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  • Some Africans unhappy white male helped build 100 wells

    11/09/2023 1:34:21 AM PST · by MNDude · 76 replies
    REPORT: Activists are upset at YouTuber Mr. Beast for building 100 wells across Africa that provided clean drinking water to its citizens Although the wells provide clean water to half a million Africans, activists are upset with Mr. Beast because they're annoyed a white male was the one who solved the problem. "I’ve been doing this for 15 years, but we’ve been struggling to continue the work because funding, awareness, and advocacy all take work," said founder of FACE Africa Saran Kaba Jones. "Overnight, this person comes along, who happens to be a white male figure with a huge platform,...
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative: Kenya and a Railway to Nowhere

    10/14/2023 11:35:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/13 | Anne Soy
    The first section of Kenya's Chinese-built railway was opened with much fanfare in 2017 - but two years later work on the tracks stopped in the middle of the country and the master plan of linking it to other landlocked countries in East Africa seems to have derailed.This means the project is not bringing as much money as was hoped at this stage, while Kenya is left servicing loans totalling around $4.7bn (£3.9bn), mainly borrowed from Chinese banks. Yet it is hard to believe that Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is not a success when passengers disgorge from a packed...
  • Kenya: Hundreds of Muslims march against LGBTQ rights

    10/09/2023 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle (Germany) via MSN ^ | 10-06-2023 | Deutsche Welle staff writers
    The religious crowd protested at the Supreme Court after Friday prayers. The demonstrators are seeking further criminalization of same-sex relations in the African country.Hundreds of Kenyan Muslims marched on the country's Supreme Court Friday in protest against a recent decision upholding the right of LGBTQ groups to associate and form non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Angered Muslims carrying printed placards decried "neo-colonialists" and the immorality of homosexuality, while demanding the three justices who affirmed the LGBTQ community's right to associate, "resign and repent." Last month, the three ruled that Kenya's Non-Governmental Organization Board had discriminated against an LGBTQ group by not allowing...
  • U.N. Security Council Approves Kenya-Led Intervention Force for Haiti

    10/04/2023 8:13:17 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-3-23 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The U.N. Security Council voted on Monday to authorize a multinational military intervention against the gang lords of Haiti, led by Kenya, which volunteered to take point in July. The resolution, drafted by the United States and Ecuador at the request of Haiti’s government, passed with 13 votes in favor, zero against, and two unsurprising abstentions: Russia and China. “Russia and China’s abstentions suggested that neither country endorsed the resolution but they were not going to block it. Diplomats said that negotiations had been tense with the two countries for several weeks, with the text being rewritten multiple times, but...
  • DNA Links Living Man to Skull Pillaged by Germans 100 Years Ago

    09/08/2023 4:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | Michelle Taylor | September 07, 2023
    Scientists in Germany and Rwanda have genetically linked a 100-year-old skull to a male living today. The deceased individual was a high-ranking advisor to Mangi Meli, the king of the Chagga people in the late-1800s who was executed by the German colonial government in 1900 after leading an uprising. The scientists also identified living “likely descendants” of two other skulls. At the beginning of the 20th century, the invading German empire took thousands of skulls from its colonies for since-discredited research into racial classification. In 2011, Berlin's Museums Authority (SPK) acquired about 7,700 skulls in poor condition from the Charité...
  • A delegation from Kenya leaves Haiti. Will its proposal prove effective against gangs?

    08/25/2023 6:07:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    Miami Herld ^ | 08 24 2023 | Jacqueline Charles
    Haitian police, government officials and some members of the foreign diplomatic corps have been hoping that an offer by Kenya to lead an international intervention into a troubled Haiti would mean thousands of additional cops helping to dismantle and fight heavily armed kidnapping gangs. Instead, however, the proposal is shaping up as an offer to protect key government infrastructures like the airport, seaports and main roads, which critics say will not curb the violence and only end in failure. “Most of the critical infrastructures they were quoting are in the hands of the gangs. Before protecting this critical infrastructure, you...
  • LGBT Rights in Africa: Will Kenya Be the Latest to Pass Aanti-Gay Law?

