Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD

🕔21:51, 30.Nov 2016

The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financial flows to the most vulnerable places, according to a new OECD report. States of

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Concern over safety of elders in Somalia electoral process as premier writes to concerned authorities

🕔23:05, 29.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent. Prime Minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has expressed concerns over the safety of elders selecting the Electoral College in Mogadishu a day after one elder was whisked away by security officers. In a letter dated

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Police warn of terror attacks in North Eastern, Coast hours after deadly cache found in Garissa

🕔18:34, 29.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Police have warned against increased Al Shabaab activities and attacks hours after security officers in Garissa County recovered a cache of assorted weapons buried outside a residential house in Bula Sagare. In a statement, the national police

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Fight against graft should not be politicized – Muslim leaders

🕔18:08, 29.Nov 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri: Muslim leaders in Uasin Gishu County have raised concerns over the ongoing war of words between the government and opposition leaders in relation to corruption in the country. Led by county’s Muslim Council of Imams and Preachers

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Noor and Harakhe deny graft charges, released on Sh 1 million cash bail each.

🕔22:05, 28.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Former Ministerial tender committee chairman and Gare council of elders’ preferred candidate for Mandera gubernatorial position for 2017 polls Hassan Noor and Former National Youth Service (NYS) deputy director general Adan Harakhe have been released on a

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Several passengers left stranded for hours after Somalia plane crash landed at JKIA.

🕔14:37, 28.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Several passengers were on Sunday left stranded after an airplane from Somalia crash landed touching the ground on its belly before veering off the runway leading to the temporarily closure of the airport for hours. Kenyan airport

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Roba denies involvement of local leaders in GCOE, Hassan Noor woes

🕔13:16, 27.Nov 2016

By Abdiweli Aden: Mandera Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba has categorically denied having any hand in the different court cases facing the Garre Council of Elders and their Chosen gubernatorial candidate Hassan Noor Hassan. In a statement, the governor who has

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Mandera MCA urges government to gift county a Huduma Center

🕔19:57, 26.Nov 2016

By Abdiweli adan: Nominated Mandera County Assembly Member for the Youth Jamaldin Ahmed has called on the national government to open a Huduma Center in the County before the end of this financial year. Speaking to Nep Journal on phone,

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At least 20 killed in deadly Mogadishu blast

🕔18:01, 26.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent:   Up to 20 people have been confirmed dead in a deadly car bomb at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Several others were injured. Eye witnesses said

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Turkish agency donates camels to Wajir ulumaa

🕔17:15, 26.Nov 2016

By Farah Adan: Up to 50 religious leaders in Kenya’s North Eastern County of Wajir have benefited from a donation of a camel each by Turkish Aid Agency (TIKA). Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi who led the ulama in accepting the

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Wajir Governor tells off Duale over Raila funding claims

🕔15:51, 26.Nov 2016

By Farah Adan: Days after Majority leader Aden Duale and other MPs allied to the ruling Jubilee coalition alleged Cord governors have been giving opposition leader Raila Odinga monthly stipends and sponsoring his trips abroad and across the country, Wajir

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

🕔10:55, 26.Nov 2016

By Reuters: Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90.

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Stop talking and take action on corruption!

🕔12:48, 25.Nov 2016

By Robert Godec   Kenyans have talked about corruption for years. Kenyans know it is undermining the country’s prosperity, security, development, and even democracy. In a recent Pew Research Centre survey, 91 percent of Kenyans called government corruption a “very

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I sat for my KCSE, 18 years after I was unfairly expelled from High School

🕔11:31, 25.Nov 2016

By Boniface Mwangi: 18 years after l was unfairly expelled from high school, l sat for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Exams. I was kicked out of school when l was barely 15 years old after documenting child abuse

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President Uhuru fetes businessman cum politician in recognition of service to nation

🕔22:13, 24.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A former Thika Municipality long serving Councillor and businessman Mzee Mohamed Ali was on Wednesday honored by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his service to the nation. Uhuru conferred Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) State award on the

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GCOE call for calm as case seeking their dissolution commences in High Court

🕔21:48, 24.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The Garre Council of Elders has called for calm among members of the Garre community as a case seeking their dissolution kick started at the High Court in Nairobi on Thursday. Speaking after the case was adjourned

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Wajir Governor feted for improving Water provision in County

🕔21:06, 24.Nov 2016

By Farah Aden: Wajir County’s efforts to ensure every household has access to fresh water was today recognized at the annual water week held in Nairobi. During the colorful ceremony, Governor Ahmed Abdullahi was awarded and named water ambassador in

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Group seeking dissolution of GCOE moves to court

