Kenyan police have rounded up thousands of illegal Somali immigrants and refugees as part of their battle against Al Shabab. But they’ve detained hundreds of Somali-Kenyans, too.
A crackdown on Al Shabab threatens the success of 'Little Mogadishu,' a hub for Somali refugees, and could have a wider impact on the nation's economy as families flee and businesses fail.
With Kenya's unilateral decision to enter and create a new buffer state inside Somalia, Ahmed Abdi Godane's urging this week to kick foreigners out has an audience, and even some logic.
Across East Africa, leaders are pushing laws and crackdowns on free media, NGO funding, and human rights and civil society efforts. This isn't coincidence.
Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is already seeking a temporary adjournment in crimes against humanity trial.
Kenya seems obsessed with the International Criminal Court and its indictment against President Uhuru Kenyatta. The chest-thumping is 'misguided.'