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Italy Commits To Aid Peace Efforts in Somalia

Italy Commits To Aid Peace Efforts in Somalia

Listen Rome (Alshahid) — The meeting’s main objectives are to underscore the importance of Italy’s commitment to fostering a resolution to the crisis in Somalia, examine the prospects of the Federal Transitional Institutions, and to stress the need for the Mogadishu government’s concrete commitment to re-establishing peace in the country. Minister Frattini, who considers the […]

President returns after opening Somali police training in Djibouti

President returns after opening Somali police training in Djibouti

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and his delegation have arrived in the capital Mogadishu from official trip in Djibouti and Egyptian countries, officials said. The President Sharif and his delegation were welcomed by T.F.G ministers at Adam Adde international airport this noon. While in Djibouti the Somalia leader Sheikh Sharif opened training for […]

Somalia: Charcoal trade booming despite ban

Somalia:  Charcoal trade booming despite ban

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Although the export of charcoal has been banned by Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG), the trade is booming in areas controlled by Islamist opposition groups, with locals saying volumes have risen sharply in past months. “The trade in charcoal in [the port city of] Kismayo seems to be picking up every […]

South Korea rescues Samho Jewelry crew from pirates

South Korea rescues Samho Jewelry crew from pirates

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – South Korean navy commandos have stormed a cargo ship which had been seized by pirates in the Arabian Sea. Mareeg reports that all 21 crew members of the South Korean-owned Samho Jewelry were rescued, said Col Lee Bung-woo, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The navy said eight pirates had been […]

AU summit to decide Odinga’s next role in Cote d’Voire

AU summit to decide Odinga’s next role in Cote d’Voire

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) -The Africa Union is hoping to make a breakthrough on the Cote d’Ivoire crisis during its upcoming AU summit at the end of this month. United Nations Secretary General Ban- ki Moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a host of African heads of states are expected at the meeting. The African […]

Ivory Coast rejects mediator Kenya’s PM Raila

Ivory Coast rejects mediator Kenya’s PM Raila

Listen Abidjan (Alshahid) -Laurent Gbagbo has rejected Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga as mediator in Cote d’Ivoire crisis. Mr Gbagbo, who is defying calls to step down from power and allow his rival Alassane Ouattara to rule, accused the mediator of bias only hours after the Kenyan leader blamed him of stalling peace talks. The […]

Somali President Sharif and Puntland leader Farole in Djibouti

Somali President Sharif and Puntland leader Farole in Djibouti

Listen Djibouti (Alshahid)-Somali president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and his delegation are now in Djibouti on their way from the conference of Arab league in Sharmal-Sheikh of Egyptian. The president was a key speaker at the Arab League conference where he asked for humanitarian aid to the drought affected Somali people as well as support for […]

What Somalia PM Mohamed and Buffalo Mayor Brown discussed on January 17 2011.

What Somalia PM Mohamed and Buffalo Mayor Brown discussed on January 17 2011.

Listen Buffalo (Alshahid) –Below is a summary of what the Somalia Prime Minister discussed with the Mayor of Buffalo in the USA. The PM updated the Mayor on the current situation in Somalia and also discussed on his initiative in Somalia. Mayor indicated the following · Sister City Relationship · Set Up a Vehicle to […]

Arab leaders urge active participation in Somalia development

Arab leaders urge active participation in Somalia development

Listen Cairo (Alshahid) – Arab leaders on Wednesday called for active participation in efforts to support development and stability in Somalia, especially in the areas of building state institutions and promoting national reconciliation in the country. The leaders made the call at the end of the Economic and Social Summit held in the Egyptian resort […]

Somalia PM in Rome meeting Italian counter-part

Somalia PM in Rome meeting Italian counter-part

Listen Rome (Alshahid) -The Prime Minister of the Transition Federal government of Somalia Mohammed A. Mohammed is currently in Rome and will be meeting with the Prime Minister of Italy where he will discuss bi-lateral issues, as well as the current humanitarian crisis in Somalia. In a message sent to Alshahid.net editors, the PM’s office […]