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Kenya station attacker was rogue officer, not Islamist militant: police

By   /  July 16, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A rogue officer who “went berserk” was responsible for an attack on a police station in western Kenya on Thursday in which seven people died, a police spokesman said. Police had previously blamed the attack on a suspected recruiter for Somali militant group al Shabaab, who they said grabbed a gun from a guard […]

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Turkish President to take landmark trip to East Africa

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will leave for a two-stop historic visit to Africa on Tuesday. Erdoğan will visit Uganda and Kenya during his trip between May 31 and June 3. This is the first visit to the two East African countries by a Turkish head of state in three years. The president’s office said […]

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US diplomats walk out of Uganda president’s inauguration

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The U.S. delegation to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in protest against his disparaging comments about an international war crimes tribunal and the presence of Sudan’s leader, whom the court has indicted, the State Department said. Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac and a […]

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Markets closed as inflation soars in Puntland

By   /  May 8, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Hundreds of small scale traders have closed their businesses in Puntland’in protest of the crippling economic effects by the recent importation of a new currency which saw the Somali shilling stumbled against the US dollar. The striking traders in Garowe, the provincial capital of the north-eastern Somalia region have complained of the galloping inflation […]

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Death toll from building collapse in Kenya rises to 16

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The death toll from a building which collapsed in Kenyan capital Nairobi on Friday night, due to heavy rains rose to 16 on Sunday. According to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), some 135 people have been rescued from the six-story residential building while 73 others are still missing. “KRCS activated response teams to […]

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Somalia ranked happiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa

By   /  March 19, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia ranked happiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only Algerians and Libyans more happier than Somalis in Africa, according to UN report. The report about happiness on Somalia has surprised many who believe there is nothing to be happy about for a citizen who live under civil war more than 25 years with absence of […]

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Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. The incident reportedly happened on September 16, 2013 near Torcastle Close, Paradise Coventry. Aden and […]

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Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

By   /  September 29, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen For the first time in history, a sitting African president will be summoned to give evidence in person before the British High Court. Ismail Omar Guelleh, the long-standing president of Djibouti is set to travel to London next month to testify in a long drawn-out trial involving his millionaire compatriot, former ally and now […]

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Ethiopia inaugurates “historical” Chinese-built rail project

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a modern rail project that has been constructed by the China Railway Group (CREC) in the capital of the east African country. The electrified Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT) is the first light railway on the African continent with two lines of a […]

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Adan Barre Duale calls on Somali-Kenyans to collaborate with security agencies

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

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Listen The MP of Dujis Constituency in Garissa County who is also Kenyan National assembly majority leader, Adan Barre Duaale has called on Somali-Kenyans to give hand and provide public intelligence to security forces in the country to cope threats from Al-Shabab. The MP has specifically called Eastleigh residents to feel that they are responsible […]

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