    07/25/2023 12:23:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Catherine Byaruhanga
    In the latest sign of rising homophobia in different African countries, a Kenyan opposition MP is leading a campaign for parliament to further criminalise the country's small LGBTQ community.George Peter Kaluma's move comes after neighbouring Uganda adopted a tough new anti-gay law, rejecting threats by US President Joe Biden to impose sanctions and travel restrictions on "anyone involved in serious human rights abuses". When I met Mr Kaluma - a member of veteran Kenyan opposition politician Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement - he was sitting behind his desk at his office in the capital Nairobi, proof-reading and making corrections to...
  • Pastor ‘Exiles’ Family To Kenya To Escape Canadian Persecution Of Christians

    07/24/2023 10:25:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/24/2023 | JOY PULLMANN
    A Canadian pastor has “exiled” his family to Kenya after his government invoked emergency war measures to punish citizens who attended a protest where he prayed and sang the national anthem. Harold Ristau, a decorated veteran and seminary professor, participated in the “trucker convoy” against lockdowns last February, when The Federalist interviewed him last. He is now party to a lawsuit arguing the government’s response to Covid that included treating dissent as terrorism violated Canadians’ fundamental rights. “The fight is far from over,” said Marty Moore, a lawyer for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), which is litigating Ristau’s...
  • Facebook content moderators in Kenya call the work ‘torture.’ Their lawsuit may ripple worldwide

    07/03/2023 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2023 | Evelyne Musambi and Cara Anna
    On the verge of tears, Nathan Nkunzimana recalled watching a video of a child being molested and another of a woman being killed. Eight hours a day, his job as a content moderator for a Facebook contractor required him to look at horrors so the world wouldn’t have to. Some overwhelmed colleagues would scream or cry, he said. Now, Nkunzimana is among nearly 200 former employees in Kenya who are suing Facebook and local contractor Sama over working conditions that could have implications for social media moderators around the world. It is the first known court challenge outside the United...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/30/2023 Holiday Newsdump Friday US Considers Cluster Munitions For Ukraine, Biden Conditions Meeting Netanyahu, Court Imposes Political Ban, Chinese "Spy Balloon" "Did Not Collect Intelligence"

    06/30/2023 7:50:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/30/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States is considering providing cluster munitions to Ukraine... Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today... A US State Department report released today on the US pullout from Afghanistan... Joe Biden has a condition for meeting with Israel's Prime Minister... At least 48 dead in Kenya when a truck collided with other vehicles and pedestrians... 25 people burned to death when a bus caught fire in India... The Russian military mission in Syria says that drones of the US-led coalition are violating... Russia has imposed a ban on Polish trucks transporting goods...
  • ‘Missing’ Biden family corruption probe witness Gal Luft speaks out, living as fugitive in undisclosed location

    06/01/2023 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | Miranda Devine
    Gal Luft, the “missing” witness in the House Oversight Committee’s Biden family corruption investigation, has told The Post he is alive and living as a fugitive in an undisclosed location. The former Israeli Defense Force colonel vanished from Cyprus last month while on bail awaiting extradition to the US on seven charges. He denies the allegations, which include five charges relating to the Arms Export Control Act of conspiring to sell Chinese products to the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Libya, as well as a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and of making a false statement. Luft claims...
  • Who Was The Original “Birther”? It Was Barack Hussein Obama II Himself!

    05/25/2023 9:35:00 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 106 replies
    The Post & Email Newspaper ^ | 25 May 2023 | CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
    (May 25, 2023) — The biography in the 1991 pamphlet published by the Acton and Dystel literary agency promoting Obama’s 1991 book “Journeys in Black and White” stated Barack Obama “was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii”. Said early life details are always provided by the author to his agent. The Obama biography in subsequent editions of the pamphlets (with various life accomplishment updates) continued to say he was “born in Kenya” for 17 years until Obama entered the race for President and his backers and enabling media started the “clean up ” and online purge of...
  • Mystery illness kills nine, leaves 80 sick in Kenya

    05/12/2023 7:25:08 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Africanews ^ | 5-12-23 | Rédaction Africanews with Agencies
    At least nine people have died, and over 80 others are seriously ill in Kargi Location, Marsabit County, following an outbreak of an unknown disease. Moses Galoro, the senior chief of the area has appealed for an urgent intervention to prevent further fatalities. Preliminary tests indicated the possibility of a violent malaria outbreak, according to local media reports. According to Chief Galoro, six adults, and three children aged between one and three years have died from the disease. The affected persons had a travel history out of Marsabit County, having come from satellite camps in Archers Post and Merille areas....
  • Christian College Student in Uganda Slain for Sharing Christ

