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Uganda Ends Marburg Virus Disease Outbreak

8 December 2017 | Geneva –Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday (December 8). “Uganda has led an...Read More

ACP Group Of States Statement On The Court Judgement On The Petition On The Fresh Presidential Elections In Kenya

Brussels, 20 November 2017/ ACP: The Court process that has just concluded in Kenya and the Supreme Court’s decision today constitute a remarkable moment for Kenya. This significant development goes a long way to confirm the Country’s democ...Read More

ACP Group Of States Calls For Peaceful Presidential Elections In Kenya

Brussels, 26 October 2017/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has followed with great interest the democratic developments in Kenya. In this regard the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States recalls the historic...Read More

United Nations, African Union Chiefs Urge Cooperation With Electoral Commission In Kenya Presidential Poll, Stress Need For Restraint By Security Services

Following is the joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the forthcoming presidential election in Kenya, issued today in Addis Ababa and New York:

Kenya court lifts government-imposed protest ban

[JURIST] The Kenyan High Court [official website] on Tuesday lifted [AfricanNews report] a government-imposed ban [Al Jazeera report] on protestation after numerous protests against the Kenyan electoral commission. The recent protests were ...Read More

WHO Supports Containment Of Rare Virus On Uganda-Kenya Border

20 October 2017 | GENEVA –WHO is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN TO HOLD SIXTY-EIGHTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 23 OCTOBER TO 17 NOVEMBER

Committee to Consider Women’s Rights in Burkina Faso, Singapore, Paraguay, Nauru, Israel, Kuwait, Kenya, Oman, Norway, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Monaco and Guatemala 19 October 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Discr...Read More

UN rights experts: Kenya must lift ban on protests and end police brutality

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts on Monday urged [press release] Kenya to lift a new ban on protests and refrain from violence against protesters in the build up to the national elections. The Kenyan authorities made it illegal t...Read More

KENYA MUST LIFT PROTEST BAN AND END PATTERN OF POLICE BRUTALITY AHEAD OF POLL, UN EXPERTS WARN

16 October 2017 GENEVA, 16 October 2017 (Issued as received) – Kenya must lift its newly-imposed ban on protests in key cities, end police brutality during demonstrations, and halt attacks on the judiciary and civil society in the tense run...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL PRESIDENT APPOINTS ANDREW CLAPHAM OF THE UNITED KINGDOM TO SERVE ON SOUTH SUDAN BODY

22 September 2017 GENEVA, 21 September 2017 (Issued as received) – The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli of El Salvador, announced today the appointment of Andrew Clapham of the United Kingdom...Read More

Contextualizing Constitutionalism

There are certain structural factors in the demographic composition, political economy and history of many African countries, which can establish a hostile political matrix to multi-party democracy. From this matrix emanates the prevalence ...Read More

Kenya opposition candidate threatens to boycott re-vote

[JURIST] Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga [BBC profile], whose campaign against the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta [government website] was declared unsuccessful after a countrywide election last month by the Independent Elect...Read More

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