Detention news this month in Africa has been dominated by the mass round up of foreigners in Kenya following a government directive that all refugees should reside in camps rather than urban areas.  What followed was the widespread arrests, detention and forced move to camps or return home.  It is thought that the majority of those affected are refugees.  Concerns around treatment in detention, conditions of detention, access to protection and independent monitoring are some of the key issues highlighted by international media.

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Kenya Demands Refugees Return To Camps (Eurasiareview)

UNHCR Seeking Access to Detained Asylum – Seekers and Refugees in Nairobi (All Africa)

Respect human rights in Eastleigh crackdown-US (Capital News)

Kenya: Halt crackdown on Somalis’ (HRW)

46 Ethiopians charged with illegal residence in Kenya, security sweep continues (Sabahi Online)

Kenya: Somalis Detained in Squalor At Kasarani (The Star)

State orders refugees back to camps (Standard Media)

Prisoner of my identity (The Nation)

Kenya restricts Somali refugees to camps (BBC World News)

65 Ethiopians arrested (The star)

UNHCR disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugees (