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16 Aug 2017 description

There remains a serious concern regarding the potential for a recurrence of widespread violence in Kenya in the aftermath of the August 2017 general election.

BACKGROUND:

16 Aug 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Aug 2017 description

Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017. Twenty million Africans have been displaced from their homes and 44 million are acutely food insecure

16 Aug 2017 description

There were four admissions today at the CTC as at 5pm, one turned negative for cholera RDT and three turned positive for cholera RDT.

Patient line listed yesterday Nuela Nyanzira comes from K3 protection not K3 Z1 B1.

We had one discharge to the community linked to community health workers.

Details of the discharged patient;

  • Zamniba Eugene K3 protection

Cumulatively we have line listed 106 patients as of 12TH August 2017.

15 Aug 2017 description

editorial

Civil war, political instability, the presence of terrorist militias, drought, famine: the current situation for most countries in the Horn of Africa is a cause for concern. Because of the difficulties and despite the immense challenges, international commitment to the region has remained strong. Switzerland also has a presence on the ground: through its governmental institutions and NGOs, it is trying not only to deal with the most pressing issues but also to establish stability and lasting peace, either directly or by supporting local organizations.

15 Aug 2017 description

GENEVA (15 August 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday commended the peaceful voting in the recent presidential election in Kenya but urged Kenya’s political leaders “to take the responsible path and exercise their leadership to avoid violence.”

15 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

NAROK, 14 August 2017 - Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent’s food. Not only does this mean yields fall far below their full potential, but the ability of farmers to manage the increasingly frequent and severe weather shocks brought about by climate change is also greatly reduced.

Read the full report on IRIN.

14 Aug 2017 description
report Carter Center

The Carter Center commends the people of Kenya for the remarkable patience and resolve they demonstrated during the Aug. 8 elections for president, governors, senators, the national assembly, women’s representatives, and county assemblies. In an impressive display of their commitment to the democratic process, Kenyans were undeterred by long lines and cast their ballots in a generally calm and peaceful atmosphere.

14 Aug 2017 description

Linda* was born and raised in Nairobi’s Kibera informal settlement, one of the largest and most densely populated areas in Kenya.

13 Aug 2017 description

"I can take my children to school, cook balanced meals for my family and I have gained recognition in my community"

By Robert Kibet

ALIMAO, Kenya, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a blistering hot afternoon, Zainab Omar Ali methodically sorts through freshly picked bunches of kale on her farm in Alimao village in northeast Kenya.

"I managed to sell most of my batch at the market this morning," she said with satisfaction. "I'll try to sell the remaining fresh ones tomorrow, and cook the rest at home."

13 Aug 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 12 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat takes note of the official announcement of the final results of the presidential election in Kenya on 11 August 2017 by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) following the General Elections on 8 August 2017, which were deemed credible and transparent by all observer missions, including the one deployed by the AU. He calls on all those who wish to challenge these results to do so through the channels provided for by the law.

12 Aug 2017 description

Human rights groups in Kenya today said the death toll has reached 24 in post-election demonstrations  since balloting was held on August 8. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has long worked to ensure justice and accountability for human rights violations in Kenya, has issued the following statement attributable to Christine Alai, head of PHR’s Kenya office:

12 Aug 2017 description

STATE OF THE FIELD

Violent conflict upends and polarizes societies, disrupting social structures and gender roles.
Projects and policies intended to assist communities that are fragile or affected by violence are more successful if they consider conflict’s different effects on men, women, boys, and girls.
Approaches to conflict resolution that account for gender issues and include a broader array of society reduce gender-based violence, enhance gender equality, defuse conflict, and lead to more sustainable peace.

USIP’S WORK

12 Aug 2017 description

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections.

12 Aug 2017 description

The Kenyan authorities must investigate reports that police shot dead demonstrators protesting against the outcome of the presidential election last night, said Amnesty International today as protesters started gathering again in opposition strongholds.

As celebrations began in pro-government areas after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the presidential election, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga poured onto the streets in parts of Nairobi and Kisumu to protest the outcome.

12 Aug 2017 description

Contrary to the deadly election of 2007, Kenya’s pivotal and highly-anticipated 2017 national and local polls passed without major outbreaks of violence. But in order to build on this achievement, Kenyans must take further steps to overcome ethnic divisions and work toward greater national unity and inclusive governance.

12 Aug 2017 description

Well above-average seasonal rainfall continues over parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan

Key Messages

  • Rainfall in July continued to be above average over areas of eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northeastern South Sudan, which has been favorable for cropping activities. In addition, heavier than normal rainfall is increasing the risk of flooding in many of the floodprone areas.

12 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

Jill Craig

NAIROBI, KENYA — Both celebrations and angry protests erupted in Kenya after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in presidential elections.

Riots broke out late Friday in strongholds of opposition candidate Raila Odinga. Gunshots rang out in Nairobi’s biggest slum, Kibera, and well as in other poor areas of the capital and in the western city of Kisumu. Witnesses say police fired teargas in the Nairboi slum of Mathare and said police helicopters flew overhead.

12 Aug 2017 description
report European Union
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Preliminary statement

Nairobi, 10/08/2017 - 09:09 - UNIQUE ID: 170810_3

Press releases

Marietje Schaake, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Kenya 2017 and Member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands, described the general elections held on Tuesday 8 August as orderly and calm after a heated and competitive campaign.

Nairobi, 10 August 2017