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Recent articles by Kevin:

East Africa: Region 'Overwhelmed' as Locust Plague Spreads, UN Warns

The locust plague spreading throughout East Africa will cause further deprivation for 14 million people in the region already considered "severely food insecure," United Nations specialists warned on Monday. → Read More

Kenya, FBI Partner on First Anti-Terror Task Force Outside U.S.

Kenya has been chosen as the site for the first US-funded Joint Terrorism Task Force to be located outside the United States, the State Department announced on Monday. → Read More

Kenya Needs New Form of Democracy, Kenyatta Tells U.S. Audience

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that Kenya must devise a new form of democracy that promotes inclusivity rather than designating some groups as winners and others as losers. President Kenyatta spoke in Washington DC on Wednesday. → Read More

Kenya: U.S. Picks Kenya for Bilateral Trade Deal

The Trump administration has tapped Kenya as the first sub-Saharan nation to start talks with the US on a bilateral trade deal, the Bloomberg News agency reported on Tuesday. → Read More

South Sudan: Donors 'Tired' of South Sudan's Failure to Serve Its People

The Trump administration's top Africa diplomat lashed out at South Sudan's rulers on Monday, and urged the country's warring parties to defer agreement on "sticky issues" until after a transitional government is formed. → Read More

Eritrea: Trump Reportedly Adding Tanzania, Eritrea and Sudan to U.S. Travel Ban

President Donald Trump may reportedly expand his ban on travel to the US to include seven more countries, including Tanzania, Eritrea, Nigeria and Sudan. → Read More

Kenya: Govt Eyes Up to U.S.$350 Million Aid From U.S. to Finance Projects

The head of a special US development programme is due in Kenya in the coming week to hold initial talks on the country's potential eligibility for project funding of up to Sh35 billion. → Read More

Kenya: Us Court Drives the Last Nail in Akasha Drug Empire Coffin

NEW YORK Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha had for long presided over an international drug-trafficking ring that netted them a fortune. It was used to finance lives of luxury in Mombasa and to systematically bribe a host of Kenyan government officials -- until they were caught. A shocking spectacle unfolded when burly US marshals led the brothers into a federal courtroom in New York in February 2017.… → Read More

Kenya: FBI Offers U.S.$5 Million Reward for Al-Shabaab Bomb Maker

The US State Department is offering a $5 million (about Sh508 million) reward for information on the whereabouts of an American citizen said to be a leader of al-Shabaab's bomb-making operations. → Read More

Kenya: Hope for Kenyans Living in U.S. Illegally as DACA Debate Rages

Some Kenyans who entered the US illegally as minors may be able to obtain legal status in the country even if they have been arrested, a recent report indicates. → Read More

Kenya: Dusit Attack Report Reveals Al-Shabaab's Plan in Recruiting Kenyans

Three Kenyans and two Somalis linked to the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Garissa County carried out the January attack claimed by Al-Shabaab on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi, according to United Nations experts. → Read More

East Africa: UN Gives Peace Efforts in Horn of Africa Thumbs Up

The United Nations has stepped up efforts to secure peace and advance gender equality in the Horn of Africa. → Read More

Kenya: Ibrahim Akasha Sentencing Moved to December

A US judge Friday postponed the scheduled sentencing of confessed international drug trafficker Ibrahim Akasha. → Read More

Kenya: U.S. Court to Sentence Ibrahim Akasha

An American court will issue a ruling that could finally dim the lights for Kenya's most notorious drug trafficking family, when Mr Ibrahim Akasha is brought for sentencing three months after his brother Baktash was handed a 25-year jail term. → Read More

Kenya: Lawyer Blames 'Kenyan Culture' for Ibrahim Akasha's Crimes

A US defence lawyer is citing "Kenyan culture" as a reason why confessed drug trafficker Ibrahim Akasha should be given the minimum prison term of 10 years at his scheduled sentencing on Friday. → Read More

Tanzania: U.S. Cites 'Probable Ebola' in Cautioning On Travel to Tanzania

Travelers to Tanzania are being urged by the US State Department to exercise increased caution due in part to a "probable" fatal case of Ebola. → Read More

Kenya: About 1800 Amisom Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab War, New Report Shows

The overall death toll for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is probably in the range of 1,800 troops, says a new report by a US expert on the war against Al-Shabaab. → Read More

Kenya: Akashas Face Life Sentences in U.S.

International narcotics traffickers Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha could be handed sentences of life imprisonment in separate court sessions scheduled to take place in New York this week. → Read More

Kenya: Government Failing to Halt Upsurge in Graft, Citizens Say

Large majorities of Kenyans believe that corruption is worsening and that the government is failing to halt the upsurge, a global graft-fighting organisation reported on Thursday. → Read More

Kenya's Anti-Aids Policy a 'Global Standard'

Kenya's success in reducing the rates of Aids-related deaths and HIV infections results from a national policy that stands as a global trendsetter, the country's United Nations envoy declared on Monday. → Read More