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Kenyan policemen stand guard near the parliament building during the debate of controversial new security legislation, in Nairobi Dec. 18, 2014.

Kenyan MPs Pass Controversial Security Measures

New law adopted amid shouting and catcalling; critics say new measures threaten civil liberties and free speech More

FILE - Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is seen in a Sept. 2, 2014, photo.

Audio Kenya Legislators Opposing New Anti-Terrorism Measure

Lawmaker says proposed measure violates constitution and undermines civil liberties More

Children displaced by fighting in South Sudan wait to be registered into the Kule 1 and 2 camps for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, July 10, 2014.

S. Sudan Neighbors Expect Surge of Refugees in 2015

Humanitarian agencies say number could rise to 821,000 people next year if a lasting peace is not achieved soon More

People hold wooden crosses  to represent those killed in a string of attacks, during a demonstration to demand greater security, in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 25, 2014.

Kenya De-lists 500 NGOs in Crackdown

Alleging organizations' links to terrorism, government seeks to tighten security following recent attacks blamed on Islamist militants More

Video Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace at Home

Eastleigh, or ‘small Mogadishu,’ is home to thousands of Somali migrants; many hope they may one day be able to return More

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