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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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Kenya: Police foil interns plan to use anthrax in terror attack

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Security agencies last week foiled a planned biological attack using anthrax and arrested three suspects, police said Tuesday. The Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett said a medical intern at the Wote Hospital, Mr Mohammed Abdi Ali, was one of the suspects arrested after police foiled the planned attack on April 29. Two other suspects, […]

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Voters head to the polls to elect new president in Djibouti

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

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Listen Six candidates are vying for the presidency in the tiny Horn of Africa country, whose strategic location at the gateway to the Red Sea has attracted powers such as the US, France and China as a prime location for military bases. Incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelleh is the clear frontrunner, predicted to win a […]

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Djibouti Protests Tycoon’s Terrorism, Corruption Acquittal By UK Court

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti’s government has protested the acquittal of a business tycoon Abdourahman Boreh of terrorism and corruption charges by a UK court on Wednesday, calling the verdict ‘disturbing’ and vowed an appeal against it. A British court has acquitted Mr. Boreh, a former presidential candidate for Djibouti who has been battling the charges for years […]

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Somali Federal Parliament Grills Security Minister Over Legislative Immunity

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Members of Somali Federal Parliament have grilled Security Minister Abdirzaq Mohammed Omar on national security breaches and the immunity privileges extended to Federal Members of Parliament. Somali Interior and Federal Minister Abdirhman Odywa and the Federal Police commander, were also summoned by Parliament for questioning. The move comes in the wake of President Hassan […]

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Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

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

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Listen A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. The incident reportedly happened on September 16, 2013 near Torcastle Close, Paradise Coventry. Aden and […]

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AU Summit Ends Without Burundi Action

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The African Union wrapped up its heads of state summit Sunday, without a decisive action on Burundi. The African Union did not gather enough support during its summit to deploy troops to Burundi, without the country’s consent.  Despite a decision from the AU Peace and Security Council in December, to send in troops to […]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Ban Ki-Moon to discuss Amisom

By   /  January 31, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa  /  No Comments

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Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta today held a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Later, President Kenyatta held a bilateral meeting with the President of Namibia, […]

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