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Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union base, many killed| Reuters

Sep 02, 2015

Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union base, many killed| Reuters

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission called a "heinous" attack. The al Qaeda-aligned militants said one of their fighters rammed a car bomb into the base, in Janale, about 90 km (55 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu, and then gunmen poured inside. The African Union peacekeeping mission, known as AMISOM, did not immediately release casualty figures for the attack, which came roughly a year after al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a U.S. #Business #Technology #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Kenya #Entertainment
South Sudan president signs peace deal despite concerns| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015

South Sudan president signs peace deal despite concerns| Reuters

JUBA South Sudan's president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had "serious reservations". President Salva Kiir, who has led South Sudan since it seceded from Sudan in 2011, had asked for more time for consultations last week, drawing threats of U.N. sanctions if he failed to ink it within a two-week deadline #United States #India #United Kingdom #Latin America #Kenya
Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital| Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital| Reuters

NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express". Kenya's game parks and abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the globe but the government has said that must not stop the east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife #Business #India #Europe #United Kingdom #Kenya #Entertainment #transportation
Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Jul 30, 2015

Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Only one percent of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country's auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back. #World #Corruption #NewsTracker #Transparency #Kenya #Government spending #Accountable
Watch: President Obama shows off some mean dance moves in Kenya

Jul 27, 2015

Watch: President Obama shows off some mean dance moves in Kenya

This was most definitely not your average State dinner. President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta put on their dancing shoes and twirled the night away with Kenyan band Sauti Sol. #Obama #US #President #Kenya #Instagram #Dancing #viral #Shareworthy #Kenyan band #Sauti Sol
Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

NAIROBI Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. After political talks on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on security and business, his speech to a packed sports hall in Nairobi struck a personal note, talking of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence #United States #Islam #Technology #Africa #Kenya #Entertainment
Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

NAIROBI Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. After political talks on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on security and business, his speech to a packed sports hall in Nairobi struck a personal note, talking of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence. "I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner #Business #Islam #Technology #Argentina #Kenya #Entertainment #opinion
Theres a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama: US President's visit back to his father's country

Jul 26, 2015

Theres a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama: US President's visit back to his father's country

Obama's trip to Kenya was the first to his father's homeland since winning the White House, as well as the first visit by a sitting American president. #Father #Obama #Barack Obama #US #President #Kenya #Homeland #visit #Kenyatta
US President Obama promotes equality for gays in Africa

Jul 26, 2015

US President Obama promotes equality for gays in Africa

US President Barack Obama spoke on behalf of equality for gays in Africa, the continent with the most countries which criminalise same-sex relations. #Obama #NewsTracker #Africa #Kenya #Gay Rights
Kenyan mothers name babies 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US presidential visit

Jul 26, 2015

Kenyan mothers name babies 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US presidential visit

A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. #Obama #President Obama #NewsTracker #Kenya #Babies #Mothers #Shareworthy