COMBATING FAMINE IN SOMALIA

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By

Anant Mishra

One year ago, Somalia was gripped by famine. It was the first time since 1991 that famine was declared, a term that is only used when more than 30 percent of children are suffering from acute malnutrition, the most dangerous and severe form of malnutrition. In these conditions, every minute counts.

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POETRY

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By

Ilona Martonfi

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THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

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By

Anant Mishra

What we know

Violence and discrimination against women is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. The term ‘violation against women’ can also be called ‘Gender-based violence’. The violation includes sexual, physical, economic and psychological abuses. The age, race, wealth, culture, geography does not change the fact of violence against women.  Violence against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity and age.

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KENYA AND THE POLITICS OF INSULTS AND HYPOCRISY

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By

Joe Khamisi

Kenyans are an extremely strange lot. They are not just magnanimous in their praises but are also endowed abundantly with hate.

Though facetious and comical at times – as we saw in the Baba-While-You-Were-Away histrionics and the ongoing Dead-Beat-Kenya euphoria, they are also extremely foul and downright hypocritical.

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OVER 70 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARRESTED IN UGANDA

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Robert Ssewankambo

Officials from the Ugandan Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) recently carried out an operation in Kampala, where over seventy illegal immigrants were arrested.

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US SPECIAL ENVOY FEINGOLD VISITS THE DR CONGO

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By

Sylvain Muyali

Russ Feingold Special Envoy of the United States to the Great Lakes region of Africa arrived in Goma, North Kivu earlier last week. He gave his views on the elections in the DRC which, according to him, should commence with the national before the local.

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THE KENYAN OPPOSITION AND THE MIGORI DEBACLE

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By

Joe Khamisi

If what took place in Migori last week had happened during the times of Jomo Kenyatta or Daniel arap Moi, Kenyans would still be counting bodies days after the nearly catastrophic event in Nyanza, the perceived stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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UNFPA ADVISOR VISITS GAZA STATING THE SITUATION RESEMBLES A TSUNAMI

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By

Maha Elbanna

“In some places it looks like a Tsunami has hit this area”. With these words, Dr Henia Dakkak, United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Technical Advisor, who is visiting Gaza for a few days to assess the humanitarian situation, described what she had seen in the heavily populated Strip.

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THE PROPOSED KENYA REFERENDUM: A RECIPE FOR CHAOS

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By

Joe Khamisi

As expected, the campaign for a national referendum spearheaded by the Kenya opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), is generating a lot of political heat.

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KENYAN LEGISLATORS’ DEMANDS FOR MORE PERKS ARE INSENSITIVE

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By

Joe Khamisi

Ask Kenyans to name their biggest enemy today and they will not mention illiteracy, poverty and disease – the three major challenges that have dogged the country since independence. No! they will not name HIV and malaria either; not even – I am sure – the terrorist group, Al Shabaab.

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