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Explosion in Mogadishu Kills Three People, Witness Says

By   /  December 7, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-At least three people, including a Somali policeman, have been killed as a car exploded while it was being searched in Mogadishu, sources say. Police officers stopped the car in the busy K4 junction of the capital some 50 metres from the recently reopened Turkish embassy. Police have confirmed the deaths of an […]

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After a Break to Run Somalia, Back at His Cubicle

By   /  December 7, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Buffalo (New York Times)-At his cubicle at the State Transportation Department building here, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed recounted what he did during a recent leave of absence. He trimmed the size of the federal government. He instituted regular paychecks for the military. He campaigned against corruption. And he avoided being shot. “Every morning when I […]

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100 suspects arrested after Dadaab attack

By   /  December 7, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen More than 100 suspects were arrested at the Dadaab refugee camp on Tuesday following an attack a day earlier that killed a policeman and wounded three other officers. North Eastern Provincial Commissioner Joseph ole Serian told Capital News that the suspects were being interrogated over the attack and those found culpable would be arraigned […]

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Kenya doctors strike crippling public hospitals

By   /  December 6, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenyan doctors have started an indefinite strike to press for better terms of service, including enhanced training opportunities and a 300% pay hike to stem the brain drain which has nearly crippled the medical sector. The boycott was called by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPPDU) after negotiations for better […]

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UN expands Eritrea sanctions

By   /  December 6, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen New York (Alshahid)-The United Nations Security Council expanded sanctions against Eritrea on Monday for continuing to provide support to militants in Somalia, including the Alshabab. The council resolution requires countries to make their companies involved in Eritrean mining exercise “vigilance” to ensure that funds are not used to destabilize the region. The council resolution, […]

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Seychelles appeals for more intervention in Somalia to curb pirate attacks

By   /  December 6, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (AP)-The president of Seychelles is asking world leaders to address insecurity in Somalia with greater urgency to help lower the number of pirate attacks in the southern Indian Ocean. President James Michel said Monday that even though fewer pirate attacks are now successful, the southern Indian Ocean has seen an increase in attacks. […]

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Bomb explosion kills a police officer in Dadaab

By   /  December 6, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Garissa (Alshahid)-One Kenyan police officer was killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya on Monday. Provincial commissioner James Seriani said major operation was underway in the camp that is home to more than 460,000 Somalis to get those behind the incident. “We will get them […]

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UN envoy strongly warns against undermining peace process

By   /  December 6, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The United Nations envoy for Somalia today strongly warned anyone trying to undermine an agreed framework outlining political actions required to restore peace and stability in the country that their actions will not be tolerated by the international community. “The message is clear: the roadmap is the way forward and spoilers seeking to derail […]

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Transparency International releases annual corruption index, Somalia and North Korea the most corrupt

By   /  December 5, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen London (Alshahid)-Transparency International (TI) has released its 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), again showing some governments failing to protect citizens from corruption, be it abuse of public resources, bribery or secretive decision-making. The bottom ranks, in front of Somalia and North Korea who tied at number 182, were occupied by Myanmar, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, […]

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Sudan’s two week ultimatum to Kenya court ruling met with outrage

By   /  December 5, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The two-week ultimatum issued by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for Kenya to overturn a High Court order for his arrest has sparked outrage and skepticism. Lawyers on Sunday said the ultimatum was unrealistic and warned it could lead to a crisis in the region. Prof David Kikaya, a former Kenyan ambassador said Khartoum […]

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