Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Refugees from Somalia's civil war not welcome - Somali Journalist
We started this segment with a clip from Sa'ed Hassan, a Somali refugee living in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi, Kenya, also known as "Little Mogadishu." Tens of thousands of Somali refugees live in the neighbourhood; home since fleeing the civil war in the 1990s.
But last month, the Kenyan Government released a directive ordering all Somali refugees living in urban areas to report to Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp.
The Kenyan government says its responding to security threats posed by radical Islamic groups such as Al-Shabab which it says was behind a number of terrorist attacks last year.
Refugees from Somalia's civil war not welcome - Human Rights Watch
It's believed there as many as 60 thousand refugees making lives for themselves in Nairobi. Gerry Simpson doesn't believe the government has the means to move them anywhere. Instead, he believes Kenyan police and paramilitary will make life so hard for refugees, they'll either relocate to camps or return to Somalia.
Gerry Simpson is a senior refugee researcher and an advocate with Human Rights Watch. He was in Geneva, Switzerland.
Refugees from Somalia's civil war not welcome - former spokesperson for President Kibaki's party
Moses Kuria believes Kenya has done more than its share as a good neighbour to Somalia. He is a former spokesperson for President Kibaki's party and a columnist for The Star, one of Kenya's largest newspapers. He was in Nairobi, Kenya.
This segment was produced by The Current's Hassan Santur.
Last Word - Adnan Al-Pachachi Promo
In the days to come... he witnessed the end of colonialism, the creation of Israel and the beginning of the United Nations. 90 year-old Adnan Al-Pachachi recounts his life as an Iraqi diplomat and shares his hopes for a new, peaceful Iraq. He gets the last word today.
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