Tag Archive | Kenya

Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAY Muhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed Surowlays at UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, on August 6, 2011 Kenya’s November deadline to shut down camps and repatriate Somali refugees leaves a community living in dangerous limbo, with […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland0 Comments

Kenya, Ethiopia sign oil pipeline deal

  By AGGREY MUTAMBO Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed a new deal on construction of an oil pipeline. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn signed the agreement on the proposed pipeline that would run from Lamu to Addis Ababa. The deal means that the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) project launched […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Economy, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda0 Comments

Al-Shabaab Now

Strathink came across this interesting piece on al Shabaab from OurManintheHorn.com   BY OURMANONTHEHORNIN TERRORISM Based on open source material and testimony from recent defectors, the aim of this post is to provide an insight into the current state of al-Shabaab (aS). As we enter Ramadan, a period that is traditionally accompanied by an upsurge […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Why Kenya Announced An Unrealistic But Alarming Plan To Rid The Country Of Refugees

Aid groups warn that forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees out would create instability and a humanitarian disaster. Charlotte AlfredWorld Reporter, The Huffington Post TONY KARUMBA VIA GETTY IMAGES Over 350,000 people live in Dadaab in northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. When Kenya threatened last Friday to shut down the largest […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland, Somaliland0 Comments

Foiled Kenya Anthrax Plot Hints At Islamic State’s Scramble For Africa

Foreign Policy Outmaneuvered by al-Shabab in Somalia, is the Islamic State gunning for a comeback next door? BY TY MCCORMICK NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities claim to have foiled a “large-scale” biological terrorist plot by militants linked to the Islamic State (IS), raising fears that the Iraq- and Syria-based group may be extending its influence in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Uganda0 Comments

The Zombie Nation in the Lion’s Den

Center for Policy Analysis and Research By Abdiwahid Abdullahi* April 12, 2016 Since the awakening of the Somali nationalism in 1945 after the defeat of Dervish warriors in the Godan plains of Nugal, the Somalis were dreaming to settle an old grievance that divided the Somali inhabited territories. The arrival of the Europeans had not […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Defense News, Democracy, Djibouti, Economy, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania0 Comments

Militant Groups Compete for Notoriety in East Africa

Militant Groups Compete for Notoriety in East Africa By JEFFREY GETTLEMANAPRIL 12, 2016 Members of the Kenya Defense Forces carried the coffins of soldiers killed during an attack by the Shabab on a military base in western Somalia. CreditThomas Mukoya/Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya — Apparently there is no brotherly love among East Africa’s Islamist militants. This […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia0 Comments

Je Ne Suis Pas Garissa

Foreign Policy One year after al-Shabab killed 147 people in cold blood, the Kenyan government has turned its back on the university where it happened. BY NANJALA NYABOLA GARISSA, Kenya — At approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 2, 2015, Sister Evelyn Ingoshe heard what sounded like a series of pops coming from the distance outside […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland0 Comments

Al-Shabaab Recruitment from Kenyan Universities Alarms Officials

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 1 By: Sunguta West Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi (source: YouTube) Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist militant organization, is still actively recruiting from neighboring Kenya even as the group suffers major setbacks in southern Somalia. Underpinning the group’s notable success in recruitment is the radicalization and indoctrination of young men in order to […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somaliland0 Comments

Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Photo Kenyan runners, feared by rivals from other countries, training in the Rift Valley north of Nairobi in January.CreditSimon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Chinese clothing company swooped in and offered to sponsor Kenya’s famed runners, Nike panicked, Kenyan officials say. “Can we talk about the situation?” a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Kenya0 Comments

Twitter @Strathinknet

  • RT @PeterASinger: I support @DrTedros for #NextDG because it’s time for a new perspective. Help elect Africa’s first Director-General of @#…
    about 12 hours ago
  • RT @UrugwiroVillage: President Kagame: We have been single minded about doing the best we can for our country & reversing the history our c…
    about 1 day ago
  • RT @addis_fortune: On #FortuneEditorial this week: The Electoral Board should change its composition to be inclusive of all parties. https:…
    about 1 day ago
  • RT @UNSomalia: Congratulations Somali National Army for a successful training event in Mogadishu +UNSOM& https://t.co/9AlX2ybHx6 Jan.2016 #…
    about 1 day ago
  • RT @KeseteA: The @WHO EB is to nominate 3 candidates to be the next DG. Only @DrTedros has remarkable on-the-ground track record https://t.…
    about 1 day ago
  • Read about Eritrea's expensive lobbying efforts https://t.co/9ThoFo2lJv .@StateDept @USAIDEastAfrica @AfricaMediaHub @NevsunNSU @HahuDaily
    about 6 days ago