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Four killed after Maasai and Somalia herdsman clash at Kinango

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen At least four people were killed and several others injured after two pastoralist communities fought over pasture in Kenya’s coastal region of Kinango, local official said on Thursday. Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said the two communities are demanding ownership of ranches in the area and killed two Somali headsmen and two Maasai when […]

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Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote on Thursday to authorize tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session. Television footage showed members of the opposition yelling, tearing up papers and shouting down the speaker of parliament, Justin Muturi, who then suspended […]

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Djibouti FA annual congress approves constitutional amendments

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Amendments made to the Status of the Djibouti Football Federation were unanimously adopted during the FDF annual congress held at the Federation’s headquarters here in Djibouti on Wednesday. According to the approved status, Djibouti will establish two main associations: the referees’ association and the coaches’ association who will have voting rights in the assembly. […]

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Kenya Suspends Licenses of Some 500 NGOs, Some Tied to Terrorism

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Kenyan government announced Tuesday it was suspending licenses and freezing the bank accounts of some 510 Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs; 15 of which have been accused of having ties to terrorist groups and money laundering. Apart from those 15, the rest were suspended for alleged accounting irregularities, such as failing to submit audited annual […]

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Djibouti FA distributes sports equipment to its stakeholders

By   /  December 14, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen THE PRESIDENT of Djibouti Football Federation Souleiman Hassan Waberi has on Sunday presented football equipment to football clubs in the country, as part of the FDF efforts to encourage the growth of football in Djibouti. Some 36 soccer clubs have benefitted from the generous donation by the Federation which was mainly intended as a […]

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Gunmen kill policeman, wound two others in Kenya

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A policeman was killed and two others injured when gunmen opened fire in the region of Kilifi on the Kenyan coast, authorities said Friday. “We lost a police officer in the attack,” Kilifi County Commissioner Albert Kobia told local radio station Capital FM. The attack, which took place late Thursday, coincided with Kenyan Independence […]

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Security Expert Calls Kenya Reply to al-Shabab Attacks Incoherent

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya needs more that military options to deal with the terrorist threat of al-Shabab, says a security specialist. He proposes that the government adopt a comprehensive response that includes non-military options rolled out in a way that is national in scope and commensurate to the domestic threats that Kenya faces. Andrews Atta-Asamoah, a senior […]

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Workers flee Kenya’s border town due to rising terror attacks

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Dozens of public servants in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera are fleeing the restive region due to increased insecurity following the massacre of over 60 people in the past three weeks. Mandera leaders told journalists on Sunday that over 20 health facilities have been closed after health personnel left the county for fear […]

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70 Ethiopian migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen coast: Yemen govt

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Seventy Ethiopian migrants have drowned after their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said. The boat capsized in bad weather off the port city of Al-Makha, near the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website […]

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Over 20 governors support KDF mission in Somalia as several call for exit strategy

By   /  December 7, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta has received overwhelming support from governors across the country on his position that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops will not move out of Somalia in light of sustained deadly attacks by Al Shabaab. The governors supported the President’s position that the troops should not leave Somalia until all members of the […]

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