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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Kenya

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# Trafficking
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
# Kenya
Fertiliser bomb blamed for Kenyan blast
The FBI has joined the investigation into the blast, which ripped through a building full of small shops, wounding 33 people yesterday.
# ICC Twenty20
Bouncebackability: Ireland hammer Kenya in Dubai
The tournament favourites shook off the disappointment of losing to Namibia and won out comfortably in their second qualifier on Wednesday.
# Kenya
Crimes against humanity charges brought against Kenyan presidential candidates
The men have been ordered to stand trial over post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.
# Report
Runner whose feet froze left for jog feeling 'despondent'
Marko Cheseto, 28, of Kenya, disappeared from the university last month. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite to his feet when he staggered into the lobby of an Anchorage hotel three days later.
# Somalia
Concerns raised for humanitarian work after Somali militants ban aid agencies
UNICEF says it fears for the lives of malnourished children who have been receiving food from its workers, who have been banned by al-Shabab fighters.
# Somalia
Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report
Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?
# Al Shabab donkeys
Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia
Tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border follows a spate of recent kidnappings and the imposition of a Kenyan military force in the region.
# Kenya
France to supply troops fighting Somalia militants
But French authorities have denied reports that French naval vessels had carried out attacks near an al-Shabab stronghold.
# Kenya
14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub
Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.
# Somalia
Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers
The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.
# Hostage
Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping
The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.
# Take a Bow
WATCH: 100-year old man completes marathon
India’s Fauja Singh astonished onlookers by achieving the seemingly impossible feat of finishing the race in just over eight hours.
# Somalia
Kenyan military is moved into Somalia
The move comes after a spate of abductions in Kenya that are suspected to involve Somalia’s al-Shabab militants.
# Abducted
Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.
# Well read
The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting
Paul Gascoigne’s tales from the dark side of celebrity, the origins of the Honey Badger and an incredible tribute to the elegant genius of Roger Federer: its our weekly round-up of the best the web has to offer.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In this evening’s fix: the latest from the presidential campaign trail and the Sinn Féin/Fine Gael war of words, 700 arrested in New York, and an early Halloween fright…
# kidnapped
Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia
Kenyan and French authorities are working to free Marie Dedieu from her captors in Somalia. She was abducted amid a shoot-out on the sea yesterday.
# Pirates
Pirates kidnap elderly Frenchwoman from Kenyan resort
The woman, who uses a wheelchair to get around, was taken from her home on Manda Island this morning.
# Maathai
First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies
One of Kenya’s most recognisable women Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism, has passed away following a long struggle with cancer.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# Kenya
Dozens burned to death in petrol pipeline explosion
At least 40 bodies have been counted after the blast in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, according to reports.
# Kenya
British man killed and wife kidnapped in northern Kenya
It was not known if the attackers came from neighboring Somalia, where pirates often prey on foreigners, or if they were Kenyans.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# Horn of Africa
750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN
The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.
# Horn of Africa
Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa
Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia
Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.
# Somalia
Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death
Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.
# east africa
'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.
# east africa
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.
# east africa
Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.
# east africa
After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years
# Africa
Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.
# Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia
Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.