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October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Wafula Chebukati sets conditions for him to remain as IEBC chair

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has publicly admitted that divisions were harming the agency’s operations. He warned that he could not guarantee a credible election without critical staff changes. Mr Chebukati set conditions that must be fulfilled before he can continue serving in his position at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries

October 18, 2017 5:08 PM Two arrested in connection with Somalia bombing as thousands march in defiance over attack

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young

October 18, 2017 1:19 PM Arrests made in Somalia bombing that killed hundreds

Militant group al-Shabaab has not commented on attacks, which may have been intended for airport Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as officials said two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing 2

October 18, 2017 12:26 PM Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly 2

October 18, 2017 12:06 PM Shots fired as thousands join anti-bombing protest in Somali capital

Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. They were answering a call to unity by mayor Thabit Abdi, who said: "We must liberate this city which is awash with graves." Some in Somalia have called the bombing their 9/11, while asking why one of the world's deadliest attacks in years has not drawn 2

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Angry protesters march near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in which over 300 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital 2

October 17, 2017 5:32 AM Otiende Amollo walks out of TV show over offensive tweet

The high political tensions in the country played out in the mainstream media on Tuesday morning, when an opposition politician walked out during a live studio interview with a rival legislator. Despite continuous persuasion by NTV anchor Ken Mijungu to stay on during the heated 'AM Live' morning political show, Rarieda legislator Otiende Amollo walked 1

October 17, 2017 3:17 AM Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration

There are also worries about what will happen if those international forces withdraw from Somalia, which could happen as early as next year. The government has come under intense criticism for a conspicuous policing failure that helped enable the truck bombers. “The security was absolutely weak,” said Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamed, a student at Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 10:54 AM Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report

NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed. A joint report by Police Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirmed that police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi 4

October 16, 2017 8:07 AM Rights groups call for probe into protestors killings

Two human rights groups are calling for a probe into alleged police brutality on opposition protestors. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that police have killed at least 33 people and injured hundreds in Nairobi during demos sparked off by the disputed August 8 presidential poll results. This is according to a 37-page joint report titled 2