June 25, 2017

In Nairobi slums, grandmothers learn to defend themselves

NAIROBI, 21 August 2013 (IRIN) – Wairimu Gachenga, 70, lives in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum and looks after the two orphan children of her late daughter. Once a week, a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self-defence techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. “I started the self-defence classes because men used to rape us, so we saw the need of coming together as grandmas. And at first we did not know how to defend ourselves. “I’ve never been raped. But one day my son was attacked. And they really hurt him. They cut him ...

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Kenyan man seeks justice for Jesus Christ in international court

It is an unprecedented case of Biblical proportions. A Kenyan man has filed a case with the International Court of Justice demanding that the court overturn the ruling by Pontius Pilate that saw Jesus Christ of Nazareth crucified over 2,000 years ago. What’s more bizarre, the Hague-based court has constituted a panel to hear the case. The man who’s filing the case is Dola Indidis, on behalf of the religious group Friends of Jesus Christ. The group first brought the case before a Kenyan high court in 2011, but the court declined the case, explaining they had no jurisdiction. That’s understandable ...

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President Obama announces the U.S. Washington Fellowship for young African leaders (DETAILS HERE)

President Barack Obama announced at a town hall meeting in Soweto, South Africa the start of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders open to young leaders from Africa. The United States president who is in Africa for his second tour has said he sees the continent not as a charity case, but a partner for the United States. At the town hall meeting in South Africa, he addressed young leaders from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda and stressed the importance of human capacity and youth empowerment. He then announced that in 2014, the program, Young African Leaders Initiative ...

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