Nairobi

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 IAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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Qabil: To Ask or Not to Ask As I write this piece, Kenyan government is interning Somali-Kenyans and Somali refugees from Somalia and confiscating their properties without due-process in Nairobi, Kenya. As I write, there are thousands of Somalis preparing themselves to do the treacherous migration to...
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
In East Africa
Mar 27th, 2014
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Live: An unsafe Kenya will be high on the to say list for president Uhuru Kenyatta when he makes his state of the nation address in parliament. Live streaming video by Ustream...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2014
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By FPJ Bureau Nairobi : Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said on Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed on Thursday to formalise customa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2014
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Refugees and Leaders of the Ogaden separatist group face increasing human-rights abuses. By Les Neuhaus, mintpressnews Refugees in Kenya who come from Ethiopia’s eastern Ogaden region, where the predominant population is ethnically Somali, are calling on the Kenyan government to protect them as haras...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 30th, 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyan police are investigating alleged abduction of two top officials of Ethiopia’s Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) from outside a popular restaurant in Upper Hill, Nairobi. The two who were identified as Mr Sulub Ahmed and Ali Hussein were members of the ONLF negotiation tea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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Binyavanga Wainaina speaks at a forum in Nairobi, Kenya, April 2013. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA 11 July, 2000. This is not the right version of events. Hey mum. I was putting my head on her shoulder, that last afternoon before she died. She was lying on her hospital bed. Kenyatta. Intensive Care. C...