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    Kenya Transnational Issues - 2006

      Disputes - international:
      Kenya served as an important mediator in brokering Sudan's north-south separation in February 2005; Kenya provides shelter to approximately a quarter of a million refugees including Ugandans who flee across the border periodically to seek protection from Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels; the Kenya-Somalia border is open to pastoralists and is susceptible to cross-border clan insurgencies; Kenya's administrative limits extend beyond the treaty border into the Sudan, creating the Ilemi Triangle

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 153,627 (Somalia) 12,595 (Ethiopia) 67,556 (Sudan)
      IDPs: 360,000 (KANU attacks on opposition tribal groups in 1990s) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      widespread harvesting of small plots of marijuana; transit country for South Asian heroin destined for Europe and North America; Indian methaqualone also transits on way to South Africa; significant potential for money-laundering activity given the country's status as a regional financial center; massive corruption, and relatively high levels of narcotics-associated activities

      NOTE: The information regarding Kenya on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kenya Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kenya Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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