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Kenya gets 1,000 Somali refugees

Kenya gets 1,000 Somali refugees

ShareTuesday, September 23, 2014 Although efforts are underway to repatriate 500,000 Somali refugees, the government and the UN refugee agency may be looking at a new headache of 1,000 more refugees fleeing Somalia in the last three months. The new displacements are attributed to drought in central and southern Somalia. Military offensives by the Somalia […]

September 23 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Schools advised to beef-up security over Al-Shabaab

Schools advised to beef-up security over Al-Shabaab

Share Monday September 22, 2014 By Francis Emorut                  The Resident City Commissioner of Kampala, Aisha Kabanda addressing pupils of Little Muheji School during prayers for peace for the country at Nansana, Kampala on Friday Sept 19, 2014. PHOTO/Francis Emorut. The Resident City Commissioner of Kampala, Aisha Kabanda, has advised schools around the city centre to […]

September 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Majority of Kenyans wary of Shabaab attacks, want KDF troops back home

Majority of Kenyans wary of Shabaab attacks, want KDF troops back home

ShareMonday, September 22, 2014 On the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall, a new opinion poll has been released showing that majority of Kenyans believe that chances of another deadly attack by the Somalia-based al Shabaab militants were “extremely high”. The study shows two in every three […]

September 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

President Abdi Qeybdiid “We will hold President Abdiweli Gaas responsible from his ill conceived actions.”

President Abdi Qeybdiid “We will hold President Abdiweli Gaas responsible from his ill conceived actions.”

ShareMugdisho- Wacaal Media The President of Galmudug State of Somalia Abdi Hassan Awaale (Qeybdid) wrote a complaint letter to The President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Federal Government of Somalia as well as to the Heads of UNSOM, IGAD, EU, AU and AMISOM Mission. The subject of the letter was Provocations and […]

September 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Westgate: Kenyan guards on the frontline

Westgate: Kenyan guards on the frontline

ShareSunday, September 21, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya – Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, stands empty and surrounded by a high steel fence. A few bullet holes dot the pale orange paintwork but little else remains of the carnage of the second worst terrorist attack in Kenyan history.   Al-Shabab, the armed group in […]

September 21 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

From refugee to entrepreneur

From refugee to entrepreneur

ShareFiona SmithSunday, September 21, 2014 Hashi Kaar’s story is both uplifting and sad. A refugee from war-torn Somalia, he arrived in Australia as a 17-year-old boy without English, much schooling or an understanding of what the internet was. Just five years later, he was in his third year of university and employed as a junior […]

September 21 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Al Shabaab’s economic strategy is dipping into new wealth, making it more dangerous

Al Shabaab’s economic strategy is dipping into new wealth, making it more dangerous

Share Sunday September 21, 2014 By late 2008, it was estimated that Al Shabab controlled most of South-Central Somalia. Although it took years of putting forces together and placing footholds in the country, the international community and the Somali government had to intervene to confront the ever-growing threat posed by the terrorist organisation. An incremental […]

September 21 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »