Category Archives: Africa

Kenyan Internal Security Minister killed in crash

According to CNN, A helicopter crash on the outskirts of Nairobi on Sunday killed one of the nation’s most visible political figures. George Saitoti, 66 was the nation’s internal security minister and was one of the contenders in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Man stoned to death for being gay in Kenya

According to Identity Kenya, two gay men were attacked—one of them was killed— by other residents after they were caught having sex late last night. The two men were beaten by the mob on the night of May 27th 2012 … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery:
By John D. Sutter and Edythe McNamee, CNN (CNN) — Dozens of CNN iReporters recently uploaded videos of themselves telling escaped slaves in Mauritania that “we are with you” in the struggle…

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Lack of funds could hinder relief efforts for food crises in Africa

The article below is from and talks about how people’s indifference to the food crises in Africa has created a lack of funds, possibly hindering relief efforts.   West Africa: UN Warns Lack of Funds Threatens Response to Food … Continue reading

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Joyce Banda becomes first female president in Malawi

According to Ms. Magazine, Joyce Banda, women’s rights activist and Malawi’s vice president, became the first female president Saturday when she was sworn in following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe. Malawi was given … Continue reading

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Rebel group in Mali declares independent state

According to the Los Angeles Times, Tuareg rebels in Mali who recently captured northern Mali declared that territory an independent state on Friday. The Tuareg’s declaration of independence of the “state,” which the rebels call Azawad, was immediately rejected by … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Kony 2012 sequel

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