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Shabaab terrorist rented room next to city police base

0 Visits: 158 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:11:34
Security officers in Nairobi were Monday evening piecing together details of a plot to bomb the city, and cordoned off a room in a prime city hotel where the would-be terrorists booked a room since the Friday of February 9 this year.

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UN agency warns of poor rains in eastern Kenya

0 Visits: 106 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:10:56
A United Nations long-range weather forecast for the Horn of Africa foresees no end to drought in eastern Kenya.

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Somalia traders show off their products at the Gulfood Fair

0 Visits: 258 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:35:54
The 23rd annual Gulfood Fair has officially been opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year's expo is featuring over 40 Somali companies displaying their products.

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What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago

0 Visits: 268 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:34:09
On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya's national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab.

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Rahema Ibrahim sent back to prison after 13 years on the run

0 Visits: 240 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:33:27
A convicted armed robber on day release from jail went to see her mum before fleeing to Rotterdam - and remained at large for 13 years.

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Egypt accepts delay of Ethiopia dam meeting as protests rage

0 Visits: 194 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:32:55
Egypt's Foreign Ministry says it accepts Ethiopia's request to delay a meeting about a dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River, after Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in decades.

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Somalia vows to fight against individuals selling relief food

0 Visits: 108 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:32:17
Somalia has vowed to take legal action against officials who steal food aid intended for starving people in the drought areas.

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This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing

0 Visits: 140 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:31:35
Safy Hallan Farah's '1991' zine will feature beautiful images and writing culled from the brightest young minds across the Somali diaspora.

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UN agency launches MigApp to protect African migrants

0 Visits: 106 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:30:57
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has rolled out the MigApp which is a mobile app with the goal of securing the movements of migrants from East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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Bakara Market traders suspend business over new government tax

0 Visits: 111 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:30:22
Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market, Bakara have boycotted trade over the introduction of a 5% sales tax on all goods sold and services rendered. The traders have vowed to keep the market closed until the government eliminates the tax altogether.

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Zuma, Ethiopia PM resignations good sign of change coming to Kenya - Kalonzo

0 Visits: 255 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:44:39
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has hailed the resignation of former South African president Jacob Zuma saying it is a sign of change coming to Kenya.

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Somali Migrants Returning From Libya Tell of Abuse, Horror

0 Visits: 213 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:42:20
It was an emotional moment for the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday.

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Turkey's outreach hints at Ottoman revival

0 Visits: 183 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:40:55
Ankara's growing deployments and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa are cheered and feared in near equal measure

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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

0 Visits: 278 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:39:47
After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

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CBK's story doesn't add up, MPs say of Keter's arrest

0 Visits: 138 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:34:51
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has come to the defence of his Nandi Hills counterpart Alfred Keter who will remain in police custody over the weekend for presenting fake Treasury Bills worth Sh633 million.

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency After PM Resignation

0 Visits: 255 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:35:30
Ethiopia's Council of Ministers has declared a three-month state of emergency for the country, effective immediately.

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Homicide victim Egal Daud buried Friday after mosque service

0 Visits: 436 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:33:46
An Ottawa homicide victim and Algonquin College student was remembered during Friday prayers as more than 1,000 worshippers gathered at the Assalam Mosque.

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Radical imam's widow jailed over Kenyan attack

0 Visits: 295 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:33:13
A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa.

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Germany arrests suspected member of al-Shabab militia

0 Visits: 185 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:32:34
German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab.

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Four questions about the Ethiopian PM's resignation

0 Visits: 164 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 11:31:58
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, the first leader to do so in the country's recent history.

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