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Four killed in Kenyan town on Somalia border

Four killed in Kenyan town on Somalia border

At least four people have been killed and six wounded after armed men attacked a restaurant in a Kenyan town on the border with Somalia, a local official has said. “Four people died on the spot, while six others were rushed to hospital,” Garissa County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim told the AFP news agency. A motive [...]

Kibaki rejects retirement bonus for MPs, signs for himself

Kibaki rejects retirement bonus for MPs, signs for himself

Nairobi (Alshahid)-Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki has approved a bill that awards him a 25-million shilling ($290,000) send off package as well as other retirement benefits, but rejected hefty Sh9.3 million ($107,000) send-off package.for the country’s legislators. Kibaki signed 30 bills into law on Monday, the final day of the parliament’s validity, the largest number of [...]

U. S. warns citizens in Kenya over terror threats

U. S. warns citizens in Kenya over terror threats

The U.S. government has issued a new travel advisory to all Americans wishing to travel to Kenya and those living in the country to exercise caution due to increased terror threats and violent crime in most parts of the East African nation. In the advisory received on Wednesday, Washington urged Americans to evaluate their personal [...]

Capacity building training for Somali Civil Servants opens in Bujumbura

Capacity building training for Somali Civil Servants opens in Bujumbura

67 Somali civil servants left for Bujumbura yesterday, they are part of a group of 120 public servants including secretaries, protocol officers and administrators who are to take part in a series of training workshops for Somalia civil servants as part of ongoing efforts to enhance the capacity of the country’s public service.  The training [...]

Uhuru condemns ban on miraa

Uhuru condemns ban on miraa

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the ban on Kenyan miraa (khat) by the Netherlands. Mr Kenyatta, who is also the TNA leader, said the decision was draconian, excessive and arbitrary. He called on the Netherlands government to rethink the decision and hold dialogue with miraa farmers because the decision affects them and millions [...]

Kenya to transfer Somali pirates in Kenyan jails to Somalia

Kenyan authorities will transfer Somali pirates who are serving their sentences in Kenyan jails to Somalia, according to Somali ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Ali Ameriko who exclusively spoke to Shabelle media network. Ambassador Ameriko said that the plan of transfer came after Somali government requested Kenya to do so. Most of the Somali pirates detained [...]

AMISOM needs more time in Somalia - Katumba

AMISOM needs more time in Somalia – Katumba

                          The mandate that authorizes AMISOM forces to stay in Somalia should be extended to enable the young country recover from over 20 years of war, General Katumba Wamala, the Uganda Chief of Land Forces (CLF) has said. The current mandate by both [...]

Cord, Jubilee set sights on North Eastern

Cord, Jubilee set sights on North Eastern

Despite its small number of registered voters, North Eastern Province is turning out to be a major political battleground for the two frontrunners in the forthcoming elections — the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) and Jubilee. The enthusiasm with which the leaders of the two coalitions have taken to courting candidates from the region [...]

Muslim group endorses Cord

Muslim group endorses Cord

The Muslim Leaders Forum on Sunday re-endorsed Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) led by Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka. The forum leaders told journalists in Nairobi that Cord’s leadership “could be trusted to serve Kenyans with honour and integrity.” “After careful examination of the choices on offer for the presidency [...]

Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 11, 2013

Horn of Africa: Somali military urged to advance on remaining al Shabaab towns in Gedo region; five known al Shabaab terrorists may have entered Uganda; Omar Hammami releases document; al Shabaab spreads threatening flyers in Marka, Lower Shabelle; Somali police arrest journalist and rape victim in Mogadishu; Somali president meets with World Bank delegation at [...]

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