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Two Swedish Journalists Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

By   /  September 8, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid)-Ethiopia charged two Swedish journalists with terrorism after detaining them in July with rebels in the Ogaden region, State Minister of Communications Shimeles Kemal said. Ethiopian officials say the two Swedish journalists, Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, were taken before a judge in Addis Ababa this week and charged under a newly-enacted […]

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More than 80 per cent of Somali refugees in Ethiopia are children – UN

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

Listen Children are bearing the brunt of the Horn of Africa crisis and constitute the majority of all Somali refugees in neighbouring Ethiopia, the United Nations reported today. The latest demographic data shows that people under the age of 18 account for 80 per cent of the 121,000 refugees in four camps in the Dollo […]

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New index shows best, worst countries for sick children

By   /  September 7, 2011  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-A new index by Save the Children has ranked the best and worst countries for a child to fall sick in — with Chad and Somalia at the bottom and Switzerland and Finland at the top. The research ties the health crisis with an acute global shortage of doctors, nurses, midwives and community […]

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FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ OF CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON ENDING THE TRANSITION IN SOMALIA

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

Listen Statement on Adoption of the Roadmap Mogadishu, 6 September 2011 1.    The first Consultative Meeting on Ending the Transition was held in Mogadishu from 4 to 6 September 2011.                       2.    The Meeting was addressed by H.E. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Hon. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, Speaker […]

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US ‘opposed Kenya on Somalia buffer zone’

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

Listen The United States strongly opposes Kenya’s effort to establish a buffer zone in southern Somalia, a leaked diplomatic cable shows. In the December 2009 message recently posted by WikiLeaks, a US State Department official is said to have “forcibly underscored” Washington’s concerns over reports that Kenya was “recruiting and training an ethnic Somali force […]

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Kenya to host regional conference on Horn of Africa drought

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Regional leaders have called a two day summit in Nairobi Thursday to address the humanitarian crisis in the horn of Africa caused by the worst drought in the region in the last sixty years. Prime Minister Raila Odinga told journalists in Nairobi that the situation was so grim, saying that by Monday the […]

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Indonesian Doctor ‘abducted’ in Somalia now in Johannesburg; Foreign Ministry

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

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The Indonesian Foreign Ministry says Indonesian plastic surgeon Aisha Wardana, who was earlier reported to have been kidnapped in Somalia, is now in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is ready to return to Indonesia. The ministry said it had received the news through a text message from Aisha’s husband, Bustanul Arifin. “We heard news […]

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Somali leaders to sign new deal for the country’s future

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

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somali leaders are to sign a deal for a new government, winding up a seven-year administration that has failed to bring peace to the war-torn country. The three-day meeting facilitated by the UN Political Office for Somalia is aimed at formulating a roadmap for the war-ravaged country to end successive transitional administration that […]

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The persistent drought in Somalia that boosted the influx into Dadaab refugee camps

By   /  September 6, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Dadaab (Alshahid)-The crippling drought in the Horn of Africa has affected about 11 million people in a region straddling Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. But it’s Somalia that has been hit hardest. On July this year, the United Nations declared a famine in two parts of the lawless nation – Lower Shabelle and Bakool in […]

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Ethiopia Detains 29 terrorism suspects

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

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid)-Ethiopia has detained 29 people including opposition party members on terrorism-related charges and being members of a rebel group, the government said on Monday. They were arrested on “suspicion of plotting to commit criminal acts contrary to anti-terrorism legislation”, said government spokesperson Shimeles Kemal, claiming they were members of the rebel Oromo […]

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