Stability at risk as Somalia and Kenya spat over sea border
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 March 2021 | 4:23 pm
A dispute between Kenya and Somalia over an oil- and gas-rich area in the Indian Ocean is unlikely to spark an armed conflict. But it may have ramifications for fishing communities, as well as the wider region.
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The Black Sea was once a geopolitical afterthought in Europe. But that has changed since Russia began its war against Ukraine. Now, many interests are colliding on the inland sea between Europe and Asia.
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Japan has begun to pump more than a million metric tons of treated water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The process is expected to take decades to complete.
A widespread blackout across the country left passengers at the main airport in Nairobi stranded in darkness after the backup generator failed to turn on.
Food costs and taxes are high, the opposition belligerent and Kenyans angry. President William Ruto has lost a lot of support at home. It's time for him to listen to those who voted for him, some experts say.
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