Dadaab

By IAfrica
In Special Reports
Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch August 2014, (UNHCR ) – Sarah was born and raised in Hagadera refugee camp. Now 21, she’s become a wife and mother without ever setting foot outside the camp. Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometers from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a mil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 10th, 2014
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By Ben Rawlence It’s precisely a year to the day since the Jubilee alliance took control of Kenya’s government under a cloud of controversy over a flawed election and uncertainty about how the world would respond to a government led by suspected war criminals. At the time, the President, Uhuru Kenyat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Aug 3rd, 2013
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by GRAHAM PEEBLES To many people land is much more than a resource or corporate commodity to be bought, developed and sold for a profit. Identity, cultural history and livelihood are all connected to ‘place’. The erosion of traditional values and morality (which include the observation of human right...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 9th, 2013
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By Graham Peebles   Many people living outside Africa, most perhaps, have never heard of the Ogaden (or Somali) region of Ethiopia, they know nothing of the murders rapes and destruction that the ethnic Somali’s allege are taking place there. We all have our problems and what can I do anyway, th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Kenya
Feb 18th, 2013
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It is no coincidence that we frisk toddlers, wait in line for a thorough security check at almost all establishments, places of worship and even hospitals. Strange ideologies interwoven in religious rhetoric, tyranny closeted as religious fundamentalism and demagogues armed with megalomanic ambition ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 9th, 2013
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By Duncan Breen Refugee Protection Program Following a series of grenade attacks in Nairobi and near the border with Somalia, the government of Kenya has announced a new policy requiring all refugees living in urban areas to relocate to camps. In a statement on December 13, the government described t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 9th, 2013
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Refugees who once fled to Kenya for safety claim extortion and threats rife since government ordered them to move to camps. Clar Ni Chonghaile in Eastleigh,guardian.co.uk, A police officer disperses rioters in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi in November. Skirmishes broke out between Kenyans and eth...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 4th, 2013
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TWO youths have died and several people wounded during a grenade attack at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya, reports say. An Agence France-Presse journalist was able to view two bodies while the Red Cross said on its Twitter account that seven people had also been wounded, in an attack on a restaurant...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 24th, 2012
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By Raluca Besliu Kenya has tightened its decision to control the growing number of Somali refugees living on its territory, by calling for their return to their home country. After discussions with his Somalian counterpart, Kenyan President Kibaki recently stated that there is no dignity in living in...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 18th, 2012
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Fredrick Nzwili | The Christian Science Monitor After a spate of grenade attacks linked to Somali Islamist militants over the past 14 months, Kenya has ordered all refugees in its urban areas to move to established refugee camps, which the government says is necessary for security but international o...