Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenya and Nigeria Struggle with Increasing Numbers of Internally Displaced

BY SARAH SILVERMAN As a result of ongoing and deep-seated conflicts – particularly those in the Middle East and Africa — internal displacement is at the highest level the world has ever seen. With over 11 million newly internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2014, there were a reported 38 million IDPs globally by the end […]

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A Tough Neighborhood: Kenya Weathers Regional Instability

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND KENDALL LAWRENCE Long considered an anchor of relative stability in East Africa, Kenya is considered to be one of the strongest emerging markets in Africa. Despite significant pressures, their economy continues impressive growth, with the World Bank projecting continued gains over the next few years. Kenya has also made significant gains […]

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Nervousness Surrounds Kenyan Elections

BY NORA LONCSAR* On March 4, Kenyans will once again vote for their local and national leaders. The increase in violence in the last year has raised fears among some national and international observers of the potential for another bloody ballot. In early 2007, the world watched in horror at the events unfolding in Kenya […]

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Identifying local agency in communities on the 'front line' of climate change and fragility is key to addressing vulnerabilities writes @intalert's Jessica Hartog for the 2021 #FragileStatesIndex