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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 30th, 2013
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At least 41 people have been killed and 27 others injured in a traffic accident in Kenya in which a bus veered off a road and plunged into a valley near the town of Narok, police say. Traffic police officer Samuel Kimaru said on Thursday that the bus driver lost control on a dark road […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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By Andrew Green Though the presidential race is getting most of the attention, when voters go to the polls today, they will be voting for more than an executive. They are also being asked to decide five additional races – member of parliament, senator, woman representative, county governor and county...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 4th, 2013
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Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s deputy prime minister, is ahead of his rival Raila Odinga with more than 10 per cent of ballots in from polling stations in the country’s presidential election, but it was still too early to predict the outcome. Kenyan Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta casts hi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 24th, 2013
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From restive towns near the Somalia border to delta villages wracked by deadly ethnic strife, Kenya’s Tana River flows through hotspots that are threatening to explode with the March 4 polls. By Leela JACINTO in Kenya (text) The mighty Tana, Kenya’s longest river, makes its way from its highland sour...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 21st, 2013
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Seven people were shot dead by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab militants in Liboi on Thursday morning. Two of them are women who were attacked after they responded to screams at a mosque in Maleley near the Kenya-Somalia border. “People were going for prayers when the attack occurred… seven are dead...
By IndepthAfrica
In Kenya
Feb 18th, 2013
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It is no coincidence that we frisk toddlers, wait in line for a thorough security check at almost all establishments, places of worship and even hospitals. Strange ideologies interwoven in religious rhetoric, tyranny closeted as religious fundamentalism and demagogues armed with megalomanic ambition ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Kenya –  An official says gunmen suspected to belong to Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels have shot dead five people and seriously wounded three others at a restaurant in eastern Kenya. The region’s police chief Charlton Mureithi said Wednesday that supporters of Somalia’s al-Shabab ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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By Abdinasir Amin I have been thinking about this particular article for a while and must admit that I’ve struggled with it not because it is difficult to write but because of the difficulty and the sensitivity of the subject matter. There is a good maxim in journalism; the cub reporter is advised to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2012
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“Bomb them like Gaza”, a Kenyan Facebooker rants. “Wipe them out, that’s the only solution”, another raves. “If you rattle a snake, be prepared to be bitten by it”, another sheepishly quotes an already nauseating absurdity once brayed out by a colonial home-guard-cum-minister. Yet another screams: “I...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 21st, 2012
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By Abdi Aynte The Somali militant group al-Shabaab is currently losing ferocious battles against Kenyan troops in Southern Somalia –  part of an African Union peacekeeping mission. However, they are winning a strategic war back in Kenya; this is the battle for hearts and minds. On Sunday, a blast lik...