The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November

The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November

The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has announced. The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis. Mr Nkaisserry said Kenya would work closely with the UN and the Somali government to repatriate the refugees. Dadaab was set up in 1991 to house families […]

Ugandan Prosecutor in Al-Shabaab Terror Case Killed

Ugandan Prosecutor in Al-Shabaab Terror Case Killed

By Joan Akello Last night, Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi was shot dead. Twice. In the neck and head. But some reports say twice in the neck. According to Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, she was killed by assailants who trailed the car Number plates were in using a motorcycle (boda boda). Kagez is […]

Kenya’s MRC leader Omar Mwamnuadzi charged

Kenya’s MRC leader Omar Mwamnuadzi charged

The leader of a secessionist group in Kenya has been charged with holding an illegal gathering and planning to breach the peace. Omar Mwamnuadzi denied the charge during a court appearance late on Wednesday. He was arrested with 11 other members of his Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) following a police raid on his home. The […]

Aid Donors Announce Investigation Into Tribal Evictions in Ethiopia

Aid Donors Announce Investigation Into Tribal Evictions in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE Photo: Gijs van ‘t Klooster/FAO Ogaden region Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors have announced that they will send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there. Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has exposed how […]

Somalia gets 888 emergency police line number

Somalia gets 888 emergency police line number

Police in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have launched an emergency police telephone service for the first time in more than 20 years. Residents can call the emergency number – 888 – and the authorities say a police car will be sent out. Police spokesman Mohamed Yusuf Madaleh told the BBC it was part of efforts […]

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto Leads United States Delegation to the AU Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto  Leads United States Delegation to the AU Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Don Yamamoto led the U.S. delegation to the 20th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27 and 28, 2013. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto was accompanied by Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

By Mathews Ndanyi and Sonu Tanu, Secondary schools in some parts of the North Rift have been closed down as the teachers’ strike continues. The Chepkoilel University College in Eldoret has also been closed as lecturers continue with their strike. Kapsabet girls’ and boys’ schools are among the schools that have sent their students home […]