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U.N. to Kenya: Lift Ban, Protect Judiciary, Preserve Civil Society

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honor its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans. Jean-Marc Ferré Independent Expert on Human […]

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Inspirational: Refugee Athletes Compete in the Rio Olympics

Kakuma, Kenya. The International Olympic Committee recently announced its first Refugee Olympic Team, which will compete at the Rio Games in August. Runner’s silhouette. Photo: Shutterstock The 10 refugee athletes – five from South Sudan, two from Syria, two from the Democratic Republic of Congo and one from Ethiopia – are being described as some […]

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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Obama Seeks to Empower Youth, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama is in East Africa for his fourth trip to the continent.  This week-end, he’ll meet with the leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia, and will address the African Union. Kenyans holding U.S. flag celebrate in the streets after hearing President Barack Obama has arrived in Nairobi, July 24, 2015. Photo: Aru Pande / […]

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U.N. Urges Kenya to Reconsider Displacing 350,000 Refugees

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause “extreme” humanitarian consequences. A group of displaced Somali women residing at the Ifo […]

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