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Kenyan police to flood streets as country braces for election violence

From The Guardian Tuesday’s poll pits incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against veteran challenger Raila Odinga  Pastors from 20 churches in Eldoret, Kenya, march and pray for peaceful elections. Photograph: Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images Jason Burke in Nairobi Monday 7 August 2017 12.45 EDTFirst published on Monday 7 August 2017 03.31 EDT An estimated 180,000 police officers and members of the security forces […]

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Kenya Should Vote for Stable Politics

Bloomberg Editorial Board What matters isn’t so much who wins the upcoming elections, but how they win. By The Editors Let’s hope it works this time.  Photographer: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images On Aug. 8, Kenyans will choose a new president, as well as new governors, senators and members of parliament. Much as it matters that the best candidates […]

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New York Times Correspondent Jeffry Gettleman’s Tribute to Himself: Another Paean to the White Man in Africa

By the Strathink Editorial Team New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman loves Africa. We know this because he titled his book “Love, Africa.” “Love, Africa” is a memoir about Jeffrey Gettleman’s rise as a journalist—and what a story. The thrills and chills of a Pulitzer prize winning journalist chasing a dream of […]

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Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAYMuhumed 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 some […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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