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Three soldiers killed in Mogadishu explosion

🕔15:41, 17.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Three government soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion in capital Mogadishu. Senior Somali Police officer, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said a vehicle loaded with ammunition exploded after the security forces intercepted at Hawo Tako village of

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Calls on Muslim organizations to work for interests of Muslims

🕔15:31, 17.May 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: Muslim organizations in the country  have been urged to work together to safeguard the interests of the community and   drive Muslim  agenda in all matters of national importance for socio-economic progress. The calls were made by the

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At least 4 killed in IED blast in Liboi

🕔16:37, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four people were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Tuesday morning. The incident happened in Algabay village, between Liboi and Kulan village of Garissa County.

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Korane accuses Jama of illegally recruiting over 1,450 County Staff

🕔09:30, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Garissa gubernatorial aspirant, Ali Bunow Korane accused Garissa governor Nathif Jama of illegal recruitment of over 1,450 desperate job seekers to woo votes. Korane said Jama has assumed the role of County public service Board (CPSB) in

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Al-Shabaab militants Kill chief, abduct 2 Kenya police reserve in Mandera

🕔09:10, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A senior chief was killed while two Kenyan Police Reserve (KPR) abducted when suspected A-Shabaab militants attacked Omar Jillo village of Lafey Sub-County of Mandera County on Monday evening. The attackers, believed to Al-Shabaab militants, killed Dekow

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AMISOM engages Somalia diaspora on the sides of London Conference

🕔10:49, 14.May 2017

The Somali community in the United Kingdom on Friday got a rare opportunity to engage the AU mission in Somalia on the sidelines of London conference. The one-on-one session dialogue with the the AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco

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Sugar price rises to record high

🕔22:05, 11.May 2017

By GERALD ANDAE-BUSINESS DAILY An acute shortage of sugar has hit Kenya, leaving retail shelves empty and driving the commodity’s prices to a historic high.  In Nairobi, the severity of the shortage was marked by the fact that only one of

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What will be the songs of Kenya’s Poor Voters?

🕔00:04, 10.May 2017

Axmed Caydid The season of fat creaky men dancing out of tune is nigh. Rallies and mikutanos, meetings and road shows will be filling our streets with colours, loud musics, pseudo-politics and incoherent men and women screeching for our inflamed

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Milestone in the fight against HIV as Kenya becomes second country in Africa to embrace the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

🕔23:29, 9.May 2017

By John Eden. Kenya becomes the second country in Africa after South Africa to embrace the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, an intervention treatment programme for those at risk of HIV and aged 15 years  and above. The introduction of this treatment otherwise

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Mogadishu suicide bomb blast kills at least 8

🕔22:26, 8.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent At least eight people have been killed and over 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack at a busy restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday evening. The vehicle laden with explosives detonated near

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Trump campaign removes controversial Muslim ban language from website

🕔20:11, 8.May 2017

By Dan Merica, CNN Washington (CNN)A press release touting Donald Trump’s controversial plan to ban all Muslim travel into the United States was removed from his campaign website Monday, shortly after White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that

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President Farmaajo visits Afgoye town.

🕔10:44, 8.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President of the federal government of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo visited afgoye town about 30 kilometers southwest of capital city Mogadishu on Monday. The president was accompanied by high-level delegation including; defense minister, MPs, intelligence, Military and

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Somalia MP survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu.

🕔09:48, 29.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A member of Somalia’s Federal Parliament has on Friday evening survived an assassination attempt targeted at his vehicle in Taleh area of Mogadishu’s Hodon district. The lawmaker, Mohamed Abukate survived, two of his body-guards and a civilian

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President Kenyatta dismisses NASA lineup, says it’s just a blueprint jobs for themselves.

🕔22:49, 27.Apr 2017

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the NASA power-sharing lineup as nothing more than a ploy to create jobs for its leading figures. The President said the opposition politicians have lost focus of what leadership means by wasting their

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NASA declares Raila as their Flag bearer, Kalonzo running mate.

🕔17:37, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The National Supper Alliance (NASA) has declared ODM leader Raila Odinga as the Alliance flag bearer, Kalonzo Musyoka as the deputy President. The declaration was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of supporters at the historic Uhuru Park

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Gunmen shot Intelligence officer in Mogadishu.

🕔12:47, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab members have killed a senior intelligence office in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday. The late NISA officer Mohamud Haji Ali was shot dead by two men armed with pistol-wielding. He was shot

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Somalia sign bilateral agreements with Turkey during Farmaajo’s visit

🕔12:09, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Tuesday flew to Turkey leading government officials for his first three-day state visits. President Farmaajo and his delegates were cordially welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the airport

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Al-Shabaab fighters ambush Ethiopian convoy in Burdar village of Hiiran region.

