Eastleigh

By IAfrica
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Apr 20th, 2014
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By Mwangi Parts of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city there has been under effective police occupation for the past couple of weeks in a crackdown. The Eastleigh suburb of the city is predominantly populated by members of the Somali community and is associated with brisk business and underhand dealings. I...
By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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I have been following up what’s unfolding in Kenya, more so on the fate of the Somali refugee community in Eastleigh, in the capital city of Nairobi after the barbaric shooting incident in a church in Mombasa, which was closely followed by three explosions all within Eastleigh’s 12th Street. I have b...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2014
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Twenty Eight Ethiopian nationals were yesterday charged in a Makadara court with being in Kenya illegally. Munira Bashir, Hamdi Abdihakim, Tafakar Ndambike, Isaack Kabare and 24 others were charged with being found at Eastleigh in Nairobi with no identification documents. The court heard that the acc...
By IAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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By Billow Kerrow  Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta was in Kigali where he apologised to Rwanda for Kenya’s silence and failure to intervene and stop the 1994 genocide.  The Rwanda genocide was triggered by ethnic profiling of the minority Tutsi community following a spate of attacks. Ultimately, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi. Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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Nairobi – The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi. More than 1 000 Somalis are being held by Kenyan police in a soccer stadium, reports said. The refugees were arrested in a week-long sweep throu...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 31st, 2014
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Three near-simultaneous blasts in downtown Nairobi have killed at least six people, according to Kenyan officials. The blasts occurred in an area known for its large Somali population. Police said three blasts targeted two small restaurants and a local clinic in a densely populated area of the Eastle...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 9th, 2013
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Refugees who once fled to Kenya for safety claim extortion and threats rife since government ordered them to move to camps. Clar Ni Chonghaile in Eastleigh,guardian.co.uk, A police officer disperses rioters in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi in November. Skirmishes broke out between Kenyans and eth...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 19th, 2012
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Two people have been injured in two blasts in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to local media. The blasts, in quick succession, happened outside Al Amin mosque in the Somali-dominated Eastleigh district of the capital Nairobi during the evening rush hour on Wednesday, police said. The area has ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 16th, 2012
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Two people were seriously injured when at least three grenades were lobbed towards a bar in the predominantly Somali neighbourhood of Eastleigh in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Sunday, police said. “Two people were injured in the blasts. They have been rushed to hospital. Other than that ther...