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Ethiopian Court Charges Bloggers, Journalists With Terrorism

By   /  July 19, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Reports  /  No Comments

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Listen Six Ethiopian bloggers and three journalists were charged with planning attacks in the East African country in partnership with a banned U.S.-based opposition group, a judge said. The members of the Zone 9 blogging group and reporters are accused under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law of working with Ginbot 7, which is classified as a terrorist […]

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Kenya Attack Unlikely to Build Al-Shabab’s Swahili Speaking Base

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Deadly attacks this week in Mpeketoni, Kenya have left many wondering what Somali militant group al-Shabab hoped to accomplish with the killings. Experts say the attacks – for which the group quickly claimed responsibility – are unlikely to broaden the militants’ support base among Swahili-speakers in Kenya or the region. Roland Marchal, senior Research […]

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Somali PM, Abdiweli, attends IGAD peace process for South Sudan crises in Addis Ababa

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed is in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for second day after he reached there on Monday evening to attend the regional initiative to resolve the crisis in the newly born state of South Sudan. The meeting which started on Tuesday will seek possible alternatives to end the months-long conflict […]

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Somali Cabinet Sub-committees have their first meetings, discussing multiple sides

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday chaired the first meetings of the Cabinet Sub-committees. The important issues discussed in the Sub-committee meetings included how to ensure the implementation of the government’s 2014 Work Plan and how to overcome any challenges that arise. The discussion also included […]

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Facing Al Shabab attacks, some Kenyans call for Somalia withdrawal

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Amid a high-profile and unprecedented government crackdown here that is widely seen as targeting Somali refugees and Muslims, leading Kenyan opposition parties are calling for the withdrawal of the country’s troops from Somalia where they have been since 2011. The call comes in the wake of twin bombings in the cities of Nairobi and […]

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Somalia vows to fight radicalization with more jobs

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Africa, East Africa, Education, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Somali government on Thursday promised to radically reform labor legislations with a view to creating new job opportunities and reducing radicalization among the ranks of the country’s unemployed youth. “We are committed to finding more and better-quality jobs for our people because we believe that decent work is the foundation of the fight […]

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Somali president points Political Consular arrest as “Unfortunate”

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mahmud, told government run media at Adan Adde intentional air port in Mogadishu on Monday that recently arrest of Somali political consular in Kenya was “Unfortunate”. “It is unacceptable thing what Kenyan government has done. Kenyan paramilitary forces arrested Siyad Mahmud Shire, Somali Political Consular in Kenya. It’s part of […]

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Pangani explosion suspect run a football club in slum

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen One of the terror suspects who died in a car explosion outside Pangani Police Station was a former player of a top team at the Kenya Premier League ( KPL). Police also revealed on Sunday that Abdul Hajira, went “missing” from his Nairobi home in 2010. Hajira is a son of a Kenya Defence […]

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Experts: Africa moves from hopeless to rising continent

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Africa, Development, East Africa, Education, Featured, health, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Expectations of development have transformed Africa from being a hopeless continent into a rising continent, and the world appears to be taking note. A number of experts exchanged opinions on Africa during the ninth International Turkish-African Congress which was held on April 24-25 in Istanbul with the theme “Sectorial and Financial Transformations in Africa: […]

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From Libya to Lampedusa: Life in Italy for Somali Refugees

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, Opinion & Analysis, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen They call them Ciyaalka Badda or children from the sea. This phrase is used when referring to the young Somali refugees who come by boat from North Africa. The expressions of the eight young Somali men leaning against the wall outside Termini station tell a complex story. They are caught in the midst of […]

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