Nairobi

By IAfrica
In Analysis
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 IAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer, and award-winning political cartoonist based in Nairobi. By launching a campaign against ethnic Somalis, the Kenyan government perpetuates a dangerous policy of exclusion. Speaking recently during the commemoration of the 20th annivers...
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 15th, 2014
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For the best part of the last three years I’ve been visiting, working and living in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. During that time a lot has changed. Security has improved thanks to al-Shabab retreating from the city.   Mogadishu feels like it is finally being resuscitated from the bloody two-decade...
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
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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...