Monday, August 21, 2017
Wardheer News

Hopes fade for Al-Shabaab captives’ relatives

Christine Charles (right) mother of KDF soldier Leonard Maingi Kiiyo who Al-Shabaab militants released video purporting to execute him on August 5, 2017. Families whose relatives have been captured by the terrorist group are in distress and all they want … Continued

Little-Known Qatari Sheikh Embraced by Saudi in Surprise Move

Light trails from automobile traffic traveling along the King Fahd highway, left, and Olaya Street, right, lead towards the Kingdom Tower, center rear, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Photographer: Simon Dawson/BloombergBy   Zainab Fattah Sheikh Abdullah … Continued

Cost of Kenya election to rise further over petitions

The Supreme Court building in Nairobi. PHOTO | DOUGLAS KIEREINI | NATION MEDIA GROUP By ERICK ODUOR Election petitions, starting with the filing of a lawsuit challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, are expected to increase the cost of … Continued

China, Ethiopia vow to promote military ties

Fan Changlong (R), vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, meets with Samora Yenus, chief of staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 18, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Fang) BEIJING, Senior Chinese and Ethiopian … Continued

Ethiopia unveils plan to lift 7.9 million people from poverty

ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Damene Darota, on Friday said the ministry planned to lift close to 7.9 million rural Ethiopians from “absolute’’ poverty. The ministry, currently evaluating major activities implemented during the just-concluded … Continued

Shabaab kill three in Kenyan coastal village

By AGENCIES Suspected members of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Islamist group beheaded at least three men on Thursday night in an attack on a Kenyan village, a month after nine were killed in a similar way nearby. “They were slaughtered. Their heads … Continued

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained reporting on election violence

Nairobi, Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8’s disputed elections and should reform Kenya’s Firearms Act to lower the barriers on journalists’ ability to wear protective gear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. … Continued

Ethiopian Airlines revamps B767 fleet

By Mark Caswell Ethiopian Airlines has retrofitted the first of its B767-300ER aircraft with the carrier’s fully-flat business class seat. The Cloud Nine business class seats feature 17-inch TV screens and in-seat power sockets. The aircraft’s economy cabin has also … Continued