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Kenya Embarrasses Itself In Border Dispute As Somalia Responds To Threats With Class

Kenya issued a harshly worded statement and expelled the Somali envoy over a border row. Somalia, however, responded with exemplary diplomacy, leaving Kenya with an egg on its face. Tensions are rising in East Africa over a maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia. The Government of Kenya released a strongly worded statement alleging Somalia had

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Kenya gives terms to resolve ocean dispute

Kenya has issued three conditions for a diplomatic resolution to the maritime dispute with neighbouring Somalia. Nairobi wants Mogadishu to immediately withdraw a map, which was displayed at an economic forum in the United Kingdom, claiming part of Kenya’s territory. Kenya has also demanded that Somali authorities inform those who bought oil and gas blocks

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Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Photo (AP) Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the interview with “60 Minutes” that

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Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia. Foreign Affairs Principle Secretary Macharia Kamau said Saturday the recall is a consequence “of a most regretful and egregious decision by the government of Somalia to auction off

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Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia, orders Somali envoy out

Kenya has recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil blocs belonging to Kenya.The auction took place in London, United Kingdom, last week, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau said Saturday. Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo was summoned back to Nairobi for urgent consultations. “This unparalleled affront

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How corruption and impunity are aiding terrorism in Kenya

As the country struggles with jihadists, two concerns may complicate the counter-terror war and thus force authorities to revisit their strategy: One, the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is pulling out of Somalia in 2021, and two; the new terrorist is no longer the foreigner but Kenyan. The planned military drawdown has left experts

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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

Photo (AP) Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use

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Mombasa businessman appeals Sh10m awarded to Somali fish company

A businessman has appealed an Sh10 million award given to a Somali-based fishing company by a Mombasa high court. Jamal Bandira, said he was dissatisfied by the award given to Nasibu Fish Company to cover losses of income after its vessel was detained in Kenya for almost to two years. He said the award was

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McConnell says Trump to sign border deal, declare emergency

Photo (AP) President Donald Trump will sign Congress’ border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of a bill that would provide just a sliver of the money Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico but also would avoid a new

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Bill to end support for Yemen war clears US House

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday that would require President Donald Trump to halt U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. The bill will now head to the Senate for consideration following the 248-177 vote. “Today is historic. This is the culmination of several years of legislative efforts to end our

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