Iran recalls ambassador to Kenya over court case

Kenyan counter-terrorism forces in Nairobi. (Reuters) March 19, 2019 Iran recalled its ambassador to Kenya because of a court decision upholding sentences for two Iranians in jail, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency. Iran also lodged a formal complaint with the Kenyan ambassador in Tehran [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Africa, Kenya|

Kenya: 2 Iranian men in Israeli embassy case are deported

Nairobi, capital of Kenya (Flickr/CC BY-2.0/Demosh) December 19, 2016 Two Iranian men who were found with video footage of the Israeli embassy in Kenya have been deported after a deal was reached to drop charges against them, Kenyan officials said Monday. The two men had faced charges of collecting information to facilitate a [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Israel, Kenya|

Kenya deports two Iranian terror suspects

Kenyan counter-terrorism forces in Nairobi. (Reuters) December 15, 2016 A Kenyan court on Wednesday ordered the deportation of two Iranian men who were accused of plotting an attack on the Israeli embassy in Nairobi, The Associated Press reports. The court order said an agreement had been reached between prosecutors and the Iranian embassy [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Kenya|

2 Iranians charged with plan to attack Israeli Embassy in Kenya

Nairobi, capital of Kenya (Flickr/CC BY-2.0/Demosh) December 1, 2016 A Kenyan prosecutor has charged two Iranian men with collecting information to carry out a terrorist attack after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy. State Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said in court on Thursday that Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahim and Abdolhosein [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Israel, Kenya|

Kenya, Iran seek to boost trade ties

Iran is currently a large importer of Kenyan tea, horticulture and a major exporter of oil to Kenya as it has plans to expand its reach in East Africa. (Getty) July 20, 2016 Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Adam Mohamed said Kenya is particularly leveraging on Iran’s expertise in the textile and oil [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Kenya|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

  Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Iran Begins LNG Exports to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa

May 22, 2016 Iran has started exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, an official announced. Esmaeel Hasham Firouz, the export-import director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said the Islamic Republic has begun to ship excess natural gas supplies as LNG to the three African countries. [...]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Kenya, Western Sahara|

Iran’s Other Shadow War Is in Africa

The U.S. Navy patrol in the Arabian Sea, picture was taken on Jan 14, 2015. U.S. Navy. (Reuters) 2 May 2016 The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Sirocco closed in on a small boat in the Arabian Sea. After boarding, the American warship’s sailors discovered hundreds of Kalashnikov assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Somalia: ‘Kenya Has a Lot to Learn From Iran Which Has Faced Terrorism From Its Enemy Saudi Arabia’ – Iran Amb

January 20, 2016 The Iranian government has reaffirmed its support to Kenya in the war of terrorism following the Somalia attack which has claimed an unknown number of the Kenyan defence forces KDF soldiers. The people daily newspaper reported today that the Iran Ambassador Hadi said his government will continue to offer support to Kenya [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Kenya, Somalia|

Kenyan government links 2 terrorism suspects to Iran

  Members of IRGC in a joint ceremony in Boushehr on May 24, 2015. (Tasnim) November 29, 2015 Kenyan security agencies announced Saturday the arrest of two terrorism suspects with alleged links to Iran, claiming that both men admitted plotting attacks on Western targets in the African nation. Abubakar Sadiq Louw, 69, and [...]

By |November 29th, 2015|Kenya|