Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf Heile Jimale announced that Eid al-Fitr would begin on Monday July 28, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
2013 presidential candidates unite in telling Uhuru to end insecurity
Nairobi, Kenya: Terror gangs and criminals have over the last one year claimed lives of hundreds of Kenyans, in acts that have left President Uhuru Kenyatta and the national security network grasping for solutions. That the President has engaged his mind on this battle and unleashed military apparatus, including members of the elite Kenya Defence Forces, is not in doubt. But some of those who challenged him for the presidential seat last year think otherwise. They spoke to The Standard on Sunday writer OSCAR OBONYO. Below are excerpts:
Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died
OMBASA- More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa. All but one of them was linked by the government to terrorism and support for the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.
Ethiopia eyes regional integration through highways
A total of $610.6 million has been allocated for the implementation of the Ethiopian part of the project, with the funds coming from the Ethiopian government, international financial institutions and donor organizations.
Mayor Mungab sits down with women representatives of the region
Hassan Mohamed Hussein “Mungab”, the Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu has last night in the Benadir Regional Administration HQ met with the women in the region and those of the Diaspora that have returned to the country.