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Ethnic Somalis under pressure in Kenyan capital
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of ethnic Somalis have been arrested and detained in an ongoing security operation dubbed Usalama Watch mainly in Eastleigh, a suburb of Nairobi often known as “Little Mogadishu” because of its predominantly Somali population. Usalama means security in Swahili.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99927/Ethnic-Somalis-under-pressure-in-Kenyan-capital
A mother’s death costs the family dear - Kenyan study
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), While the death of a mother during childbirth has obvious emotional and personal implications, a new study in Kenya that quantifies the precise economic burden on households has found that it can be debilitating for a family and push them into poverty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99921/A-mother-s-death-costs-the-family-dear-Kenyan-study
Kenya’s Sharia-friendly livestock insurance
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), A mutual insurance scheme based on Islamic Sharia law has been launched to reduce the impact of extreme weather events on pastoral livelihoods in Kenya’s arid northern regions where perennial drought often decimates thousands of livestock.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99909/Kenya-s-Sharia-friendly-livestock-insurance
Pneumonia vaccine shows promise in Kenya
28 March 2014 (IRIN ), Better uptake of the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in children under five alongside more robust health monitoring systems at community level could help stem pneumonia related-deaths in children in Kenya: 20 percent of deaths in children under five are attributable to the disease, according to the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99858/Pneumonia-vaccine-shows-promise-in-Kenya
Cattle-rustling and the politics of business in Kenya
27 March 2014 (IRIN ), Cattle raiding in Kenya is often viewed in the legitimizing context of tradition, climate change and resource conflict, but increasingly it has much more to do with organized crime meeting a rising demand for meat, and political violence resulting from a new devolutionary constitution.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99846/Cattle-rustling-and-the-politics-of-business-in-Kenya
Regional interests at stake in the South Sudan crisis
19 March 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s military intervention in South Sudan has prompted warnings that the crisis in the world’s youngest state could escalate into a regional conflict. But what are the interests of South Sudan’s neighbours? What are they doing to further them? And how will their actions affect efforts to end the fighting?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99802/Regional-interests-at-stake-in-the-South-Sudan-crisis
Pastoralist aspirations versus policy in the Horn of Africa
24 February 2014 (IRIN ), Since the Horn of Africa drought of 2011 aid agencies have been working to understand the changes taking place in the drylands, hoping to better anticipate people’s needs. Recent research shows these changes go beyond climate and environment to encompass social and economic factors. The findings have important policy implications.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99698/Pastoralist-aspirations-versus-policy-in-the-Horn-of-Africa
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
10 February 2014 (IRIN ), Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99620/Breaking-the-cycle-of-youth-unemployment-poverty
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
Kenyan irrigation scheme offers solutions but raises questions
29 January 2014 (IRIN ), One of the largest irrigation schemes in Kenya’s history, the recently launched 400,000-hectare Galana-Kulalu Food Security Project, will focus on the production of crops, livestock and fish for both domestic consumption and export.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99555/Kenyan-irrigation-scheme-offers-solutions-but-raises-questions
Analysis: Turning to ancient diets to alleviate modern ills
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting health experts and indigenous activists to highlight a need to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. This would also assist in improving society's relationship with the earth, and to restoring both human and environmental health.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99524/Analysis-Turning-to-ancient-diets-to-alleviate-modern-ills
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high
Briefing: Escalating clashes in northern Kenya
11 December 2013 (IRIN ), A fresh outbreak of violence between communities in northern Kenya’s Moyale area – in Marsabit County - has displaced tens of thousands and led the government to take the almost unprecedented step of deploying its troops domestically in an effort to quell the unrest.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99312/Briefing-Escalating-clashes-in-northern-Kenya
The hidden crisis in urban slums
4 December 2013 (IRIN ), In Mathare, a sprawling slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, children in tattered clothes play with raw waste flowing from a burst sewage pipe. In the alley, crowded with tin-and-wood shanties, a food kiosk filled with people feasting on smoked fish stands on the burst pipe. Close by, a woman fries chopped potatoes on an open fire.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99263/The-hidden-crisis-in-urban-slums
Is Africa ready for GM?
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99218/Is-Africa-ready-for-GM
Finding the urban crisis tipping point
21 November 2013 (IRIN ), By 2015, three billion people will be living in urban slums according to UN Habitat. As the number of vulnerable people living in urban slums rises, aid agencies are struggling to identify the tipping point at which chronic urban vulnerability turns into a humanitarian crisis. IRIN spoke to aid staff to find out what they are doing about it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99168/Finding-the-urban-crisis-tipping-point
Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco
19 November 2013 (IRIN ), Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette - a Monte Carlo from Morocco - and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99154/Senegal-on-the-frontline-of-the-battle-with-Big-Tobacco
Polio drive to target millions in Horn
18 November 2013 (IRIN ), Efforts to stop the spread of polio in the Horn of Africa region are being ramped up with major immunization campaigns underway, targeting millions of vulnerable children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99147/Polio-drive-to-target-millions-in-Horn
Briefing: Repatriating Somali refugees from Kenya
13 November 2013 (IRIN ), After months of fitful negotiations, the governments of Kenya and Somalia, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 10 November signed a tripartite agreement outlining procedures and legalities for the voluntary repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees who have been living in Kenya for up to 22 years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99117/Briefing-Repatriating-Somali-refugees-from-Kenya
New IRIN film: Still Standing
31 October 2013 (IRIN ), The gang rape of a 16-year-old Kenyan girl, and the laughable punishment given to some of her attackers - they were made to cut grass for an afternoon before being set free - has made headlines around the world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99034/New-IRIN-film-Still-Standing

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