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Somalia instability in the way of education

By   /  December 15, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen UN agencies dealing with education in Somalia argue that the endless combat still pose a huge threat to the education sector. For two decades, instability pushed many Somalis out of school, both at the basic and university levels with only a few finding spaces in schools outside Somalia but at a costly price. However […]

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Potential goldmine for fishermen as piracy declines

By   /  December 15, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Rusting hulks of capsized boats decorate the waters around Berbera, a port city in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Further down Somalia’s coast, pirates raid freighters in the Gulf of Aden. Yet efforts are underway to help Somalis make better use of their 3,300km coastline – the longest on the African continent – by increasing […]

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Blast rocks Kenya refugee camp, one injuried

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-At least one person injured in a blast targeting a voter registration centre at Ifo I refugee camp near Kenya-Somalia border. The officer commanding Dadaab Refugee Camp Sharif Abdala said that an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at around 9.40am local time at Bore Hole 5 where the registration of voters has been […]

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KDF troops help re-build Somalia

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in charge of Sector II of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) will remain in Kismayu, Somalia until a leadership vacuum is solved and security in the country stabilises. KDF Information Officer Col Cyrus Oguna, said on Thursday the troops will be spending another Christmas in Somalia where they […]

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UAE calls to address maritime piracy

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The UAE has called for addressing the root causes behind maritime piracy off the Somali Coast, renewing its pledge to continue supporting the international efforts to fight this phenomenon which poses a serious threat to International peace, security and stability. Ahmad Al Jarman, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations […]

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Somalia’s Shabab group offer reward of $8,000 for killing Kenyan security forces

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen An intelligence message intercepted from an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group shows that the rebels are being offered up to $8,000 as a reward for killing Kenyan security officers, a Kenyan official said Thursday. The rewards are enough incentive to motivate some youths in the eastern Kenya town of Garissa to carry out attacks against […]

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From Somalia to Minnesota: A new life for a woman with hearing loss

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen By Khadra Abdille, Minnesota Literacy Council I’m from Somalia in East Africa; I grew up in North Somalia. I was born able to hear, and throughout most of my life I could hear. When I was 14 years old I began to have hearing loss and I don’t know what caused it. I have an […]

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Kibaki urges voters to register as deadline looms

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki used the country’s 49th independence Day to urge voters to register in readiness for the March 2013 General Election. The president’s plea comes as election officials fall behind in their efforts to get Kenyans signed up. The Head of State made the call as he asked Kenyans to ensure […]

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Piracy group: Make sure Somali pirates aren’t paid

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen                           A U.K.-led Piracy Ransom Task Force says the shipping industry must adopt additional measures to ensure that payments aren’t made to pirates after a successful attack. The task force’s final recommendations noted that more than $300 million in ransoms has been […]

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Increased terror threats dog Kibaki last years in office

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Increased terror threats are one of the critical insecurity issues that President Kibaki had to deal with. And it is these threats that aroused the President to deploy the military to Somalia, a big gamble that has since paid off. Police statistics show at least 45 separate explosions have occurred in the country since […]

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