Al shabaab militants capture Goof-gadud town of South West Somalia

🕔16:56, 30.Oct 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent: Alshabaab terror group fighting in Somalia have on Sunday taken control of Goof-gadud town in South West Somalia after a fierce clash between the militants and South West state security forces aided by the Somali National Army.

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My North Eastern Sojourn: encounters I will never forget

🕔16:00, 30.Oct 2016

By M. Khadar Yussuf: I have always wanted to travel to and write about North Eastern region of Kenya, a province inhabited by the Somali community (my people). It is my only way of telling the world the type of

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Garissa Township Constituency: the Devil’s Luck and the Destiny of Decimal Come 2017 Elections

🕔20:41, 29.Oct 2016

By Ali Sheikh – ADDIS ABABA: As the political wind and the crack of dawn campaign surfaces in Kenya, Garissa County continues to impress the battle of political arithmetic where the tyranny of numbers is a matter of melody, much

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Eastleigh small scale traders decry harassment by City Hall Askaris

🕔20:26, 29.Oct 2016

By Ibrahim Issack: After the operation to clear hawkers from the streets of Eastleigh, City Askaris have spared no effort to make sure the directive remains in force. But this time, the operation has been alleged to be so violent

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Mandera court grants police more time to hold caretaker of attacked guest house

🕔15:00, 27.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A court in Mandera on Thursday morning allowed the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) to hold for 10 days the caretaker of the hotel that was attacked on Tuesday by suspected Al Shabaab militants. The decision came after

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Government imposes dawn to dusk curfew in Mandera

🕔14:11, 27.Oct 2016

By Abdiweli Aden The government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the North Eastern Kenya town of Mandera following spate of terror attacks that left tens of people dead. Interior Cabinet Secretary Major Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery through

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Wajir MP considers selling party ticket as kinsmen consider kicking him out

🕔18:14, 25.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A first time Member of Parliament from Wajir County is considering selling his party ticket after realizing his clansmen may drop him in the clan’s negotiated democracy process. The MP is reportedly demanding Kshs 200M for the

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Balambala MP tells off Duale over ‘politics of coercion’

🕔17:58, 25.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Balambala Member of Parliament Abdikadir Aden has lashed out at his Garissa Township Counterpart who is also the National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale over what he called ‘politics of coercion’. The outspoken first time MP expressed

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Governors condemn Mandera attack, call for swift government response

🕔15:35, 25.Oct 2016

By Abdiweli Aden: Governors from the Frontier Counties have condemned the killing of up to 12 people in a Mandera terror attack on Tuesday. Governors Ali Roba (Mandera), Issa Timamy (Lamu), Nathif Jama (Garissa) and Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir) and Isiolo

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Saleh rules out Al Shabaab involvement in Mandera attack

🕔15:12, 25.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent: North Eastern Regional Coordinator Amb. Mohamud Saleh has ruled out direct involvement of the Somali based Al-Shabaab terror group in last night’s attack on Bishaaro hotel where 12 were killed and 10 others injured in Mandera town.

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At least 13 killed in overnight Mandera guest house attack

🕔09:11, 25.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Up to thriteen people were this morning confirmed dead following an attack on a guest house in Mandera County. Confirming the incident, Mandera East OCPD Ezekiel Sing’oe said ten of the dead were visiting the area for

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Time to reinvent our systems of engagement in religious matters

🕔21:44, 20.Oct 2016

By Abdulkarim Taraja The stability of Islamic religious issues across the country and most probably in the rural areas is on the verge of disintegration following the unending feuds of leadership. Masjids in the rural place are marred by leadership

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Battle lines drawn as legislatures walk out on Wajir Governor during Mashujaa day celebrations

🕔21:17, 20.Oct 2016

By Abdiweli Aden Wajir residents were today treated to a rare political showdown after a section of local MPs staged a public rebellion against area governor Ahmed Abdullahi as he delivered his speech. Legislators Mohamed Elmi (Tarbaj), Aden Keinan (Eldas)

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MP warns against drilling of boreholes in Wajir as biting water shortage hits residents

🕔20:24, 20.Oct 2016

By Farah Adan Wajir East Member of Parliament Abass Sheikh Mohamed has sent a stern to those drilling boreholes in Wajir town and its environs as shallow wells in the area dry up by the day. Speaking during this year’s

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Wajir leaders publicly defer over local politics as several arrested after fracas in Wajir Mashujaa day celebrations.

