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Analysis: Key challenges for Southern Sudan after split

By   /  February 11, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Juba (Alshahid) – The release of referendum results for Southern Sudan’s historic independence showing that 98.83 percent voted for secession means formal independence is scheduled for 9 July 2011, but key challenges still remain to be negotiated. These issues, observers say, must now be hammered out by the two ruling parties – the north’s […]

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Emirates Airline completes stalled development projects in Kenya

By   /  January 8, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -The Emirates Airline Foundation and Engineers Without Borders Orange County have completed a project to build a footbridge across the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Nanyuki in Kenya at a cost of US37,000 (Ksh2.96 million). Emirates’ Regional Manager for East Africa Essa Sulaiman Ahmad  said the reconstruction of the footbridge began in July […]

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Saracen scandal exposed TFG’s hypocrisy and incompetence

By   /  January 8, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen For good governance, politicians accused of forgery, lies, corruption and incompetence should resign or be forced to leave office or thrown in jail if they are caught red-handed. President Sheikh Sharif, Prime Minister (PM) Mohamed Abdullahi Formajo, Minister Abdulkareem Jama of Posts, Telecommunication and Information (PTI) of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) are accused […]

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Al Shabab Leadership crises and the prospect for peace in Somalia

By   /  January 7, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The peaceful amalgamation of the two Islamist factions Al Shabab and Hisbul Islam (HZ) is seen by some as a commendable act that will have significant postive ramification in the political landscape of Somalia.  Others see it as the nightmare that they always dreaded to face; but at least over one million internally displaced […]

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Can Al Shabab digest the absorption of Hizbul Islam?

By   /  January 7, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Opinion & Analysis, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -The merger didn’t only strengthen the fire power of the new Al Shabab, but also brought with it an ideological baggage (Sh. Dahir Aweys) that is most likely to reinforce the position of the reformists. The reformist agenda is more of like a creeping revolution that encompass a thorough change of the […]

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Realistic Plan to Save Somalia

By   /  December 11, 2010  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen By Abdulrahman Idow: Congratulations on the recent approval of your new cabinet by the parliament. I am sure that with your impeccable credentials you and your cabinet team stand in a good position to lead the country on the road towards Somali to come back as nation. We Somali diaspora are proud of you. […]

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What lies ahead for the new Somalia government?

By   /  November 29, 2010  /  Featured, News, Opinion & Analysis, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -After weeks of political horse trading the Somali parliament managed to approve the new cabinet of Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Saturday but the move marks the beginning of the government’s real challenges, say analysts. Out of the 343 lawmakers present at the meeting 251 voted in favor while 92 opposed it […]

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America looks to Puntland and Somaliland

By   /  October 15, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen By Hussein Yusuf: The United States has been involved in Somalia since the early 1980s, first during the Cold War and then in 1992 during the country’s massive famine by launching the humanitarian mission Operation Restore Hope. In the last decade, however, the United States has become even more involved, actively supporting the Transitional […]

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Brazil’s radical policy shift embraces Africa

By   /  October 7, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Brazil, a Latin American country, is vigorously establishing trading partners, viable sources of investment and a route to strengthen its policy options in Africa. It has so far engaged 25 African countries and is geared towards strengthening diplomatic relations in those countries. Brazil in the last ten years has made diplomatic inroads in the […]

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Thousands flee Mogadishu fighting; UN.

By   /  September 5, 2010  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – According to the latest report by the United Nations, about 22,000 people has been displaced from the Mogadishu over the past two weeks, forcing relief agencies to curtail their operations in the war ton city. Almost 14,000 of the displaced people have left the city entirely. At least another 7,000 have […]

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