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Kenyans are speaking about divorce more openly than ever before. But women still face insurmountable difficulty when trying to claim matrimonial property after divorce. Human Rights Watch found that the process for dividing up this property discriminates…
Women registering for a community dialogue meeting organized by the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) with the Milimani Law Courts in Kibera, Nairobi.
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What are your main concerns about the coronavirus moving through Africa?
 
 In many countries where we work there is an extremely weak public health and healthcare infrastructure. The fact that the spread in Africa has been slower than elsewhere…
A member of the Senegalese graffiti collective "RBS CREW" paints informational murals advising how to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, on the wall of a high school in the Parcelles Assainies neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, March 25, 2020.
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Tell me about Lamu and the activists you spoke to. 
 
 Lamu county is a beautiful, scenic tourist destination with long white beaches lined with palm trees and hotels and cafes catering to foreign and domestic tourists. The mostly-Muslim…
Residents and environmental activists  protesting against  lack of consultations and government failure to address environmental concerns in respect ofo the proposed Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) project in Lamu island, Kenya, March 1, 2012.
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The Honorable John F. Kerry
 US Department of State
 2201 C Street Northwest
 Washington, DC 20520
 
 August 19, 2016
 
 Dear Secretary Kerry,
 
 We write to you regarding your upcoming visit to Kenya, Nigeria, and…
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Kenya is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, which provides shelter to 360,000 mostly Somali refugees. In May 2016, Kenya’s government disbanded its department responsible for refugees and announced plans to repatriate Somalis and close…
An aerial view shows makeshift shelters at the Dagahaley camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border in Garissa County, Kenya. Photo taken April 2011.
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His Excellency, Mr. Motoo Noguchi
 Ms. Mama Koite Doumbia
 Ms. Alma Taso Deljković
 Mr. Felipe Raúl Michelini
 Ms. Arminka Helić
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Kamene F. stands outside her house in a slum in Nairobi with her 7-year-old son born from rape.
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July 21, 2015
 
  
 
 President Barack Obama
 
 The White House
 
 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 
 Washington, DC 20500
 
  
 
 Re: Your visit to Kenya and Ethiopia
 
  
 
 Dear Mr.…
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President Barack Obama
 
 The White House
 
 July 14, 2015
 
 Dear President Obama,
 
 As you prepare to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, we, a group of Kenyan and international organizations, write…
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January 18, 2013 H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini - Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Your Excellency,   We write in advance of the 20th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place under…
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The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State United States Department of State 2201 C St, NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton, In light of your forthcoming trip to Africa, we would like to bring to your attention some of our…
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  Dear Hon. Haji:   I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to raise concerns regarding possible violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law by elements of the Kenyan armed forces during Operation “Linda Nchi.”   Human Rights…