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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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KENYA & ETHIOPIA sign of Five Memoranda of Understanding

(HAN) — At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, paid a State Visit to the Republic of Kenya from 22nd to 24th June, 2016. The three day State Visit and Inaugural High Level Biennial […]

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Oromo refugees in Kenya demand protection from Ethiopian security forces

Ethiopia is a human-rights disaster: Spare a thought for the Ethiopians in our midst

By Muthoni Wanyeki Ethiopia is a human-rights disaster. Which means that Kenya is host to over 30,000 asylum-seekers and refugees and they still need Kenya’s protection Nairobi (The East African) — The Madaraka Day presidential speech reiterated the executive’s determination to end Kenya’s hosting of asylum-seekers and refugees. That determination affects asylum-seekers and refugees from many […]

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Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed during a media briefing at Harambee House, Nairobi, on October 14, 2013 / HEZRON NJOROGE

Kenya talks to Ethipoia over Omo River dam

Nairobi (The Star) — Most scientists say the Ethiopia dams will starve Lake Turkana of water and eventually kill it. Negotiators to find lasting solution Kenya has restarted negotiations with the Ethiopean government to find a long lasting solution over the Gibe III Dams, which threaten Lake Turkana’s existence. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed […]

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UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

Press Releases, 9 May 2016 (UNHCR) — On Friday of last week (May 6th), the Government of Kenya announced that it intended to end the hosting of refugees, citing economic, security and environmental burdens. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, said the Government had disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs and was working […]

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Kenya disbands refugee department, to close Dadaab and Kakuma camps

Nairobi, May 6 (The Star) — The government has disbanded the department of refugee affairs to pave way for the closure of Kakuma and Dadaab camps. Kenya has continued to shoulder very “heavy economic, security and environmental burden” by hosting refugees, the Interior PS said, “Due to Kenya’s national security interest, the government has decided that […]

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KENYANS HAVE OROMOS, TOO

By Gishinga Njoroge Nairobi, Kenya (Standard) — If the Oromo of Kenya, who are larger in number than the Elgeyo Marakwet, could up their game in sport, the Kenya-Ethiopia long distance rivalry would be a ‘no-contest’ in favour of Kenya… It is startling when you hear that the Oromo people of Ethiopia want to secede; […]

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