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Kenya gives $1m to Japan victims

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -The Government of Kenya Monday donated $1 million (Sh82 million) to assist victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March this year. Presenting the donation, President Mwai Kibaki assured the Government of Japan of Kenya’s full support in addressing the devastation caused by the earthquake. “As you continue […]

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Somalia:Cholera kills 85 in Somalia;WHO

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, health, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu ( Alshahid) World Health Organization says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has killed at least 85 people and infected dozens of others. WHO spokesman Pieter Desloover says Mogadishu, Afgoye and Baidoa have been hit hardest by the disease. Banadir hospital in Mogadishu alone reported 85 deaths. Desloover says the cholera outbreak was declared […]

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Kenyans hold street protests over high food prices

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -A crowd of Kenyans held demonstrations in the streets of Naairobi to protests against high food and fuel prices. The protesters marched up to the Prime Minister’s office. Prime Minister Raila Odinga Tuesday assured Kenyans that the price reductions the government promised will be contained in the budget statement that will soon […]

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AMISOM Foils Suicide Attack disguised as Somali govt army

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -AMISOM forces have today foiled a suicide attack by extremist insurgents planning to kill through suicide attacks. At approximately 1645 hrs, several extremists disguised as Somali government soldiers attacked the AMISOM position at Shakala guarded by both AU and Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa forces, on the busy Makka Mukarama road. The extremists drove […]

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SOMALIA: Internet lifeline cut in Mogadishu fighting

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Telecommunications companies based in Somalia’s largest open-air market have been hit by stray shells in the latest round of fighting, leading to internet failure in the past four days. “Our internet service has been down since 24 May,” a senior official of an internet service provider, who requested anonymity, told IRIN. […]

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NATO hits Libya after Zuma departure

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid) -NATO pounded Libya’s capital Tuesday, only hours after South Africa’s President left following talks that produced only a commitment to a peace plan already rejected by the military alliance and rebels. South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, representing the African Union, held talks on Monday with Muammar Gaddafi as Nato insisted that the Libyan […]

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AU peacekeepers killed in Somalia attack

By   /  May 31, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Two soldiers from the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia, AMISOM, were killed as they tried to prevent a suicide bomb attack in Somalia’s capital, the force said on Monday. Three attackers, disguised as Somali government troops, were also killed in the afternoon firefight, after they assaulted a position guarded by AMISOM […]

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AU Commission Delegation visits Somalia’s Mogadishu

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Press Release Mogadishu – An African Union (AU) Commission delegation comprising Mr. El Ghassim Wane, Director of the AU Peace and Security Department, and Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson for Somalia, undertook a one‐day visit to Mogadishu, on 27 May 2011. During the visit, the members of the […]

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Somalia leader invites al Shabaab to join his forces

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -Somalia transitional president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has urged all foreign jihadists (holy warriors) fighting his government alongside al-Shabaab militants to leave the country. In the same breath, the leader invited al-Shabaab loyalists who are ready to abandon their militant ways to join the rest of the country in nation building. He […]

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Leadership wrangle hits Somalia’s transitional gov’t

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) -A leadership wrangle within the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia poses a big threat to the country’s stability. Major Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman of the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM has expressed concerns about a rift saying that that it is worrying the AU peacekeepers, even more that the militias. Differences […]

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