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Blast Kills Policeman at Northern Kenya Camp

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Kenya say a suspected landmine blast has killed a police officer and wounded two others at the Dadaab refugee camp. Authorities said the explosion Monday happened as the officers were traveling in a vehicle. It is the latest in a series of small-scale attacks that have hit Kenya since the government sent […]

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Kenya Threatens Air Raids Against al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s army has announced its intention to pursue Islamist al-Shabab insurgents with air raids deeper inside Somalia. Military spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna said Saturday that air raids will target al-Shabab territory, including the ports of Merka and Barawe on the southern coast, and the town of Afgoye near the capital Mogadishu. Kenya has accused the […]

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Bombs Target Security Forces in Kenya

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two bombs targeting Kenyan security forces exploded in the country’s north, killing one policeman and injuring 12 policemen and soldiers. Police say Sunday’s blasts occurred in Kenya’s North Eastern province near the country’s border with Somalia. In one incident, a remote-controlled device exploded in the town of Mandera, killing one policeman and injuring at least […]

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Lawmakers Back Kenyan Troops Joining AMISOM

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s parliament has endorsed a plan to have Kenyan troops fighting in Somalia join an African Union peacekeeping force. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a proposal to have the Kenyan soldiers serve under the AU Mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM. Kenya sent forces into southern Somalia in October to pursue fighters with militant group al-Shabab, […]

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Kenya: Dozens Killed in Southern Somalia

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan military says dozens of Somali militants and at least 11 Somali government troops were killed in a battle a few days ago. In a statement Tuesday, a Kenyan military spokesman said more than 40 al-Shabab fighters were killed and many others injured during intense fighting in the southern Somali town of Hayo. Major […]

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Kenya Says Sudan Ties Normal After Bashir Arrest Ruling

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s foreign minister says relations with Sudan are back to normal, four days after a Kenyan court ordered the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Minister Moses Wetangula said Friday that a high-level delegation that met with Sudanese leaders in Khartoum was able to resolve the dispute. Sudan had responded to Monday’s high court ruling […]

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Kenyan, Sudanese Officials Meet Over Bashir Warrant Dispute

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s foreign minister and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met Thursday in Khartoum to try to resolve a dispute over a Kenyan court ruling ordering the arrest of Mr. Bashir. The Kenyan High Court on Monday ordered the government to enforce an International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Mr. Bashir “should he ever set foot in […]

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Kenya: Court Order to Arrest Sudan’s Bashir ‘Very Unhelpful’

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s foreign minister has expressed “deep concern” at a high court ruling ordering the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Moses Wetang’ula said in a statement Tuesday that the order is “very unhelpful” and a “direct affront” to the principle that heads of state are immune from criminal prosecution. He added the Kenyan government is […]

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Sudan Expels Kenyan Ambassador Over Bashir Warrant

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan has expelled Kenya’s ambassador after Kenya’s High Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The Kenyan court ruled Monday that the country’s government must arrest Mr. Bashir “should he ever set foot in Kenya.” Mr. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide in Sudan’s […]

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Kenya Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s High Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes and genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region. Human rights groups had criticized Kenya for failing to arrest Mr. Bashir when he attended a ceremony in Nairobi for Kenya’s new constitution in August 2010. High Court Justice […]

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