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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
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
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
June 16, 2014 Africa: Investor Perspectives
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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