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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta leads Westgate commemorations

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

Nairobi Westgate shopping mall shooting

Listen Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them. In a speech at a memorial site unveiled at the capital’s National Museum, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said Kenya had […]

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UN, IGAD appeal for humanitarian aid for drought-hit Horn of Africa

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

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Listen The UN and East Africa’s regional bloc on Monday appealed to the international community to move swiftly and avert a looming humanitarian disaster in the Horn of Africa region. In a joint statement issued in Nairobi, UN Assistant Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-Wha Kang, and Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority […]

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Kenya diverts qat exports to Somalia after British ban

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Imports of qat into Mogadishu from Kenya have soared in recent weeks, ever since the British government implemented a ban on the stimulant last month. Prior to the ban, the United Kingdom was Kenya’s biggest export market for qat, known locally as miraa. Now, Kenyan qat traders have diverted most of their product to […]

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CECAFA issues Kagame club cup fixtures

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Nicholas Musonye CECAFA Secretary General Addressing at the recent FIFA communication seminar in Dar Es Salaam  File photo  CEC

Listen As latest preparations are under way in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda which will host this year’s Kagame club cup, the regional Africa football governing body on Tuesday released the fixtures of the continent’s oldest competition. A total of 14 clubs have already geared up for the competition which will be played at two […]

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Tadjourah team wins 2014 Djibouti cup

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Djibouti Prime minister Mr. Abdoulkader Mohamed kamil  presents the trophy to Tadjourah FC

Listen The prime minister of Djibouti Mr. Abdoulkader Mohamed kamil and a number of key government officials including ministers and lawmakers have enjoyed the viewing of the country’s cup which came to an end here at the national technical centre on the eve of the weekend. Tadjourah FC and Garde Républicaine have competed in the […]

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Border residents to be part of campaign against terror

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Kenya and Somalia governments will be sharing intelligence information on people crossing their common border in a bid to fight terrorism. All people living along the common border, and not just security agents, will be involved in this process unveiled on Wednesday following a meeting between Deputy President William Ruto and a delegation […]

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Kenya riots in Mandera after clerics killed

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan police have fired tear gas to disperse rioters angry at the killing of two clerics accused of belonging to Islamist group al-Shabab. Police said the Muslim clerics were armed with guns and hand grenades. The protesters in the north-eastern town of Mandera say the clerics were well-known religious figures, and had nothing to […]

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Bombings Threaten Kenya Growth Goals

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Recent bombings in Kenya have dented President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security after last year’s Westgate shopping mall attack. Travel warnings issued by the United States, Britain, France and Australia last month have sent their citizens packing, emptying Kenya’s palm-fringed beaches and forcing hotels to lay […]

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US warns of possible terror attack in Ethiopia

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The US Embassy in Addis Ababa urged American citizens residing or traveling to Ethiopia to exercise caution over a possible attack by a Somali terrorist group. The safety advisory the embassy said was issued due to threat from Al-Shabaab against Ethiopia and western interests in Ethiopia. Citing to multiple and ongoing credible threats, the […]

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Kenya: Mass Deportation of Somalis

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Kenyan authorities have deported 359 Somalis, including at least three registered refugees, since the start of their security crackdown in early April 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have not allowed any to challenge their removal to conflict-ridden Somalia. In the latest move, Kenya deported 98 people, including 12 children, to […]

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