President Isaias Receives Kenya’s Foreign Minister
Asmara, 10 January 2017- President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Dr. Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Foreign Minister and candidate for the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The President underlined the need for the enhancement and revitalization of the African Union to ensure that the African continent holds its rightful place in the world. President Isaias further emphasized the urgency for both the African Union and the regional organizations (RECs) such as IGAD to get their acts together to advance the widely shared objectives of the continent’s economic integration. Read more
Ethnic Somalis are dying in Kenya, and some say the government is to blame
by Ariel Zirulnick | A growing number of Kenya’s ethnic Somalis have vanished or turned up dead after being detained amid a crackdown by security forces on Islamist extremists.
Ethiopia risks diplomatic row after its soldiers enter Kenya and kill local police officers
Nairobi will seek an explanation from Addis Ababa after Ethiopian soldiers killed three Kenyan police officers in foreign territory, Kenyan media reported Sunday. Kenyan security forces including the army have since been deployed to the border following the Friday incursion, the Sunday Nation, the country’s largest circulating, reported. Read more
Eritrea hires 35 Kenyans
Eritrean ambassador Beyene Russom with Margaret Ikua of Magtech Inspiration Centre and Jane Muigai director of toolkit Institute after signing a deal yesterday to recruit Kenyan lecturers to work in Eritrea. Read more
Kenya’s Reprisals Against Ethiopia
Undermined by the incursion of the Ethiopian army into Kenyan territory in late May (at the Illeret locality, 15 km from the border), relations between Kenya and Ethiopia could deteriorate even further. The Kenyan government has decided to break the agreement signed with Ethiopia in 2012 under which Kenya undertook to import some 400 MW for a period of 30 years, after the Gilgel Gibe III dam (southwest Ethiopia) is completed next year. Read more