🕔22:20, 23.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A group of Mandera County residents opposed to the Garre Council of Elders (GCOEs) have moved to court in a bid to have the council dissolved. Filed a under a certificate of urgency, the case will have

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Mandera residents decry harassment by security agencies in ongoing crackdown

🕔21:44, 23.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Kenya’s North Eastern County of Mandera have decried arbitrary arrests by security agencies in the wake of increased crackdown to flush out criminals in the town following recent terror attacks including the most recent one

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North Eastern Kenya left in awe as residents get rare view of Orionids meteor shower

🕔16:35, 23.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed: “Please update me what is happening in Bannisa, I can hear it is still day time and now it is 12:34 am midnight. That is miracle” posts one social media user. “The end of times is nigh,

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Garissa County MP donates umbrellas to small scale traders

🕔23:20, 22.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Small scale traders in Garissa town’s Orahey market have a reason to smile after receiving a donation of umbrellas from County MP Shukran Gure. The donations which came at a time when rains were pounding the region

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Al Shabaab raids Hulugho again, incursion briefly halts KCSE exams

🕔23:02, 22.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia based Al Shabaab militants invaded Hulugho Town of Garissa County on Tuesday a day after a brief incursion on the border town. Sources indicate the group destroyed a Safaricom communication mast with unconfirmed reports indicating the

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Gunmen storm Wajir School during KCSE exams

🕔16:39, 22.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations were today briefly interrupted at Abaqorey High School in Wajir South after armed gunmen forced their way into the institution and opened fire at the candidates just a few minutes

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Dahir Geele, a newly elected MP from Puntland dies in Garowe.

🕔17:46, 21.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent   A Newly elected Member of Parliament from Puntland Dahir Geele died last night in a hospital in Garowe. His close relatives told NEP Journal that he was rushed to the hospital following sudden illness. The

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Raila plots inclusion government with Jubilee, says Duale.

🕔17:22, 21.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed Garissa Township Member of Parliament and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has once again lashed out at Opposition Chief Raila Odinga saying he was looking for ‘Nusu Mkate’. Duale, speaking at Mombasa’s Tononoka grounds on Sunday

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Over 600 herds of goats and sheep perish in Shimbirey following heavy downpour

🕔12:29, 21.Nov 2016

By: Issa Huseyn An estimated 600 herd of goats and sheep perished to death in a freak stormy rain at Shimbirey in Balambala constituency. The weak and emaciated livestock that survived the recent drought, reportedly froze to death in the

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Eastleighwood to hold Somali Cultural Day themed “Unique community, unique culture” in Nairobi.

🕔17:12, 20.Nov 2016

By Adow Mohamed:   A youth organization is set to hold a Somali Cultural Day at Nairobi’s liberty shopping Center near Pangani Police station on Saturday November 26, 2016. Organized by Eastleighwood, the event is expected to bring together Somali

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A woman detained over spreading malicious messages against Family bank

🕔16:55, 20.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A woman was on Friday night arrested by Banking Fraud Investigations Unit detectives over allegations of spreading malicious messages against family bank that caused panic among the banks 1.7 million customers. The woman who was identified as

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Duale denies graft in Jubilee government.

🕔16:36, 20.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Mohamed Garissa township MP and National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has denied the numerous claims of graft in the Jubilee administration. In his recent interview on a local television Duale strongly opposed the graft claims saying it

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4 militants killed, ammunition cache seized by Kenyan forces in Kobo area operation

🕔14:53, 20.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Four Al Shabaab militants were killed in a security operation in Kobo near Elwak Town of Mandera County while 11 others were injured. Confirming the incident, North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the militants engaged Kenyan

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At least 9 gunmen nabbed in Qoryoley town security operations

🕔18:46, 19.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somali security forces have arrested nine gunmen in a security operation they launched to smoke out Alshabaab militants and sympathisers in the town of Qoryoley in lower Shabelle region. Locals told the media nine armed gunmen were

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Funny: Warya asks for ‘Spiting Zone’

🕔17:40, 19.Nov 2016

Watch a funny clip of a Somali man asking for a ‘spitting zone’, not for real though!     Video Courtesy of Alex Kirui.

