Catherine Soi

Catherine Soi

Human Rights

Kenya's indigenous communities threatened

Efforts to protect the Embobut forest in Kenya are coming into conflict with the native Sengwer people, with the Sengwer accusing the government of burning their homes and forcibly evicting them.

Kenya's indigenous communities threatened

Africa

Classroom revolution? New curriculum for Kenya kids

While teachers and parents have praised the change, many argue that investment in education is the real issue that must be addressed.

Classroom revolution? New curriculum for Kenya kids

Kenya

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Kenya's courts have ordered the government to reopen TV stations it had shut down to prevent coverage of a public event by opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo's Kabila says elections will be held

The elections have been delayed twice by the government and the opposition still claims they do not trust the process.

DR Congo's Kabila says elections will be held

Africa

DR Congo violence: Families fear resurgence of fighting

Fighting has slowed in the Kasai region, but locals say the government is not abiding by the ceasefire and security for the returning populace is still a concern.

DR Congo violence: Families fear resurgence of fighting

Africa

DR Congo conflict leaves 400,000 children malnourished

Some aid is reaching the malnourished in Kasai, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough and more displaced people are returning to the region.

DR Congo conflict leaves 400,000 children malnourished

Democratic Republic of Congo

Conflict, flooding and cholera worsen DR Congo plight

There is a military operation against an armed group accused of killing peacekeepers, widespread flooding has destroyed many homes, and a major cholera outbreak has plagued the country.

Conflict, flooding and cholera worsen DR Congo plight

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on

Despite the deaths of eight protesters, the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo plans to continue to push for political change and for President Joseph Kabila to step down.

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on

Nigeria

Returning home: Surviving captivity under Boko Haram

Former captives and families of people still held hostage by Boko Haram talk about life in the shadow of the armed group.

Returning home: Surviving captivity under Boko Haram

South Sudan

South Sudan leaders sign ceasefire agreement

Announcement of Addis Ababa deal is small comfort to South Sudanese civilians displaced by fighting and living in Kenya.

South Sudan leaders sign ceasefire agreement

Africa

HRW: Widespread election-related sexual violence in Kenya

In Kenya, dozens of women have told Human Rights Watch (HRW) that they were gang-raped during the recent presidential election campaigns.

HRW: Widespread election-related sexual violence in Kenya

Kenya

Kenya's election violence worsens inter-ethnic divisions

Kenyans have had two controversial and often violent presidential elections in recent months.

Kenya's election violence worsens inter-ethnic divisions