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IGAD Summit in Somalia: What you need to know about the bloc

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The 53rd IGAD extra-ordinary Heads of States and Governments Summit will be held in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Tuesday, the first since the bloc was re-established in 1996. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development in 1996 superseded the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development that was founded in 1986 to deal with issues related to drought […]

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UNDP chief vows support to development in Somalia

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

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Listen The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will support Somalia’s development, peace-building and state-building, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said during her visit to the country on Wednesday. Among the topics of her discussions with Somali leaders were Somalia’s 2016 electoral process and the upcoming launch of the country’s first national development plan in more than three […]

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24,000 Dadaab refugees have returned home

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  East Africa, Horn of Africa, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen More than 24,000 Somali refugees at the Dadaab camp have returned home, the UN refugee agency has said. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kenya and Somalia signed a tripartite agreement in 2014. The UNHCR country deputy representative Wella Kouyou said this year alone, more than 18,000 refugees have returned home. He spoke […]

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NGOs welcome Kenya’s decision to keep Dadaab refugee camp open

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have welcomed Kenya’s decision to reverse its position to close the Dadaab refugee camp this year and send back Somali refugees until Somalia stabilises. For more than 20 years, Kenya has been home to generations of Somalis who have fled their war-torn country, and the Dadaab camp is largely populated by […]

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At least 30 protesters killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region: opposition

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration over what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country at Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Listen At least 33 people were shot dead by security forces in protests at the weekend across Ethiopia’s central Oromiya region linked to an aborted government attempt to commandeer local land, opposition party officials said on Monday. Police fired tear gas and blocked roads to several towns in the vast region as demonstrations erupted after […]

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Djibouti Telecom wins the Djibouti cup

By   /  July 24, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti telecom football club has won the Djibouti cup to gain their second major football victory of the year after beating Dikhil FC rivals 4-2 in the final match over the weekend. Djibouti Cup is the 2nd major football event in the country after the National league known here as FDF Division One. The […]

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Limit tax on khat and Kenya will recognise you, Kenyan governor tells Somaliland

By   /  July 23, 2016  /  Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Kenyan governor has controversially claimed preferential trade deals with Somaliland on the leafy stimulant khat would earn the break way region recognition by Kenya. Peter Munya the governor of khat exporting county, Meru said in a Facebook post this week he held talks with the government of Somaliland which agreed to form a […]

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Alert as suspected Shabaab militants destroy mast in Mandera

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The militants are reported to have struck Damasa Town and destroyed a communication mast and a water pump. Kenyan security officials are on high alert after reports on Friday that suspected Al-Shabaab militants had struck Damas in Mandera County. The militants are reported to have struck Damasa Town and destroyed a communication mast and […]

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Ethiopia and Kenya to Hold Terror Talks

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The need to secure the Horn of Africa from attacks by Al-Shabaab terror group will form the core of talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The Ethiopian PM is set to begin a three-day visit in Kenya Wednesday at the invitation of Mr Kenyatta to among other things […]

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Uhuru appoints Task Force on Development of Miraa Industry

By   /  June 18, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed a 14-member Task Force on the Development of the Miraa Industry. The task force has three months to complete its assignment, according to a gazette notice published Friday. Geoffrey Nchooro M’mwenda will chair the task force with PS Dr Richard Leresian Lesiyampe as the alternate chairperson. Dave Ntawa Muthuri […]

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