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Somali Pirates Buy Immunity From US Drone Attacks?

As US drone launched cruise missiles once again rain down on ordinary Somali’s, the Somali pirates carrying out most of the piracy in the Horn of Africa remain immune from attack.
To this day not one Somali pirate has been killed on the ground in Somalia by the international naval flotillas in the Indian Ocean after receiving the ransoms they extract for the ships and crews they have captured.

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Wikileaks Exposes UN Eritrean Sanction Lies

The recently released, and long awaited, Wikileaks Files on Ethiopia expose the lies used to justify UN inSecurity Council Sanctions in force against the little Horn of African country Eritrea.

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Babies For Sale In Ethiopia

Angelina Jolie should come clean and tell the world what she really “donated” to get her little Ethiopian girl. Somehow though I wont hold my breath for it wasn’t that long ago that Ms. Jolie was calling for the USA to declare war and invade Sudan. Buy an African baby from Ethiopia and then bomb some African villages in next door neighbor Sudan, its Hollyweird isn’t it?

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Norway killings And Our Selective Outrage

What happened in Oslo Friday is a tragedy but it is no different than what is happening in the world on a daily basis. What is different is it happened to blond-haired-blue-eyed kids. What I find outrageous is that all of a sudden we are shocked in our comfortable Western countries. There are some deaths that are worth more than others in our selective outrage. Let me explain briefly.

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World Food Program In Somalia; Angel Of Mercy Or Angel Of Death?

A couple of months ago, a WFP team in the Ogaden was returning to their base and made the mistake of taking a short cut off of the Ethiopian approved travel routes and came across an Ethiopian paramilitary unit carrying out their everyday practice of burning, looting, murder and mayhem in a village accused of being supporters of the ONLF.
To this day, the WFP has remained silent about the details of the incident and has not condemned the murder of their staff by the Ethiopian paramilitary death squads.

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Crocodile Tears As Food Aid Blockade Continues In Horn Of Africa

As predicted here on AfrobeatRadio, crocodile tears have begun to run down the faces of the likes of Anthony Lake, CIA director nominee turned Executive Director of UNICEF, as some 15 million people starve in the Horn of Africa. Tony Lake appeals to the world for tens, no, hundreds of millions of dollars to save the starving people of Ethiopia and Somalia, never once telling you that the majority, some 10 million, are in the Ogaden and Oromia regions, and are being subjected to a western funded food aid blockade by the Ethiopian military.

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The Great Ethiopia Land Grab

In the first of our Land Grab Series, we examine Ethiopia’s “Land Grab”, and the dispossession of tens of thousands (if not millions eventually) of Ethiopian citizens, under the 20-year old authoritarian and brutal regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, which is leasing Ethiopian land for up to 99 years to foreign businesses and governments without any significant consultation with the people most affected.

We explore why a “beggar nation” like Ethiopia which cannot feed many of its people, that is suffering from famine, perennial food shortages, endemic hunger, and chronic dependency on foreign aid, is selling off its fertile lands and natural resources to foreign agro-businesses to grow food that will be exported to their own countries.

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UN Food Cuts  And Expanded War In Somalia Continue

There are two things. The United Nations is cutting back food aid by over two-thirds to one million refugee Somali that are in many ways their own actions help create.

On the other hand, the United Nation’s funded African Union troops who are there allegedly to support the Transitional Government are expanding their war in Mogadishu, and now claim that they’ve capture over 60 percent of the former Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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UN Cuts Food, Expands War In Somalia

As the UN funded African Union “peacekeepers” expand their military occupation of Mogadishu the UN relief agency announces an over 2/3 cut in food aid to one million Somali refugees due to a “funding shortfall”.

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“Defect at your own risk but we will find you” al-Shabab Tells Defectors

In recent months defections have marred the Islamist al-Shabab movement in Somalia, particularly in the capital Mogadishu where the transitional government have put up a fierce offensive against the movement that at one time controlled more 95 per cent of the capital.

However with the tables turning against the once dreaded militia, untold stories of how the movement operated is now coming out to the open with defectors telling their stories.