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The Common struggle between Somalis and Eritreans

Listen This statement was given at the Mercorios Haile Memoriol conference, in honour of the late Eritrean national leader, held on 30-31-5-2011 at the centre of Initiative for Change. The theme discussed was “The Eritrean Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations”. First of all I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of the […]

Kenya reshuffles 125 senior police officers

Kenya reshuffles 125 senior police officers

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -Nairobi Divisional Criminal Investigation Officers are among 125 senior police officers moved in changes announced by police boss Mathew Iteere on Tuesday. The announcement follows recent high-level deliberations between Vigilance House and senior officials in the Ministry of Internal Security. The reshuffle is aimed at reorganising the force ahead of the 2012 […]

AU high Rep Rawlings Calls For Concerted Effort For Peace In Somalia

AU high Rep Rawlings Calls For Concerted Effort For Peace In Somalia

Listen Ghana (Alshahid)-Ghana’s former President and African Union (AU) High Representative for Somalia, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says peace in Somalia can only come about only if the people of Somalia and all stakeholders would reconsider their approach and strategy to the peace process. To this end, Mr Rawlings is calling for “a more […]

Kenya, Ethiopia may attack Somalia alshabaab rebels

Kenya, Ethiopia may attack Somalia alshabaab rebels

Listen Isiolo, Kenya (Alshahid) – Kenyan and Ethiopian troops could attack Somali rebel group al Shabaab inside the Horn of Africa nation following the rebels’ latest threat to strike at Kenya, security sources said on Monday. The al Shabaab group, which claims ties to al Qaeda and has been waging a four-year insurgency against Somalia […]

Somali President sends congratulatory message to Uganda’s Museveni

Somali President sends congratulatory message to Uganda’s Museveni

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) –Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) president Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed has congratulated his colleague, Yoweri Museveni on his resounding reelection for another term as president of Uganda. The Somali president said the people of Uganda have expressed their confidence in their new leadership of Yoweri Museveni by handing him a landslide win […]

Extension of TFP Term heralds catastrophe for Somalia

Listen Two days after IGAD’s public declaration, the Parliament approved three year term extension easily with 97 % yes (435 present). It’s interesting to witness the intense vilification of the International Community (IC) by Ethiopia and Members of the Djibouti Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP-D) after the IC objected the three-year- extension of TFP-D’s tenure from […]

Somali PM starts salary pay for the disabled national army troops

Somali PM starts salary pay for the disabled national army troops

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -A change in tactics by Somali pirates has alarmed international maritime firms and triggered a rise in the price of insuring shipping sailing off the East African coast. Large numbers of Somali pirates are now reported to be operating from captured merchant vessels far out in the Indian Ocean, making the task […]

AMISOM to use Somali National University and Al-Jazeera beach as a dumping site

AMISOM to use Somali National University and Al-Jazeera beach as a dumping site

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is planning to use the Somali National University’s Gahayr campus and the beautiful beach of Al-Jazeera in Mogadishu as a dumping site for their waste, Alshahid Network reports here. Gahayr campus is a military base for some 1,000 Burundian troops and is also the Contingent’s Head Quarter. […]

Five hostages starved to death on ship hijacked by Somali pirates

Five hostages starved to death on ship hijacked by Somali pirates

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -The successful apprehension of Somali pirates off Lakshadweep by Indian Navy and Coast Guard on Sunday has brought along a tragic story of hostages. At least five crew members of the three Thai trawlers hijacked by pirates have been reported to have died of hunger and sickness after the owner of the […]

Somali President, Sheikh Sharif returns home

Somali President, Sheikh Sharif returns home

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somali president, Sheikh Sharif Sh. Ahmed and his delegates have arrived in the capital Mogadishu after they had paid visits of Djibouti and Egyptian countries, officials said. T.F.G cabinet ministers welcomed president Sharif and his delegation at Adam Adde international airport at  noon on Friday. The President who left Mogadishu early this week […]

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