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Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security

From International Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°11417 Nov 2015 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic OVERVIEW Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption. Violent clan competition and antipathy between elected county elites and the remaining national administrative structures […]

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God bless you and give you peace, Pope Francis says on his first visit to Kenya

By JOHN NGIRACHU Pope Francis on Wednesday asked Kenyan leaders to take care of the needs of the poor and protect the country’s abundant natural resources to benefit future generations. Speaking at State House, Nairobi, last evening, the head of the Catholic Church, also sent his blessings, saying in Kiswahili “Mungu aibariki Kenya! (God bless […]

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Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security

From the International Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°11417 Nov 2015 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic OVERVIEW Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption. Violent clan competition and antipathy between elected county elites and the remaining national administrative […]

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General Assembly elects 18 members to UN Human Rights Council: Ethiopia and Kenya From East Africa Re-Elected

A delegate casts his country’s ballots during the elections. UN Photo/Cia Pak 28 October 2015 – The General Assembly today elected 18 States to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2016. Those elected were Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Panama, […]

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East Africa: Tanzanians Arrested in Anti-Terror Operation in Kenya

By Fred Mukinda Kenyan police have arrested two suspected terrorists from Tanzania in the ongoing operation in the coastal Boni Forest in Lamu County. The suspects were arrested at roadblocks erected by security personnel in Operation Linda Boni. The operation is being carried out in Boni Forest, where Al-Shabaab terrorists are said to have set […]

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STATEMENT by Raila Odinga, Time for HONESTY, Kenya is Becoming A BASKET CASE

From Kenya It’s Time for Honesty. STATEMENT BY RT. HON RAILA ODINGA; Ladies and gentlemen; I am happy to be back home ahead of the El Nino. I called to speak to you on the sorry state of affairs in our country, particularly our economy. Since Jubilee came to power, it has insisted that the […]

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Kenya: 105 MPs Sign Motion to Impeach President

From allafrica By David Mwere Some 105 MPs have signed a motion to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta over claims he has violated the constitution. Suba MP John Mbadi, who is leading the initiative, said that the exercise is progressing well and he expects the matter to be concluded by the end of this week. The […]

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Kenya’s economic growth could be highest in sub Sahara Africa – World Bank

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line between Mombasa and Nairobi under construction. A new World Bank report predicts Kenya’s economy will be the best performing in sub-Saharan Africa in the next 15 years growing at a steady 6.2 per cent. PHOTO | FILE By PAUL REDFERN IN SUMMARY African economies who will suffer from China’s economic […]

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Bullish Ethiopia and Djibouti agree on $1.55Bn pipeline; Kenya’s LAPSSET has reason to worry

From The Guardian Ethiopia and Djibouti are looking to create an African infrastructure hegemony that reaches into West Africa. THE MEN IN NAVY BLUE: Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn with Djibouti President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. If they had their way they would own oil the railway and oil pipelines from East Africa to the Gulf […]

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Just when Kenya’s military needs more civilian oversight, a proposed bill calls for less

From African Arguments Posted on October 1, 2015 by Patrick Mutahi If the government’s KDF Amendment Bill goes through as planned, Parliament will effectively lose its constitutional oversight of the army. Amidst a growing sense of insecurity in parts of Kenya and the broader region over the past few years, the Kenyan army has been growing in visibility and […]

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