Past Features

May 24, 2015

Voice of America -- March 30, 2015
Obama to Visit Kenya
    The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama is traveling to Kenya, his father's homeland, in July.
    This will be Obama's fourth visit to sub-Saharan Africa as president and his first to Kenya since he was first elected in 2008. Serge Yondou is a former communications specialist for the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington. He says the trip to Kenya is significant.
    “For Kenyans, I think the feeling right now is that he's coming back home. For Africa, it really sends a strong message that Africa is still dear to the heart of President Obama," said Yondou.

Kenya beefs up border security after attempted attack
Kenyan authorities have increased security along the border with Somalia after Al-Shabaab militants attempted to attack a village in Garissa of the country's northeast Thursday evening.
Ethiopian Troops Cross Border Into Kenya
    Kenya's security agencies were put on high alert after around fifty heavily armed Ethiopian soldiers crossed the border and seized control of a police station. According to the Nation, the soldiers arrived in 10 vehicles and attacked the Illeret police station, in the North Horr region, a week after surveyors completed demarcating the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
Kenya Begins Construction on Border Wall to Keep Somalis Out
The Kenyan government has broken ground on a new wall that will span a large swatch of the border between Kenya and Somalia. While the project had been announced in March, Kenyan authorities appear to have expedited the groundbreaking in response to the terrorist attack at Garissa University.