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Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS. The two childhood friends – Salwa Abdalla and Twafiqa Dahir – who are residents of Nairobi’s […]

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Former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza and stores clerk Mr Abdullahi Ahmed in a Garissa court

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Former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza  and stores clerk Mr Abdullahi Ahmed in a Garissa court

A former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza and a stores clerk Abdullahi Ahmed were on Monday morning charged in a Garissa court with stealing relief food meant for vulnerable people. The two were accused of deceitfully acquiring and fraudulently disposing public property contrary to section 41[1] of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003. […]

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Egypt court issues preliminary death sentence to Morsi in ‘jailbreak case’

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Egypt court issues preliminary death sentence to Morsi in ‘jailbreak case’

Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday issued a preliminary death sentence to former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and 105 other defendants in the trial known in the Egyptian media as the Natroun jailbreak case. The court has sent its decision in the Natroun case to the country’s grand mufti, a senior Muslim cleric, for a consultative […]

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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability. An administration official said Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a […]

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The European Union (EU) has announced the opening of an EU Delegation office to Somalia. The announcement was made on Sunday in Mogadishu during celebrations to mark Europe Day and follows the signing of an Establishment Agreement between the President of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and the EU Head of Delegation in Somalia Mr. […]

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Cameron prepares to form Conservative government after election victory

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Cameron prepares to form Conservative government after election victory

  In an election suffused with historical and political significance, the Tories won 330 seats, four more than the 326 required for an overall majority, while Labour collapsed to 232, worse than its dismal 2010 performance. The result confounded a string of opinion polls that suggested Labour and the Conservatives were neck and neck, and […]

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Kerry Makes Historic Trip to Somalia in Show of Support

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Kerry Makes Historic Trip to Somalia in Show of Support

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in red tie, meets with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, in blue tie, and Somali regional leaders at the Mogadishu airport, May 5, 2015. Kerry traveled from Nairobi to Mogadishu, becoming the first sitting U.S. secretary of state to visit Somalia. He spent about 3½ hours in the capital, […]

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Court summons former Wajir MP Mohamud Sirat answer charges over citizenship

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Court summons former Wajir MP Mohamud Sirat answer charges over citizenship

m The Immigration Department had filed the case against the former MP, alleging that he was Australian and not Kenyan. Mr Sirat claims he is a Kenyan citizen and not “an alien.” ‘UNWELL AND ON BED REST’ On Monday, his lawyer said he was “unwell and was on bed rest.” The former MP recently lost […]

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When furious Uhuru ordered Amina Mohammed back from US over aborted trip

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When furious Uhuru ordered Amina Mohammed back from US over aborted trip

Foreign Affairs Secretary Amina Mohammed was dramatically recalled from an assignment in Los Angeles hours after she had landed in America for the high-profile mission. President Uhuru Kenyatta recalled Ms Mohammed after his recent trip to the US was cancelled mid-air due to controversies surrounding clearance to fly in airspaces in neighbouring countries. Sources have […]

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Minneapolis men facing ISIL-linked terrorism charges belie stereotypes

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Minneapolis men facing ISIL-linked terrorism charges belie stereotypes

Described as good students, hard workers, all had plenty of connections to community. hide Clockwise, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, Guled Omar, 20, Zacharia Yusuf Adurahman, 19, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. They are four of six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel […]

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