Kenya

UN rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse by security forces which has led to deaths and injures, including among children.

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated today the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections, and, stressing the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions, called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls.

Trials of refugee camp life inspire South Sudan singers

The challenges of day-to-day life in a refugee camp have inspired two young singers in South Sudan to write a song about their experiences.

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Ahead of elections, UN calls on Kenyan authorities to ensure peaceful polls

On the eve of Tuesday's general elections in Kenya to elect the President and other officials, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on all national stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.

News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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News in Brief 13 July 2017 (AM)

Death of Chinese activist a loss for human rights worldwide: UN rights chief

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UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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Kenya takes advantage of “neglected blue economy"

Kenya has “neglected” the “blue economy opportunities” presented by taking care of the ocean in the past, and must be a better steward in the future.

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UN and Africa: focus on albinism, migration and Kenya's blue economy

Action plan gives “renewed hope” to people with albinism in Africa

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Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

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