UNHCR urges Kenya to continue upholding refugee rights

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has condemned recent security incidents in Kenya which have killed scores of citizens and refugees.

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UN refugee agency cautions against stigmatizing refugees in wake of violence in Kenya

The United Nations refugee agency spoke out today against public statements in Kenya linking the presence of refugees in that country to recent violence – which the agency equally condemned.

First-ever Wangari Maathai Award goes to Nepalese activist

A new international forestry award that honours the memory of a Kenyan environmentalist was given to a dedicated activist from Nepal on Thursday.

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General Assembly President condemns attacks on Kenyan churches

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today condemned deadly attacks carried out on two churches in Kenya over the weekend.

UN chief strongly condemns ‘reprehensible’ attacks on Kenyan churches

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the terrorist attacks carried out on two churches in Kenya which killed at least 17 people and wounded many more.

Sub-Saharan Africa can only grow if it solves hunger crisis – UNDP

Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, according to a

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Changing harmful social norms that fuel violence against women

For ages masculinity has been equated with power, toughness and the suppression of one’s emotions, according to the UN Population Fund.

The notion of what it means to be a “man” may have contributed to risky behaviours, sometimes deepening gender inequities, the agency adds.

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Fostering economic integration in East Africa

As the East African Community consisting of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi has agreed on a customs union and the beginnings of a common market, the EAC together with the International Monetary Fund will co-host a conference to discu

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Mobilising men to stand up against gender inequality

Around the world, men are being mobilised to stand up against gender inequality.

From taxi drivers in Kenya, to student activists in India and refugees in Uganda, all have pledged to confront gender inequality in their communities.

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Kenya: UN scales up refugee training to improve assistance in camps

The United Nations refugee agency today announced new strategies to ensure uninterrupted assistance and services in its largest complex in Kenya, including training and mentoring of refugees as well as involving them in the day-to-day running of the Dadaab camps.