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Kenya: Residents want compensation for lives lost in cross-border raids

Kenya: Residents want compensation for lives lost in cross-border raids Naaroobii (Standard) — Residents want the government to compensate the families of 31 people killed in livestock raids conducted by neighbouring communities since 2013. Some 603 residents of Mwingi Central, Mwingi North, and Kitui South sub-counties filed the petition Wednesday at the Kitui High Court, […]

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HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

– President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to land in Somalia for the inauguration of Mohamed AbdulIahi Farmajo the new president of Somalia – Farmajo won Somalia’s February election defeating 19 candidates – Somalia’s capital is in lock down as leaders from East Africa attend the inauguration (TUKO) — President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to land in […]

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A boy watches sacks of food drop to the ground during a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) airdrop close to Rubkuai village in Unity State, northern South Sudan, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia By Thomas Gaist (WSWS) — Even as starvation and malnutrition threaten more than 10 million lives in the Horn of Africa countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and its allies are preparing a massive expansion of military operations […]

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Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Kenya to host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (CGTN Africa) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Saturday host his Egyptian counterpart in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s first state visit to Kenya by a sitting Egyptian Head of State. El-Sisi will be received by President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, where the two leaders will […]

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Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans – Water Levels down

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans Lake Turkana Water Levels down, further drop expected Nairobi (HRW) – Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

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Maasai Fighting for Compensation their Iconic Cultural Brand

Maasai Fighting for Compensation from Fashion Labels Who’ve Appropriated Their Iconic Cultural Brand (Atlanta Black Star) — The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania embody one of the most powerful images of tribal Africa, but it’s a guise that’s becoming increasingly imitated. Companies around the world have, for some time now, continued to exploit the Maasai’s […]

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Dadaab: Kenyan court blocks closure of world’s largest refugee camp

Dadaab: Kenyan court blocks closure of world’s largest refugee camp

Dadaab: Kenyan court blocks closure of world’s largest refugee camp (The Independent) — Kenya’s High Court has ruled that the government cannot unilaterally shut down the world’s largest refugee camp, the sprawling Dadaab facility near the border with Somalia. In a ruling hailed as historic by rights groups, judges said it was unconstitutional for Kenya’s […]

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Rajab Baya, a KDF soldier from Kinarani, Kaloleni Sub County who was killed during an attack on their camp in Somalia. He was laid to rest on February 4, 2017. PHOTO | KAZUNGU SAMUEL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Withdraw Soldiers from Somalia, Kenyans tell Uhuru

Withdraw Soldiers from Somalia, Kenyans tell Uhuru Nairobi (Daily Nation) — President Uhuru Kenyatta has been urged to withdraw Kenyan soldiers from Somalia, following a recent Al-Shabaab attack on a KDF camp that left 21 personnel dead. Speaking during the burial of Rajab Baya Kazungu — one of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who […]

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File photo shows Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Amina Mohammed address journalists in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 30, 2016. (Xinhua/Charles Onyango)

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship

Regional power games cost Kenya’s minister AU commission chairmanship: experts NAIROBI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed lost the African Union (AU) chairmanship to her Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat due to lackluster support from neighboring countries and last minute decision by the Francophone bloc to support their own candidate, experts have […]

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A Boom in Qat in Ethiopia And Kenya-The Economist

A Boom in Qat in Ethiopia And Kenya-The Economist Will this burgeoning green business turn to bust? Jan 21st 2017 | CHUKO AND MAUA (The Economist) -“THIS is qat,” explains Teklu Kaimo, gesturing to the wooded field behind him. He started growing it in 1976, and over the years its soft, green leaves have brought […]

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Can Kenya close Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp?

Can Kenya close Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp?

By Alastair LeitheadBBC News, Africa correspondent, Dadaab and Kismayo Kenya’s announcement that Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, would close at the end of this month has encouraged thousands of people to leave already, but without further preparation, it seems unlikely the government will be able to meet its own deadline, which has been condemned […]

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Kenya deports South Sudan rebel leader’s spokesman to Juba

JUBA (Sudan Tribune) – The Kenyan government in collaboration with South Sudanese authorities has deported the spokesperson of armed opposition leader, Riek Machar to the capital Juba, in a new shift in relations between the two countries. Relatives told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that James Gatdet Dak,l was picked on Wednesday afternoon in what a […]

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Marsabit County police commander Ben Kogo, who confirmed on October 26, 2016 that Illret Police Station commander Chief Inspector Christopher Nalianya and five other officers are being held in Ethiopia. PHOTO | KEN BETT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police boss, five officers arrested and detained in Ethiopia

Ethiopian police from the Bubua police station arrested Illret Police Station OCS Chief Inspector Christopher Nalianya and five other officers from Marsabit on October 23, police say. The station commander was accompanied by Constable Samson Kato, who was driving a police truck, Constable Patrick Juma, Constable Samson Njenga, National Police Reservist (Inspector) Lomide Achala, and […]

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UN starts sorting false from genuine refugees in Dadaab

“We are aware of Kenyans falsely registering as refugees in order to get free services and food” – UN refugee agency spokesman Source: Daily Nation, Nairobi In Summary The Kenyan government has pledged it will not violate its international obligations by forcing any refugees to leave the country. A total of 16,524 Somalis have been […]

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Amisom troops are not being paid properly despite the high risks involved with serving in Somalia

African Union troops in Somalia not paid for six months

By Catherine Byaruhanga, BBC Africa, Somalia (BBC News) — The allowances for African troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia have not been paid for at least six months, the BBC has learned. The 22,000-strong African Union force (Amisom) fighting the Islamist militant group al-Shabab is funded by the EU. An European Union source told the BBC […]

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