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Attack in Kenya Kills 5 Near Somali Border

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern Kenya say an attack has killed at least five people including three police officers near the Somali border. Authorities said gunmen opened fire and threw an explosive device late Wednesday in Wajir. They said at least 13 people were missing after the attack. No group claimed responsibility, but Kenyan officials have blamed […]

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Rights Group Says Kenyan Security Forces Abused Civilians

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says Kenyan security forces have carried out beatings and arbitrary detentions near the Somali border. New York-based Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday, a day after it says security forces rounded up and beat civilians in the eastern town of Garissa. The report describes a series of abuses mostly targeting […]

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Rights Group Says Kenyan Security Forces Abused Civilians

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says Kenyan security forces have carried out beatings and arbitrary detentions near the Somali border. New York-based Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday, a day after it says security forces rounded up and beat civilians in the eastern town of Garissa. The report describes a series of abuses mostly targeting […]

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Kenya: Airstrikes Kill 60 Militants in Somalia

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya said Saturday that airstrikes have killed at least 60 al-Qaida-linked militants in southern Somalia, as part of an ongoing effort to force them out of the country. A military spokesman told reporters that al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrikes in the town of Garbaharey in Somalia’s Gedo area. He said the military was […]

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Kenyan Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Militants in Somalia

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan spokesman says jet fighters have killed dozens of al-Qaida-linked militants gathered in southern Somalia, as part of an ongoing effort to force them out of the country. The spokesman told reporters Saturday that at least 60 al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrikes in the town of Garbaharey in Somalia’s Gedo area. He […]

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Kenya Says Forces Take Somali Town from al-Shabab

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan army says it has taken a town in southern Somalia from militant group al-Shabab in a joint operation with Somali government forces. In messages posted Wednesday to the social media site Twitter, army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir says the town of Fafadun was seized in an operation that killed three al-Shabab members. Chirchir says […]

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Boat Capsizes Off Kenyan Island, Killing 7 People

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Kenya say a boat has capsized off a tourist island near the Somali border, killing at least seven people. Authorities continued to search for survivors Monday with dozens of people missing after the boat capsized late Sunday while traveling from the island of Lamu to Kenya’s mainland. The Red Cross says 25 people […]

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Kenya Rules Out Ebola in Woman’s Death

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan government has ruled out Ebola in the death of a woman in Nairobi, calming fears around the country about the highly-contagious virus. During a press conference on Friday, public health director Dr. Shanaz Shariff said medical tests showed the woman did not die from the Ebola virus or any viral hemorrhagic fever. Doctors […]

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Kenyan Hospital on Alert After Woman Dies of Hemorrhagic Fever Symptoms

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s largest referral hospital is on high alert after a woman with symptoms of hemorrhagic fever died on arrival at the Nairobi facility, where she had been rushed for treatment. Doctors say 29-year old Gladys Muthoni was bleeding from the nose, ears and mouth when she arrived at Kenyatta National Hospital in a taxi at […]

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Kenyan Air Strike Kills 17 al-Shabab Militants

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s military says an air strike in southern Somalia has killed 17 al-Shabab militants. Army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said the air raid was carried out late Tuesday on a village south of the town of Kismayo, an al-Shabab stronghold. Witnesses say at least seven civilians died in the attack. A man told VOA his pregnant […]

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