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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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Kakuma Refugee Camp

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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Tirunesh Dibaba


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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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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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 […]

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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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Oromo Communities’ Association in North America: Appeal Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. Dabassa Guyo

November 13, 2015 E. Hon. President Uhuru Kenyatta Office of the President The Republic of Kenya  Harambee Avenue P.O. Box 74434 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya. Appeal Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. Dabassa Guyo Your Excellency President Kenyatta, On behalf of the Oromo Diaspora in North America, we, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee […]

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Appeal Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. Dabassa Guyo

November 16, 2015 His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta Office of the President The Republic of Kenya Harambee Avenue P.O. Box 74434 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya. Appeal Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. Dabassa Guyo Your Excellency President Kenyatta, I am writing this letter on behalf of the Oromo Community Organization (OCO) of Washington DC Metro Area. […]

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