Kenya

'this Is Huge': Locust Swarms Destroy Crops In East Africa

As millions of desert locusts descend on Kenya, farmers flail their arms and shout, bang pots and pans, and even swing shovels and blankets to try to stop the insects from destroying their crops

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Oversight Group Says Abuse By Kenyan Police On The Rise

Kenya's Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) says police abuse of civilians is getting worse and includes extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances.  The IPOA issued a report Wednesday documenting over 3,000 cases of abuse by...
Related topics: Police

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Us Troops In Kenya Were Hit Hard And Fast By Terrorist Militants Who Broke Into A Frail Base

The attack was largely overlooked as tensions between the US and Iran flared in the Middle East earlier this month.
Related topics: Terrorism, Iran

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Chaos As Militants Overran Airfield, Killing 3 Americans In Kenya

The brazen Shabab assault at Manda Bay, Kenya, a sleepy seaside base near the Somali border, on Jan. 5 left three Americans dead, raising complex questions about the military’s mission in Africa.
Related topics: Military

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Yelling, Honking Horns, Firing Shots: How Locals Deal With 'biblical Egypt Plague' Devastating Kenya

Dozens of eerie videos shared on social media over the past few weeks show swarms of locusts descending on north-eastern Kenya, amid desperate attempts by locals to drive them away.
Related topics: Egypt, World Videos, Social Media

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The Uk’s Africa Summit Offered Lofty Promises Of Commitment But Not Enough Substance

The United Kingdom’s secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma was in Kenya in mid-January, causing a bit of destruction at the Nairobi Securities Exchange along the way. “I was asked to ring the bell,” he told the audience...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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A Chinese Super App Is Facing Claims Of Predatory Consumer Lending In Nigeria, Kenya And India

OKash and OPesa, the Africa-focused consumer lending apps of Opera, the Chinese-owned internet browsing giant, appear to be flouting Google’s Play Store policies. In a report this week, equity research house Hindenburg Research suggested that...
Related topics: Nigeria, India, Google

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Kenya: Muslims Murder Three Christian Teachers In Jihad Raid On Primary School

“The attacks in Diiso, Saretho and Kamuthe were all preceded by credible information and intelligence from the public but the county security teams did not act as required.” Why not? Either cowardice, which is pandemic these days, or...

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Amid Kenya Power Struggle, Imf Says Investment Program In Crisis

Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10 billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle at the heart of government.Amid mounting public anger...

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Terror Attack

By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya....
Related topics: Terrorism

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Kenya Looks To Secure Border As Al-shabab Launches Deadly Attacks

Kenya has endured a grim start to the new year as extremist group al-Shabab launched attacks against targets including a school, a police post and a military base shared by U.S. forces.Observers are debating whether the surge of violence signals...
Related topics: Police, Military

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Plague Of Locusts Threaten Kenya’s Crops

Parts of Africa are under attack. Crop-wrecking insects ravaged Somalia and Ethiopia before recently migrating to Kenya.  As VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports, authorities there now race to crush the invaders before they consume crops harming the...
Related topics: Somalia, Ethiopia

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The United Nations Reforms-from Ideas To Actions

A friendship of trust, President Kenyatta and UN Secretary General Guterres exchange notes during the UNGA 2019 in New York. Credit: PSCUBy Mukhtar OgleNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 2020 (IPS) One of the highlight activities as the United Nations...

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Swarms Of Locusts Threaten Food Security In Kenya

Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.
Related topics: Somalia, Ethiopia

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Kenya: Muslims Storm Military Base, Murder 3 Americans

Al-Shabaab stormed a military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces and murdered 3 Americans. A statement was issued by AFRICOM Commander-U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend: Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those...
Related topics: Military, African-American

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Exclusive: Africom Sends Top Brass To Kenya To Investigate Al-shabab Attack

The commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has ordered an investigation into the al-Shabab attack this week that killed three Americans, dispatching two of his top generals Thursday to Manda Bay, Kenya."I want ground truth to assess the...

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A Growing Challenge For America’s Somalia Policy

In the early hours of Jan. 5, the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked a joint Kenyan-American military base in Manda Bay, Kenya, where several hundred American troops and military contractors live and work. The U.S....
Related topics: Somalia, Al-qaeda, Terrorism, Military

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Deadly Raid In Kenya Carried Out Under ‘direction’ Of Al-qaeda Leadership, Shabaab Says

Ali Mohamud Rage, a senior Shabaab official, has released a video concerning the group's assault on the Manda Bay Airfield earlier this week. Three Americans were killed during the attack, which Rage says was "carried out under the guidance and...
Related topics: Al-qaeda, World Videos

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Has War Between The Us And Iran Been Avoided?

Trump appears to de-escalate tensions with Iran; America's bi-partisan war-making; al-Shaabab attacks US military in Kenya
Related topics: Iran, Military

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Youtubers’ Campaign Will Plant Trees In California, Kenya, And India

Thanks to YouTuber MrBeast’s viral tree planting campaign, more than 21 million trees will be planted across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, and the United...
Related topics: India, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Mozambique

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