🕔20:11, 20.Oct 2016

By Farah Adan Celebrations to mark this year’s Mashujaa day were briefly interrupted in Wajir early today after local politician differed publicly over their development record and political positions. In a scene never witnessed in the County before, locals were

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Garissa marks 54th anniversary of Mashujaa Day with optimism, despite alarming drought situation

🕔19:27, 20.Oct 2016

By Yussuf Ali Korrow Garissa marks 54th anniversary of Mashujaa Day with optimism, despite the County going through a period of serious drought not witnessed for many years. As an independent Country, Kenya marks its first 54th years, Garissa county

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One dead in Mandera attack as wave of violence hits border County

🕔12:38, 18.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: One person was killed on Monday night as police attached to Governor Ali Roba engaged gunmen in Mandera Town following an attempted attack on their vehicle. The man, a watchman at a local primary school, was

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Governor Roba visits victims of Takaba fracas in hospital.

🕔14:49, 17.Oct 2016

By Abdiweli Aden: Mandera Governor Ali Roba today visited people injured in yesterday’s chaos in Takaba who are nursing their injuries at the Mandera County Referral Hospital. Several people were injured after chaos erupted in Takaba when Gurreh Council of

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Wajir’s rich Agricultural side on display as County marks World Food day celebrations

🕔21:11, 16.Oct 2016

By Farah Adan Residents of Wajir County joined the rest of the World on Sunday to mark the World food day in style with an array of locally grown foods, fruits and vegetables on display among other products. County department

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The Tussle for Garissa township constituency seat

🕔20:50, 16.Oct 2016

By Abdi Ismail Like other parts of the country, Garissa county faces insurmountable hurdles in choosing leaders that can articulate issue that plague it’s residents or matters that transcend individualistic, idiosyncratic and clan based politics given that in the other

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President Uhuru’s lobby for AU top post receives positive reception from African leaders.

🕔20:31, 16.Oct 2016

By NJ Correspondent and Agencies President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mission to lobby for current Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed for the position of the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson got a big boost after many African leaders welcomed the move.

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De-militarize North Eastern airports and provide customer friendly services

🕔20:08, 16.Oct 2016

By Abdi Warsame In the span of a week, I travelled to and from Wajir and Mandera and did not like the experience at airports in both said towns. In Mandera, upon disembarking from the plane on arrival from Nairobi,

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Garissa County develops mitigation mechanisms to fight droughts.

🕔21:25, 15.Oct 2016

By Yussuf Ali korow. Garissa which is among the 15 counties hit by drought has taken the lead in Drought mitigation measures solely, without National Government support as families are faced with lack of water and food in most parts

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Garissa town selected as WI-FI hotspot zone

🕔21:31, 13.Oct 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed Garissa was selected host internet hotspot zone by the Ministry of Information among other special centers across the counties to enhance ease of access to government’s online services by the end of December this year. Principal Secretary

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Al- Shabaab mercilessly beheaded four Somali elders in El Ali town of Hiiran region.

🕔17:20, 13.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Mogadishu Correspondent Alshabaab militant have brutally slaughtered four elders they have accused of supporting the Somali government and African Mission in Somalia (Amisom) forces as spies. The militants recaptured El Ali town beheading the four elders after

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Prof. Elmi appointed Chancellor of Rongo University as Uhuru elevates GUC, promises to hand-deliver charter

🕔14:25, 8.Oct 2016

By Farah Adan: The Education sector in North Eastern got a big boost yesterday after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that he will soon hand-deliver Garissa University College’s Charter effectively elevating it to the first fully fledged University in the region.

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Foreign CS Amina Mohamed denies existence of extra-judicial activities in Al Jazeera Interview

🕔00:00, 8.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed trashed reports of extrajudicial killings, torture and harassment allegedly committed by the Country’s security agencies. Speaking in an Interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hassan when he hosted her

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Residents of Mandera North Sub-County face acute Water shortages

🕔23:42, 7.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Residents of several Mandera North Sub-County settlements are facing serious water shortages with most of the affected areas depending on water trucking to get the precious commodity. Affected residents pointed an accusing finger at the County

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Court summons AG to explain Wakf Commissioner’s appointments

🕔11:33, 7.Oct 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri The High Court sitting in Mombasa has summoned the Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai to appear in person and explain the criteria he used in appointing the Wakf Commissioners of Kenya. Justice Mathew Anyara Emukhule on Monday

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Editorial: Apology and correction of information

🕔06:02, 7.Oct 2016

A Nep Journal article dated October 5, 2016 has been verified and confirmed not released from the Fai Sultanate office and the Sultanate has distanced itself from the said article. Nep Journal therefore takes this early opportunity to apologize to

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Saleh commends security agencies for swift response in Mandera attack

🕔16:28, 6.Oct 2016

By Abdiweli Aden North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh has lauded the swift response by security agencies that minimized the number of casualties in the early Morning Thursday raid by Al Shabaab militants on a building that housed mainly non-locals.

