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China negotiating with Djibouti for military base

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

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Listen China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side by side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation. “Discussions are ongoing,” President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in an interview in Djibouti, saying Beijing’s presence would be “welcome”. Djibouti is […]

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Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

By   /  May 3, 2015  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

Listen This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past […]

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Somalia leaders’ conference on 2016 vision concludes in Garowe

By   /  May 3, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The second conference of Somalia’s 2016 vision was concluded in Garowe on Saturday, the capital of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland. Somalia’s federal government President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud together with the leaders of Puntland, Jubaland and South-west states held extensive discussions on implementation of the 2016 vision – mainly concerning on ways of holding […]

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World’s largest refugee camp in Kenya at risk of closing

By   /  May 2, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, IDPs, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen DADAAB, Kenya — The world’s largest refugee camp is becoming a scene of not only chronic misery but a new and growing confrontation between a Kenyan government threatening to shut it down and occupants vowing to stay. advertisements. The government announced April 11 that it wanted the camp closed within three months because it […]

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EU To Hunt Down & Destroy People Smugglers’ Boat To End Migration

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen The European Nations decided to hunt down and destroy human traffickers’ boat in a bid to eradicate influx of migrants throughout the Mediterranean. E.U. authorised Federica Mogherini, its foreign policy chief, to organise diplomatic options that would enable E.U. militaries to launch attacks against trafficker’s boats. Roberta Pinotti, defence minister of Italy, said both […]

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Sudan’s Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Sudan’s Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war-crimes charges and domestic rebellions. The Election Commission put turnout at 46.4 percent and denied widespread reports of low participation. Mokhtar al-Assam, the head of the commission, announced the results on Monday, saying […]

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Garissa KMTC closed as government fails to provide security

By   /  April 26, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A second institution of higher learning in northeastern was closed indefinitely on Saturday over security concerns. This is after the government allegedly said it could not provide armed security to the institution. Addressing the press while closing the Garissa Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), institution’s Principal Mr Omar Osman said they reached at the […]

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4th Tana Forum kicks off in Ethiopia

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

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Listen The 4th Tana Forum on Security in Africa kicked off Saturday in the western Ethiopian city of Bahar Dar. advertisements Participating in the forum are the leaders of Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Mali, Somalia’s Puntland State, Botswana and South Sudan. Addressing the opening session of the forum, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn called for eradicating […]

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Kenyan Police display Garissa University attackers for identification

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan police displayed to the public four bodies of suspected Al Shabaab attackers who carried out Garissa University attack. Hundreds of Garissa residents came out to view the bodies at Garissa Primary School playground but mission was cut short after the huge crowds turned up at the playing field almost causing a stampede. Garissa […]

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Third batch of refugees from Yemen arrive in Bosaso

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Two overloaded boats carrying around one hundred people fleeing the fighting in Yemen have arrived in Puntland’s port town of Bosaasoon Sunday, officials said. This is the third batch of refugees mostly children and susceptible people who are crossed the sea to survive from the ongoing Yemeni hostilities despite they have been war victims […]

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