Kenya Boosts Border Security After Ethiopian Rebels Claim Attack

  • U.S. has expressed concern it may lose access to Doraleh port
  • U.S., China operate military bases in Horn of Africa nation

(Bloomberg) --
By Nizar Manek, 16 March 2018
Kenya tightened security at its northern border with Ethiopia after the rebel Oromo Liberation Front said it attacked a military convoy in the neighboring country.
The deployment comes amid increased tension in the market town of Moyale that straddles the two countries’ boundary after Ethiopian forces “mistakenly” killed nine civilians and injured 12 others on March 10, forcing thousands of ethnic Oromos to flee to Kenya.
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