As the world marks Universal Children's Day, the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF is urging that a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported. A helpline in Kenya [...]
A resolution before the United Nations Security Council on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya's President and his deputy failed to pass when it was put to the vote. Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana of Rwanda said that the Security Council “failed Kenya and Africa on this issue." UNTV
Between US$339 million and US$413 million were taken in ransom from the hijacking of ships off the coast of Somaliaand the Horn of Africa between 2005 and 2012, according to report released today. The study carried out by the by the World Bank, the UNODC and INTERPOL reveals that much of the ransom money was [...]
More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE
The UN mission inSomaliais training Somali firefighters inKenyaon emergency fire and rescue management. Although Al Qaeda linked militants have been pushed out of most urban cities and towns ofSomaliathey still hold areas in the Southern part of the country and still pose a challenge with suicide bombings within the country and attacks outside its boarders. [...]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant ) for a man accused of bribing a prosecution witness in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.
The Somalia Prime Minister said that he was working closely with Kenyan authorities and called for international support to combat al Shabaab militants who have claimed responsibility for the deadly attack onNairobi’s Westgate mall. CH UNTV
The United Nations (UN) envoy for Somalia called for additional African troops to counter al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group thought to be responsible for the deadly attack on Kenya's Westgate shopping mall. CH UNTV
The judge of the trial chamber seized with the case against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, issued a special reminder on the importance of witness protection and of possible sanctions for an act or attempted act that is considered an offence against the administration of justice.
To contain an outbreak of polio hat has been grippingKenyasince May, immunization campaigns have been conducted around the country, and the efforts are especially intensified in and around the refugee camps where the population's immunities are low. UNICEF