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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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Ethiopia suggests military intervention in South Sudan

Minister says intervention brigade needed to support UN peacekeepers  By Addis Getachew ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are preparing a military force to intervene in South Sudan, an Ethiopian official said Friday. South Sudan was hit by renewed violence between government forces and former rebel troops that left hundreds dead earlier this week, […]

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Violence erupts again in South Sudan as faith in peace deal flounders

The Guardian Dozens are killed and more than 70,000 displaced as horrific attacks on civilians in Wau, in the country’s north-west, cast fresh doubts on the peace process People wait to be registered as displaced persons in a South Sudan Red Cross compound in Wau. Photograph: Charles Lomodong/AFP/Getty Images  A two-year-old boy was shot in […]

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Mogadishu attack: 10 dead after gunmen storm hotel

By Omar Nor, Joel Williams and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen set off an explosion and stormed a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, police said. At least 40 others were injured in the attack on Mogadishu’s Ambassador Hotel, according to Capt. Da’ud Hajji, a senior […]

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In pictures: Ethiopia’s skateboarders ‘go legit

The strathink editorial team could not resist posting this story about young people in Ethiopia taking up the sport of skateboarding. While children in Eritrea are risking their lives to flee Eritrea’s oppressive indefinite national service, young people in Ethiopia are enjoying their youth. From BBC Ethiopia’s young skateboarders, who find it hard to get […]

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Al-Shabab ‘planning Somalia attacks using AU uniforms’

African Union says armed group is hoping to stage attacks disguised as AMISOM troops, using uniforms it took from them. Hamza Mohamed |  The African Union said the uniforms were taken from its army camps [File: AP] The African Union (AU) says the al-Qaeda-linked armed group, al-Shabab, is planning attacks in Somalia using AU troop uniforms […]

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South Sudan Bill limits foreign aid workers amid humanitarian crisis

  In Summary The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many aid workers believe is simply not viable. Aid agencies already employ large numbers of South Sudanese — often far higher than the 80 per cent level […]

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Kenya troops ‘pull out of Somali el-Ade and Badhadhe bases’

From BBC Image copyrightAPImage captionNo official figures have been released about the number of troops killed Kenyan forces have pulled out from two military bases in Somalia, including one attacked by militant Islamist group al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. Al-Shabab fighters have seized the southern town of Badhadhe after the troops retreated, a local […]

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The Ethiopian Diaspora’s Old Men: A Failure to Thrive

By The Strathink Editorial Team They came to the United States and Europe in the late 1970s and 1980’s. Many settled in and around Washington, D.C. Some went on to college, finishing the education they began in Ethiopia during the early and mid-1970s until politics replaced academics. Others bought taxicabs, started small businesses and took […]

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The Sudanese rebels’ national agenda is causing local harm

From African Arguments Posted on November 19, 2015 by Hafiz Ismail Mohamed SPLM-North’s insistence on negotiating with the government about national issues only – rather than giving priority to South Kordofan and Blue Nile – is hurting the people of the Two Areas. Nuba Refugees Refugees from the Nuba mountains. Photo credit: Tom Albinson. After […]

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