Kevin J. Kelley,

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Recent articles by Kevin:

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

Kenya: Trump's Proposed Budget Slashes Funding to Kenya

President Donald Trump's proposed budget issued on Monday calls for deep cuts in aid to Kenya as part of an overall rollback in US funding for many Africa-focused programmes. → Read More

Kenyan Film Supa Modo Charms New York Audience

Supa Modo, an acclaimed Kenyan film starring a 10-year-old girl, was screened on Saturday before a receptive audience in New York. → Read More

South Sudan: UN Chief Sees 'Modest Progress' in South Sudan Despite Ongoing Violence

Warring groups have made "modest progress" in establishing lasting peace in South Sudan, the top United Nations official told diplomats on Tuesday. → Read More

South Sudan: UN Accuses Oil Firms of Fuelling Armed Conflict in South Sudan

Transnational oil-production companies controlled by Asian interests have been complicit in South Sudan government military offensives that involved killings of civilians. → Read More

Africa: U.S. Begins to Pullout Troops From Africa

The United States Africa Command (Africom) has begun withdrawing troops from the continent in line with the Trump administration's priorities. → Read More

Kenya: Dadaab Shrinks as Violence, Hunger Declines in Somalia, Study Reveals

The number of Somalis in urgent need of food assistance has dropped by almost half, while terrorist-related deaths linked to al-Shabaab have fallen by 15 per cent, according to recent reports. → Read More

Kenya: Kyle Mccarter Confirmed As New US Ambassador to Kenya

A long and difficult political process ended successfully on Thursday when the US Senate voted to confirm Kyle McCarter as Washington's new envoy to Kenya. → Read More

Kenya to Be Named 'Anchor' of Trump's Africa Policy

Kenya will reportedly be named an "anchor" country when the Trump administration unveils its Africa policy on Thursday. → Read More