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Heavy downpour reported in parts of North Eastern Kenya

🕔17:09, 19.Nov 2016

By Ibrahim Issack: Heavy downpour has been reported in parts of the three Northern Kenya counties. This comes after a biting drought spell dating back close to months. Thousands of pastoral families hit by the escalating drought that has led

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Street Children removed from the streets of Eastleigh

🕔16:41, 17.Nov 2016

By Ibrahim A Issack: Street families in Eastleigh were on the morning of Wednesday rounded up by Nairobi County askaris. Those nabbed in the operation were taken to a waiting vehicle belonging to Nairobi County. Eye witnesses who talked to

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Family Bank responds to ‘social media shut down’ info

🕔16:24, 17.Nov 2016

By Ibrahim A Issack: Family bank has responded to information circulating on social media platforms claiming that the bank was likely to go under receivership and urging those who have an account with the bank to withdraw. The message read:

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Mandera’s miraa market goes up in flames

🕔23:35, 15.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Property worth thousands was this evening reduced to ashes after Mandera County’s largest miraa market caught fire in an unclear circumstances. Hapless residents used buckets to fight the inferno before they were joined by security offices and

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Wajir businessman denies involvement of County government in organization of soccer tournament

🕔12:31, 14.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A day after allegations of Wajir County government’s sponsorship of the recently concluded Siyad tournament emerged online, Businessman Siyad Patni who sponsored the tournament which was held in Wajir to raise awareness on radicalization among the youth

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NE Counties to lose billions as government seeks to peg budget on projected Cencus figures

🕔22:12, 13.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: It has now emerged that the National government intends to revise funds allocated to the three North Eastern Counties in the 2017/18 financial year after a court ruled in May 2016 that government agencies may use projected

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CentRep, NEP Journal Online Survey on Impact of Devolution in North Eastern Kenya Counties.

🕔23:38, 11.Nov 2016

Devolution was introduced in Kenya in August 2010 when the country ushered in a new constitution. The new system of governance came with unprecedented merits in the distribution of the national budget. In North Eastern Kenya, the three counties of

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Muslims in Trump’s America: On the Eve After the Election

🕔00:19, 11.Nov 2016

Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi On the eve after Trump’s win (Nov 9th, 2016) Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi gave a frank talk about his thoughts on Trump’s election, why it happened, what our reaction should be, and what lessons we can

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Why Hilary lost the race to white house.

🕔15:12, 10.Nov 2016

By Abdihakim Ifiye: Americans are yet to come to terms with Hilary Clinton’s defeat. Now that the shockwave passed, let’s see what might have made the democratic candidate lose the race to the oval office. It is a known fact

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Garissa County MP contestant takes diaspora by storm with supporters jostling for the chance to host her in different cities

🕔00:42, 10.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Days after arriving in the USA to attend attended a book pitch at the international conference for writers held at Richmond, Virginia, Garissa County women parliamentary hopeful Maryam Sheikh Abdikadir had a difficult time balancing between her

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Residents of Wajir’s Burmayo location decry lack of basic services, call for removal of absentee administrator

🕔00:28, 10.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Wajir County’s Burmayo location are up in arms against years of neglect in the hands of both the national and county governments. In a recent letter to the County Commissioner of Wajir and copied to

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What can we learn from Trump’s victory?

🕔00:11, 10.Nov 2016

By Hassan Farah The media’s crookedness and culpability You all expected Hillary’s landslide victory especially if you were one glued to be served some leakages on the election proceedings. This has at last backfired as it turned out to be

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Time for the government to look itself in the mirror and uphold zero tolerance to impunity and corruption

🕔15:17, 7.Nov 2016

By Abdi Mohamed Golo: The national and county Governments is plagued by cronyism, leaders who rewrite constitutions to extend term limits in both houses and downwards to counties, fragile democracies captured by special interests create a climate where corruption flourishes

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KDF makes huge money on unlawful charcoal exports from Somalia-UN report says

🕔22:09, 6.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent United Nations monitoring group said in a report released on Friday that Kenyan forces battling Alshabaab in Somalia are making business on illegal exports of charcoal from ports under their control. It was October 16, 2011,

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Wajir residents converge at Orahey grounds to pray for rain.

🕔20:27, 6.Nov 2016

By Farah Aden Residents of Wajir town converged at Orahey grounds on Saturday to pray for “Salatul Istisqa” asking God for rain as the county experiences biting drought and water shortage. Wajir Ulamaas and Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi among other

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At least eight killed, others injured in rival clan clashes over border dispute in Wajir County.

🕔16:30, 6.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent Eight people were killed and 20 others injured after clan militia launched attack on Baqala location residents of Eldas Constituency on Saturday morning. Baqala location which is situated the border between Wajir West and Eldas constituencies has

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Alshabaab claims car bomb blast near parliament.

🕔16:12, 6.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent Alshabaab terror group fighting in Somalia claimed the responsibility for the car bomb attack that killed three people and wounded six others near parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday evening. The militant claimed the

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Suicide car bomb kills 3 people near Parliament house in Mogadishu.

🕔22:06, 5.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent A suicide car bomb rammed into a vehicle belonging to Somali Intelligence agency near the parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killing three people and wounded six others on Saturday evening. Security officials and eye witnesses

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