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Two die as cholera outbreak rages in Kenya

In Summary County Director of Health noted that the patients had developed severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Health officials had identified the cause of the disease as contaminated water. Two people have died and more than ten others hospitalised following…

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EastAfrican
Posted:
31 Oct 2017

Kenya

Parched Kenya looks to a new water source: volcanoes

Harvesting volcanic steam for water has been a lifeline for a drought-hit Rift Valley community By Kagondu Njagi GISHARU, Kenya, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the edge of Mt. Suswa, an active volcano in southwest Kenya's…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
30 Oct 2017

Kenya

Kenya: Violence, killings and intimidation amid election chaos

Heavily armed police are using unlawful force against protesters and bystanders in the western city of Kisumu in what appears to be a deliberate campaign to punish inhabitants for continuing to protest amid chaotic elections over…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
30 Oct 2017

Kenya

Communique Following the Meeting of the Heads of International Election Observation Mission to the Fresh Presidential Elections in Kenya

Nairobi- 27th of October 2017 We the Heads of the undersigned international observer missions present in Kenya issue this communiqué on the election rescheduled for the 28th of October. We note the decision of the Independent Electoral and…

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News and Press Release
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Carter Center, AU, IGAD, Commonwealth, EU, EAC
Posted:
27 Oct 2017
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Low Turnout, Protests, and No End in Sight for Kenyan Election Crisis

Blog Post by John Campbell Only a third of registered voters in Kenya voted in an October 26 presidential election rerun, in comparison with the nearly 80 percent who participated in the August elections. It appears that…

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News and Press Release
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CFR
Posted:
27 Oct 2017

Kenya

Fodder farming provides lifeline to drought-hit Kenyans

By Kagondu Njagi KIVAA, Kenya, Oct 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peter Mutisya cuts through a yellowing grass field with a machete at his farm in Kivaa village, southern Kenya, laying knee-high blades of grass into a…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
27 Oct 2017

Kenya

Easing the impact of drought in Kenya

Towards the end of 2016, Kenya was facing a growing threat of drought. Across the Horn of Africa, failure of the 2016 short rains (October–December) in the aftermath of recurrent poor and erratic rainy seasons threatened…

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News and Press Release
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FAO
Posted:
26 Oct 2017

Kenya

Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats

Amid the turmoil of repeat elections, the country is on high alert for al-Shabaab terror attacks. BY IRENE NDUNG’U The current political climate in Kenya has created a complex security challenge for government, stretching the resources of security…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ISS
Posted:
26 Oct 2017

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