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Somalia Government Investigates the Suicide Bombing of the National Theatre

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-The Somali government begun an investigation on the suicide bombing in the National Theatre on last Wednesday, Prime Minister Abdiwali Mohamed Ali announced Saturday. The attack prompted the government to investigate how the female bomber penetrated in the theatre and breached the security procedures in place. “The government is committed to get to […]

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Somali lawmaker wounded in the Theater bombing dies in Nairobi hospital

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-A Somali member of transitional parliament has Sunday passed away in Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, where he was undergoing treatment after he was seriously wounded in the last Wednesday’s bombing of the Somalia National Theatre. Mowlid Ma’ane Mohamud died of brain injuries he sustained from the Alshabab bombing which was apparently targeting the […]

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Ex-Somali Diplomat Accuses Kenya of Illegal Block Awards

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen There seems to be a brouhaha making the rounds over acreage offshore Kenya. In an email to a number of news outlets including Petroleum Africa, it was alleged that certain offshore exploration blocks Kenya has awarded encroach on Somalia’s territorial waters. The email specifically mentions Block L5 which is currently under contract to several […]

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Kenya role in Somalia clan politics worries regional allies

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (The Standard)-Kenya’s attempts to intervene politically in southern Somalia will complicate the search for stability in the war-torn country. A decision to prop up armed militias from a leading clan in the years before ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ has created competing centres of power opposed by both Al Shabaab and the Transitional Federal Government. […]

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Iteere: Police foiled Easter terror attacks by Shabaab

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Daily Nation)-Police say they thwarted planned attacks after receiving credible intelligence that Al-Shabaab was planning to strike in the country during the Easter festivities. Following this intelligence, additional officers were deployed and surveillance patrols in all sensitive areas intensified. Officers from the National Security Intelligence Service, Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, Flying Squad, GSU and […]

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Navy frees four out of five suspected Somali pirates

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Hundreds of suspected pirates arrested by the Royal Navy off the coast of East Africa have been immediately set free – to continue threatening merchant vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Fewer than one in every five suspects picked up around the Horn of Africa over the past four years have […]

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Mali coup leaders to handover power as part of ECOWAS deal

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Bamako (Alshahid)-Coup leaders in Mali have agreed to stand down and allow a transition to civil rule as part of a deal struck with the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS. The deal, signed by coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo, will see an end to sanctions against Mali and power handed to the head of […]

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Iran navy rescues China crew from hijacked freighter

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Tehran (Alshahid)-Iranian naval forces freed a Chinese freighter hijacked by Somali pirates off southern Iran on Friday and arrested all the attackers, Iranian’s Far news agency reported. The vessel was attacked by Somali pirates on Friday morning near the Iranian port of Chabahar. “Through the successful mission of Iranian naval forces, the ship was […]

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Iteere: Al Shabaab planning attacks

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (The Standard)-Al Shabaab militants are planning attacks during the Easter festivities, Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere has said. “We have received an alert that the Al Shabaab are planning an attack during Easter,” Iteere said during a press conference at Vigilance House in Nairobi Friday. He said the police have intensified patrols all over […]

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Alleged Somali gang members facing trial in sex trafficking case

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen                                   A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs is being complicated by cultural issues within the Somali refugee communities in Tennessee and Minnesota. U.S. District Judge […]

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