Conflict in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region, along with increasingly authoritarian behavior by governments, has caused a rapid decline in human rights in countries across the region, a new report says. While authoritarianism appears on the rise in parts of the Western world as well, Amnesty International says this trend in Eastern Africa is particularly worrying.
The Kenyan high court has declared plans to close the world’s largest refugee camp and send more than 300,000 refugees to war-torn Somalia as “unlawful.”
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a controversial election amendment into law on Monday, requiring back-up plans to count votes if electronic voting systems fail during the election in August, according to media reports.
Mobile money is more than a way to send and receive money. For some people, it is a path out of poverty – particularly for women. A new study in Kenya found that the M-PESA mobile money platform lifted 194,000 households out of poverty.
Kenya needs to brace itself for worsening drought in 2017, the United Nations said on Tuesday, using a new early warning system that predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country’s arid livestock-dependent north.
As Kenya counts down to elections in 2017, public schools and hospitals should map their boundaries, fence them and get title deeds to protect them from irregular acquisition by politicians seeking re-election, experts and campaigners said on Tuesday.
Kenya deported a high-profile refugee, James Gatdet Dak, spokesman for former Vice President and opposition leader Riek Machar, was deported to Juba, South Sudan, according to UNHCR, a day after a post on Facebook.
The world’s largest refugee camp will remain open another six months. The Kenyan government announced that it is postponing its plan to close the Dadaab camp. It comes as little surprise given that there is no plan for how to resettle the more than 280,000 people who call the camp home.
Even as President Obama, speaking today at the United Nations, urges the world to do more in response to the…
The fallout continues over a move by Kenya’s Nongovernmental Board to address the wage disparity between local and foreign workers, with some suggesting that the motives have more to do with silencing government critics than wage fairness. But the issue of wages has taken hold with locals, creating a complex situation.