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Philips and UNFPA – Kenya’s second Community Life Centre

Philips and UNFPA collaborate to transform lives in Mandera County, Kenya – announce plans to implement Kenya’s second Community Life Centre Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) (www.Philips.com), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (http://www.UNFPA.org) has today revealed its plans to inaugurate a Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera, a County in North-Eastern […]

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Leather industry in Eastern and Southern Africa to be transformed by New design studio

Leather production in Eastern and Southern Africa Leather producers in Eastern and Southern Africa have traditionally exported raw hides which have a limited value but a new design studio that opens today in Mombasa, Kenya promises to advance the leather market. Providing artisanal skills and fashion design expertise, the studio will boost the industry by […]

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UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

On Friday of last week (May 6th), the Government of Kenya announced that it intended to end the hosting of refugees, citing economic, security and environmental burdens. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, said the Government had disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs and was working on a mechanism for the closure of […]

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Kenya: Reckless closure of world’s biggest refugee camp will put lives at risk

Refugee camps closing The Kenyan government’s decision to close down two large refugee camps, including the world’s biggest at Dadaab, is likely to put thousands of innocent lives at risk, said Amnesty International today. “This reckless decision by the Kenyan government is an abdication of its duty to protect the vulnerable and will put thousands […]

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Facebook in Africa

  PRESS RELEASE   Facebook Pages: Updated for Mobile, Better for Business   Majority of people on Facebook in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa connect to a small business   JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Now that there are more mobile connections around the world than there are humans on the […]

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Kenya : Wiesenthal Center condemns Al Shabaab Christian killings

WIESENTHAL CENTER CONDEMNS BRUTAL MURDER OF KENYAN CHRISTIANS BY AL SHABAAB AS ‘NAZI-LIKE’ Witnesses say terrorists went door-to-door killing non-Muslims The Simon Wiesenthal Center is condemning yesterday’s attack by al-Shabaab on the Kenyan village of Mpeketoni which left 48 dead. According to reports, the terrorists went door to door asking villagers if they were Muslim […]

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Kenya / UNEP to Host First-Ever UN Environment Assembly

Kenya and UNEP to Host First-Ever UN Environment Assembly in June NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Invitation to Joint Government of Kenya-UNEP Press Briefing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and other High Level Representatives from over 193 UN Member and Observer States, UN Heads of Agencies, Business and Civil Society to attend […]

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Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States condemns today’s despicable terrorist attacks in the Gikoma market area of Nairobi, Kenya, that took the lives of many and injured dozens more. This is the latest in a series of […]

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UK Foreign Secretary condemns bomb attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in Nairobi and offers his condolences to those affected.   The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:   “I condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that took place earlier today in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. I offer my deepest condolences to the […]

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Solutions for Kenya’s displaced require urgent action determined by reality – UN expert

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, today called for concerted development and peacebuilding action to achieve durable solutions for internal displacement in Kenya.   “The end of displacement cannot be determined by a political decision, but […]

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Canada Condemns String of Attacks in Kenya

OTTAWA, Canada, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement concerning this weekend’s attacks in Kenya: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms this weekend’s attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi, Kenya, which claimed the lives of at least seven people and wounded more than 60 others. “On […]

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Beginning of ICC Trial against Ruto and Sang is a Historical Opportunity for Victims and for the Kenyan Society to Face the Truth and Find Justice

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, September 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the beginning of the trial against Kenya’s Deputy President, William Samoei Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague approaches, FIDH, its member organisation in Kenya, KHRC, together with FIDH member organisations in Africa recall that these proceedings are mainly and foremost […]

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