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Kenyan Policemen Freed After Two Years Of Captivity In Somalia

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Al-Shabaab militants, Kenya’s police chief said. The police constables, Joseph Wambugu and Fredrick Chirchir, were kidnapped in an attack in May 2013 in Kenya’s northeastern Garissa district, when four other officers were killed. The pair were taken across […]

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Kenya’s main port sacks 27 strike leaders as losses hit $2 mln

By   /  July 5, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen East Africa’s biggest port in the Kenyan city of Mombasa said on Saturday it had dismissed 27 workers it believed were behind a strike this week that paralysed operations for two days and cost the port at least $2 million. Over 2,000 workers went on strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest against higher […]

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Regional bloc lauds Kenya for lifting ban on Somali remittance firms

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen East Africa’s bloc on Tuesday commanded the Kenyan government for lifting ban on Somali remittance firms that was imposed in April, and urged Western countries to follow suit. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretary Mahboub Maalim said the unlocking of the ban will help to avert poverty and build resilient communities in […]

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Ugandan police issue terror alert

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Ugandan police on Monday issued a terror alert, warning that Somali militants Al-Shabab are planning to carry out a series of attacks in the ongoing Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the security agencies have received credible intelligence reports indicating the plans by Al […]

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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants assassinate Kenya official in northeast

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Kenyan government administrator in the country’s restive northeast has been gunned down by suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab, police said Sunday. Mohamed Barre Abdullahi, a local chief in Wajir, which is close to the Somali border, was shot dead after finishing evening prayers at a local mosque on Saturday. “The […]

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Kenyan police make public the photos of 38 terror suspects

By   /  June 20, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Interior Ministry Spokesman Mwenda Njoka says the suspects are likely to be injured following attempted attack at a KDF camp in Baure, Lamu County. All the 36 suspects are unidentified and are members of Jeysh Ayman fighters. Jeysh Ayman is an Al Shabaab elite group that targets Kenya. The police, at the same time, […]

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British terrorist Thomas Evans among 11 al Shabaab militia killed in Lamu

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A British citizen was among 11 al Shabaab militants killed by Kenya Defence Forces in Lamu county on Sunday. The man identified as Thomas Evans is believed to have converted to Islam when he was 19 years old. British newspapers say Evans, aka Abdul Hamid, joined al Shabaab in 2012 and hails from High […]

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Kenya army says it has killed 11 militants in attack

By   /  June 14, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Kenya military spokesman says 11 militants from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab have been killed after they attempted to attack an army camp in Lamu County. Col. David Obonyo said Sunday two soldiers were killed in the firefight. Obonyo says that among the al-Shabab militants killed were two Caucasian men. Al-Shabab militants is […]

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Kenya shifts anti-terror focus, offers amnesty to militant youth

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Between late last year and now, more than 200 people died from terror attacks in northern Kenya, with the militant group al-Shabaab from Somalia claiming responsibility for the deaths. In response, the Kenyan government says it will include the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and religious leaders in the fight against terrorism. The change of […]

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Kenya to unveil its largest budget in history

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya is preparing to peg out its 2.1 trillion Kenyan shillings national budget for the financial year 2015/2016 on Thursday. The budget which is a 17 per cent increase from that of the fiscal year 2014/2015 is expected to strike a balance between support for rapid economic and inclusive growth. The government is anticipating […]

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