Can Kenya ensure national security while admitting refugees?

Juliet Okoth, University of Nairobi The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of non-refoulement. This obliges states not to turn away individuals who have a well-founded fear of persecution, or substantial grounds to …

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Refugees in Africa faced bitter disappointments in 2016

Cristiano D’Orsi, University of Johannesburg This year, 471,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) voted in presidential elections. They voted even though most of them live in exile in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Chad, having fled an ongoing civil war which began in 2012. Their participation reflects a collective determination to …

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Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

Tamara Wood, UNSW Australia The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes elsewhere. Escalating internal fighting and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen have led to an estimated 21.4 million people – more than 80% of its population – being in …

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Africa News Headlines – Pope Francis Visits Uganda – 27 November 2015

A selection of news headlines from Africa and around the globe reporting on the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda on Friday, November 27, 2015. A Pope Last Visited Uganda in 1993, Here’s What Has Changed Since Then Source: The Independent Why African countries should emulate Uganda’s stance on religious unity Source: Ventures Africa Pope …

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Uganda News Headlines for November 15-22, 2015

A selection of headlines about Uganda from publications around the globe from the week ending November 22, 2015. Uganda Country Profile 2015: Marching towards another ballot Source: The Africa Report How clean toilets are revolutionising education for girls in Uganda Source: Christian Today Yahsat, iWayAfrica sign Uganda agreement Source: Telecompaper Paris attacks: Kenya and Uganda …

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