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ICJ to start hearing of Somalia-Kenya maritime border dispute

Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

The International Court of Justice will open the first session of hearing the case of the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya next week, senior Somali government official told RBC Radio. The hearing will take place in the court’s [...]

Kenya: How a Facebook group in is shaming deadbeat parents

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

(Rick Noack) There are selfish, negligent parents all over the world. In Kenya, however, a new Facebook group has now taken private parental disputes public. “Dead Beat Kenya” – which was founded Sept. 6 and already has 170,000 members [...]

India’s Ambassador to Kenya claims being ignored and mistreated

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

* He has not been able to meet the Foreign Minister since his arrival in Nairobi* His letters have not been responded to.* His invitation for President Kenyatta to visit India was not acknowledged and gone unanswered.* His daughter cold not get a [...]

The rise of devil worship in Kenya

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

(Pkemoi Ng’enoh) Incidents of devil worship are on the rise in Kenya, with members of the occult claiming that the recent cases of road accidents are their latest acts aimed at harvesting blood. In one of the confessions aired by a local radio [...]

Kenya and the international court: Off the hook?

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

The two leading Kenyans facing prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague were once mortal enemies whose followers killed each other in the wake of a disputed election in 2007. Yet they have since been locked in a cosy [...]

Somalia: al-Shabab terror group names new leader

Monday, September 8, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

(Abdi Guled) Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, a commander of the group said. The Somali militants unanimously selected Ahmad [...]

Common enemy drawing Africa’s top spies closer

Monday, September 8, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

(Daniel Kalinaki) At the Safari Park Hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, intelligence agents from across Africa circle each other, nibbling on queen cakes and samosas and making small talk. For years many of these agents spied on each other’s [...]

Kenya faced 133 terror attacks since Somalia intervention

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

(Paul Wafula) Terrorists attacked Kenya 14 times on March 3 and 4, the day the country held elections, but security agencies suppressed this information to prevent panic among voters, we can now reveal. ​ Official data released to The Standard on [...]

What is it like to be Somalian in Kenya?

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 1:21 am

Twitter is abuzz and Somalis are trending in Kenya, not for reasons of their own, but rather impositions beyond their capacity. There is quite a lot of outrage from all corners that Kenyans venture, from the passionately human to the average [...]

Briefing: President Kenyatta’s official visit to Ethiopia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on a three day official visit to Ethiopia this week (March 10-12) at the invitation of Prime Minister Hailemariam. He was accompanied by a high level delegation of senior officials, including several Cabinet Secretaries [...]

Kenyan President to cut top officials’ salary by 20%

Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 1:57 am

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta continued Monday (March 10th) to announce slashes to salaries of top officials in an effort to cut down the country’s wage bill. On Friday (March 7th), Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto announced that [...]

The Crisis in South Sudan and its implications for Ethiopia

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

(Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate) Since 15 December 2013, soldiers loyal to the deposed Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, have fought against President Salva Kiir’s loyalists in Juba in the vicinity of the Presidential palace. Emboldened by the [...]

Kenya’s illiberal backslide

Sunday, November 24, 2013 @ 2:27 am

(By Magnus Taylor) In recent weeks I’ve had some interesting conversations, interviews and more formal sessions on the current political situation in Kenya. In the main, these have focused on the post-election domestic politics within the country [...]
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