Thursday, October 6, 2022

National IDs Difficult for Kenyan Somalis. Passing as a Regugee is Easier.

Borders and camps across Africa are using biometrics to track refugees. For those who are stateless, “fraud” can allow for the smuggling of truths...

Kenya Orders UNHCR To Shut Two Major Refugee Camps Over Security Fears – Interior...

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The Kenyan government has decided to close two refugee camp complexes in northern Kenya due to national security concerns, and ordered the UN Refugee...

Kenya’s Spat with Somalia is More Than Just Maritime Border – Analysis

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The International Court of Justice sided with Somalia in setting a maritime boundary with Kenya in a highly anticipated ruling on Thursday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3ZPwVncSQ&ab_channel=africanews The new boundary...

Djibouti Comes Fishing in Somaliland

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The Minister responsible for all of Water, Agriculture and Fisheries of the Republic of Djibouti, Mohamed Ahmed Awale 'Mohamed Somali', is currently on an...

AU fast-tracks creation of African court

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ADDIS ABABA: The African Union starts today the fast-tracking of the ratification of a protocol that will vest the continent's international criminal jurisdiction on...

Kenya tells UN to close Dadaab camp after Garissa attack

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Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has called on the United Nations to close the Dadaab refugee camp and relocate more than 500,000 Somalis. Dadaab, near...

Deaths and detentions in Ethiopia as protests flare

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Six people have been reported killed in the country's Gondar region, and dozens detained during a rally in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). At least six people...

Kenya: Matiba among hundreds stranded Kenya Airways cancels flights

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Tycoon and former politician Kenneth Matiba and his family were among hundreds of passengers who were on Sunday stranded at JKIA as Kenya Airways...

US gives KDF helicopters to fight Al-Shabaab

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The United States government has given six new helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces - KDF - to shore up the campaign against Al-Shabaab...

UAE seeks to open military base in Somaliland

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The United Arab Emirates is seeking a formal permission from the government of the breakaway northern Somalia republic of Somaliland to establish a military...