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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 […]

Military to secure porous Kenya-Ethiopia border and protect oil

Military to secure porous Kenya-Ethiopia border and protect oil

The Kenya Defence Forces will build more bases in Turkana County. (Standard digital) — The bases will enhance security in the area following the recent discovery of oil. Governor Josphat Nanok on Tuesday hosted a military delegation comprising Kenya Army, Kenya Navy and the Air Force at his office in Lodwar. The delegation was on […]

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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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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What’s Behind Kenya’s Plan To Close Down The World’s Biggest Refugee Camp

Jina Moore | BuzzFeed News World Correspondent Kenya says the camps are a security threat, but the move comes at a time when refugees are big business. Nairobi, Kenya, May 13 (BuzzFeed News) — Kenya recently announced it will close the world’s biggest refugee camp. It’s a move it’s threatened before, but this year, it […]

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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 […]

Kana Beektu Laata: Qabale Duba, From a Village to Greater Heights

Kana Beektu Laata: Qabale Duba, From a Village to Greater Heights

Kenya (Marsabit Times) — As part of our Beauty and Brains series, we caught up with Qaballe Duba, a young lady from Marsabit County, who was the first Miss Tourism Marsabit County. She is also a nurse professionally. She was also nominated to attend a YALI fellowship, president Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative,  and this […]

The project is located approximately 300 km south west of the capital Addis Ababa.

The works consist of the design and construction of a Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) dam and an open-air power plant with 10 Francis turbines with a total installed power of 1,870 MW and an expected energy output of 6,500 GWh per year.

The project also involves three diversion tunnels and two twin pumping tunnels, two intake structures, two horizontal tunnels, four vertical wells and two distributors.

Kenya and Ethiopia: Damn built by Italian giant Salini reported to OECD

(CTA) – An Italian engineering company has been reported to the OECD because the dam it is building is set to destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people in Kenya and Ethiopia. Survival International (SI)‚ a global movement for the rights of tribal peoples‚ reported engineering giant Salini to the Organization for Economic […]

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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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Somalia’s al-Shabab killed ‘180 Kenyan troops’ in el-Ade

(BBC) — At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said. Kenya’s army said the number was untrue, but again refused to give its own casualty figures for the assault in the southern Somali base of el-Ade. The Islamist militant group said it had killed about […]

No official figures have yet been released about how many Kenyan soldiers died

What happened when al-Shabab attacked a Kenyan base in Somalia?

(BBC News) — Mystery still surrounds the deadly attack by Islamist militants on an African Union (AU) base in Somalia last Friday. Residents of the south-western el-Ade town were the first to break the news, saying al-Shabab fighters arrived at dawn. The raid began with an explosion by a suicide car bomber at the gates […]

Marsabit acting County Commander Mark Wanjala in his office on November 20, 2015. On January 8, 2016, he confirmed that two Kenyans abducted last week by Ethiopian security personnel had been freed. FILE PHOTO | KEN BETT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Ethiopian security officers release two abducted Kenyans

(Daily Nation) — Two Kenyans who were abducted last week by Ethiopian security personnel have been freed, Marsabit acting County Commander Mark Wanjala has said. Mr Halkano Sora, 48, and Mr Huka Guyo, 40, were released on Wednesday evening. “I can confirm the two were dropped (off) by a car near the border at around […]

A map of Bori in Moyale, Marsabit County. Two Kenyans were on January 2, 2016 abducted by Ethiopia police reservists in Bori Village in the county. GRAPHIC | GOOGLE MAPS

Ethiopia police reservists abduct two Kenyans in Marsabit

Kenya (Daily Nation) — Two Kenyan civilians were abducted and two firearms stolen from police reservists by Ethiopian security personnel in Bori Village in Moyale on Saturday morning. Speaking to the Nation by phone, Marsabit County Commissioner Moffat Kangi said an unknown number of Ethiopian police reservists struck Bori near the Kenya-Ethiopia border at around […]

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Kenya Cooperates with the TPLF Regime to Perpetuate Injustice Against Oromos

By. D. Guutuu The government and the people of Kenya, for many years, have been true friends and brothers of the Ethiopian people both in good and bad times. The proud Kenyan Oromos that inhabit the northern borders of the country make the relationship between the entire Oromo and Kenyan nations even more strong. Kenya […]

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council

OLF STATEMENT ON THE PLANNED KENYAN AND ETHIOPIAN JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS.

Recently, the Kenya and Ethiopia governments have made an agreement to cooperate in waging war on the Oromo people’s liberation movement. It is very unfortunate that Kenya agrees to support the Ethiopian dictatorial regime militarily against Oromo liberation forces. The TPLF/EPRDF has been sustained in power for nearly 25 years by governments from far and […]

An armoured military vehicle patrolling a street in the border town of Moyale. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn are Monday December 7, 2015 expected to launch a major programme to ensure peace along the Kenya-Ethiopia border. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Tight security ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Moyale visit

MOYALE, KENYA (Standard Digital News): Security has been tightened along the Kenya –Ethiopia border ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Monday visit to Moyale town. High presence of regular police, General Service Unit and Rapid Deployment (RDU) is evident within Moyale town centre and its environs. The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) alongside police officers are manning […]

A woman walks past closed shops early in the morning while wearing a tee shirt that reads, "Welcome to Kenya Pope Francis" at the Kangemi slums on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Pope Francis condemns landgrabbing in Kenya, says it is ‘sin against God’

(the STAR) — Pope Francis has condemned ‘faceless private developers’ saying he is aware that they “even attempt to appropriate the playgrounds of your children’s schools”. “These are wounds inflicted by minorities who cling to power and wealth”, he said, noting God gave the earth for the sustenance of all humans, without exclusion or favouritism. […]

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Ethiopia risks diplomatic row after its soldiers enter Kenya and kill local police officers

It is at least the sixth time Ethiopia has crossed into Kenyan territory, and could strain erstwhile strong bilateral ties (m.mgafrica) — NAIROBI will seek an explanation from Addis Ababa after Ethiopian soldiers killed three Kenyan police officers in foreign territory, Kenyan media reported Sunday. Kenyan security forces including the army have since been deployed […]

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KDF deployed at border after Ethiopian forces kill Kenya police

By ALLI ABDI and LIBAN GOLICHA MARSABIT (The Standard) : The Kenya Defence Force (KDF) has moved its armoured vehicles and tanks from the Odha Military Camp in Moyale to Sololo following an invasion by Ethiopian forces who killed three police officers. The development last evening follows a fierce gun battle earlier in the day […]

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(Updated) Ethiopian soldiers cross to Kenya, kill three policemen, five missing

By KEN BETT  In Summary Acting county police commander Mark Wanjala said the police officers were ambushed while on patrol in the area. An Ethiopian chief identified as Guyo Harake is said to have been shot dead on Thursday at the border as soldiers engaged OLF fighters approximately eight kilometers from the Sololo police station. […]

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