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Officer killed as siege at Kenya deputy president’s home ends

Nairobi (AFP), 7/31/2017 – Elite Kenyan security forces on Sunday killed a man at the home of Deputy President William Ruto, ending a 20-hour siege that left one officer dead and another wounded, security officials said. Ruto and his family were not at the vast property in northwest Kenya when Saturday’s attack began, less than […]

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STN Kenya: Daandii Bosontuu 17/01/2017 – Mandera County

STN Kenya: Daandii Bosontuu 17/01/2017 – Mandera County

STN Kenya: Daandii Bosontuu 17/01/2017 – Mandera County Mandera County Overview (Soft Kenya) — Mandera County is located in the North Eastern region of Kenya. It borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East, and Wajir County to the South and South West.  The county covers an area of 25,797.70 Km2 and has a population of […]

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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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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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