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Olympics athletics: Mo Farah wins his second gold

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Listen London (Alshahid)- Mo Farah of Great Britain made it a second Super Saturday for a frenzied home crowd at the Olympic Stadium, winning the 5,000 meters to clinch a long distance double at the London Games. Mo Farah, who snatched the 10,000m crown in London just days ago, is the seventh man to win […]

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UN says 2.51 mln people suffer food crisis in Somalia

By   /  August 12, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday that some2.51 million people in Somalia are facing humanitarian crisis and additional 1.29 million are at risk of sliding back into crisis without sustained assistance. In its humanitarian update received in Nairobi, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said tens of thousands of Somalis […]

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Somali Olympians deny seeking asylum over threats

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Listen One of two Somali athletes competing at the Olympic Games in London has denied that they are seeking asylum in the UK. Mohamed Hassan Mohamed, a 1,500m runner, told the BBC Somali Service they both intended to return home. Earlier his compatriot Zamzam Mohamed Farah, who ran in the first heat of the women’s […]

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Uganda’s deadly Ebola outbreak under control, says MSF

By   /  August 12, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda appears to be under control, says the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The last confirmed death from Ebola took place 11 days ago, MSF epidemiologist Dr Paul Roddy told the BBC. But he warned that if a pocket of the virus was missed it […]

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Security Council Press Statement On Somalia

By   /  August 12, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The following Security Council press statement was issued today (August 10) by Council President Gérard Araud ( France): The Members of the Security Council welcome recent progress in completing the tasks outlined in the Road Map to end the Transition in Somalia. They particularly welcome the National Constituent Assembly’s adoption of the new Somali […]

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Dozen people killed in Tanzania road accident

By   /  August 11, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Dar es Salam (Alshahid)-At least 13 Kenyans died and more than 40 others injured in grisly road accident in Tanga, Tanzania early on Friday. The dead were part of a group of women from the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Landless parish in Thika, Kenya who were heading for a mission in the […]

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5 sentenced in khat drug smuggling case

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Listen Five men and women convicted of smuggling millions of dollars’ worth of the illegal African drug khat into the U.S. all received prison sentences of one year or less Friday, significantly short of what the government sought in a case that cost millions of dollars to pursue. Three of the five defendants received terms […]

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Turkish Relief Organization Receives “Outstanding Service Medal” in Somalia

By   /  August 11, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A Turkish relief organization, “Kimse Yok Mu”, received “Outstanding Service Medal” for its welfare activities in Somalia. According to a statement released from the charity, Orhan Erdogan, the Somalia representative of the “Kimse Yok Mu”, received the award from Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on Friday. According to information, the president of Somalia said, […]

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Somali presidential candidates strike unity deal as election draws

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Listen Thirteen presidential hopefuls have announced that they have formed a coalition as the battle for battle-weary Somalia’s top seat hots up. The candidates, all men, hope to agree on a single candidate to contest the country’s anticipated election expected to take place on or before August 20. According to a popular roadmap signed in […]

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UN Envoy Welcomes Presidential Decree, Security Council Hails Political Progress

By   /  August 11, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The United Nations top political official for Somalia today welcomed a presidential decree on the Horn of Africa country’s National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP), while the Security Council has welcomed the recent progress Somalia has made in progressing towards the end of its temporary governing arrangements. “The development of the NSSP through [the […]

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