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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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Somali PM sends condolences to Kenya government

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

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Listen Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed expressed his deepest condolences to the families of friends of those killed in the terrorist bus attack on Saturday in Kenya’s northeastern region in which 20 passengers from Mandera to Nairobi were killed. “My heart goes out to our Kenyan brothers and sisters on this tragic day. My […]

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Tension remains high as Mombasa police recover eight grenades

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Tension remains in the coastal city of Mombasa on Monday after a Muslim youth was killed following the massive security operation conducted on two mosques. Police have raided two controversial mosques, Masjid Shuhaad and Sakina, to flush out radical youth who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks in the coastal city. More […]

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Kenya police shoot dead man, arrest 250 during mosque raids

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan police shot dead a man and arrested about 250 others when they searched two mosques in this port city that they said were used to recruit militants and stash weapons, senior officials said on Monday. Kenya has been trying to break up militant networks it blames for a series of attacks on the […]

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UN halves food aid to Kenya

By   /  November 15, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Nairobi – Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to an aid shortfall, the United Nations said on Friday in an appeal to donors. “Cutting rations is the last resort”, UN World Food Programme (WFP) deputy chief for Kenya Paul Turnbull said, calling for $38m […]

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Lt. Col. Olanya denies sale of AMISOM fuel

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen THE former UPDF commander under African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), Lt. Col. Benson Olanya has denied sale 720 litres of fuel. Olanya made the rebuttal on Thursday at the General Court Martial as he started his defense during his trial. Olanya, 52, is accused of diverting 420 litres and 300 litres of fuel, […]

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EAJA elects new leaders, admits new members

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) has on Tuesday elected a team of new leaders as part of its efforts to strengthen its position as a leading advocacy organization for the rights of journalists in Eastern African Region. The new leadership was elected at an Extra-ordinary General Meeting of the association in Bujumbura, Burundi. The […]

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