Thursday, February 7

Kenya, East Africa news roundup

  • Instead of traveling through Kenya to some East African hot spot, the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator is traveling to Kenya (UNOCHA)
  • Rob Crilly has an amusing and interesting blog post on the pressure for journalists to exaggerate when it comes to humanitarian crises.
  • The US has banned 10 Kenyan officials from receiving visas. They're not saying who yet (Reuters).
  • A Kenyan police officer has been charged with shooting and killing two protesters in Kisumu. He was filmed doing it, so I guess the police felt a little pressured (Reuters).
  • Meanwhile, Tanzania's Prime Minister is resigning over graft allegations (BBC).
  • Another DRC warlord is being sent to the International Criminal Court (Reuters).

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