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Somali Journalists Still On the Edge

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen About 20 journalists were killed in Somalia last year with most of the killers yet to be identified. A number of people who work in the media in Somalia migrate to neighbouring countries for fear of assassination. Mohammed Gawani, a Somali journalist living in Kenya recently attended an investigative journalism course in South Africa. […]

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Kenya thwarts terror attacks in coastal city during festive season

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Kenya thwarts terror attacks in coastal city during festive season

Listen Kenyan authorities successfully managed to thwart possible terror attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa during the festive season as number of tourist soared due to lull in terror attacks in the tourism resort city. Regional police commander, Aggrey Adoli attributed achievement to the heightened security and arrest of four terror suspects on December […]

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Somali Police, AMISOM conduct night patrols in Mogadishu

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somalia police force and AU troops have started night patrols in the capital, Mogadishu. The partols are aimed at ensuring the security of the city which is emerging from long wars. Somalia Police spokesman Gen. Abdullahi Hassan Barise said the operations will continue till the security of the city is ensured. Recents in […]

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Former TFG fighters behind fresh wave of attacks, says official

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Former TFG fighters behind fresh wave of attacks, says official

Listen The Garissa County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim has attributed the series of terror attacks in the northeastern town to Kenyan- Somalis who deserted the Somali Transitional Federal Government forces in Somalia. Mr Maalim told the Nation in Garissa a fortnight ago that terrorism in the town was a build-up of activities that started long before […]

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Garissa thrives despite insecurity fears

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Garissa thrives despite insecurity fears

Listen Everybody you speak to in Garissa knows Mohamud Ali Saleh. Mr Saleh was posted to Garissa as the Provincial Police Commissioner in 2001. The town was still stuck in the Shifta war years (between 1960s and 1980s) when the government concentrated more on suppressing secessionist ideas and the subsequent tendrils. Security was shambolic and […]

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Ten found guilty in terror attacks in Ethiopia

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Ten men were found guilty Tuesday by an Ethiopian court of plotting terror attacks with Islamist extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia. Judge Bahiru Darecha said the group was making plans and getting supplies to attack political and economic targets in Ethiopia. Eleven men were originally charged with the terror-related crimes but the judge acquitted […]

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Kenyan Airways flight makes emergency landing in Sudan

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Kenyan Airways flight makes emergency landing in Sudan

Listen A Kenyan Airways plane with 56 passengers on board made an emergency landing in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, after an engine caught fire, witnesses said on Wednesday. Nobody was hurt, but the incident on Tuesday night left passengers stranded in a country difficult for travel because credit cards do not work in Sudan due […]

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Why Africa Is Better Off Without the UN

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  Comments Off on Why Africa Is Better Off Without the UN

Listen By Daniel Wagner and John Margeson Last week the UN moved closer to deploying troops to Northern Mali in a late attempt to remove al-Qaeda from governing a country twice the size of France. African leaders lobbied for the resolution, authorizing 3,300 troops to deploy some time in the third quarter of 2013. Why […]

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Somalia, Saudi Arabia discuss bilateral relations

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  Comments Off on Somalia, Saudi Arabia discuss bilateral relations

Listen Riyadh (Alshahid)-Somalia’s minister of state for Presidency, Farah Sheikh Abdiqadir Mohamed is on a tour to Saudi Arabia. Farah on Sunday met with Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh. cheap oem software downloads The two ministers discussed about bilateral relations and how Saudi Arabia can help Somalia. […]

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IFJ calls the UN, Governments to halt slaughter of Journalists

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  Featured, News, World News  /  Comments Off on IFJ calls the UN, Governments to halt slaughter of Journalists

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Monday said that 2012 has been one of the bloodiest years for journalists and media workers after recording 121 killings in targeted attacks and cross fire incidents. The IFJ warned that these terrible numbers are the result of systematic failure by governments and the United Nations to […]

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