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Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

By   /  May 3, 2015  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

Listen This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past […]

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Leaders Call For Urgent Withdrawal Of Kenyan Troops From Somalia

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Opposition leaders have renewed their calls for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia as a measure of deflecting terrorist attacks. They said Al-Shabaab had made it clear that the presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia was the reason the country was often targeted by jihadist groups. Speaking at Moi University’s Odera Akango campus […]

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Somali President Says Al-Shabab Must be Confronted

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group is a regional enemy that needs to be confronted. He was speaking exclusively to VOA Somali, three days after al-Shabab gunmen stormed and massacred 148 people at Garissa University in northeastern Kenya. The president expressed horror and sadness at the Garissa attack. He […]

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Kenyan Police display Garissa University attackers for identification

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan police displayed to the public four bodies of suspected Al Shabaab attackers who carried out Garissa University attack. Hundreds of Garissa residents came out to view the bodies at Garissa Primary School playground but mission was cut short after the huge crowds turned up at the playing field almost causing a stampede. Garissa […]

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Kenyan politicians urge repatriation of Somalia refugees

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen NAIROBI — Political leaders from the volatile Kenyan northeastern region on Saturday requested the government to repatriate Somalia refugees in the wake of terrorist attack at a university in the north. Led by the majority leader in the national assembly Adan Duale, the leaders regretted that refugee camps have become bleeding ground for terrorist […]

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Officials: 5 arrested in Kenya university massacre

By   /  April 4, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Five people were arrested Friday for allegedly taking part in an attack on a Kenyan university that killed at least 147, officials said. Masked gunmen, belonging to the Somali terror group al-Shabaab, stormed Garissa University on Thursday, and engaged police and military forces in a day-long siege. By the end, dozens had been killed […]

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White House officials defend Somalia strategy as counterterrorism model

By   /  April 4, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid dividends. U.S. drones have killed several of the Islamist group’s leaders, including two top planners in just the past month, a senior administration official […]

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Somalia hotel attack: Diplomat, others killed

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) – Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided a hotel in Somalia’s capital late Friday afternoon, killing a Somali diplomat and at least five other people in an attack claimed by Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Somalia’s permanent representative to the United […]

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Kenya says to beef up security on Somali border to block militants

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya plans to build a new road, more border crossings and barriers on its 700 km (420 mile) border with Somalia in an attempt to thwart attacks from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, the interior ministry said on Monday. Kenya is under heavy pressure to improve security after numerous militant attacks that have […]

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