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Burundi sends troop reinforcements to Somalia

By   /  August 1, 2009  /  Africa, Featured, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen BUJUMBURA — Burundi has deployed a third battalion of 850 soldiers to Mogadishu to reinforce the African Union peacekeeping mission in the Somali capital, Burundi’s army said Saturday. With the new troops, more than 5,000 soldiers from Burundi and Uganda are now taking part in the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which began in […]

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Human Rights Watch “Hillary Clinton should emphasize human rights on her seven-nation trip to Africa”.

By   /  July 31, 2009  /  Africa, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen (New York, July 31, 2009) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should emphasize human rights on her seven-nation trip to Africa, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Clinton. The eight-day trip, to begin on August 5, will take Clinton to Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, […]

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Our Castle Is Threatened From The Interior

By   /  July 25, 2009  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen First of all, I must condemn and alienate that savage crime that occurred in mid July instant, on the road in between Gabile and Borama . That was a crying shame against Islam, humanity, nationalism, and against our co – existence as Somalilanders. It was a curse and a cultural insult to the whole […]

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Chadian Army Launches Air Raid in Western Darfur State

By   /  July 16, 2009  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News  /  No Comments

Listen Chadian air forces launched air raid today targeting Um Dokhon area in western Darfur. However the air attack has not resulted in lives claim. Army chief of staff Gen Mohammed Abdel Gadir Nasr Al Den told (smc) that two military planes executed the air raid near Um Dokhon area but no causalities were claimed. […]

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(I) Eritrean Independence: Is It Worth All the Sacrifice?

By   /  July 16, 2009  /  Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen As Eritreans from both the opposition and Highdef camps have just finished celebrating Independence Day for a “mission accomplished” and are now readying themselves to commemorate Martyrs’ Day, I thought it would only be appropriate to make a connection between these two days and assess the worth of independence in terms of the sacrifices […]

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UPDF Names Dead Peacekeepers

By   /  July 16, 2009  /  East Africa, Featured, Latest, News  /  No Comments

Listen Jul. 15, 2009- The bodies of the three UPDF peacekeepers killed by the Somali Islamist fundamentalists in Mogadishu on Saturday were flown back home yesterday morning aboard an African Union helicopter. The dead have been identified as Yowasi Kule from Kasese, Salim Otim of Amuria and Jasper Okebo from Lira District. The Defence/army spokesperson, […]

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A Vision For African Integration

By   /  July 16, 2009  /  Africa, Opinion & Analysis  /  1 Comment

Listen By Salah Abdi Sheikh* Part 2  African countries have failed individually and collectively as a regional block. The colonial experiment is dead; the creation of African states based on haphazard borders without the consent of communities and the creation of colonial borders has resulted in the biggest failure of any civilization ever. In December […]

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