🕔15:46, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab militants have on Wednesday ambushed Ethiopian forces serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Burdar village of Hiiran region. Ethiopian forces and militants were said to have exchanged heavy weaponry including machine guns

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Eastleigh Business closed for fear of violence as Jubilee party primaries voting kicks off.

🕔09:35, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business in Eastleigh were on Wednesday, April 26 closed shops for fear of violence on the ongoing Jubilee Party primaries. Business owners have decided to close shops after taking precaution over past weeks’ threats by politicians in

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Mandera is sealed for Jubilee, Roba says

🕔22:12, 25.Apr 2017

By Abdiweli Aden: Mandera governor Ali Ibrahim Roba said Mandera remains a stronghold for jubilee party and scopes more votes than even it did in 2013 polls. “Despite defections by some elders, Mandera is painted red with jubilee party and

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General Gabre criticizes President Farmaajo over disrespect on Ethiopian troops in Somalia.

🕔16:36, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Haile Gabre, Ethiopian General has accused Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of disrespecting Ethiopian forces during his recent visits in Baidoa district of Bay region, Somalia. The president visited the town to access the security situation and

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Garissa leaders, security team call for peaceful campaigns.

🕔15:23, 25.Apr 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Leaders from Garissa have called for peaceful campaigns during political rallies. They urged political spirants, irrespective of their political party affiliations to urge their supporters from engaging in acts of violence during campaigns. Leaders led by SUPKEM

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Suspected KDF warplanes strike Al-Shabaab bases in Gedo region.

🕔10:23, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Kenyan warplanes carried out an overnight airstrike on Al Shabaab bases in a nearby location in Wargadud town of Gedo region, southern Somalia. A local resident told Nep Journal that suspected Kenyan warplanes hit Al-Shabaab stronghold

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Somalia President to make first visit to Turkey on Tuesday.

🕔09:58, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo will make his first State visit to Turkey after president Erdogan offered him an official invitation. President Farmaajo will hold talks with President Erdogan on issues of humanitarian aid as well as

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A blow to Wajir governor as clan elders disown his running mate endorsement

🕔15:30, 24.Apr 2017

By Farah Aden: Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi who picked his running mate for the gubernatorial contest in the August 8, 2017 Elections just five days ago received a blow after clan elders of his running mate disown his endorsement. “With

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Somalia’s military court executes four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa.

🕔13:35, 24.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s military court has on Monday morning executed four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa. They were accused of being the masterminds of February last year’s bomb attack that left 55 people dead and more than 60

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Wajir governor denies alleged EACC raid

🕔23:05, 22.Apr 2017

By Farah Aden Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi has on Saturday refuted claims on social media indicating his Karen home was raided by officials from the Ethics and anti-corruption Commission. In a statement signed by the County Press Director Yahya Dahiye,

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Somalia’s military court executes a soldier for killing a civilian in Afgoye district.

🕔16:10, 22.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A military Court in Somalia has executed a police officer who killed a civilian in Afgoye last year. Addressing reporters at the execution scene on Saturday, military court official Mumin Hassan said the police officer was executed

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Is Ahmed Nasir a Grand Mullah?

🕔22:12, 21.Apr 2017

By Ahmed Aydeed Stereotypes are normally deployed for the purpose of grouping people on basis of different socio-cultural categories such as ethnicity, religion and gender amongst others. They help us reduce complex concepts and issues into simple categories for efficient

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KDF accused of civilian attack in Gedo region, Somalia.

🕔22:09, 20.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Kenya defense forces were accused of killing at least three civilians in an overnight raid targeting Al Shabaab controlled bases in Gedo region of southwest Somalia. KDF targeted Al Shabaab controlled villages of Daarul-salam and Giriley near

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President warns against violence during Jubilee nominations.

🕔20:58, 20.Apr 2017

By PSCU: President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned Jubilee Party aspirants against engaging in unruly behaviour, saying any acts of violence will lead to disqualification. The President said misconduct by aspirants during the primaries slated for Friday, Monday and Tuesday will

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Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya hands over office.

🕔22:39, 19.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Jamal Mohamed Hassan who was appointed as the Minister for planning and international relations last month handed over office temporarily to Ali Mohamed Sheikh alias Ali Bagadi on Wednesday in Kenya’s Nairobi City.

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Kenya Red cross and Turkish embassy distributes food rations to over 9000 IDPs in Malkamari.

🕔22:14, 19.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Kenya Red Cross in collaboration with Turkish Embassy have distributed relief foods to more than 9100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkamari town of Banisa Sub-county. The team led by KRCS Manager Mandera Branch Hassan Sharif

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JoF opens its doors in Nairobi

🕔19:21, 15.Apr 2017

Islamic Conference Journey of Faith Africa which brings renowned Speakers from the World over has opened its doors at the KICC in Nairobi. The conference was successfully held for the first time in Kenya in 2014, with over 4,000 daily

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The Junction of Death – Garissa town’s killer black spot that claims lives on daily basis

🕔12:16, 15.Apr 2017

Watch a feature by Yusuf Korow on how lives were being lost daily at Garissa town’s deadliest black spot – famously known as the Junction of death.  

