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Somalia President Meets Ethiopian PM

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Federal Government of Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, to discuss the ongoing stabilization efforts. The two leaders exchanged views on the role of Ethiopia in the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia and bilateral relations between the neighboring countries. Ethiopian troops were officially […]

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Djibouti girls humiliate Qatar 4-0 in Arab youth tourney opener

By   /  February 16, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti’s U 17 women’s national football squad have knocked down their Qatari rivals in the Arab women’s tourney opener at Al Arabi Stadium in Doha on Sunday. In the early minutes of the first half, Fatouma Elmi Rayaleh who captains the team scored the opener goal for Djibouti, while Mazer Fouad Abdallah scored the […]

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Kenya Lawmakers Demand Inquiry over Slain Colleague

By   /  February 8, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The majority leader in Kenya’s parliament has demanded security agencies launch a thorough investigation into the shooting death of a lawmaker in the central business district in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday. Majority leader Aden Duale condemned the killing of his colleague, describing it as heinous and barbaric. “We condemn it in the strongest […]

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IGAD says terror attacks won’t deter efforts to stabilize Somalia

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

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Listen East Africa’s bloc on Friday condemned a suicide car bomb attack at a Mogadishu hotel on Thursday, saying such attacks will not prevent efforts aimed at stabilizing Somalia. In a statement received in Nairobi, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) also slammed Al-Shabaab for their cowardly act of terror at the SYL Hotel where […]

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International Criminal Court Concerned by Killing in Kenya

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The International Criminal Court has said it is concerned over the killing of a man that lawyers said was a witness in the trial of Kenya’s deputy president for crimes against humanity. Meshack Yebei wasn’t a prosecution witness in Deputy President William Ruto’s trial, but the court offered him safe residency, the court said […]

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Body of Muslim preacher discovered in northeast Kenya

By   /  December 28, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The dead body of a Muslim cleric has been found in Kenya’s northeastern town of Embu days after he was arrested and taken by Kenyan authorities to an unknown location. The body, identified as that of Mohamed Ali Kheir, was discovered at a water pond in Embu, located approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) northeast […]

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Alshabab claims killing 38 Kenyans

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali al Shabaab militants killed at least 36 non-Muslim workers at a quarry in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, beheading at least two of them in the same area that they hijacked a bus and killed 28 passengers just over a week ago. Gunmen crept up on dozens of workers as they slept in tents […]

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Kenyans hold protests over soaring insecurity

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Hundreds of Kenyans on Tuesday held peaceful demonstrations in Nairobi to protest at the soaring insecurity in the east African nation and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack top security officials. The protesters chanted slogans demanding security forces to stop the killings and ensure safety of Kenyans in the wake of the weekend bus […]

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Kenya bus attack: Military ‘kills 100 Shabab militants’

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen William Ruto said the armed forces had carried out two operations in Somalia, destroying equipment and a camp from which the bus attack was planned. However, al-Shabab refuted this, and said that its fighters were safe. In Saturday’s attack, gunmen pulled non-Muslims passengers from a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 of them. Al-Shabab […]

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Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

By   /  November 23, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic […]

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