Thursday, April 10, 2008

Today's Headlines - Thurs 4/10/2008

LEADING STORY - Daily Nation
Tension as Kibaki side told to give up key seats
Britain Wednesday suggested that some of President Kibaki’s supporters surrender their plum Cabinet posts for sharing with...

Why Kibaki-Raila Cabinet deal stalled
Firm demands on ministerial positions, different interpretations of the National Accord, the lacuna in the agreement and the fate of ...

EU’s advice to Kibaki and Raila
A high-powered European Union delegation Wednesday told Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka to ask President Kibaki and Prime...

Mediated talks fail to resume
Mediated talks to resolve the political impasse in the country failed to resume for the third day running Wednesday....

ODM team ready for fresh elections
The ODM is ready for fresh elections, party MPs have declared....

From Google News - Kenya

BBC Afrique
Kenyan leaders under pressure to resume talks, Thailand - 1 hour ago
Nairobi, April 10 (Xinhua) Kenyan leaders are under intense pressure from the international community to resume talks on forming a coalition government in a ...

Kenya violence flare up, no cause for major concern, yet (press release)

Kenyan leaders urged to end stalemate amid mounting tension AFP

Africa: Kenya Should Not Let Down Continent

Business Day - Government of Canada Newsroom (press release)

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Kenya: Government Adopts Male Cut As Strategy in Fight Against HIV, Washington - 5 hours ago
The policy, stipulating how all willing Kenyan men, irrespective of their age, will undergo circumcision, sets into motion the use of the surgical procedure ...

Kenya: Refugees in Uganda to Move, Washington - 5 hours ago
More than 1900 Kenyan refugees who fled post-election violence and are camping near the border will be moved further inland. UNHCR Uganda external affairs ...

Kenya: Fida - Train Women On the Court Procedure, Washington - 6 hours ago
The Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida-Kenya) say Kenya has about 5000 advocates for a population of 32 million, translating to one lawyer for 6500 citizens. ...

Kenya: Witness Recalls How Police Officer Shot Protesters, Washington - 5 hours ago
A witness Wednesday told a court how a policeman shot and killed two protesters in Kisumu Town during the post-election violence. ...

Kenya: Civic Leader Sounds the Alarm On Forest, Washington - 5 hours ago
A councillor has raised the red flag over the destruction of Sagalla forest in Voi constituency, Taita district. Vast sections of the forest had been ...

Kenya: Mungiki Gangs Return to Extort, Washington - 5 hours ago
So organised are the gangs that they are even issuing receipts to public transport operators, whom they force to pay illegal fees of Sh500, sources said on ...

DJ Kenya-Uganda Rail Link Vandalized, Goods Transit Disrupted
Trading Markets (press release), CA - 3 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda, Apr 10, 2008 (Dow Jones Commodities News Select via Comtex) -- -- Rioters in Kenya have vandalized up to 600 meters of track on the ...

Uganda: country Extends Fibre Cable to Rwanda Border

Uganda Completes First Phase of National Data Backbone CIO

Uganda Telecom to extend fibre network to Rwandan border TeleGeography

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From UN's IRIN News Service - recent stories (4/1-10/2008):

KENYA: Talks deadlock could slow IDP returns - officials
08 April 2008 (IRIN), The suspension of talks between Kenya's key political parties, announced on 8 April, could slow or halt progress made in returning thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes, humanitarian officials said.

AFRICA: Soaring food and fuel prices may hurt growth
07 April 2008 (IRIN), Tayech Ali arrived half an hour before the grain distribution centre in Gojam Berenda, in the capital, Addis Ababa, opened, but still had to queue for three hours before she could buy some wheat.

CENTRAL AND EASTERN AFRICA: IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 425 for 29 March - 4 April 2008
04 April 2008 (IRIN), IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 425 for 29 March - 4 April 2008

GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 381, 4 April 2008
04 April 2008 (PlusNews), IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 381, 4 April 2008

GLOBAL: Gates Foundation moves to fight killer wheat disease
03 April 2008 (IRIN), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given US$26.8 million to Cornell University in the USA for a new global project to fight wheat (stem) rust disease, which specialists say poses a threat to world food security.

KENYA: Cholera kills 40 in western region
03 April 2008 (IRIN), At least 42 people have died in western Kenya following an outbreak of Cholera, health officials said.

GLOBAL: More mothers and children on ARVs
03 April 2008 (PlusNews), More mothers and children in developing countries are receiving treatment than ever before, according to a new report by the United Nations. But stigma, limited information and fragile health systems still pose hurdles to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

KENYA: Floods hit thousands, including IDP camps
02 April 2008 (IRIN), At least 6,000 people have been affected by flooding following heavy rains in the southern coastal district of Taveta, the Kenya Red Cross Society said.

KENYA: Displacement raises risk of drug-resistant TB
02 April 2008 (PlusNews), The threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Kenya has been heightened by the displacement of an estimated 300,000 people in the country's recent political crisis, health workers have said.

KENYA: Joseph Lotaba - "I don't understand why my home was burnt"
01 April 2008 (IRIN), Father-of-five Joseph Lotaba woke up on 6 March morning to fire and panic as a neighbouring village in Rift Valley's Laikipia West district went up in flames. Soon, it was his village's turn to face the wrath of hundreds of attackers who were hacking people with machetes and burning homes and granaries. This was a day after violence erupted in Rumuruti - pitting the Turkana and Tugen communities against the Kikuyu - following the killing of a suspected rustler.

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