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Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. The action came, despite a recent an agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon to prevent forced return. According to a report issued by United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR yesterday, Cameroonian soldiers have […]

US Army Uses Mothers to Get Joseph Kony’s Men to Defect

US Army Uses Mothers to Get Joseph Kony’s Men to Defect

American special forces deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to support the hunt for Joseph Kony and his LRA rebels have switched from using bullets to blaring recordings from mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles to persuade the militants to defect. According to a report by Wall Street Journal (WSJ), US commandos are relying […]

Threatened by famine sweeping across Kenya, pastoralists have turned to violence

Threatened by famine sweeping across Kenya, pastoralists have turned to violence

Sitting on the edge of Kenya’s highest mountain, its spectacular dun-coloured vistas stretching out into the endless distance, Laikipia is one of the most beautiful corners of east Africa. The region received a rush of publicity in 2010 when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at a log cabin there. Tens of thousands of tourists […]

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another. After crossing the border under cover of darkness (leaving Eritrea without authorisation is a crime punishable by […]

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

More than 30 Somalis have died after gunfire from a helicopter struck their boat off Hodeida’s coast in Yemen. It is not clear who was behind the attack. At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency. […]

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago. “A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing […]

Nine Kenyans Killed in Tiaty Night of Terror

Nine Kenyans Killed in Tiaty Night of Terror

Nine people are dead and scores injured after a night of horror in Mukutani Village of Tiaty Sub-County in Baringo. Suspected Pokot bandits imposed a reign of terror on the hamlet on Tuesday night to avenge the killing of two Pokot women who were shot dead in a police vehicle on Tuesday morning. DEEP CUT […]

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Since 2015, the conflict between Chad’s armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants. Executive Summary Since early 2015, attacks in Chad […]

Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis In Burundi

Authorities Shutting Doors of Engagement on Crisis In Burundi

The United Nations says that nearly two years since the election crisis in Burundi, the country is still at risk of intensifying its problems. Speaking Thursday to the U.N. Security Council, the secretary-general’s special adviser, Jamal Benomar, reported that Burundi was still struggling with a fragile security environment; soaring unemployment, especially among youth; and deterioration […]

Kenya Says Laikipia Tourists Are Safe Following Rancher Killing

Kenya Says Laikipia Tourists Are Safe Following Rancher Killing

The gun violence in Laikipia, which has claimed some lives and left other people injured, is now attracting the attention of the international media. Among the casualties is the Laikipia West police chief shot and injured last month and now the co-owner of Sosian Ranch, Tristan Voorspuy, who was killed at the weekend. The county […]

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