From Uganda to the West Bank, people are seeing an eerie familiarity when looking at events in Ferguson, Mo. Some are sharing their horror, others their advice in how to deal with a police crackdown.
The announcement comes after activists in neighboring Uganda managed to overturn that country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.
The 19-year-old was on a volunteer trip to a children’s home outside Nairobi.
Matthew Durham has been charged with assaulting between four and 10 kids at a children’s home in rural Kenya while on a volunteer mission.
The Peace Corps said it will “continue to assess the safety and security climate” and plans to return.
The raid comes as conservatives in the country have been calling for an anti-LGBT crackdown, but it’s not clear that’s what motivated the police.
Esther Honig’s single self-portrait became a mosaic of “the perfect woman” as seen in vastly different cultures.
Gunmen reportedly attacked hotels and a police station in the town of Mpeketoni. Authorities blamed the terrorist organization al-Shabab.
A day after two deadly attacks on public buses, riders begin profiling each other.
“I’m tired of this life, honestly. I feel like poisoning myself,” said one gay Ugandan living in a refugee camp in Kenya.
In response, a high-ranking Kenya police officer said, “I fully declare war.”
Somalis in Kenya — refugees, immigrants, Kenyan-born citizens of Somali heritage — mount a photo campaign to protest Kenya’s anti-terror operation, which has targeted Somali neighborhoods in Nairobi and elsewhere.
Police confirm the death of a Somali woman awaiting deportation but deny it happened in police custody. Gravediggers say police escorted the body to the Muslim cemetery last night.
Citizens of Somali descent also face new scrutiny. Police say the operation will continue indefinitely.
Many are being held in a stadium in the capital, Nairobi.
“We need to go on and address this issue the way we want to address terrorism,” said Kenyan Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale.
Women’s representation in parliament is now also at risk.
President Obama’s approval rating has hit a record low in the United States, but Kenyans still feel positively about the president.
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One Kenyan activist said he was “in shock” at growing anti-gay organizing in his country, where “life has been good for homosexuals.”
“This bill has major repercussions to human rights across the East African community,” said a Kenyan activist during a rally in Nairobi.
“We mustn’t lose sight of what is important here.” “Saving Africa?”
Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill considered telling a Kenyan kid, “Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as president of the United States.” Update: Hill says it was an “obvious joke.”
Activists gather protests and petitions to force justice in the case of “Liz,” a 16-year-old girl whose attackers were set free following a brutal gang rape.
In an attempt to fight off poachers, conservationists in Kenya are putting microchips in the county’s rhino population.
CCTV footage captured four armed shooters walking unhurriedly and talking on their cell phones during the massacre in Kenya. (Via Sky News)
Eni Faleomavaega, who represents American Samoa as a delegate and a non-voting member of Congress, asked witness Mohamed Farah, “How come 88,000 Somalian-Americans live in Minnesota? I was under the impression that Somalia was a very warm country. Do you have snow in Somali as well?” Faleomavaega made the comments at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on al-Shabab Thursday following Kenya’s deadly mall attack.
This is the second time in two months the Kenyan troops have come under fire for alleged theft.
Previously the number of people reported missing was as high as 61.