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AMISOM soldiers kill six civilians in Janale.

🕔12:16, 6.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Mogadishu Correspondent AMISOM soldiers have on Wednesday killed six civilians and wounded two others following an overnight mortar bombardment on a residential area near Janale town in Lower Shabelle region. The killings happened after Al Shabaab attacked

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Six people killed in Mandera Al-Shabaab attack.

🕔11:59, 6.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent Six people have been killed in Mandera early Thursday morning attack blamed on Al-Shabaab terror group, local authorities said. The incident occurred at bulla works that had 33 non-locals residing one plot which is neighboring border

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Call for review of Kadhi’s Act to include children issues

🕔22:39, 5.Oct 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri The Kadhi’s Act should be reviewed to allow Kadhi’s courts to effectively handle matters pertaining to the needs and interests of children in the Muslim community. At the same time a call was made to Kenya Law

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Garissa governor sponsor bright girl.

🕔16:06, 5.Oct 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed Garissa governor Nathif Jama has intervened to sponsor a top girl who hails from a poor background family who couldn’t afford her fees. Anisa who topped in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in Garissa County

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Fai sultanate to reconsider their verdict giving hopes of Mwalimu Pekee candidature.

🕔15:22, 5.Oct 2016

Sultanate of the Fai sub-clan of Degodia who have selected Ugas Sheikh Mohamed as the family preferred candidate for gubernatorial seat, Wajir East Constituency MP (Rashid Kassim) and Tarbaj constituency MP (Idris) on July 28th  in the infamous Tarbaj declaration

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Baby Ayan arrives in Nairobi for specialized treatment

🕔14:30, 3.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Ailing baby Ayan has today arrived in Nairobi for specialized treatment courtesy of well wishers after a group of local youth highlighted her plight on social media. Rahma Mohamed Guliye, one of the notable voices who

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Mosque committee wants your contribution ahead of grand fundraiser

🕔00:16, 3.Oct 2016

By Farah Adan: The organizing committee of a fundraiser in aid of Masjid wusda in Wajir County is appealing for help ahead of a grand fundraiser mid this month towards the construction of a modern mosque. Located off Moyale road

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Tabar wadaag football team beats FC Kaamil 5-1 in Adado tournament.

🕔21:23, 2.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal correspondent A team in Adado town that adopted the Tabar Wadaag development project name has beaten their rivals FC Kaamil 5-1 in the ongoing Adado tournament cup underway in the Interim Galmudug headquarter town. The youthful team

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Somali spy agency NISA sends home1500 officers

🕔13:24, 2.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Mogadishu Correspondent The National Intelligence and Security Agency of Somalia has sent packing over 1500 officers sending shockwaves across the recovering country. Recently appointed Agency Chief Gen. Abdullahi Mohamed Gafow said the move was aimed at streamlining

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Two killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

🕔02:45, 2.Oct 2016

By Nep Journal Mogadishu Correspondent A suicide car bomb targeting security forces was blown up at the entrance of the Blue Sky restaurant on Saturday afternoon. According to security forces two people were killed and six others wounded after a

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Call for help: Baby Ayan a victim of rarely hydrocephalus.

🕔23:38, 1.Oct 2016

Baby Ayan who is 14 months old is a victim of rarely hydrocephalus.  The hydrocephalus is derived from the Greek words “hydro” meaning water and “cephalus” meaning head. As the name implies, it is a condition in which the primary

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Garre sub-clans break ranks with elders’ decision, call for review and more consultations

🕔19:25, 1.Oct 2016

By Adow Mohamed: A group eminent community leaders drawn from more than 20 sub-clans of the Garre community have today broken ranks with the recent sweeping decision of the once powerful Garre Council of Elders that sent packing a huge

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