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27 Oct 2017 description

Nairobi- 27th of October 2017

We the Heads of the undersigned international observer missions present in Kenya issue this communiqué on the election rescheduled for the 28th of October.

We note the decision of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to postpone polling in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties, based on article 55b of the electoral law.

09 Aug 2017 description

Nairobi, 09/08/2017 - 16:53 - UNIQUE ID: 170809_3

Heads of International Election Observation Missions, including EU EOM Kenya 2017, issue a joint statement a day after the 8 August general elections in Kenya

COMMUNIQUE FOLLOWING THE POST-ELECTION MEETING OF THE HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSIONS TO THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN KENYA

08 Aug 2017 description

We the heads of the following international observer missions present in Kenya — African Union (AU), Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Commonwealth, East Africa Community (EAC), European Union (EU), International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center:

06 Mar 2013 description

The Observer Missions of the African Union, the Carter Center, the Commonwealth, the European Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa to the 2013 Kenya Elections headed by His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, His Excellency Rupiah Banda, His Excellency Festus Mogae, Mr. Alojz Peterle, Amb. Simbi Veke Mubako, Amb. Dr. Berhane Ghebray, Hon. Abdulrahman Kinana and Mr.

12 Feb 2013 description

The Commonwealth is working with its members in Africa on improving accountability and adherence to International Humanitarian Law

Even in times of war and conflict, countries are governed by international laws to minimise the suffering of civilians and those no longer taking part in hostilities.

21 Mar 2012 description

‘Strengthening jurisprudence of equality on violence against women’

Judges and magistrates from fourteen Southern and Eastern African Commonwealth countries will meet in Gaborone, Botswana on 26 and 27 March 2012 to discuss strategies to strengthen judicial activism in cases of violence against women.

The meeting forms part of the work mandated by the Commonwealth Plan of Action (PoA) for Gender Equality 2005-2015.

15 Apr 2009 description

Meeting in Kenya focuses on enhancing awareness and understanding of women's access to justice

Local chiefs, magistrates and members of the land disputes tribunal in Kenya will discuss laws and customs governing women's rights to land at a meeting in Nakuru, north-west of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

The meeting, taking place between 16 and 18 April, will focus on enhancing awareness and understanding of women's rights and facilitating women's access to justice through both statutory and customary laws.

This follows an assessment that took place in Kenya last …

08 Dec 2008 description

"Africa is the only region of the world that is not going to be able to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger if we continue with business as usual" - Vice-President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution

An impassioned call for a uniquely African Green Revolution that is specifically geared to meeting the region's particular agro-ecological conditions and the needs of its people was recently made by Dr Akinwunmi Adesina at the Commonwealth Secretariat's headquarters in London, UK.

The Vice-President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) said …