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Kenya + 5 more

Vanishing herds: Cattle rustling in East Africa and the Horn

Rise of East Africa’s cattle cartels Stock theft has become a transnational organised crime which the region’s governments are poorly equipped to deal with. Nairobi, Kenya – Cattle rustling has been commercialised by international criminal networks in East…

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ISS
Posted:
27 Feb 2020
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Kenya’s reforms aren’t protecting its people from trafficking

Gaps in laws and their enforcement expose trafficking victims to a well organised criminal market. Kenya exports its labour mainly to the Middle East, and to a lesser extent to Europe, North America and Africa. For many…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
Posted:
28 Jan 2020

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Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflict

After decades of conflict, war-hardened civilians in Marsabit County are arguably better armed than security forces. 18 NOV 2019 / BY DUNCAN E OMONDI GUMBA AND GUYO CHEPE TURI Arms trafficking and cattle rustling are driving…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
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18 Nov 2019

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Kenyans sacrificed for territory and votes in Marsabit County

Peace initiatives over recent months have yet to stop the killings or promote genuine dialogue. By Duncan E Omondi Gumba and GUYO Chepe Turi Close to 40 people have been killed, schools closed and livelihoods destroyed through ethnic…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
Posted:
08 Jul 2019

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Food security under threat in Kenya

Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports. 18 JUN 2018 / BY LILY WELBORN In Kenya, food consumption is outpacing food production. According to a new Institute for Security Studies…

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ISS
Posted:
18 Jun 2018
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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
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ISS
Posted:
26 Oct 2017

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Kenya’s education focus should be on quality, not quantity

Kenyatta’s election promise of free secondary schooling ignores the real problem in education. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced that if re-elected on 8 August, his government would provide free secondary education by 2019. Kenyatta believes that secondary…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
Posted:
18 Jul 2017

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What say do women have in Kenya's peace and security?

In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Besides the principles of…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
Posted:
21 Jul 2016

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Signs of violence ahead of Kenya's 2017 elections

With just over a year to go before Kenya holds its next general elections, the political climate in the country seems to be reaching a peak. The opposition’s so-called ‘Firimbi Movement’ (spear-headed by Parliamentary whistle-blowers from the…

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News and Press Release
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ISS
Posted:
17 Jun 2016

Kenya

Think Again: Civil society in Kenya is down, but not out

Kenyan non-governmental organisations (NGOs) head into 2016 facing a deeply uncertain future as their government intensifies its effort to crack down on an independent civil society. Between administrative harassment, legislative hurdles and a public campaign to…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ISS
Posted:
07 Jan 2016