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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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Ethiopia announce growth project during New Year celebrations

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

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Listen Ethiopia has launched its second five-year growth and transformation plan (GTP II) during the country’s New Year celebrations. Ethiopians on Saturday celebrated their New Year with different activities. Being about seven years and seven months behind the Gregorian calendar, Ethiopia’s calendar counts 2008 now. On the eve of its New Year, the East African […]

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Boni Forest security operation targets 13 villages in Lamu and Garissa

By   /  September 13, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Northern parts of Lamu and southern Garissa County is now a security one and a multiagency security team operation to flush out Al Shabaab remnants believed to be hiding in the expansive Boni forest. Friday Interior Ministry Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaisserry said he has gazetted 13 villages and the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) […]

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Djiboutian soccer coaches train at first ever FIFA fitness course

By   /  September 6, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen ELITE DJIBOUTIAN football coaches are being trained at a FIFA MA fitness coaching course, which is the first of its kind ever held for the small football-growing country in the horn of Africa. The high level course which is running from 5 to 9 September is being conducted by FIFA fitness instructor, Zakaria Labsy […]

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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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