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NAIROBI – Last week, China, the world’s largest ivory-consuming nation, imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports and announced it would no longer handle ivory import requests. (However, Hong Kong, where ivory stockpiles are housed, is not included in the ban)… Read More ›
A new online jihadist magazine calls on East African militants to pledge allegiance to Al-Qaeda #Kenya #Somalia http://t.co/fElL1osZl8 https://archive.org/stream/AmkaMagazine/Al-Muhajiroun01#page/n0/mode/1up
A British national was reportedly killed in Juba, South Sudan, on the evening of February 17th. The victim has been identified as Michael Leech, Head of Operations for investigations firm and private security company, Halliday Finch Africa, according to company… Read More ›
The Kenya Siege Since late last year, Western forces have dealt the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab some high-impact blows. A drone strike in September killed one of its most ruthless jihadists, Ahmed Abdi Godane. Earlier this month, a second drone… Read More ›
According to a recent Reporters without Borders index Kenya ranks at #90. After today, with the new security bill, its position no doubt plummeted closer to #180, the bottom position, which Eritrea now occupies. Kenya’s Jubilee government reacted… Read More ›