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Will addressing root causes of displacement stem irregular migration from Africa?

Will addressing root causes of displacement stem irregular migration from Africa?
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On the face of it, the fund is definitely a worthy cause as six out of the top ten refugee producing countries in the world in 2014 were from the African continent. However, it is clear that the fund is also a self-serving tool for the European Commission. It is stipulated that the range of […]

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Closing the doors on refugees; who will be our brothers’ keeper?

Closing the doors on refugees; who will be our brothers’ keeper?
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi By refusing to take in asylum seekers, the EU has sent a message to other states that political expediency is a justification for contravention of obligations imposed by international law. And by choosing Turkey a country whose human rights record is wanting, the EU is exposing the asylum seekers’ to abuses and […]

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The winding road to full EAC regional integration: lessons from the EU

The winding road to full EAC regional integration: lessons from the EU
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi It is instructive to note that from the 1960s to the seventies, East African region enjoyed a near-complete integration as a monetary union; common market and a common customs tariff were successfully implemented. A political federation was envisaged though it never came to be. Unfortunately, political differences between the Tanzanian and Ugandan […]

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Filling the gaps: Contribution of CSOs in the management of refugee affairs in Eastern Africa

Filling the gaps: Contribution of CSOs in the management of refugee affairs in Eastern Africa
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi At the moment, the number of asylum seekers comprising of refugees and other persons of concern in eastern African have surpassed the two million mark and still counting. The largest numbers are found in Ethiopia and Kenya with over 600,000 registered in Ethiopia and over 500,000 in Kenya. The number is certainly increasing […]

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Youth radicalization: the enemy within

Youth radicalization: the enemy within
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi When a Kenyan University was attacked in April 2015, the country was devastated by the news that the mastermind of the attack was a young brilliant lawyer, and a Kenyan in all respects. Previous attacks had also featured Kenyan nationals but this fact had not been given as much attention. Similarly in […]

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UN Sustainable Development Goals; does Africa have what it takes?

UN Sustainable Development Goals; does Africa have what it takes?
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi Many Africa countries are experiencing armed conflicts due to varying underlying reasons. Elsewhere, corruption and pillage of public resources is normalized to the extent that good stewardship is the exception, not the norm. Michela Wrong’s book ‘It’s our turn to eat’ is an apt representation of how political leaders in Kenya have […]

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