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Withdraw KDF soldiers from Somalia – Mudavadi

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged the government to withdraw KDF forces from Somalia. He said the closure of the Dabaab refugee camp and planned repatriation of refugees assumes Somalia is stable and therefore should be accompanied by a recall of Kenyan forces. “If the government argues Somalia has stabilised enough for refugees to be safe upon return, ...

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Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu

Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said. Police said at least 15 people had died, including guards at the site, civilians and militants. Others were wounded. Gunfire had echoed round the seaside capital after the blast and ...

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At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack; police say ended

At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault that began with an explosives-laden vehicle blowing up at the hotel gate. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility ...

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Obama speaks with Uhuru about support for refugees

US President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Thursday with President Uhuru Kenyatta about the need for strong international support for refugees living in the East African country, the White House said. Obama and Uhuru “agreed that the United States and Kenya would work closely together on this issue, to better ensure that the needs of refugees and host communities ...

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France and UK defend travel advisories

France and the UK have defended the travel advisories against some parts of Kenya, saying they are non-political. French Ambassador Rémi Maréchaux and British High Commissioner Nic Hailey yesterday said they have not totally banned their citizens from visiting Kenya. The UK and France advise against all, but essential travel to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somalia border, Eastleigh in ...

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Ethiopian PM to visit Kenya to discuss security, trade with President Uhuru

Security has been enhanced ahead of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s visit to Kenya Wednesday for three days. President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Mombasa Tuesday evening from Dubai where has been since Friday on private visit and was expected in Nairobi later Wednesday to welcome Desalegn, officials said. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. During the visit, the two heads of ...

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Kenya’s Security Forces Nab 8 Al-Shabaab Terror Suspects In Coastal Region, Kwale And Lamu

Kenya’s security forces on Tuesday 21st June 2016  confir,ed arrests of  eight wanted terror suspects in the on-going counter-terrorism operations in the country’s coastal region. The arrests follow reports of possible attacks during the month of Ramadan usually preferred by jihadists. According to police report, four terror suspects were arrested in a Mosque in the coastal town of Lamu while ...

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Kibaki’s tenure as UNESCO Special Envoy kicks off

Retired President Mwai Kibaki will Wednesday morning launch his tenure as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Special Envoy for Africa. During the launch, he is expected to receive the certificate of his designation from Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa. Wamalwa received it on his behalf when Kibaki couldn’t travel to Paris, France on April ...

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Ambulance driver killed, occupants wounded in Garissa explosion

An ambulance driver was killed and three occupants injured when their vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device en-route to pick a patient in Hulugho, Garissa County. The driver, Abbey Dubow Mohamed, was in the company of two medical staff and a student when the ambulance ran over an IED between Hulugho and Sangailu. Police said they were headed ...

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Police Foil An Imminent Attack; Kill Al-Shabaab Member In Kwale

Police in Kwale County thwarted an imminent terrorist attack and killed a wanted Al-Shabaab member. According to Coastal regional police boss, Francis Wanjohi, three other Al-Shabaab terrorists were arrested in the operation, a hand-made grenade and motorbike were recovered. Police acting on a tip-off/intelligence of plans to conduct an attack within the county, raided the hideouts of suspected Al-Shabaab returnees ...

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