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Estimate of Kenyan Oil Discovery Increases

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A British company says it has found more oil at an exploration well in northwestern Kenya. In March, Tullow Oil said it had discovered a 20-meter oil deposit in Kenya’s Turkana region. On Monday, the company said further drilling had increased that amount to more than 100 meters. Tullow said it found the additional oil […]

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Group Blasts Kenyan Forces for Rampant Rights Abuse

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent human rights group is demanding Kenya hold its security forces to account for rampant abuses against refugees. Human Rights Watch accused Kenyan forces of targeting ethnic Somalis and Kenyans in Kenya’s North Eastern province during a six-month period starting last November. The group’s report, issued Friday, said the abuses were part of a […]

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Kenyan Police Issue New Terror Warning

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s top cop now says a deadly attack on a church in Nairobi appears the be the work of al-Qaida-linked terrorists. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere Friday released a photo of the main suspect, known only by the alias Amar. Police officials said Amar is a native Kenyan but trained with al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group […]

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Human Rights Watch Report Accuses Kenyan Police and Soldiers of Abusing Somalis

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Kenyan police and soldiers of rampant human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis and Kenyans citizens without facing any consequences. The International Rights groups released a 65 page report, citing widespread emotional and physical abuses, include rape, during a four month period, beginning last November. The report says Somalis were singled […]

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Human Rights Watch Report Accuses Kenyan Police and Soldiers of Abusing Somalis

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is accusing Kenyan police and soldiers of rampant human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis and Kenyans citizens without facing any consequences. The International Rights groups released a 65-page report, citing widespread emotional and physical abuses, include rape, during a four-month period, beginning last November. The report says Somalis were singled out in […]

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Grenade Attack at Kenya Church Kills 1

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say it is “rather unlikely” a deadly grenade attack at a downtown Nairobi church is linked to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. Officials say the attack on Sunday at God’s House of Miracles International Church killed one person and wounded 16 others. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told VOA the armed attacker walked into […]

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Grenade Attack at Church in Kenya Kills 1, Wounds 10

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a Nairobi church Sunday killed one person and wounded at least 10 others, some seriously. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack at Gods House of Miracle International Church in Kenya’s capital. Police are investigating who is responsible. Sunday’s attack comes six days after […]

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Kenyan President Promises Smooth Handover

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki says he will ensure a peaceful handover of power when he steps down from office next year. During an address to parliament Tuesday, the president said Kenya must observe the rule of law before, during and after the planned elections. He appealed to the country’s political parties to promote national interests, […]

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US Warns of Terrorist Attacks in Kenya

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. embassy in Kenya is warning of possible terrorist attacks in the capital, Nairobi, and is telling Americans in the city to stay alert. The embassy issued a message Monday saying it has credible information about a possible attack on Nairobi hotels and prominent Kenyan government buildings. The statement says the timing of the […]

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Kenyan Rangers Kill Five Poachers

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s Wildlife Service says rangers killed five poachers during a shootout Saturday in the western Rift Valley region. A spokesman for the wildlife service says two rangers were wounded in the gunbattle. The rangers confiscated 50 kilograms of elephant tusks along with three AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition. The KSW says six other poachers were […]

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