Anger in Kenya as MPs watch World Cup at taxpayers’ expense

A group of Kenyan MPs have traveled to Russia to watch the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense, angering many citizens. Kenya has never qualified for the World Cup finals and has not reached any major international tournament since the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations. The country's The Star newspaper reported that

Speaker of Somali upper house of parliament arrives in Kenya

The speaker of Somalia’s upper chamber of parliament has arrived in Nairobi for talks with Kenyan senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka. During a meeting, Abdi Hashi thanked Kenya for supporting Somalia and invited Lusaka to visit Mogadishu. The two officials discussed a number of issues relating to the work of the two country’s

Somali lawmakers to choose new speaker under tight security

Somali members of parliament are set to elect a new speaker today following the resignation earlier this month of the post's holder, Mohamed Osman Jawari, following a major political crisis. Jawari resigned on 9 April ahead of a confidence motion against him, ending weeks of political tension between the legislature and