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EU Says It Cut AMISOM Funding Due to Competing Priorities

In a 27 April press statement, the European Union (EU) stated it cut funding to AMISOM by 20% due to “competing priorities in Africa and the world in general” but relayed its intent to continue supporting the mission’s efforts against al-Shabaab. 551 more words


Kenya Reaches 'Deal' with Somali Clan Leaders on Border Security

Kenya is attempting to address key border issues with Somalia after al-Shabaab’s mass raid attack at El Adde this past January.

This week, Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery reached a cooperation agreement in Nairobi with a group of Marehan clan members, including ex-Somali prime ministers  591 more words


*eleven things we can learn from the church of Acts

For several years I truly believed that I hated the Church. I didn’t, not really. I hated a church. Even greater, I hated what it had done to my family. 2,138 more words


HAKI YETU...HAKI YANGU...Matatu Musings

In business, customer is King or rather that is what I was taught and everyone subscribes to it…well everyone? not so fast…

Matatusmatatus… 637 more words



Strong and full of pride,

Mohawk ruled the Savannah,

On the horizon was Nairobi countyside,

and his home was with his army.

As he lay on his rock he notices a hole, a crack… 115 more words


Jani Toivola

In 2011, Jani Toivola was voted a Member of the Finnish Parliament making him the first black, gay member.

The son of a Finnish mother and Kenyan father, he studied in HB Acting Studio, New York in 1999–2002. 128 more words


PHOTOS: Investigators Probe Al-Shabaab's Beledweyne Airport Blast

Newly released photos show investigators probing the equipment used in al-Shabaab’s most recent laptop bomb attack at Beledweyne airport on Monday.

The pictures of the investigation show scattered wires on top of plastic bag, as well as a bombed out vehicle and luggage nearby. 232 more words