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96 UAE-bound Ugandan girls intercepted in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Up to 96 Ugandan girls have been intercepted in Kenya, while on their way to the United Arab Emirates. The girls aged between 14 to 18 years were intercepted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, where they were due to board their next …

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Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffles cabinet, sacks two ministers

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has reshuffled his cabinet and dropped two ministers (cabinet secretaries). Dropped are Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Henry Rotich who has been in charge of the National Treasury. Rotich was recently charged with corruption in a dam deal gone …

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Kenyan authorities raid distributors of Ugandan milk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several traders distributing Ugandan milk in Kenya have seen their products confiscated by authorities even when they have evidence that they had paid duties to get the milk into the country. This is likely to escalate the dispute between Uganda and Kenya on milk …

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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was investigating new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” …

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Al-Shabaab warns of more attacks against Kenya, US interests

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab on Wednesday warned Kenya “will never be safe”, threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on US interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend. The Al-Qaeda linked group said its attack on Camp Simba, in which three Americans …

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Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said. The strike on the base known as Camp Simba in Manda Bay near the picturesque tourist drawcard of Lamu …

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CECAFA: Minnows Eritrea stun Kenya, set up Uganda final

  ✳️ Eritrea 🇪🇷 4 Kenya 🇰🇪 1 ✳ Uganda 🇺🇬1 Tanzania 🇹🇿 0 Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Unheralded Eritrea stunned holders Kenya 4-1 to reach their first Cecafa Challenge Cup final in Kampala on Tuesday. The Eritreans are competing at the Central and Eastern African eight-team tournament after years …

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Kenya landslides kill a dozen people

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday. Their homes were hit overnight Friday amid torrential rains in Kenya’s West Pokot region, 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of …

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