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Disquiet over Lamu port project

LAMU, 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a pillar of the…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
31 Oct 2012

Kenya

Pastoralists, too, can be displaced

ISIOLO, 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Can pastoralists, who spend much of their lives itinerant, in search of pasture, become displaced? They can, and up to 400,000 pastoralists in northern Kenya are currently internally displaced persons…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
31 Oct 2012

Kenya

Kenya’s Biometric Voter Registration: New Solution, New Problems

Mashaka Lewela and Emmanuel Kisiangani, Research Intern and Senior Researcher, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, ISS Nairobi On Monday 12 November 2012, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) plans to start the biometric voter…

Format:
Analysis
Source:
ISS
Posted:
31 Oct 2012

Kenya

Sand harvesting threatens to displace thousands

KISUMU, 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Every day, 180 trucks chug their way to the banks of a river near Lake Victoria and leave laden with sand. Their cargo fuels Kenya’s construction boom and the local…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
29 Oct 2012

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Uchaguzi: A Case Study

In 2010, Ushahidi collaborated with partners to create the Uchaguzi-Kenya platform (an Ushahidi instance). It provided a channel for Kenyan citizens to communicate openly about the 2010 Kenyan referendum. The project was a success and opened…

Format:
Evaluation and Lessons Learned
Source:
Harvard Univ.
Posted:
25 Oct 2012
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End Police Reprisals in Northern Region

Police Abuse Villagers After Attacks on Security Forces (Nairobi, October 25, 2012) – The Kenyan government should ensure a speedy and transparent investigation of alleged police attacks on villagers in Kenya’s North Eastern province, Human Rights Watch…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
HRW
Posted:
25 Oct 2012

Kenya

Briefing: Kenya’s coastal separatists - menace or martyrs?

MOMBASA, 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Kenyan security forces are conducting a wave of arrests of members of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), who are accused of incitement and acts of violence. Below, IRIN offers an…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
24 Oct 2012

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Robotics Grad Remembers Childhood As A Refugee

Chep Makur Chuot was nine years old when his family fled their home in South Sudan. He spent the next 12 years in a refugee camp in Kenya, where WFP’s school meals programme helped him get…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
WFP
Posted:
24 Oct 2012

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