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01 Jul 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Andrew Wasike

Kenyans have appealed to the government to beef up security during the election period to address any form of violence. The calls came ahead of the August general elections.

Teresia*, then a mother of six children, was raped in the violence following Kenya's disputed 2007 election. Her injuries were so horrific, she told DW, she was "no longer able to give birth because of gynecological complications” and her husband left her.

18 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Tens of thousands of pastoralists fled from Turkana in Kenya to Uganda last week to escape the drought. It is the latest blow for the parched region for which politicians once made rash promises of rapid modernization.

As many as 10,000 Kenyan pastoralists have crossed the border from Turkana in Kenya to Uganda in search of pasture and water for their cattle.

Josephat Nanok, governor of Kenya's Turkana County, confirmed their departure and urged Uganda to accommodate them, The Monitor in Kampala reported.

15 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Kakuma was once a sleepy, remote region of Kenya. Now it is home to the country's second-largest refugee camp. There appears to be no end in sight to the stream of people escaping war-torn South Sudan.

The fire crackled all night long. Alice Maraka and her family had covered large distances on foot to comb the drought-stricken area for wood they could make into charcoal. When the coal is cool enough to handle, Alice heads to the United Nations refugee camp in Kakuma, where she trades it for food. A bowl of coal fetches two portions of millet or beans.

23 Jun 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

by Caroline Schmitt

No longer a failed state, though struggling to rise from the ashes. Mohamed Omer Arteh, Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister, is Michel Friedman's guest on Conflict Zone this week.

Somalia's current political and security crisis is no longer just affecting its own population. After a civil war that lasted for 25 years, the domestic failure to deal with the al Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab is spreading to neighboring states like Kenya and Ethiopia.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Andrew Wasike / mc

Scores of houses went up in flames after violence ignited between two pastoralist communities in Narok County, Kenya. The authorities have called for calm and imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew.

Over 250 houses were burned down after fighting broke out on December 25, 2015 between Kenya's Massai and Kipsigis communities, which dominate Narok County in Kenya's Great Rift Valley region. At least two people have been killed and thousands displaced.