Brother of young man killed in Ethiopia’s Somali region accuses VOA Somali Service of censorship

For some time now there has been rumors that some influential journalists in VOA and BBC Somali services have been compromised by the president of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. A widely-held view among many people in the Somali Region is that these news services do not air any negative news against the regional… Continue reading…

Mahdi Hashi’s Parents Speak Out: Our Son ‘Was Harassed All The Time’

The mystery surrounding the disappearance nearly one and half years ago of a Somali-British young man resurfaced on Wednesday after CNN aired an interview with the man’s parents. Mahdi Hashi, 23, from London, mysteriously disappeared in December 2011 from Mogadishu, shortly after the British government revoked his citizenship over allegations of extremism.

EXCLUSIVE: ICC Prosecutor Bensouda Faints As The Terminator Escapes, Frees Jailed Africans

In a bizarre turn of events, the International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda fainted on Monday and was rushed to a hospital in Geneva, Switzerland after word got round that the charismatic leader of the Congolese M23 rebel group Bosco Ntaganda, who had handed himself in to the ICC a few days ago, had… Continue reading…

Are Foreigners Meddling in Kenya Elections?

As Kenyan election results slowly trickle in after initially experiencing hitches due to the malfunctioning of the electronic tallying system, allegations are surfacing regarding foreign intervention in the process and the independence of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission. Jendayi Frazer, who served as the Bush administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 2005 to 2009, used her… Continue reading…

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