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Ex-presidents Moi, Mwinyi root for East African integration

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

Listen Arusha (Alshahid) -Former Presidents Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and Ali Hassan Mwinyi of Tanzania today rooted for deepening of the East African Community (EAC) integration, underscoring that it was the only sustainable recipe to develop the region and make its people prosperous. The two addressed a symposium in Arusha, Tanzania, to mark the […]

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TWO Somalis have been murdered in Cape Town

By   /  July 1, 2011  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, IDPs, News, Refugees, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Cape Town (Alshahid) -The men were shot in the head while they were delivering groceries to their shops. They died on the scene in Red Bay Street. The criminals fled with a bakkie full of groceries and an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness, Buyiswa Gaji, said: “I was going to the shop when […]

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AU Summit: African leaders meet over Libya

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Malabo (Alshahid)-African leaders open a two-day summit on Thursday overshadowed by the conflict in Libya, with rebel representatives invited for talks and criticism of an international arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi. Heads of state tasked with finding a solution to the fighting met late into the night on Wednesday after announcing at the weekend […]

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U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Washington (Alshahid) – The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. “The political landscape in Egypt has […]

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Cash-strapped Libya rebels beg for loans

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Tripoli (Alshahid)-Libya’s cash-strapped rebels, facing a long and uncertain fight to recover assets frozen abroad, have called on foreign donors to back new loans using the blocked cash as collateral. With no money to pay for salaries or imports, Mazen Ramadan, an economic advisor to the National Transitional Council (NTC), said a solution must […]

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Libya: AU condemns French arming of rebels

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) -African Union Commission chief Jean Ping says France’s decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk. He told the BBC the action risked creating problems similar to those in war-torn Somalia. France has confirmed it dropped arms to Berber tribal fighters in the […]

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Communique Of The 39th Extra-Ordinary Session Of The IGAD Council Of Ministers On The Security And Political Situation In Somalia, Sudan And Eritrea’s Activities In The Region 28th June 2011

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

Listen Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (Alshahid) The 39th Extra-ordinary Meeting of the IGAD Council of Ministers  convened on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 28th June 2011 to discuss the developments in Somalia, the Sudan and  the activities of Eritrea in the region and to chart the way forward, ahead […]

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Somali criminals should not be deported, rules European Court

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

Listen London (Alshahid) -The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because to do so would endanger their lives, the European Court of Human Rights says. The Strasbourg judges said the UK’s duty to protect the two from torture or inhumane treatment was “absolute”. The pair, aged 24 and 42, were served […]

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Somalia: TFG soldiers receive their first salaries since April

By   /  June 30, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Under the supervision of the AMISOM Coordinating Mechanism, Administrators from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been this week paying TFG soldiers $200 each at a pay parade in Mogadishu. Regular monthly payment of $100 stipends had been instituted since December 2010, and is set to continue under the new government. Security […]

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Lightning kills children in northern Uganda

By   /  June 29, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – Eighteen primary school children died instantly and 36 others suffered severe burns when lightning struck a primary school in northern Uganda Tuesday evening, according to Officials in Uganda. The thunderbolt hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 250 kilometers from Kampala, as the children were waiting for the heavy downpour […]

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