November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
For the last couple of years, brightly colored rubber bracelets have been distributed as a fundraiser and promotional tool for Worthingtonâs International Festival.
Now, those same bracelets are being worn by the residents of Maasai villages in Ke…continue reading on dglobe.com
March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
The villagers of Kenya celebrated the arrival of their guests by dressing in native costumes and singing songs of joy.
Nicole Nelson of Dickinson was among the sponsors of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging who made an awareness trip to Kenya from Feb. 16 to 27. Continue Reading
October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Signaling a stepped-up campaign against Somali militants, Kenya’s top security chiefs said today that Kenyan forces will pursue militants into Somalia, a response to a spate of attacks in which four Europeans have been kidnapped and one killed since September.
August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die in East Africa’s famine unless more help arrives, a top U.S. official warned Monday in the starkest death toll prediction yet. Continue Reading
July 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The United Nations estimates that more 11 million people in East Africa are affected by the drought, with 3.7 million in Somalia among the worst-hit because of the ongoing civil war in the country. Somalia’s prolonged drought became a famine in part because neither the Somali government nor many aid agencies can fully operate in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants, and the U.N. is set to declare all of southern Somalia a famine zone as of Aug. 1. Continue Reading
July 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Faduma Sakow Abdullahi and her five children tried to escape starvation in Somalia by journeying to a Kenyan refugee camp. Only one day before they reached their destination, her 4-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son died of exhaustion and hunger. Continue Reading
June 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The al-Qaida operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania has been killed, a Somali official said Saturday. Continue Reading