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KDF soldier tells of ordeal in the hands of Al-Shabaab in Lamu attack

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KDF soldier tells of ordeal in the hands of Al-Shabaab in Lamu attack

A Kenya Defence Forces soldier has narrated to a Mombasa court how he and his comrades were attacked when a group of about 10 Al-Shabaab militants ambushed them in Kiunga in Lamu County two years ago. Sargent Andrew Nzomo said the attack happened after they left the Manda military base, where they had gone to […]

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Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

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Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

27 September 2016 – A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East African country warned today. First slated to […]

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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely in first presidential debate

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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely in first presidential debate

 Republican nominee Donald Trump gestures as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016. (AFP Photo) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump opened this year’s presidential debates on a series of confrontational spats Monday night as the challengers demonstrated the wide disparities in their […]

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Warring clans agree to uphold peace in Marka

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Warring clans agree to uphold peace in Marka

Mogadishu, 25 September 2016 – The warring sub-clans of Dir and Hawiye have agreed to come up with an action plan on reconciliation and peace building following the signing of a ceasefire agreement mid this year. The resolution was made at a two-day meeting, held in Mogadishu and organized by the Interim South West Administration […]

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Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: Whose sea is it anyway?

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Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: Whose sea is it anyway?

Xeerilaaliye Axmad A.Dahir oo Dacwaddii Badda laga Guddoomay “African states have not really had a presence at sea, they haven’t had ships which control their waters, so to now have a state effectively owning parts of the sea, which it can divide up into blocks for oil and gas is very lucrative. But it creates […]

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9 victims survived knife attacks at St. Cloud mall; ISIL link claimed

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9 victims survived knife attacks at St. Cloud mall; ISIL link claimed

ST. CLOUD – In a few bloody minutes, a man rampaged through a St. Cloud shopping mall Saturday evening, stabbing nine people before being fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The violence is being investigated as terrorism, federal authorities said. None of the nine victims, seven men and two women who ranged in age […]

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Miraa farmers and traders in Maua, Meru County on Wednesday demonstrated to protest the ban by the Somali government on flights ferrying the commodity to the country. The enraged demonstrators specifically took issue with their Governor Peter Munya after Somali government blamed him for the ban. On Tuesday evening, Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Hassan […]

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Miraa planes destined for Mogadishu stuck in Nairobi after Somali flights ban

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Miraa planes destined for Mogadishu stuck in Nairobi after Somali flights ban

Vehicles transporting miraa from Meru to Nairobi. Five cargo planes destined for Mogadishu, Somalia are stuck in Nairobi with miraa wort Five cargo planes destined for Mogadishu, Somalia are stuck in Nairobi with miraa worth Sh60 million following the cancellation of flights to Somalia. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association spokesman Kimathi Munjuri, however, said other flights […]

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

Violent extremists have carried out bombings in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on various occasions. Shown here is the aftermath of a car bomb attack on the city’s Banadir Beach hotel on 25 August 2016. Photo: UN Somalia (file) 31 August 2016 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia has spoken out against the bombing […]

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Flourishing camel milk business opens opportunies for Tawakal women group

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Flourishing camel milk business opens opportunies for Tawakal women group

ISIOLO, KENYA: In the sweltering heat of Isiolo County, a group of women are locked up in a room trying to earn a decent living. The women numbering 25 and largely drawn from Tawakal Group are engaged in camel milk business which is gaining popularity not only in Isiolo town but far counties such as Nairobi, […]

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