Category Archives: E-alerts

Kenya Unveils $9.32 Billion Agricultural Reform Package

Kenya launched an ambitious agricultural reform package today, committing approximately $9.32 billion over the next decade to transform its agricultural sector and create greater food security for the country. The new agricultural strategy, designed to help Kenya reach its Vision 2030 goals, aims to cut poverty in half in the next ten years, expand the agriculture industry by seven percent, … Read More

Kenya: Iraq, Afghan, Pakistan fighters in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya — Veteran insurgents from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have relocated to the chaotic country of Somalia in large enough numbers to spark worry inside the international community, Kenya’s foreign minister said Thursday. Calling the situation in Somalia “very, very dire,” Moses M. Wetangula said the militants have relocated to Kenya’s northern neighbor because of the safehaven offered by … Read More

Kenya Plays Key Role in IGAD Summit on Somalia

At Monday’s Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, East African leaders from Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Djibouti vowed to send 2,000 additional troops to Somalia to assist beleaguered AMISOM forces. Responding to an urgent plea from Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed for support in fighting terrorist forces like al Shabaab, the leaders of Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and … Read More

EAC Launches Common Market Protocol

The East African Community (EAC) officially launched its Common Market Protocol today, with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki expressing optimism that levels of investments in the region will increase. The President emphasized that the Common Market will lead to the free movement of labor, capital, goods and services within the region and open up employment opportunities for citizens of EAC member … Read More