Kevin J. Kelley,

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Recent articles by Kevin:

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

Kenya: U.S. Airstrikes May Be Spurring Al-Shabaab Attacks in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab has significantly increased its attacks in Mogadishu, with explosions in the Somali capital occurring on an almost daily basis in the past two months, the United Nations secretary-general said in a report issued on Wednesday. → Read More

Somalia: U.S. Airstrikes May Be Spurring More Shabaab Attacks

Al Shabaab have significantly increased their attacks in Mogadishu, with explosions in the Somali capital occurring on an almost daily basis over the past two months → Read More

Africa: East Africa's Jihadis Linked to Mozambique Violence

East Africa's extremist groups may be widening their influence to the south of the continent, deepening violence in countries such as Mozambique, according to a recent study by a US Defence Department think tank. → Read More

Kenya Among Our Strongest World Partners, U.S. Official Says

Kenyan and US officials signed documents in Washington on Tuesday that outline plans to raise bilateral relations to what a US diplomat called "a new level." → Read More

Kenya: Book on Amisom Examines Kenya's Record in Somalia

Successes and failures in Kenya's eight-year-long military campaign against al-Shabaab are examined in a recently published history of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). → Read More

Kenya: How Trump's Immigration Policy Has Blocked Exodus From Dadaab

The Trump administration's refusal to admit Somali immigrants to the United States is hindering efforts to reduce the population of the Dadaab refugee camps, which the Kenyan government reportedly seeks to close. → Read More

Sudan: Darfur's Stability Threatened By Changes in Khartoum, UN Told

Violence has resurged in Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region as the country undergoes drastic political transformation, the UN has been told. → Read More

Kenya: Somalis 'Unwilling' to Leave Dadaab Camp

Nearly half of recently surveyed Somali residents of the Dadaab refugee complex say they have no intention of returning to their homeland due to concerns about violence, drought and lack of services. → Read More

Africa: US Think Tank Cautions Africa On Increasing Chinese Projects

Kenya and other African countries could reap net benefits from Chinese investment, but that favourable outcome hinges on whether host countries adopt effective oversight and accountability mechanisms, according to a US Defence Department think tank. → Read More