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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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A picture of a UNHCR staff. The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights is seeking information from the Kenyan government on the disappearance of Oromo leader Dabassa Guyo Saffaro, who was under UNHCR protection. AFP FILE PHOTO | DENYSE UWERA

Kenya put to task over missing Oromo leader Dabassa Guyo Saffaro

By STELLA CHERONO BANJUL (Daily Nation) — Africa’s top human rights body on Monday put Kenya to task over the disappearance of Oromo community leader Dabassa Guyo Saffaro. The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) also questioned what the government had done over the assassination of lawyer Peter Wanyama Wanyonyi. Mr Saffaro, according […]

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Urgent Appeal – Disappearance of Mr. Dabasa Guyo Saffaro

To Kenyan President Office Nairobi – Kenya Urgent Appeal Disappearance of Mr. Dabasa Guyo Saffaro in Kenya – An Oromo cultural and religious Scholar It is with great sadness that we learned the disappearance of Dabasa Guyo Saffaro – a prominent Oromo Cultural and religious leader residing in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Dabasa; a highly respected […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta hits back at Raila Odinga in sugar row

Uhuru Kenyatta hits back at Raila Odinga in sugar row

(Daily Nations) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of being disrespectful, opposing the government for the sake of it and hampering the country’s development. In a dramatic escalation of the political fallout over trade agreements with Uganda, President Kenyatta faced Mr Odinga at a PanAfrican meeting in Nairobi and said: […]

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Obama highlights Kenya’s stubborn corruption problem

Obama highlights Kenya’s stubborn corruption problem

The East African nation is one of the world’s most corrupt. Obama’s highlighting of the problem probably didn’t win him friends among the powerful, but drew cheers from the crowd gathered to hear him in Nairobi. NAIROBI — In a speech meant to inspire Kenyans, particularly young men and women, President Barack Obama praised the […]

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President Barack Obama (FULL) Interview – BBC News

President Barack Obama (FULL) Interview – BBC News

(BBC News) — In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC’s North American Editor Jon Sopel, US President Barack Obama said a lack of changes on US gun laws was the “greatest frustration” of his presidency. Mr Obama also told the BBC what he will say about gay rights in Kenya, why his own Congress and […]

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Susan Rice on Obama Trip to Kenya and Ethiopia

(C-Span)–National Security Adviser Susan Rice opened the daily White House briefing to brief reporters and respond to their questions on President Obama’s trip to Ethiopia and Kenya the next day to address business development, international trade, global health, and human rights. She also responded to questions on U.S. relations with Cuba and “side deals” with the […]

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President Obama starts two-day Kenya visit

(BBC News) — Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on the first visit to his ancestral home as serving US president. During his two-day visit Mr Obama will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials. Trade will feature strongly, but Mr Obama also said he would deliver a “blunt message” to […]

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People walk past a billboard welcoming US President Barack Obama on July 22, 2015 in Nairobi

Obama to Talk Economics During Kenya, Ethiopia Visit

(VOA News) — President Barack Obama leaves Thursday for a trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, homeland of his father, as he highlights growth in American economic links with sub-Saharan Africa. Obama arrives in Kenya Friday, where he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Later, he will become the first American president to visit […]

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The New York Times: A New Approach to Africa

By David Kampf (The New York Times) — In the twilight of his presidency, George W. Bush sought refuge in one of his foreign policy victories: Africa. Dogged by his global missteps and failures, Mr. Bush traveled abroad in Feb. 2008 to trumpet his legacy-building AIDS program. When President Barack Obama heads to Africa later […]

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The Washington Post: Obama’s trip to Ethiopia alarms some human rights activists

By Juliet Eilperin and David Nakamura (The Washington Post) — President Obama embarks on a trip to Africa this week that includes a controversial stop in Ethiopia, where the authoritarian government has come under sharp international criticism for its handling of political dissent. The Ethi­o­pia visit has raised hackles among human rights advocates who question […]

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A conversation on President Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia

(Brookings) — Ahead of President Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, which also includes a visit to African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Brookings scholars Amadou Sy and Witney Schneidman discuss the trip’s top agenda items of trade, economic growth, and the evolution of U.S.-Africa relations. Witney Schneidman: “No administration prior has really engaged the […]

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David Kimaiyo, Kenyan Inspector General of Police. COURTESY PHOTO


By Kasembeli Albert (Radio mw Afrika) — Anxiety has gripped the Kenyan corridors of power and the National Police Service Commission  (NPSC) after it emerged that Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has infiltrated the Kenya police service and established a unit within, which pays allegiance to NISS and executes orders from Addis Ababa. […]

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Kenya’s relations with Ethiopia is getting less harmonious recently due to Ethiopia’s repeated incursions into Kenyan territory in complete disregard to the country’s sovereignty

Kenya’s Reprisals Against Ethiopia

(African Intelligence) – UNDERMINED by the incursion of the Ethiopian army into Kenyan territory in late May (at the Illeret locality, 15 km from the border), relations between Kenya and Ethiopia could deteriorate even further. The Kenyan government has decided to break the agreement signed with Ethiopia in 2012 under which Kenya undertook to import some […]

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Ethiopian regime troops killed a Kenyan security guard and stormed a hospital in northern Kenya

Patients flee Moyale hospital as foreigners fight at Kenya-Ethiopia border

KENYA: Moyale (Standard) — District hospital was deserted Sunday after majority of patients fled from the institution following Saturday fighting between Ethiopia security agencies and members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) along the border. Hours after the fighting, uniformed men armed with riffles stormed the hospital on Saturday morning and harassed both patients and […]

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Man killed as Ethiopian soldiers invade again

  (Daily Nation) — Ethiopian soldiers reportedly killed a Kenyan Saturday at Sessi in the border sub-county of Moyale. The soldiers killed a watchman at a local church as they pursued suspected Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels who is said to have crossed into Ethiopia and killed a soldier. According to the locals, the soldiers […]

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Ethiopia soldiers invade Kenyan village, rough up locals

(Standard Digital News) — More than 30 heavily armed Ethiopian soldiers invaded Lataka village in Sololo on Tuesday morning and allegedly roughed up locals. The soldiers also allegedly disarmed a Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) officer and arrested some residents of the village. Locals claimed the foreign soldiers demanded they produce and disclose whereabouts of Oromo […]

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Policemen attached to North Horr push their vehicle after its engine failed to start on November 4, 2013. Kenyan security agencies have been put on high alert after about 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station. FILE PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Alert as Ethiopian forces enter Kenya take over police post

(Daily Nation) — Kenyan security agencies have been put on high alert after about 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station. Police said the incident at Illeret Police Station in North Horr came just a week after surveyors had completed demarcating the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Armed […]

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