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Egypt’s President Elect To Be Sworn In

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Cairo (Alshahid)-Egypt’s first democratically elected president is due to be sworn in officially on June 30. Dr Mohamed Mursi, champion of the long-banned Muslim Brotherhood, will be the first Egypt’s first civilian president. On the eve of his official swearing-in on Saturday, Morsi praised Muslims and Christians alike in front of crowds that packed […]

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Search on for kidnapped aid workers in Kenya

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Garissa (Alshahid)-Kenyan security forces on Saturday scoured border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized 4 aid workers. The workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council who were kidnapped from Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia on Friday are nationals of Norway, Canada, Pakistan and the Philippines. “The […]

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Famine in Somalia offers lessons for the West in winning hearts

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen When the famine was declared in Somalia nearly a year ago, there was a huge international outcry. It was the second time in two decades the nation had experienced a severe drought. But, unlike the one in the early 1990s, Somalia was now the subject of the so-called “war on terror”. Somali pirates have […]

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MPs allege foul play in Saitoti crash

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Was there a government plot to get rid of Internal Security minister George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode? That was one of the possible scenarios presented by MPs in Parliament yesterday during a heated debate over the progress — or lack of it — in the investigations into the June 10 helicopter crash. […]

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Aid workers kidnapped, driver killed in Dadaab camp

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Garissa (Alshahid)-Gunmen have killed at least one person and kidnapped several aid workers in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, police sources and the Red Cross have said. According to the Associated Press news agency, a convoy of aid workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council was ambushed by gunmen near Dadaab camp. Locals say the killed […]

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US envoy to Kenya quits

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The U.S. ambassador to Kenya has unexpectedly resigned, citing tension with superiors in Washington. Scott Gration, a retired air force general and former US special envoy to Sudan, took up the post in Nairobi on May 2011. In a statement sent to to the media, Gration said: “Differences with Washington regarding my leadership […]

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TFG and Somaliland presidents meet in Dubai on future relations

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Dubai (Alshahid)-The President of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamoud Silanyo met in Dubai Thursday and agreed to continue talks on mutual relationship. The meeting, facilitated by the United Arab Emirates, was the first in 21 years. Mogadishu wants Somaliland to be part of a single […]

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World Steeplechase champion charged with assault

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Former Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion, Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi was charged with assault on Thursday after a woman he was with the previous night was stabbed in the chest. Anne Njeri Otieno, the assaulted woman, alleges that the athlete attacked her when she declined his sexual advances. Kemboi, who won the gold medal […]

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2012 counter-piracy conference urges long-term approach to address root causes of piracy in Somalia

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Participants at an the second international high-level, public-private counterpiracy conference in Dubai have urged for a long-term regional and global approach to address the root causes of piracy in Somalia through stronger public-private partnerships in order to stabilize Somalia, promote good governance and the rule of law, and foster socio-economic development into a comprehensive, […]

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Mbabazi, Somalia’s Premier Discuss Regional Security

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen The Prime Minister of Somalia, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has met his Ugandan counterpart, Amama Mbabazi to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. Dr. Abdiweli who is on State visit, arrived in Uganda Thursday morning. He said at the meeting with Mbabazi that Somalia’s clan chiefs will elect 225 Member of Parliament next month. […]

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