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    A policy content evaluation of Kenya’s national strategy to counter violent extremism

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017
    This policy brief evaluates the content of Kenya’s National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (NSCVE), which was launched in September 2016.
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    Courting catastrophe? Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.
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    Securing Nairobi's poor neighbourhoods policy considerations for enhancing community participation

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017
    Kenya has grappled with extensive crime and insecurity, ranging from armed robberies, carjacking and street crime, to politically-motivated, ethnically-organised violence, resource conflicts and terror attacks that affect both rural and urban areas.
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    Mitigating electoral conflict in Kenya’s 2017 General Election

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017
    On 8 August 2017 Kenya is expected to conduct a general election in which new representatives at the county and national levels will be elected.
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    The East African energy frontier, a decade on

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The East Africa region has seen some of the decade’ s largest natural gas and energy finds. However, despite their magnitude, these discoveries have yet to fulfil the promise of social and economic progress.
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    Violent extremism in Africa: public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014).
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    Preventing violent extremism in Kenya: policy options

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2016
    For a long time, the Kenyan government, and security agencies in particular, relied on security-focused measures to address violent extremism. Some of these measures have resulted in serious violations of the individual rights and liberties of people, and the profiling of Somalis and Muslims on ethnic and religious lines.
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    When refugees cannot return home: A conflict conundrum in Africa’s Great Lakes region

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2016
    The large number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Great Lakes region poses immense challenges to peacebuilding processes within the countries affected, as well as in that entire conflict system. An influx of refugees impacts peace and security, citizenship considerations, as well as cross-border and ethnic confl icts, among others.
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    Conflict analysis of Kenya

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    This report is based on ten days of desk-based research and provides a short synthesis of the literature on the conflicts and violence in Kenya. Kenya is a large multi-ethnic country, with over 40 different ethnic groups and many overlapping conflicts.
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    Understanding insurgent margins in Kenya, Nigeria and Mali

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    In recent years, violent insurgency has gripped the margins of Kenya, Mali and Nigeria. Militant Islamist groups have attacked civilian populations, state security personnel and political-administrative officials, spreading insecurity across large areas and exploiting the mistrust between societies at the margins and central authorities.

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