Nairobi

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 10th, 2014
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By Abdullahi Boru Hallakhe In both symbolic and material terms, ‘Saba Saba’ occupies a significant place and meaning in contemporary Kenya. The date draws its significance from the fact that in 1990 it inaugurated a new chapter in the pro-reform movement. On July 7th 1990 a group of like-minded indiv...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak For months, the Kenyan security forces have been rounding up ethnic Somalis in Nairobi. This is part of a security operation (Operation Usalama Watch) which presumes that terrorists in Kenya are solely of Somali origin. This presumption is wrong and is a clear manifestation of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 22nd, 2014
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By Edward Clay Uproar followed the news on 16 May that British tourists were being shipped home from Mombasa on security advice. Tourists, inconvenienced and disappointed, were sceptical of the threat. The Kenyan government and public accused western governments of destroying their tourist industry. ...
By IAfrica
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May 21st, 2014
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Uhuru Kenyatta Hildegarde The Arena AS  Africans on the continent and the Diaspora look forward to celebrating the 51st edition of Africa Day on May 25, it’s time to take stock and also ask some hard questions. Is terrorism on the continent the latest threat to Africa’s growth and development, and ho...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 15th, 2014
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By Abdi Latif Dahir NAIROBI, Kenya – Mastewal Birhanu thinks about the day he fled the city of his childhood. Even though he had made his mind to leave Ethiopia for Kenya, the thought of questioning and imprisonment at the airport agitated him. When he was finally through with immigration and sat in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Apr 21st, 2014
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It’s time to move past overly simplistic arguments surrounding Catholics and condoms, and make an effort to understand the real and very complex contributions of faith-based health providers across Africa. For many years, analysts of international development and public health were “religion-blind.” ...
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 18th, 2014
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By Hibaaq Osman Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities. S...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 18th, 2014
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24 immigrants of Ethiopian origin who were on transit to South Africa have been arrested by police at Taru Forest in Voi, Taita Taveta County. It is alleged that the 24 have been hiding in Taru Forest for several days where they left to be ferried to South Africa. The person ferrying them is yet [&he...
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...