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CIA boosts covert operations in Somalia

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The clandestine U.S. campaign to counter Islamist forces in Somalia appears to be growing daily, with allegations the CIA is running covert operations from a base at Mogadishu airport. These operations allegedly include the rendition of suspected jihadists seized in East Africa and spirited to an underground CIA interrogation center in Mogadishu and using […]

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Kenya mourns after pipeline explosion

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-The death toll from a gasoline pipeline explosion in the Kenyan capital has risen to 82, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday, as the Kenyan government declared two days of mourning for the victims of the disaster. Red Cross coordinator Pamela Indiaka said yesterday that six more bodies were recovered from a […]

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Press release: Somali Government starts implementing the new Roadmap

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen (Tuesday, 13 September 2011)The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) starts implementing the new Roadmap following recent high level Consultative meeting that was concluded on 06 September 2011 in Mogadishu. At the end of the meeting participants agreed a roadmap. This was a historic moment for Somalis as the consultative ended with unity, harmony and above […]

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Sweden Arrests Four Terror Suspects linked to Alshabab

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Stockholm (Alshahid)-Four men arrested on suspicion of plotting attacks in Goteborg, Sweden’s second-largest city, were identified in court documents on Monday as local residents in their twenties who were originally from Somalia and Iraq. Three men of Somali origin and one man born in Iraq were seized Saturday in a raid led by a […]

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Kidnapped British tourist possibly in Somalia – police

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenyan Police are now convinced the British woman abducted from an exclusive beach resort in the Lamu archipelago on Saturday night is already in Somalia. Judith Tebbutt was kidnapped when unknown assailants, suspected to be Alshabab militants, raided the exclusive resort during which her husband David was shot dead. A senior police officer […]

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Turkish technical team arrives in Mogadishu

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-A Turkish delegation comprised of 170 people including experts of several Turkish institutions and ministries are visiting Somalia Capital, Mogadishu, with initiatives of Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency. The Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) said in a statement posted on its website that the group included 150 representatives from the Environment […]

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Kenyan rights activist acquitted of terror charges

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid)-Kenyan human rights activist Al-Amin Kimathi was released Monday by Uganda’s High Court after it was unable to establish any evidence linking him with the bombing of two Ugandan restaurants on July 10, 2010. Ugandan High Court Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, who is presiding over the case, released Kimathi on grounds that the […]

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Search for the dead in Kenya pipeline explosion resumes

By   /  September 13, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Emergency crews and the police returned to Sinai slum in Nairobi on Tuesday morning to continue with a search for more bodies believed to be strewn in the area following Monday’s pipeline fire tragedy that killed at least 80 and wounded many more. A Red Cross official says the death toll from a […]

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Over 100 feared dead from Kenyan oil explosion

By   /  September 12, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-At least 100 Kenyans are feared dead in a huge explosion that occurred in a slum village near the Kenya Pipeline Company depot off Lunga Lunga road in Nairobi’s Industrial Area on Monday. Authorities say the trouble began Monday morning after a valve on the pipeline burst, causing fuel to spill into an […]

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26 killed as fighting erupts at the Kenya-Somalia border town

By   /  September 12, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Balad Hawa (Alshahid)-At least 26 people were killed after fighting erupted on Sunday between Transitional Federal Government forces and Alshabab fighters near the Somali-Kenya border town of Elwak, eyewitnesses and medics say. The fighting broke out after Alshabab fighters launched an attack from several directions on TFG troops’ bases in the town before government […]

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