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Friendship bracelets: International Festival souvenirs distributed in Africa

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 Worthington’s International Festival.
Now, those same bracelets are being worn by the residents of Maasai villages in Ke…continue reading on dglobe.com

A snapshot of Kenya: Dickinson woman sees how CFCA helps children and elderly

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

Kidnappings: Kenya to pursue militants in Somalia

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.
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‘Hundreds of thousands of kids could die’ from East Africa’s famine, U.S. official says

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

Aid workers rush to help East Africa’s hungry

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

Somali children die en route to refugee camp

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

Somali gov’t: 1998 U.S. Embassy blasts suspect dead

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