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Somalia lawmakers endorse 2013 budget

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia parliament on Sunday has endorsed the government budget for the year 2013. On their Sunday session, the parliament voted for the draft budget. Out of the 177 present members, 176 voted in favour of the draft, while one lawmaker abstained from voting. Second deputy speaker Mahad Abdalle Awad announced the bill as […]

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The rise of technocrats in government

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on The rise of technocrats in government

Listen This year, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation failed to find an African leader worthy of its $5 million Governance Prize, the third time it has failed to do so in its six-year existence. This sparked debate about the dearth of leadership on the continent, and the need to rethink the concept of trying to “bribe” […]

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Refugee camp beyond capacity near Kenyan-Somali border

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Listen The health of thousands of Somali refugees will be threatened if they are moved from the country’s urban areas into a camp near the Kenyan-Somali border, an international aid group has said. Dadaab refugee camp is overstretched well beyond its original capacity of 90,000 people and to add more refugees will worsen the humanitarian […]

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How Is Canada’s Somali Population Faring?

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

Listen The Somali Canadian population is “undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream” according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada’s large Somali population and also looks ahead to his […]

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Team GB Olympics hero Mo Farah held in US terror bungle

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Listen MO Farah was quizzed by US customs on suspicion of being a terrorist — even though he had his two Olympic gold medals in his suitcase. The Team GB hero, one of the world’s most famous athletes, was hauled off for questioning after border guards saw he was born in Somalia. Mo, 29, said: […]

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Minneapolis: Somali children's center is likely to replace 400 Bar

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Listen After the 400 Bar went dark a month ago, some light has finally been shed on the future of the Minneapolis West Bank live-music mainstay. The club's historic two-story building has been sold and will likely be converted into a community center for Somali-American children, according to Abdighani M. Ali, the building's new owner. […]

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KDF breathe new life into Kismayu

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Listen By James Verini Incredibly, this small port city, a study in ruin in a country that is a parable of ruin, boasts two airports. There is the new airport, as it is known, laughably to all who touch down there, which lies 10 miles inland and consists of a couple of mostly tarmacked runways […]

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Alleged militants detained in Djibouti charged by U.S. court

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Listen In a sign of evolving U.S. legal tactics in counter-terrorism operations, two Swedish citizens and a former British citizen detained in Africa in August have been charged in a U.S. court with supporting Somali-based Islamist militants. The charges were filed in Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, even though court papers and a press […]

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On the bloody trail of Al-Shabaab terror attacks

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on On the bloody trail of Al-Shabaab terror attacks

Listen October 15, 2011 natural cures for herpes Kenya declares war on al-Shabaab. Defence Minister Yusuf Haji and his Internal Security counterpart George Saitoti say military would pursue al- Shabaab across the border. October 16, 2011, Two Britons are arrested near the Kenya-Somalia border on suspicion of having links with al-Shabaab. October 18, 2011 Kenya […]

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MSF concerned over new influx of refugees to Dadab

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Relocating thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya to overflowing and crisis-ridden camps will threaten their own health and exacerbate already disastrous humanitarian conditions, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned Friday. Dr. Elena Velilla, MSF’s Head of Mission in Kenya said at the Dadab refugee camp that the current rainy […]

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