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Scotland Yard helping Kenya on Alshabab network investigation

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-A team from the Scotland Yard are in Kenya to help investigate an Alshabab network after a British national was arrested on allegations that he is an explosives expert for the Somali militant group. Security sources said police want Scotland Yard to help them dig into his past and establish if he has […]

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Kenya police free two Alshabab suspects

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenyan police released two individuals suspected to have link with Somali militant group, Alshabab, without charge on Tuesday. Sylvester Owino Opiyo alias Musa Osodo and Hussein Nderitu Abbas alias Mohammed were set free, as their lawyer Chaacha Mwita confirmed the development, saying his two clients who were arrested on the Dec. 24 were […]

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Turkish Doctors Reach Out to Africa

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Listen As an arm of Turkish soft power and growing regional influence, civil society organisations and doctors are leading the way to make a measurable impact on the ground in Africa. The Turkey branch of the prominent doctors’ organisation Yeryüzü Doktorları (Doctors Worldwide – DWW) has been active in Africa since 2000 in such places […]

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Season of rape in Somalia: ‘Climate of fear’ sweeps IDP camps’

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Listen The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has risen sharply, creating “a climate of fear”, according to a civil society source. “We have had the problem of rape in the city but what we are witnessing now is on a scale never seen before,” […]

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Somalia: US bank move highlights importance of remittances

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Listen The welfare of hundreds of thousands of Somalis who depend on financial assistance from the diaspora is at risk following a decision by a US bank to close down accounts of Somali money transfer companies in the state of Minnesota by 30 December, according to local and international sources. Somalis, both in Somalia and […]

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