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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
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Apr 10th, 2014
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By Ben Rawlence It’s precisely a year to the day since the Jubilee alliance took control of Kenya’s government under a cloud of controversy over a flawed election and uncertainty about how the world would respond to a government led by suspected war criminals. At the time, the President, Uhuru Kenyat...
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
Apr 2nd, 2014
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NAIROBI, Kenya,  – Police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in Nairobi, the interior minister said Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents. “This act of cowardice perpetrated against innocent and peace-loving Kenyans who were goin...
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
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Sep 19th, 2013
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Once upon a time, there was a railway line linking Addis Ababa with Djibouti. Haphazard and unmaintained, the route fell out of service and land-locked Ethiopia lost one of its most important lifelines to the sea. But it’s nothing a little bit of Chinese money can’t fix. Construction has begun on a n...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2013
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By Justin Willis, analysis In discussing the elections at the Kenyan coast, I want to make two, perhaps contradictory, points. The first is that the coast has its own particular dynamics, which must be appreciated to understand the nature of elections there. The second is that events at the coast hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2013
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By Justin Willis In discussing the elections at the Kenyan coast, I want to make two, perhaps contradictory, points. The first is that the coast has its own particular dynamics, which must be appreciated to understand the nature of elections there. The second is that events at the coast help us to un...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2013
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Mombasa, Kenya: Prime Minister Raila Odinga embarked on a visit of the coastal town of Mombasa and claimed he won the March 4 election. Offering new figures to back up his claim, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader said the final tally was manipulated after he garnered “5.7 million ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 18th, 2013
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By George Kegoro* Now that the country has completed the general elections for 2013, which ended with the declaration of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth president of Kenya, it is useful to reflect on the whole electoral process in perspective. The country must be relieved that large scale violence, ...