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U.S. Department of State News: Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Shabaab

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and other aliases.  These aliases have been added to al-Shabaab’s designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Shabaab

NAIROBI, Kenya | Obama praises Kenya’s political reconciliation

NAIROBI, Kenya— Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption. Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as president, commended President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for cooperating following last year’s … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Obama praises Kenya’s political reconciliation

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

NAIROBI, Kenya | Burundi’s president says he won’t run for another term

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s president announced Thursday he will not run for another term, even as he put in place a new constitution that would allow him to stay in power until 2034. Speaking in the Kirundi language, President Pierre Nkurunziza told supporters: “We assure Burundians and the international community. Our term will end … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Burundi’s president says he won’t run for another term

NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say

NAIROBI, Kenya  — Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. “We took our children and rushed to higher ground,” farmer Joseph Maina told The Associated Press. Their home was submerged and their crops were washed away but unlike dozens of others, they … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say

Kenya gov’t turns off TV stations airing opposition event

NAIROBI, Kenya /January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Kenya‘s press is reporting that the government has switched off three TV stations after they aired live broadcasts of an event where the opposition is trying to “swear in” its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president Tuesday. The attorney general has warned that such a protest act challenging the … Continue reading Kenya gov’t turns off TV stations airing opposition event

The Latest: 7-year-old killed by bullet in Kenya clashes

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) /November 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the inauguration of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A witness says a 7-year-old boy has been killed by a stray bullet as Kenyan police chase opposition supporters on the day of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in. Isaac Mekenye says the boy was … Continue reading The Latest: 7-year-old killed by bullet in Kenya clashes

The Latest: Kenya raids offices of group critical of polls

NAIROBI, Kenya/August 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the reactions to Kenya‘s elections (all times local): 1:30 p.m. – Civil society activists say Kenya Revenue Authority officials and police have raided the offices of a group that found anomalies in the recent elections in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected. Maina Kiai, a former expert … Continue reading The Latest: Kenya raids offices of group critical of polls