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Somali govt: We’ll get to the bottom of Noramfaizul killing

By   /  September 4, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-The Somali government has pledged to investigate the shooting of Malaysian journalist Noramfaizul Mohd Nor in Mogadishu. Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Somali Interior and National Security Minister Abdisamad Maalim Mohamud had promised a detailed report on the incident which resulted in the BernamaTV cameraman’s death. Somalia President Sharif Ahmed […]

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I’m British, I’ve come to take you home: Heroic but bizarre rescue by East London taxi driver results in release of Paul and Rachel Chandler

By   /  September 4, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen For 13 terrifying months, Paul and Rachel Chandler were held by pirates in the Somali desert. Last week, their secret diaries told how the retired couple from Kent were kidnapped aboard their yacht, beaten, whipped and threatened with death as the thugs extorted money from their family in Britain. In this final instalment, the […]

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Political union project dead in the water, EAC focus on Somalia, Sudans

By   /  September 4, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO The big push for East African Political Federation, which was so hot two years ago, seems to be dead in the water. Regional observers say the priority that the Somalia crisis has assumed in the agenda of East African Community leaders, and the rise in the number of countries seeking to […]

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28 Dead and Dozens Injured in Central Somalia Fighting

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Listen Gaalka’yo (Alshahid)-At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were wounded in fierce clashes between Puntland security forces and tribal militia in th central Somalia town of Gaalka’yo, residents and medics said on Saturday. Puntland’s security ministry Khaliif Isse Mudan said its forces had repelled a two-day attack by Alshabab militants in the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AMISOM Statement On Incident At K4 on 2nd September 2011

By   /  September 3, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen AMISOM is sad to report a serious incident that took place in Mogadishu yesterday, Friday 02 September, which unfortunately cost the life of a Malaysian civilian and injured another. A full AMISOM investigation is underway, in liaison with the Transitional Federal Government Police. Witness reports coming forward so far are not entirely clear but […]

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ICC: Prosecution makes chilling allegations on Kenya post-poll chaos

By   /  September 3, 2011  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Hague (Alshahid)-The ICC prosecution team made chilling allegations on day two of the confirmation of charges hearing on Eldoret North MP William Ruto, Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey and radio presenter Joshua Sang. The Office of the prosecution told of how Ruto and Kosgey funded youths to attack and evict ethnic Kikuyus from Rift Valley. […]

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Malaysian Journalist Killed in Mogadishu

By   /  September 3, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-A Malaysian television journalist was shot dead on Friday and another wounded by African peacekeepers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, witnesses and a local aid worker said. Thirty-nine-year-old Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a cameraman with Malaysia’s national Bernama TV, was accompanying Putera 1Malaysia Club, who were carrying out a humanitarian mission, his employer […]

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Famine likely to spread in southern Somalia; UN

By   /  September 3, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Famine hit areas of southern Somalia will likely spread in coming months, with the situation continuing to worsen despite massive international aid efforts, the United Nations has warned. A U.N. official told VOA the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia will announce that 4 million people – more than 50 […]

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Upcoming meeting in Mogadishu critical for restoring stability in Somalia – UN envoy

By   /  September 3, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The upcoming meeting of Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the first major conference in the capital for many years, will be “hugely significant” for restoring peace and stability in the strife-torn nation, says a senior United Nations official. The Consultative Meeting on Ending the Transition, which begins on Sunday, is expected to endorse a roadmap […]

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Turkish opposition leader visits Somali refugee camps

By   /  September 2, 2011  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Istanbul (Alshahid)-Turkish Main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu returned to Turkey on Wednesday after completing a trip to famine-stricken Somalia. Speaking to reporters at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “At a time when a part of the world is struggling with obesity, another part has to live with famine. This […]

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