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May 19, 2014  Kenya: Refugee Crackdown "Counter-productive"
    "Harassment and forced repatriation [of Somali refugees in Kenya] is likely to incite acute hatred against Kenya and entice more youth to join the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group. This strategy is counterproductive. The government's decision to take this route has provoked anger. Somalis, whether from Kenya or from Somalia, and the Muslim community have suffered brutal police actions. This suits Al-Shabaab propaganda and alienates a community that can help fight terrorism," Nuur Sheikh, expert on conflict in Horn of Africa, in interview with Inter Press Service.

Feb 9, 2013  Kenya: Elections Ready or Not, 2
    Violence in the aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan elections which claimed 1,300 lives shows just how vital it is Kenyan police are properly prepared ahead of polls this March, Amnesty International said in a new report, Police Reform in Kenya: A Drop in the Ocean. The report details how delays in implementing new laws on policing mean that many of the same police structures in place during 2007-8 post-election violence will be responsible for security for the 4 March vote.

Feb 9, 2013  Kenya: Elections Ready or Not, 1
    The experience of the primary elections in late January, commented Kenya Human Rights Commission chair Makau Mutua, "made one thing crystal clear. Kenya is illprepared to conduct free and fair elections in March." The elections, he argued, should be postponed and the electoral authorities accelerate plans to manage the election and the government prepares to contain possible violence.

Jan 23, 2012  Kenya: Impunity & Elections, 2
Jan 23, 2012  Kenya: Impunity & Elections, 1
Dec 14, 2010  USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 2
Aug   4, 2009  USA/Kenya: What Kind of Partnership?
Aug   4, 2009  Kenya: National Government of Impunity?
Mar 25, 2009  Kenya: Crisis Renewed
Nov 11, 2008  Kenya: Call for Accountability
Mar 20, 2008  Kenya: Post-Crisis Agendas
Feb   1, 2008  Kenya: More Pressure Needed to Stop Violence
Jan   8, 2008  Kenya: Causes and Solutions
Jan   8, 2008  Africa: Talking about "Tribe"
Dec   7, 2006  Africa: Balancing Act Internet News
Feb 26, 2006  Kenya: Githongo Report
Feb 21, 2006  East Africa: Dams and Lake Victoria
Nov 28, 2005  USA/Africa: Global Gag Rule Expands
May 25, 2005  Africa: Kenyan Bishops on Debt Cancellation
Feb 11, 2005  Kenya: Corruption Fight Stalling
May   6, 2004  Kenya: ICT Policy Debates

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

September 16, 2014  Africa: Tracing the Oil Money
August 18, 2014  Africa: From Kerosene to Solar
July 14, 2014  Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
July 7, 2014  Africa: Trade Union Perspectives
June 30, 2014  Africa: Clean Energy Most Cost-Effective

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-01-21 Kenya: Anti-Corruption on the Agenda
2002-12-16 Kenya: Security and Elections
2002-06-11 Kenya: Political Violence
2001-06-13 Kenya: Political Rights
2000-09-18 Kenya: Human Rights Statements
2000-08-09 Kenya: Uhuru Generation
2000-08-09 Kenya: IMF Agreement
1999-01-24 Kenya: Wangari Maathai Attacked
1998-12-18 Kenya: Constitutional Reform
1997-08-09 Kenya: WOA Update Alert
1997-07-17 Kenya: AFRICANEWS Report
1997-07-11 Kenya: Recent Documents
1997-06-09 Kenya: Church Statement on Elections
1997-01-08 Kenya: African Rights Report
1996-03-18 Kenya: KHRI Draft Letter to Donors
1996-01-13 Kenya: Congressional Resolution
1995-08-02 Kenya: Recent Documents, Part 2
1995-08-02 Kenya: Recent Documents, Part 1

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News (allafrica) Sep 16, 2014
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NGO to Offer 1 Million Free Pap Smear Tests in October
UK Hands Kits to Fight Terror in Kenya Airports
Coastal Town Struggles With Deadly June Attacks
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