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Commuters stranded in Nairobi as strike paralyses transport

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)- Thousands of commuters in Nairobi remain stranded on Thursday and Friday after public transport touts boycotted work to protest stringent traffic rules, which take effect on Saturday. The touts attempted to sabotage transport pelting stones at the buses that ignored the strike even as the Matatu (bus) owner association disowned the strike. […]

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Somali Islamist militants slam soldier abuse video

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

Listen A video that appears to show Kenyan troops beating militant suspects has opened the force to criticism from al-Qaeda-linked militants who are known for carrying out harsh punishments like stonings, amputations and beheadings. An al-Shabab spokesman claimed on Twitter that a video obtained by a Kenyan TV station shows Kenyan troops abusing Muslims. The […]

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Somali Boy’s Greek Detention Story Shocks

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen A video for Greece cited on website childdetention.org, shocked with the appalling living conditions of the infamous immigrant detention center of Pagani, in Mytilene. The video has been the trademark of the Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention. Abdi, who left his country Somalia and moved to Greece in hope of a better […]

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Understanding Somali Piracy on Land and Sea

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

Listen Analysis by Awet Weldemichael and Abdisalam Hassan While many are celebrating the decline of piracy, its root causes must be understood and addressed if progress is to be lasting. Since its explosion in 2007, piracy has become one more reason for the negative news coverage Somalia has been receiving the past two decades. However […]

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Somali forces to secure Mogadishu roads

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

Listen Security forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu have in the past days embarked on major security operation to rid the Mogadishu roads off illegal road blocks which unlawful charges used to be collected from public service vehicles plying major Mogadishu roads. The security operation targeted Mogadishu northern districts. The districts of Yaqshid and Karaan […]

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Red Cross launches refugee app

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

Listen The Australian Red Cross has launched a smartphone app that aims to give users some insight into the challenges faced by millions of refugees around the world. The Australian Red Cross has released a new smartphone gaming app that challenges users to make some of the life-and-death decisions faced by refugees. “And Then I […]

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Somalia dumped out of Cecafa as games continue

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

Listen Somalia put up a hard fight but the effort still couldn’t save the Horn of Africa state from an early exit from the CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup tournament. Sam Ssimbwa’s side was sent packing by a Farid Mohammed 86th minute goal on Wednesday. As Somalia mourned, Sudan’s qualification hopes were boosted. Sudan have to […]

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Somali Refugees Struggle in South Africa

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

Listen                                             South Africa attracts more asylum seekers than any other country in the world.  There are 58,000 refugees in the country and more than 200,000 pending cases for asylum seekers. Somalis are among […]

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AMISOM condemns the assassination of the newly inaugurated leader

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

Listen Press Release The African Union Mission in Somalia has condemned the assassination of the newly inaugurated leader of Hiiraan regional elderss Union, Sheikh Mohamud Sheikh Hussein. Sheikh Mohamud Sheikh Husseiin was shot and killed a day after his inaugurati ion by three men armed with pistols in the regiona al capital, Beletweyne. AMISOM Force […]

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Ethiopia to stay in Somalia until AU takeover: PM

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

Listen Ethiopian troops will remain in Somalia until African Union forces fighting Islamists can take over, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Wednesday, as he met with his Somali counterpart. “We are waiting for AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) force to come and replace us, and until we get that assurance then we will be […]

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