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Kenya court charges Muslim Cleric with weapons possession

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Mombasa (Alshahid)-Kenyan court officials charged a Muslim Cleric with holding firearms, ammunition, hand grenades and detonators in circumstances that indicate he was armed with intent to commit murder. Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed however denied the charges. The magistrate’s court in the port city of Mombasa remanded Sheikh Rogo in custody pending the hearing of […]

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Alshabab ban ICRC operations in Somalia

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Alshabab militants in Somalia have expelled the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from areas they control in country’s south and center, the militants said on Monday. ICRC has run programs in the Horn of Africa nation for the last 30 years, mainly providing medical aid It suspended food distribution to 1.1 […]

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Somalia breaking down, official warns

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The underlying causes of poverty, drought and piracy in Somalia must be addressed if there’s any hope for recovery, a British secretary said. Andrew Mitchell, British secretary of state for international development, said following a tour of Somalia that most of the international effort in the country so far has failed. “The famine was […]

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After the famine: Somalia’s refugees ponder their future

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A few hours in Mogadishu is all it takes to make you understand, with a jolt, just how little space the human body needs to survive. Across a narrow seafront road, a camp for people fleeing drought and fighting has unfurled in the sandy nothingness. From a distance, it looks like rows of colourful […]

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Sudanese army rescue some of abducted Chinese workers

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Khartoum (Alshahid)-The Sudanese army has freed 14 Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in the volatile South Kordofan state, the official Sudan News Agency said Monday. The news agency quoted Ahmed Haroun, the governor of South Kordofan, as saying the workers were taken to the town of El Obeid in neighboring North Kordofan and were […]

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Kenya police arrest Muslim cleric over weapons cache

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Mombasa (Alshahid)-Kenyan police Sunday arrested a Muslim cleric who had been previously arrested but acquitted of the 2002 bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel near Mombasa which killed 15 people. Police from the Anti Terrorism unit arrested Sheikh Aboud Rogo on Sunday morning in Kikambala in what they termed as a major breakthrough in the […]

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Sudan, Somalia top issues at African Union summit

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen (Associated Press)-An oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan has become “a serious threat to peace and security in the region,” UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Sunday as African heads of state converged on Ethiopia’s capital for an African Union summit. Ban called on African leaders to “play a more important role solving regional […]

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Somalia president decries journalist killing

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen (CNN) -Somalia’s president strongly condemned the killing of a leading journalist as a “senseless murder,” suggesting Sunday that the country’s al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Al-Shabaab may have been responsible. Hassan Osman Abdi, 29, was shot outside his home in Mogadishu on Saturday and died on the way to the hospital, according to other journalists. […]

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Ban urges African countries to entrench civil, political and economic rights

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen (UN News Centre)- Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development in the continent. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a promise to all people in all places at all times,” Mr. told African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian […]

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Somali Radio Director killed in Mogadishu

By   /  January 29, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Gunmen on Saturday shot dead the director of a popular Somali radio station in front of his home in Mogadishu, colleagues and witnesses said. Hassan Osman Abdi, better known as Hassan Fantastic, director and producer of Shabelle Radio, was shot dead Saturday night by two men armed with pistols as he returned home […]

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