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Kenya softens its position on proposed closure of Dadaab refugee camp

Kenya appears to have softened its stance on the imminent closure of a camp hosting more than a third of a million Somali refugees, weeks after the deputy president, reacting to the massacre at Garissa University,…

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Guardian
Posted:
30 Apr 2015

Kenya

Kenya: Several people feared dead as flash floods hit Narok town

In Summary Narok county commissioner Arthur Osiya asked residents to remain calm and report any missing person to police. One building in the town collapsed and it is not clear whether there are people trapped inside. By GEORGE SAYAGIE Several…

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Daily Nation
Posted:
29 Apr 2015

Kenya

Kaimenyi: Over 2m children not learning

In Summary The children are mainly found in remote and marginalised areas, regions affected by conflict as well as those inhabited by nomads, the CS said. According to the report, over 40 per cent of children from the…

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News and Press Release
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Daily Nation
Posted:
29 Apr 2015

Kenya

Food shortage fears as bandits scare agencies

In Summary Hundreds of families fled Lorogon and Nakwamoru villages when suspected Pokot raiders killed a herdsman on Tuesday, a day after three schoolchildren were killed in the volatile area. Turkana South Sub-County Commissioner Elijah Kodo said a…

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News and Press Release
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Daily Nation
Posted:
29 Apr 2015

Kenya

The nature and drivers of insecurity in Kenya

Kenya has frequently been in the news in recent years because of deadly attacks within the country by radical Islamist group al-Shabaab, most notably the assault on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in September 2013,…

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Analysis
Source:
ISS
Posted:
28 Apr 2015
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300 families displaced as rain wreaks havoc

In Summary The families have moved to higher grounds after flood water destroyed their houses and hundreds of acres of farms under crop. Area assistant chief Amos Onyango said the floods had been caused by poor drainage. “We…

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News and Press Release
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Daily Nation
Posted:
29 Apr 2015

Kenya

Food hawking ban as cholera claims four lives

In Summary “A child was the first to die on Wednesday last week after showing cholera-like symptoms. Three other people also died while undergoing treatment at Nakuru General Hospital,” county Health executive Kabii Mungai said. At a press…

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News and Press Release
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Daily Nation
Posted:
28 Apr 2015

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Somali Refugees in Kenya Fear Forced Repatriation Order

Video Gabe Joselow Last updated on: April 27, 2015 12:53 PM DADAAB, KENYA— When Bilado Hassan came to the Kenyan town of Dadaab in 1992, the future home of Africa’s largest refugee camp was nothing more than an open expanse…

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News and Press Release
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VOA
Posted:
28 Apr 2015

Kenya + 1 more

Somali Refugees Deny Camps Used to Train and Plan Terror

Mohammed Yusuf DADAAB, KENYA—The Kenyan government has attributed recent terror attacks in the country to the presence of Somali refugees at the sprawling Dadaab camps, a claim denied by the refugees. Kenyan officials and security authorities have called…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
27 Apr 2015

Kenya

Kenyan Pastoralists Protest Wanton Destruction of Indigenous Forest

By Robert Kibet NAIROBI, Apr 25 2015 (IPS) - Armed with twigs and placards, enraged residents from a semi-pastoral community 360 km north of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, protested this week against wanton destruction of indigenous forest –…

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News and Press Release
Source:
IPS
Posted:
27 Apr 2015

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