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Barack Obama goes back to Kenya: ‘It’s like JFK going back to Ireland’

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Barack Obama goes back to Kenya: ‘It’s like JFK going back to Ireland’

There’s excitement on the streets at the president’s visit, which offers a chance to mend strained relations with the west  Senator Barack Obama holds his step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama on a visit to his ancestral rural village of Kogelo in Kenya in August 2006. Photograph: RaduThe silver-grey walls of the Godown Arts Centre, a […]

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Mandera leaders ask government to step up security over attacks

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Mandera leaders ask government to step up security over attacks

Kenya Defence Forces bomb experts arrive at the scene where 14 people were killed and 11 others injured in Soko Mbuzi, Mandera Town on July 7, 2015. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP Mandera Council of Elders have asked the government to step up security in the county over recent attacks. The elders condemned the […]

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Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

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Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

  More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees in the surrounding region — a million of them in the past 10 months alone, the United Nations said on Thursday. “This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation,” UN refugee chief Antonio […]

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Mandera terror attack survivors recount ordeal

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Mandera terror attack survivors recount ordeal

Mr Charles Mwangi from Laikipia County can only thank God after he miraculously survived a terror attack at a village in Mandera County which left 14 people dead. While speaking to the Nation on Tuesday at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), the 35 year old quarry worker said he was suddenly woken up by a loud bang […]

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Suspected Al shaabab brides from left Umur Kheir, Mariam Said and Khadijah Abubakar at the Mombasa Court on Monday,030th March,2015. Kheir, a Tanzanian and the two Kenyans from Malindi were arrested by Kenyan Securities at Elwak in Mandera Border suspected to be going to join Al Shaabab group in Somalia and be used as suicide […]

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Garissa Governor Nathif Jama at EACC pending graft charges

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Garissa Governor Nathif Jama at EACC pending graft charges

Garissa County Governor Nathif Jama presented himself before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday for processing before he is taken to court to plead to corruption charges. The governor is to be charged over allegations of irregular leasing of ambulances in his county. He was accompanied by four other governors, led by Council of […]

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Police identify victims of Sunday shooting

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Police identify victims of Sunday shooting

Bodies are loaded into a coroners van outside a condo building on Lisgar st. in Toronto on June 28, 2015 where two men were found dead after reports of gunfire this morning. For three days, Ellie Bergeron heard loud music coming from the condo next door in her West Queen West building. The party on […]

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Somalia — From Great Hope to Failed State Moments For Diplomatic Studies and training

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Somalia — From Great Hope to Failed State Moments For Diplomatic Studies and training

While today the mention of Somalia may conjure up images of a destitute nation run by warlords, such was not always the case. When it gained independence and the territories of British Somaliland and Italian Somalia were unified to create what we know today as Somalia, there was great optimism about the country’s political future. […]

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Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

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Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

The Somali jihadist group al-Shabab has carried out an attack in the country’s capital Mogadishu. A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a training centre for the national intelligence agency on Sunday morning. Government officials said that soldiers “foiled the attack” and at least three militants died. The militants have vowed to intensify attacks during […]

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MF reviews Somali economy for first time in 25 years

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MF reviews Somali economy for first time in 25 years

The International Monetary Fund has completed its first economic consultation on Somalia in more than 25 years, saying the economy of the nation that is rebuilding after decades of conflict grew by 3.7 percent in 2014. Somalia’s growth may lag others in the region but the government will be encouraged by the mere fact that […]

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