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Kenya MPs and Public defend graft chief over ODM attacks

Kenya MPs and Public defend graft chief over ODM attacks

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -The MPs told the anti-graft agency’s director, Prof Patrick Lumumba, not to be intimidated by threats from corruption riddled political party ODM. Speaking at Parliament Buildings, the MPs told ODM not to interfere with the anti-graft agency. Raila Odinga the Prime Minister and leader of the graft ridden ODM party has also […]

Burundi sends more Peacekeeping troops to Somalia

Burundi sends more Peacekeeping troops to Somalia

Listen Bujumbura (Alshahid) -Burundi sent an additional battalion of 850 soldiers to Somalia to bolster the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in the Horn of Africa country, Agence France-Presse reported. The troops were sent last week, the news agency said, citing Gaspard Baratuza, a spokesman for the Burundian army. The deployment brings to about 8,000 the […]

Southern Sudan extends referendum registration deadline

Southern Sudan extends referendum registration deadline

Listen Juba (Alshahid) -Southern Sudan has given potential voters an extra week to register for January’s referendum on possible independence. The authorities said moving the deadline to 8 December would not affect the vote, scheduled for 9 January. The referendum is a consequence of a peace deal that ended a two-decade long civil war between […]

Kenya Gave Names of Drug kings to the US

Kenya Gave Names of Drug kings to the US

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) — Kenya provided the names of suspected drug king-pins banned from travelling to the US, the Nation has established. The US embassy on Wednesday said the four government officials and a businessman are well-known to Kenyan intelligence agents who have been investigating their links to the lucrative narcotics trade. The men will […]

Ethiopian premier urges quick appointment of Somalia PM

Ethiopian premier urges quick appointment of Somalia PM

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Wednesday called for the quick appointment of the Somalia premier after Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke resigned from his post earlier this month. PM Zenawi met Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed here on Wednesday after Sharif recently named a caretaker prime minister to stand in before […]

Plight of Somali Refugees in the Arabian Peninsula

Listen By Mohamed O. Eyow Unfortunate Somalis destined from bad to worse, it’s over two decades now when an armed violence erupted in the home country. The world gets bewildered to mend the unabated political morass. Entire multiple bids by regional and international actors to defuse the prevalent hybrid quandary are yet to deliver. The […]

Sudan army attacks rebel positions in Darfur.

Sudan army attacks rebel positions in Darfur.

Listen Khartoum (Alshahid) – The Sudanese army has launched a fresh military offensive targeted the remaining fighters of the JEM, in North Darfur’s main rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), state media reported on Tuesday. The Sudanese army spokesman alleged the JEM fighters fled the government military offensive without much resistance. “The remnants […]

Somaliland lauded by International Agencies over elections progress

Somaliland lauded by International Agencies over elections progress

Listen Hargeisa (Alshahid) – The semi-autonomous Somalia state Somaliland has been commended by the Catholic Development Agency Progressio, the Development Planning Unit at UCL and Somaliland Focus (UK) for good progress being made towards the holding of Somaliland’s  presidential elections scheduled for 26 June 2010. The three organizations were invited in January 2009 by Somaliland’s […]

Kenya should take the blame for its police actions against Somali refugees

Listen A popular Somali saying goes, ‘the best bed that a man can sleep on is peace’ but for Somali refugees there is no even a poor bed, not in Somalia and nor in neighbouring Kenya as well. This week Human Right watch released a nauseating report exploring the suffering of Somali refugees in Kenya. […]

Form an agency to oversee committees, inquiries, investigations and commissions in Kenya

Listen Having been in the country for such long, I have noted with utmost concern that the Kenya government has created numerous well-paying jobs and prepared too much paperwork only super for research and professional packaging. We have had committees, commissions, inquiries and investigations overseeing many issues over years and most likely in future they […]

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