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Shebab Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus

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

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Listen Somalia’s Shebab Islamists on Saturday ambushed a bus in Kenya and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa. “I can confirm… that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab,” regional police chief Noah Mwavinda told AFP. The bus, […]

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Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia agree on mega projects on River Dawa

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

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Listen Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have agreed to construct a multipurpose dam and a hydro power station on River Dawa in Mandera County, which is aimed at harnessing and promoting sustainable use of the resource. The three countries also proposed construction of a bridge to link Kenya and Ethiopia on the river, which will promote […]

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One Person Dead in Kenyan Port City After Riots Over Killing

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen One person died and four people were injured in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa during riots sparked by the death of a businessman wanted by authorities for “terror-related” activities, a senior police commander said. A mob of youths attacked people with machetes and knives yesterday after the burial of Hassan Musa, also known […]

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Kenyan Muslim preacher shot dead: police

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Gunmen in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have shot dead a moderate Muslim cleric, a vocal opponent of the radical preachings of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, police said Wednesday.The shooting in Kenya’s second city is the latest in a series of killings of preachers, amid power struggles between rival Muslim factions. Salim Bakari […]

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International honors pledge $8 bln for Horn of Africa

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid Monday for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of a visit to the region. The aid, from organizations including the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will support […]

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Djibouti youngsters romp through to Arab youth tourney semis.

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti youngsters romp through to Arab youth tourney semis. Djibouti’s U-17 football squad booked their place in the semi-finals of the Arab youth football tournament, which is currently under way in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The Youngsters shared points with Qatar, after their hotly-contested match ended in 1-1 draw on Sunday. Earlier, the […]

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta leads Westgate commemorations

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

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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

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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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