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Obama’s grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

By   /  July 4, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. “With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food […]

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Kenya warns of foreign fighter threat across Horn of Africa

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Foreign fighters with Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents pose a risk to Europe if troops fail to stop them, Kenya’s deputy president warned Thursday, days after the first British jihadi was killed in Kenya. “Foreign fighters from far afield, some from Europe, are in the field here in the Horn of Africa,” Kenyan Deputy President William […]

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UNHCR Wants Kenyan Government to Separate Refugees’ Issues From Politics

By   /  June 4, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) wants Kenyan government to take more responsibility for the refugees and separate refugee issues from political rhetoric. UN High Commissioner for Refugees urged Kenyan government to also allocate more finance for refugee programs in the country saying those in country are not moving out of the […]

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Kenyan President cancels Nigeria trip after delegation scandal

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday cancelled an official visit to Nigeria at the eleventh hour after questions were raised over the large number of officials that had been lined up to accompany him. Instead, Mr Kenyatta sent Deputy President William Ruto to represent him at the inauguration of Nigeria’s new president, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, today. […]

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Horn of Africa’s Djibouti dreams of becoming ‘new Dubai’

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti – For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden. Now the strategic port wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the gateway to the Suez canal. Djibouti offers an African […]

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Iran aid plane for Yemen barred from landing in Djibouti

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen An Iranian Red Crescent plane carrying 20 tonnes of food for war-torn Yemen was prevented from landing in Djibouti, where the UN has a relief hub, official media said Saturday. “Despite coordination with the United Nations and the World Food Programme, the plane was not granted permission to land in Djibouti,” the state run […]

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Ethiopia denies troops invaded Kenya

By   /  May 23, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Ethiopia has denied claims that 50 of its troops had invaded and taken over a police station in North Horr, Marsabit County. Newly appointed Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya Mr Dina Mufti said allegations that heavily armed soldiers and police officers from his country crossed the border and reportedly took over Illeret Police Station were […]

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Djibouti sees brighter future in Futsal after FIFA Course

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The end of FIFA MA Futsal coaching course for Djiboutian coaches, has opened a new window of brighter future in the game for the growing football nation, whose FA president, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, has realized his dreams of spreading Futsal knowledge throughout the country. The course which was held under the auspice of FIFA […]

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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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Parents of terror suspect call for his arrest

By   /  May 2, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The parents of one of the four wanted, Issa Abdallah Kauni, Friday admitted that their son disappeared in November last year. Mr Abdalla Mohammed, the father of the 22-year-old, whose photo was released by police among three others linked with Al-Shabaab terrorists, asked the government to bring him back home to stand trial. Speaking […]

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