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From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

Listen After a spate of grenade attacks in Nairobi, the coastal region and the Somali-inhabited North Eastern province, the Kenyan government has launched a massive crackdown on ethnic Somalis. More than 4,000 people, mostly Somali refugees, have been arrested since Kenya launched Operation Usalama Watch on April 2, ostensibly in response to the deteriorating domestic […]

Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

Listen Two Kenyan aid workers have been found “lost and disorientated” in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says. Daniel Njuguna and James Kiarie are now in hospital in the Somali town of Dhobley, the army says. They are now in the care of Kenyan troops working with the African Union […]

Parliamentary committee to travel Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia for refugee discussion

Parliamentary committee to travel Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia for refugee discussion

Listen Nurani Bakar, Somali MP, and one of Parliamentary committee for foreign affairs on Monday told to media that the committee planed the near future to travel Yemen, Kenya and Saudi Arabia countries so they discuss the deteriorating situation of Somali refugees there. “There are many Somali refugees who live in critical condition at the […]

An estimated 12,000 people temporarily displaced by the ongoing military operation

Listen The ongoing Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military operation in southern and central Somalia has so far directly impacted Bakool, Gedo, Hiraan, Lower and Middle Shabelle regions, according to UNOCHA report. The situation remains fluid and movements, mainly short-term, continue to be reported, mostly around the […]

Somali refugees: threat or victims?

Somali refugees: threat or victims?

Listen Tens of thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya are being forced to return to remote and overcrowded camps. They are being threatened with prosecution if they don’t and Kenyans are being encouraged to report those who refuse. The Kenyan government says it is to help prevent attacks by armed groups opposed to Kenya’s intervention […]

Kenyan Government orders refugees to relocate to camps as registration stops

Listen The government Kenya has ordered all refugees residing in urban areas to return the refugee camps immediately. All refugee registration centers in Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Isiolo and Nakuru have also been closed. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said any refugee found flouting his directive will be arrested and prosecuted. œAll Kenyans are requested […]

Relief agencies say millions of Somalis lacks clean water

Relief agencies say millions of Somalis lacks clean water

Listen Two international relief agencies said Friday millions of Somalis remain in danger of drinking contaminated water and lack of sanitation with young people being the most vulnerable. In a joint statement issued in Nairobi on the eve of the World Water Day to be marked on March 22, Oxfam International and the Humanitarian Initiative […]

Mix of fear and hope for Somali refugees in Kenya looking to return home

Mix of fear and hope for Somali refugees in Kenya looking to return home

Listen While some Somalis residing in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex are taking stock of the living conditions back home before their eventual journey back, others are not ready to return and fear what might happen if the camps are closed prematurely. Repatriation looms for Somali refugees in Kenya Somali refugees decry calls to close refugee […]

Refugees not harassed, says Lenku

Refugees not harassed, says Lenku

Listen The government on Wednesday tore into a report by a global human rights body on Somali refugees in Kenya, claiming the organisation was keen on slowing down the repatriation programme. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku told the Nation organisations accusing the country of mistreating refugees are destructors with an “interest” in ensuring refugees […]

UN warns of ‘grave’ food shortage in Somalia

UN warns of ‘grave’ food shortage in Somalia

Listen More than 850,000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and are living “in crisis and emergency conditions”, the director of UN humanitarian operations has said. John Ging, who just returned from a three-day visit to Somalia, said on Wednesday that another two million Somalis out of a total population of 10 […]

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