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Kenya crackdown stokes Mombasa tension

Government campaign against secessionist group in coastal city blamed for recent violence in region.
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 12:26

A government clampdown on a separatist movement in Kenya has increased tensions in and around the coastal city of Mombasa.

The Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), a secessionist group that accuses the government of marginalising residents of the town, has been blamed for recent violence in the region.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Mombasa.

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