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Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports

By   /  July 13, 2014  /  health, News, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya last night warned its citizens not to travel via Heathrow after claiming US officials said Britain and British targets were at threat from “sophisticated” al-Qa’ida bombs that could bring down a plane. Dr Karanja Kibicho, Principal Secretary of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs ministry, said the US alert warned that al-Qa’ida operatives in Yemen and […]

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Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace

By   /  July 8, 2014  /  health, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia’s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP. “There were at least nine attackers, all have been killed, and the situation is under control, the attack is over,” security official Abdi Ahmed said. “There were eight blasts towards […]

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Somali delegation in Ghana on a mission to acquire election management best practice

By   /  July 1, 2014  /  Development, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A 5-member delegation, including two women, from Somalia arrived in Accra, Ghana, on Sunday to participate in an 11-day election management course organized by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Somali Deputy Minister of Information, Abdullahi Olad Roble, led the Federal […]

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PM accuses Al-shabab of looting hospital equipment.

By   /  May 11, 2014  /  health, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali prime minister Abdi Weli Sheikh Ahmed, who recently visited lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia accused Al-Qaeda affiliated guerrilla group of looting uncountable hospital facilities in the region. “During my visit in the region, I reached the general hospital of lower Shabelle region. It was very boring because of Al-shabaab’s looting of most […]

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Floods force 1,500 families to flee from their homes in Bardere

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, IDPs, Latest, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Floods have forced hundreds of residents in Gedo region’s Bardere district to flee their houses on Monday following heavy rains in the district. About 1,500 families have fled from the eastern parts of Bardere to other parts of the district, according to Radio Ergo’s local reporter, who is among those displaced from their homes. […]

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The Prime Minister concludes his two-day visit to Marka and Qoryoley in Lower Shabelle region (PHOTOS)

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Africa, Development, Featured, health, News, Photo Gallery, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, concluded his successful two-day working visit to the towns of Marka and Qoryoley in Lower Shabelle region on Thursday (May 8th). Accompanied by cabinet members, members of parliament, and senior politicians from the region, the Prime Minister was warmly welcomed in both towns where he met with the […]

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ASG Cheng-Hopkins concludes visit to Somalia, announcing $7 million for peacebuilding support

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  Africa, Development, Education, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Judy Cheng-Hopkins, on Thursday concluded a five-day visit to Somalia, announcing an additional US$7 million in support of peacebuilding activities in newly recovered areas of south-central Somalia. “We are committed to spending $10 million very fast under the UN Peace building Fund’s (PBF) Immediate Response Facility,” ASG Cheng-Hopkins […]

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Somalia rains failing, hunger coming, say groups

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Weak and erratic rains, military conflict and little funding from the international community could lead to mass hunger in Somalia, aid groups warned on Wednesday. The U.N.’s food and security unit says 51,000 children are severely malnourished and face a high risk of death. The group warned that the food situation is likely to […]

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Somalia ranked worst place to be a mother, Australia among best places

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Africa, Education, Featured, health, News, Resaerch, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia has ranked the worst place to be a mother, following a report that compared 178 countries in terms of maternal health, child mortality, education and levels of women’s income and political status. The State of the World’s Mothers report, published by Save the Children on Monday, calls for more action to protect mothers […]

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Afghanistan landslide ‘kills at least 350′

By   /  May 3, 2014  /  Featured, health, News, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen At least 350 people have been killed and many more are missing, the UN says, after a landslide hit the north-east Afghan province of Badakhshan. Hundreds of homes were buried under mud and rocks when a section of a mountain collapsed following torrential rain. Rescuers have reached the area and are searching for survivors. […]

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