Tag: kenya

Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

Kenyans attack food insecurity with urban farms, sack gardens

(GIN)–In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing. It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008—and feed them at the same time. The “garden-in-a-sack” concept, introduced by the NGO Solidarites International, makes it possible to grow food in small spaces and […]

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Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

Kerry brings promise of $45 million for Kenya’s massive refugee camp

(GIN)–At a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Secretary of State John F. Kerry this week pledged an extra $45 million for the U.N. which is sheltering over a half million refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism and violence in Somalia and South Sudan. The Dadaab refugee camp–the largest in Africa–was threatened with closure after Somali […]

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Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

| April 28, 2015

(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]

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Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

| April 14, 2015

(GIN)–The United Nations, which is sheltering more than 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months. “We have asked the UNHCR (the U.N. Refugee Agency) to relocate the refugees in three months, failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves,” said Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto […]

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Amateur pilots fill skies in Ghanaian paragliding fest

Amateur pilots fill skies in Ghanaian paragliding fest

| April 7, 2015

(GIN)—From Good Friday to Easter Monday, an annual ritual takes place in Ghana quite unlike the egg rolling contests found in the U.S. People from around the world come to launch themselves into the air from Ghana’s second highest mountain. The annual paragliding festival is organized by Ghana’s Tourism Board and this year celebrates its […]

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Kenyan troops delayed rescue nearly 15 hours, Garissa U survivors say

Kenyan troops delayed rescue nearly 15 hours, Garissa U survivors say

| April 7, 2015

(GIN)—Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya, hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and put a bullet in the back of their heads, one by one by one. Some were told to recite a prayer from the Koran […]

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Exposé haunts banking giant that helped hide African billions

Exposé haunts banking giant that helped hide African billions

| February 12, 2015

(GIN)–In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients’ money beyond the reach of tax obligations and court settlements. The banking giant HSBC was said to be a haven for tax […]

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Kenyan children defending playground teargassed by police

Kenyan children defending playground teargassed by police

| January 21, 2015

(GIN)–Kenyan government officials are rushing to condemn the apparent brutality of police who attempted to disburse a protest of primary school children using tear gas, snarling dogs and clubs. The children of Langa-ta Road Primary School were protesting the “playground grabbing” of a developer who claimed he owned the school property. That claim is now […]

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ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)–The list of war crimes being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) is growing smaller. Earlier this month, the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was dismissed after witnesses became unavailable to testify and the government rejected the court’s jurisdiction over the charges. This week, Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court prosecutor, suspended investigations […]

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Court drops case against Kenyan prez linked to post-election killing spree

Court drops case against Kenyan prez linked to post-election killing spree

| December 10, 2014

(GIN)—As activists in the U.S. demand justice for murders for which no one has been punished, Kenyans are reeling from a similar judgment that finds no one accountable for a few months of post-election violence starting in 2007 that left over a thousand dead. Charges were finally dropped last week by the International Criminal Court […]

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