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Ugandan Colonel killed in Somalia

By   /  June 7, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  1 Comment

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – A senior commander of Uganda Battle Group Six has been killed in an attack by the al-Shabaab militants in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. According to military sources, the Lieutenant Colonel was killed on Saturday with five other tank crew members including a Lieutenant. The commander is the highest ranking Ugandan officer […]

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SUDAN: Land mines add to security worries in south

By   /  June 7, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Juba (Alshahid) – Fighting between the Southern Sudanese army and an array of armed opposition movements is severely limiting the ability of humanitarian agencies to reach vulnerable populations, aid workers say. In oil-rich Unity State, where the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) is fighting forces loyal to Peter Gadet, a former SPLA commander who […]

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UNHCR worried about refugees and IDPs in strife-torn Yemen

By   /  June 7, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Sana’a (Alshahid) -Two refugees are among those killed in recent clashes in Yemen that have displaced thousands of Yemenis and refugees alike. The UN refugee agency has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation, which is affecting its ability to help these vulnerable groups. “In Al-Hasaba, north of [Yemen's capital] Sana’a city, two Somali refugees […]

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US accused of failing to end LRA menace in Africa

By   /  June 6, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Washington (Alshahid) -A group of US human rights organisations have accused the Obama administration of doing little to end the humanitarian crisis created by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic. The group says the LRA continues to pose a major challenge to peace and security to countries in the region, including Democratic […]

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Nairobi explosion kills one, injures 36

By   /  June 6, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -An explosion that went off in Nairobi on Sunday and set a petrol station ablaze left one dead and 36 injured. The police director of operations Julius Ndegwa said the dead man had been rushed to Guru Nanak Hospital. He said 36 victims were being attended to in various hospitals across the […]

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Our troops won’t leave Somalia; Burundi president

By   /  June 6, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Bujumbura (Alshahid) -BURUNDI’S president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has said that his country will not abandon the liberation mission in Somalia but warned that unsteady facilitation and inadequacy of troops could undermine recent gains. Uganda and Burundi forces constitute the 9,000-strong Africa peacekeeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, backed by the United Nations to restore peace and […]

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Somalia govt, AMISOM take over al-shabaab supply routes

By   /  June 6, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -The Damanyo military camp, popularly known as Shirkole Ofishiale, is now under the control of Somali Government Forces and African Union (AU) peacekeepers, the AMISOM force said yesterday. Damanyo was the only remaining al-Shabaab outpost west of the Somali capital Mogadishu and has been a major supply route for the extremists. AMISOM’s […]

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Somalia to prepare for next political phase beyond Aug: UN

By   /  June 6, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen New York (Alshahid) -The United Nations envoy for Somalia has proposed the setting up of benchmarks and a monitoring mechanism to encourage the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFI) to abide by obligations requiring them to prepare the country for a new political phase beyond August 2011, when the current interim arrangement expires. “I have flagged […]

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TFG and AMISOM forces capture more bases from Alshabab

By   /  June 5, 2011  /  Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed Alshabab militants out of its last outpost in the western part of Mogadishu, opening the main artery to the famed Bakaara Market, the African Union Mission to Somalia said Friday. It’s the latest action in a months-long military campaign designed to push Alshabab fighters out […]

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How Al Shabaab Recruitment Agents Lure Kenyans to Somalia

By   /  June 5, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  2 Comments

Listen NTV reporters John-Allan Namu and Harith Salim uncovered evidence of recruitment activities in Kenya by Somalia’s radical al Shabaab group. Undercover video footage taken by the crew shows the activities of a network of terror recruiters luring youths to go and fight in Somalia. Disturbingly, one of the key recruiters captured on tape introduced […]

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