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Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud signs the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

President says Somalia will select new parliament due in August

Somalia will choose a new parliament as planned later this year and the president and regional leaders will meet on June 20 to discuss how future lawmakers will be selected as there will not be a popular vote, the president’s office said. Somalia abandoned its plan to hold a popular vote in 2016 last July. The current government and parliament’s[Read More…]

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Kenya: Closure of Somalia miraa market threatens economy, Governor Munya

Kenya: Closure of Somalia miraa market threatens economy, Governor Munya

Meru Governor Peter Munya has expressed concern over the threat by the government of Somalia to ban Miraa importation to the country. Speaking during the 53rd Madaraka Day celebrations held at the Meru National Polytechnic, Munya said that Miraa farmers are already suffering dire economic consequences from the ban of the crop in the European market. Munya is now appealing[Read More…]

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Uhuru: Kenya will not feel safe until peace is restored in Somalia

Uhuru: Kenya will not feel safe until peace is restored in Somalia

Kenya and the United Kingdom are set to scale up their cooperation in trade and the fight against terrorism. Speaking on Friday during a meeting at State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond agreed on the need for the two countries to share counter-radicalisation strategies as a move to curb terrorism. At the meeting that centred[Read More…]

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UK to help Kenya in war against Al shabaab

UK to help Kenya in war against Al shabaab

Kenya and the United Kingdom are set to scale up their cooperation in trade and the fight against terrorism. Speaking on Friday during a meeting at State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond agreed on the need for the two countries to share counter-radicalisation strategies as a move to curb terrorism. At the meeting that centred[Read More…]

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Boko Haram attack in Niger ‘kills 32 soldiers’

Boko Haram attack in Niger ‘kills 32 soldiers’

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two Nigerian troops were killed in a Boko Haram attack on Niger’s border with Nigeria, Niger’s defence ministry said. “On Friday, hundreds of assailants of Boko Haram attacked” the position of the army of Bosso, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. “The counter-offensive conducted early this morning helped to retake control of all[Read More…]

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