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20 Oct 2013 description
report EastAfrican

By EUNICE KILONZO Special Correspondent

Posted Saturday, October 19 2013 at 15:57

IN SUMMARY

  • In the past eight years, fresh outbreaks have been reported in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. In Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania polio cases were recorded almost a decade ago.

  • The spread of the virus in the region is further aided by a highly mobile population with frequent travel across borders for cultural, social and economic reasons.

17 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By STEVE MBOGO Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • The Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (Cewarn) monitored the incidence and patterns of violent conflict and noted a significant drop in the Karamoja Cluster that includes the shared border regions of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

  • A decline in conflicts has also been recorded in the Somalia Cluster, which includes the shared border regions of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.