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East Africa: 53 Turkana killed in firefight with rustlers

NAIROBI, 27 December (IRIN) - Police in Kenya have reported the killing of 53 Turkana pastoralists in Lokitaung (4.16N 35.45E), Turkana District, northwestern Kenya, by a large group of armed cattle rustlers, believed to be from "a neighbouring country". A…

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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Police reservists disarmed in Tana River

NAIROBI, 26 December (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has disarmed 638 police reservists in Tana River District, eastern Kenya, to consolidate an uneasy calm that has returned to the area after violent clashes between the two communities in November…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya + 1 more

Somalia: Peace talks set to begin on Thursday

NAIROBI, 19 December (IRIN) - Talks aimed at bringing about reconciliation between Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) and factions opposed to it, due to have opened in Nairobi last week, are now scheduled to begin on Thursday, a Kenyan…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Uneasy calm restored in Tana River

NAIROBI, 18 December (IRIN) - The security of some 3,000 people displaced by recent violent clashes in Tana River District, eastern Kenya, has improved significantly over the last week, according to humanitarian sources. "Up to yesterday, there have been no incidents…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya + 1 more

US opens arms to Bantu Somalis

Some 10,000 African refugees with no homeland are now eligible for resettlement in the US. By Danna Harman, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA - Mohammad Awish gets up from his prayer mat, puts on his…

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Analysis
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CSMonitor
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Over 3,000 displaced by Tana River clashes

NAIROBI, 12 December (IRIN) - Food insecurity for over 3,000 people displaced by two weeks of violent clashes in Tana River District, eastern Kenya, was increasing as the threat of further violence meant they were unable to access their…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Pastoralists face food insecurity despite rains

NAIROBI, 12 December (IRIN) - Despite recent rains across most of Kenya, drought conditions have persisted in much of the north and east of the country, exacerbating food insecurity for many pastoralist communities in these arid and semi-arid regions,…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: More than 50 killed in Tana River clashes

NAIROBI, 11 December (IRIN) - Fourteen people were killed in renewed violent clashes on Sunday between Orma and Pokomo communities in Tana River District, eastern Kenya, bringing the death toll from fighting in the district to more than 50…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya + 1 more

Uganda: Karamojong start handing over illegal guns

NAIROBI, 7 December (IRIN) - Karamojong pastoralists in northeastern Uganda have voluntarily handed in some 7,000 illegal weapons since the beginning of a government-sponsored disarmament programme on 2 December, according to the Ugandan authorities. "The appeal is working so well that…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya + 2 more

Kenya-Sudan: UN official calls for refugee law

NAIROBI, 5 December (IRIN) - UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Mary Ann Wyrsch on Tuesday stressed the need for the Kenyan government to enact national refugee legislation to ensure the rights of some 218,00 refugees being housed by…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

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