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KDF launches airstrikes on Al Shabaab strongholds in Gedo region.

🕔10:28, 12.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Kenya defense forces operating in Somalia under the Africa mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have launched an airstrike on Al Shabaab strong holds in Gedo region of Southern Somalia on Tuesday morning. Local residents said Kenyan warplanes targeted

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Garissa farmers count loses after floods washed away their crops.

🕔23:01, 11.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Farmers in Garissa are counting their losses after Tana River burst its banks destroying crops. Mostly affected were those in Hadley and Sankuri of Balambala constituency. Ahmed Osman told Nep Journal that crops including tomatoes, pawpaw and

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Mandera leaders, residents, call for lifting of curfew

🕔20:53, 11.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Leaders and residents of Mandera County want the government to end the prolonged curfew imposed on the border County. Their call comes as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan fast approaches and weeks after Interior CS Joseph

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Mogadishu car Bombing leaves more than 20 dead

🕔17:08, 9.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: More than 20 people have been killed and many others injured near Somalia’s Ministry of Defense in the capital Mogadishu. A suicide bomber is believed to have detonated his car near a convoy carrying senior army officials

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Hassan, the mysterious Somali trader who funded Mau Mau fighters

🕔09:41, 9.Apr 2017

By JOHN KAMAU – Nation: In the famous 1946 picture of Jomo Kenyatta with top officials of Kenya African Union (KAU), there was an unidentified Somali man who sat on the front row with his legs crossed. For decades, the

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This Is The Easiest Way To Escape A Sinking Vehicle. Knowing HOW Might Save Your Life Some Day

🕔09:13, 9.Apr 2017

An estimated 400 people die each year because their car becomes submerged underwater during a crash, according to data collected by Canadian researcher Gordon Giesbrecht. A lot of people stuck in this situation end up doing the wrong thing in

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Uhuru shies away from endorsing gubernatorial candidate in Wajir visit

🕔23:11, 8.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta has failed short of endorsing a gubernatorial candidate for Wajir in his second visit to the North Eastern town earlier today. Accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, the President addressed Wajir residents at the

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Uhuru heads to Wajir empty handed after launching multi-million projects in Narok

🕔21:18, 7.Apr 2017

  By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta is tomorrow expected in Wajir County, his second tour since taking up the office in the land. Residents of the North of Eastern County however expect less goodies according to the President’s itinerary

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Daadab MP, Garissa Speaker join Jubilee as Uhuru hosts a section of Awlihan community at State House, Nairobi

🕔22:48, 6.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent. Dadaab Member of Parliament Dr. Dahiye Duale has defected from opposition party ODM and Joined President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party on Thursday. The speaker of Garissa County Assembly Mohamed Abbey and three MCAs from the County also

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Somalia’s President declares state of war, gives Al Shabaab a 60-day amnesty to surrender.

🕔19:04, 6.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somali President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo has on Thursday declared the country in state of war giving Al Shabaab militants two months’ amnesty to surrender. Speaking to the media at Villa Somalia, Farmaajo called on all Somalis to

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Kenya Red cross initiates monthly cash transfers for 3800 drought affected families in Wajir

🕔16:35, 4.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: More than 3800 drought-affected families in Wajir have a reason to smile after the Kenya Red Cross this week initiated a drought mitigation program in the County. The program will see beneficiaries receive Kshs 3,000 monthly in

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Shock as goat feeds on another in Garissa

🕔14:48, 4.Apr 2017

Curse? effects of droughts? call it what you want but residents of Garissa town are still searching for answers to unravel a shocking happening this week. In a rare occurrence, a goat was spotted feeding on its dead colleague near

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The paradox of Kenyan democracy

🕔13:32, 2.Apr 2017

By Abdirashid Diriye Kalmoy: “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” ― Frantz Fanon “We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford

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NASA engaged in a Court battle for stealing the acronym from an NGO

🕔00:15, 2.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The political alliance NASA risks losing its name after a group moved to court accusing the Alliance of stealing their organization’s acronym. The National Super Alliance (NASA) which is a recently formed political Alliance between ODM party

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Nasa brigade takes vote hunt to Wajir County after awake of jubilee defection threats.

🕔16:42, 1.Apr 2017

By Farah Adan The National Supper Alliance (NASA) hold a mega rally in Wajir town following the recent defection of a section of leaders from the county to Jubilee Party. Addressing residents who jammed the Wajir Stadium, NASA principals Raila

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