    05/03/2023 5:31:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | May 1, 2023 | East Africa Correspondent
    Muslim from his hometown suspected. NAIROBI, Kenya – A Christian college student was killed in northern Uganda on April 14 for sharing about Christ with Muslims, a fellow student said. Jeremiah Mwanga, a second-year student at the Uganda Christian School of Professionals in Lira, Northern Region, was killed in his room at the school in Gwangabara cell, Boroboro ward, East Division in Lira. He was 24. Mwanga was a native of Kapchorwa District, in eastern Uganda, where the Muslim student at the school charged with killing him also lived. “Jeremiah complained about messages from one of the students threatening to...
  • Saudi Chronicles: Sad Story of Kenyan Lady Jailed 17 Years for Allegedly Practising Black Magic

    04/28/2023 12:03:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Tuko ^ | Thursday, April 27, 2023 | Hillary Lisimba Read more:
    -Paulina Wanjiru Ndung’u is serving a 17-year sentence at Marazi Prison in Saudi Arabia for alleged black magic and trying to poison her boss -It is a development that has left the family devastated as efforts to get in-depth details on the case have been futile -Wanjiru's family is requesting for pro bono legal services to help the 45-year-old secure her release before she rots away in the prisonc/ Paulina Wanjiru Ndung’u may rot at Marazi Prison in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the next 17 years if help does not come her way. Read more: A court sentenced the...
  • AI is taking the jobs of Kenyans who write essays for U.S. college students

    04/27/2023 10:12:52 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Rest of World ^ | 21 April 2023 • Nairobi, Kenya | By Martin K.N Siele
    For the past nine years, Collins, a 27-year-old freelance writer, has been making money by writing assignments for students in the U.S. — over 8,500 miles away from Nanyuki in central Kenya, where he lives. He is part of the “contract cheating” industry, known locally as simply “academic writing.” Collins writes college essays on topics including psychology, sociology, and economics. Occasionally, he is even granted direct access to college portals, allowing him to submit tests and assignments, participate in group discussions, and talk to professors using students’ identities. In 2022, he made between $900 and $1,200 a month from this...
  • Kenyan National Indicted for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of the Al Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Organization Al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 2:32:34 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | December 16, 2020 | Department of Justice
    Cholo Abdi Abdullah Obtained Pilot Training and Researched How to Hijack Aircraft in Order to Conduct a 9/11-Style Attack at the Direction of al ShabaabThe Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts of terrorism-related offenses arising from his activities as an operative of the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab, including conspiring to hijack aircraft in order to conduct a 9/11-style attack in the United States. Abdullah was arrested in July 2019 in the Philippines on local charges, and was subsequently transferred on Dec. 15, 2020 in connection with his deportation from...
  • Kenyan Female Innovator Awarded $1.2M for Providing Clean Cooking Stove

    12/10/2022 2:52:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Kenya’s Charlot Magali, who is the founder of Mukuru clean cooking stove was awarded $1.2 million Earth shot Prize by British Prince William.Mukuru Clean Stoves aims to bring cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya and Africa as a whole. According to studies, more than 950 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone rely on heavily polluting wood and charcoal for cooking. This number is estimated to grow to 1.67 billion by 2050. Charlot Magayi, 29, began the project in 2017 at Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The world's biggest rotten-tail project: Xiongan's failure is destined under the CCP red system

    10/18/2022 2:39:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Premiered October 15, 2022 | China Insights
    This is arguably the world's biggest rotten-tail project, a place called Xiong'an that was considered a partial replacement for Beijing. It’s located in Hebei province, a neighboring province to Beijing, and was a personal dream of the Chinese Communist Party Leader Xi Jinping. Unfortunately, the project, which was billed as a "millennium project and a major national event," fell apart after only five years, demonstrating a complete crash of Xi's dream.The world's biggest rotten-tail project:Xiongan's failure is destined under the CCP red systemChina Insights | Premiered October 15, 2022
  • Kenyan Woman Met Boyfriend On Craigslist And Vanished: He Won’t Talk To Cops After Raiding Bank Account

    10/14/2022 2:22:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Moguldom ^ | Ann Brown
    A 32-year-old Kenyan woman named Irene Gakwa has been missing since Feb 24, after getting involved with a man she met on Craigslist in the U.S. Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, and services. It also features personal ads. According to her parents, Gakwa moved to the U.S. three years ago to attend nursing school. Her family said they had no idea she had moved in with a man she met on Craigslist. They have not heard from her since. Her father, Francis Kambo, told CNN that Gakwa spoke...