Somalia constitute a crime against humanity

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Listen One of the most frequent complaints I heard during my recent visit to Mogadishu was the lack of physical presence of United Nations staff in this war-torn city. This sounded very odd to me considering that the UN declared a famine of “biblical proportions” in Somalia in July this year, and has been raising […]

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Famine in Somalia – From Worst to Better

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Listen Braving crocodiles, rivers of mud and Al-Shabaab rebels, food convoys of the International Committee of the Red Cross have completed their distribution of emergency rations to nearly one million Somalis aimed to tide them over until harvest season. “Boats were used to take the food to pre-deployment sites in the Jubas,” said Andrea Heath, […]

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