UN expert concerned about displacement related to elections in Kenya

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Chaloka Beyani

• As Kenyans prepare for elections on Monday, a human rights expert is urging the government and the international community to scale up efforts to prevent displacement related to the polls. According to the expert,  there have been instances of localized violence in the run up to the elections. He says the government should implement a law that deals with this matter.

Cosmetic imperfections should not be cause for food waste: UNEP

Kenyan grown broccoli

• The UN Environment Programme says tons of food is wasted just because of cosmetic imperfections. Recently hundreds of ministers attending a UNEP meeting in Nairobi Kenya feasted on food grown by local farmers. The food had been rejected by supermarkets in the United Kingdom because of its appearance.

Sahel is still vulnerable to food shortages, says UN official

Child in the Sahel

• Although a catastrophe was averted in the Sahel last year, ten million people still need food assistance, according to a UN official. He says 2012 was a difficult year because the drought of 2011 led to food shortages across the region. The Sahel, which stretches from Senegal in the West to Sudan in the East, is prone to drought.

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