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Somali says troops free 4 foreign aid workers abducted in Kenya

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Comments off

MOGADISHU, July 2 (Xinhua) — Somali forces had freed four foreign aid workers kidnapped from Kenya by gunmen three days ago, state radio said Monday.

“The Somali government forces managed to forcibly free four foreign aid workers safe and sound,” state-run Mogadishu Radio reported. Read more…

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Kenya – PM Odinga seeks US help in Kismayu battle

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Comments off

Somalia: Who Owns What? 1963
Somalia: Blood on the Horn – 1964 (
Irish of Africa”).

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked the EU and United States to help the African Union forces in Somalia to wrest the port of Kismayu from Al-Shabaab.
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Mr Odinga said liberating Al-Shabaab’s last bastion would entail an operation by land, sea and air”. Read more…

Experts say ill-fated police chopper was new – KBC News

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Comments off

By:Margaret Kalekye/KNA.

The police chopper that crashed Sunday morning killing six people among them Internal Security Minister Prof. George Saitoti and his assistant Joe Orwa Ojode  was acquired last December. Read more…

Kenyan Ministers killed in helicopter crash – KBC News

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Comments off

By:Margaret Kalekye

-KBC News.

Kenya’s Internal Security minister Professor George Saitoti, his assistant minister Orwa Ojode and four others have been confirmed dead after a Police chopper crashed in Kibiku area in Ngong forest Sunday morning. Read more…

AU peacekeepers announce third phase of operation in Somalia

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Comments off

MOGADISHU, March 13 (Xinhua) — African Union peacekeeping mission supporting Somali government on Tuesday announced the military operation to oust Al-Shabaab from Somalia will soon commence, said Aronda Nyakairima, visiting Ugandan Chief of Defense Forces. Read more…

UN-backed forum to discuss early action ahead of next drought in Horn of Africa

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Comments off

UNITED NATIONS,24 February 2012 –Government representatives, climatologists, agricultural experts, disaster risk managers and others will gather in Rwanda next week to discuss early action in case of a possible third consecutive year of drought in the Horn of Africa. Read more…

Somalia peace process nears critical stage as election draws close

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 30, 2012

by Ronald Ssekandi

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — Efforts to end decades of war in Somalia are nearing a critical stage as the Horn of Africa country is to hold general elections in August. Read more…

Africa Oil spuds oil well in Kenya

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 26, 2012

NAIROBI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — Canadian oil and gas exploration firm, Africa Oil said on Wednesday that it has started spudding the Ngamia-1 exploratory well on Block 10BB in Kenya.

The company said in a statement issued in Nairobi the Ngamia-1 well which is located in the Lokichar basin, a north-south trending rift basin that is part of the East African Rift System marks the start of a multiwell program on Block 10BB and adjacent blocks in the east African nation. Read more…

Kenya, South Sudan ink oil pipeline agreement

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 26, 2012

NAIROBI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — Kenya and South Sudan governments have signed an agreement that will allow for the construction of an oil pipeline connecting the two countries.

A statement from Kenya’s Prime Minister’s office issued here on Wednesday said the agreement which was reached late Tuesday will allow the construction of an oil pipeline and fibre optic connections between the oil fields in the world’s newest country and Kenya’s port town of Lamu. Read more…

Somalia:Diyaarado Dagaal Oo Duqeeyay Buulo Xaaji,J/Hoose – Media

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

Wararka laga helayo Koonfurta Soomaaliya ayaa kusoo waramaya in Diyaarado Dagaal oo La sheegay inay leeyihiin Ciidamada Kenya ay shalay duqeeyeen tuulada Buulo xaaji oo qiyaastii 80 KM dhinaca Galbeed ka jirta magaalada Kismayo ee Gobolka J/Hoose sida lagu sheegay warbaahin kala duwan. Read more…