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10 Sep 2018 description
report Pact

by Kurt MacLeod

06 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 2018 (IPS) - Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

05 Jul 2017 description

Publication Summary

This report presents the findings of a year-long consultation process to establish the challenges to peace in Kenya’s Mandera County, as perceived by the local communities of the County.

26 Jan 2017 description

Contents

  1. Editor's Note
  2. Gender, peace, and security at 16: Some entry points for enhanced thought and leadership
  3. Financing for women, peace and security
  4. Reaching higher: Women liberators and gender
  5. Beyond numbers: Gender and UN peacekeeping
  6. Comment garantir la paix à travers la réduction des inégalités ?

Editor's Note

19 Sep 2016 description

Contents

  1. Editor's Note
  2. Extractives in the Horn of Africa: Regional potential and challenges
  3. Oil in Somalia: Renewed interest in Somali oil
  4. Avoiding the local resource curse in Turkana, Kenya
  5. "Development by dispossession?" A reappraisal of the Adola Gold Mine in southern Ethiopia
26 Aug 2016 description

Magge Lole is a 30-year-old mother of seven children, and lives in Manyatta Burji in Moyale, Marsabit County. She delivered her seventh child in the hospital last night. Magge was married when she was 15 and had her first child when she was 16. She delivered her children at home with traditional birth attendants, and had only one antenatal visit during her last pregnancy.

14 Jul 2016 description

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why don’t states in the Horn of Africa join the ATT?

The text of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which came into force in December 2014, has been hailed as a milestone in facilitating the regulation of international arms transfers. Africa countries where instrumental in the process; forty seven African states voted yes and Kenya codrafted the text of the Treaty.

07 Dec 2015 description

Moyale, Kenya, 7 December 2015 - The governments of Ethiopia and Kenya, in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations today launched an innovative, comprehensive and integrated cross-border initiative to foster peace and sustainable development in the northern Marsabit county of Kenya and the southern Borana Zone in Ethiopia.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

30 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 11 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region.

  • Upsurge in fighting and displacement in the Kivus and Katanga region.

  • ICPAC predicts more flooding in December 2014.

  • Chronic crisis with pockets of acute to emergency food and nutrition insecurity in region.

  • Internal displacement dramatic increase mainly in South Sudan and Sudan.

  • Scale up in response needs substantial new aid flows to be adequate.

08 Jul 2014 description

Work plan Harmonization for RLRLP cross-border project activities in the Karamoja Cluster June 29th – 4 th July, 2014

I. Introduction

  1. The IGAD team, in collaboration with the project preparation teams of the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP), from Kenya and Uganda held a Work plan harmonization workshop in Eldoret, 30th June – 4 th July 2014.

23 Jan 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Government of Kenya deploys troops to stop intercommunal violence in Moyale

• An estimated 494,000 IDPs and more than 86,000 refugees displaced by conflict in South Sudan

• Humanitarian community activates a three-month response plan and provides assistance in accessible areas of South Sudan

• Expulsion of migrants from Tanzania and Saudi Arabia ongoing

• M23 reportedly regrouping, as other armed groups continue to attack civilians in eastern DRC

18 Dec 2013 description

Highlights

· Sporadic fighting kills over 100 people and displaces more than 100,000 others in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

· South Sudan imposes a curfew following a failed coup attempt

· Humanitarian actors report a funding shortfall of US$11.9 million for more than 140,000 Ethiopia migrants being received from Saudi Arabia

· The more than 55,000 illegal immigrants expelled from Tanzania are still in need of humanitarian assistance

21 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional food security in eastern Africa shows marked improvement

  • Nutrition in Turkana Central worsens from Serious to Critical

  • No polio in South Sudan, as political impasse hinders vaccination in Sudan More than 100 people dead and over one million others affected by floods since August

  • More than 10 million people displaced in the region as of September 2013

  • Agreement signed for return of Somali refugees in Kenya, as similar plans are made for return of Burundians in Uganda

15 Jul 2013 description

Highlights

 Tensions remain high in Mandera and Wajir Counties, where inter-communal conflicts since March 2012 have left over 90 people dead and more than 52,000 others displaced.

 On 29 June, three people died and 20 houses were burnt down during a retaliatory attack by members of the Garre community against the Degodia in Mandera.

 On 30 June, a peace team comprising the Wajir County Governor, Senator and Women Representative were ambushed by unknown assailants during an assessment mission in the County. No injuries were reported.

18 Jun 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kenyan and Ethiopian surveyors have finalised a fresh demarcation of the disputed border around Lake Turkana.

The month-long exercise was completed last week and is expected to resolve protracted armed conflict among pastoralists from the two countries and fishing in Lake Turkana.

The demarcation covered River Omo that drains into Lake Turkana through the Delta Gulf, according to Turkana North district commissioner Abdi Mohammed.

23 May 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 170 people have died and 225,000 displaced as a result of flash flooding

  • Food Security: Aid agencies urged to adopt ‘no regrets response’ to build on regional food security gains

  • Renewed attempts made to address cross border and incountry insecurity in eastern Africa, namely in Somalia, DRC and Kenya.

  • Regional Migration: An estimated 9.15 million people are currently displaced in the region: 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are IDPs

26 Mar 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BARNABAS BII bbii@ke.nationmedia.com

The protracted armed conflicts among pastoralists from Kenya and Ethiopia is set to be resolved following signing of a peace agreement to contain further cattle raids and mutual sharing of natural resources.

Pastoralists from the two countries resolved to return stolen animals to rightful owners and form peace committees comprising of community leaders and provincial administrators to contain what they termed as 'commercialised’ cattle rusting activities.