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August 2, 2017 12:03 AM Kenya election: Views of first-time voters

Young people vote could determine the outcome of next week's general election in Kenya as nearly half of the country's more than 19 million eligible voters are under 35. So what are they thinking? The BBC's Dickens Olewe met a group of 22-year-olds - all first-time voters - in the capital, Nairobi. "I will be voting for the first time because I think 30

July 24, 2017 1:59 AM “Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice and reparations

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International revealed in a new report out today. “Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice 67

July 23, 2017 11:12 PM South Sudan sexual violence on ‘massive scale,’ report says

WAU, South Sudan — It’s been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn’t been able to say much since. “I don’t remember a lot,” Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in a makeshift clinic in one of South Sudan’s displaced people’s camps 65

July 7, 2017 9:25 AM A Long March for Justice in Turkey

So they are asking, “Can you look for justice on the streets?” It is not a choice but an obligation. If democracy and rule of law are suspended, if people are afraid to freely express their views, if legislators are in prison rather than in the Parliament, if the courts are incapable of serving justice, we stand up and call for justice with our words 32

July 6, 2017 10:49 PM How American Presidents Used to Speak Overseas

The president’s speech in Warsaw was notable for its seeming indifference to the American idea. Is America an idea? Or is it a specific “people” or ethnic group? On the diverging answers to that question turn some of the biggest disputes in U.S. history. Our current president began his trip to Europe with a speech in Poland that minimized the role of ideals 56

July 1, 2017 6:12 PM Restructuring: Can these men all be wrong?

”AS progressives, we believe that Nigeria is greater than any individual or the sum of her Federating Units, therefore the country can only succeed when all of us have equal rights, where no one is above the law, where the culture of impunity is abolished and where there is level playing field. ”Those compatriots who have lost faith in our dear country 49

June 29, 2017 12:31 AM Report: Facebook Censor Rules Don’t Protect ‘Subset’ Groups From Hate Speech

Internal Facebook documents show the company’s censorship algorithms give users broad latitude to those who write hate speech, especially if those attacks are targeted at certain “subsets” of “protected categories,” ProPublica reports. For example, protected categories are based on race, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, national origin, ethnicity 52

June 23, 2017 9:35 PM As Ramadan Draws To An End, Mosques Worry About Security

Rising hate crimes mean cameras and armed guards at what should be a time of joyous celebration. The last few days of the holy month of Ramadan are supposed to be a joyous time of the year for American Muslims. Spiritually, it’s believed to be a time when God blesses and forgives. The holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, is observed with prayers 115

June 19, 2017 6:14 AM Uhuru accuses Raila of dividing Kenyans

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of resorting to divisive tactics to win support for the August 8 poll. He alluded to alleged hateful remarks made by Raila in Kajiado pitting locals against other communities saying it could stoke acrimony in such neighbourhoods. Speaking while on charm offensive tour of Kiambu 54

June 9, 2017 1:01 PM In South Sudan, Fake News Has Deadly Consequences

Last month, fear spread that South Sudan’s government would collapse. The president had just removed the country’s powerful army chief of staff, Paul Malong, a hard-liner widely cast as the architect of some of the East African nation’s worst bouts of violence. The shake-up risked dividing the military in a country already mired in a chaotic three-year 67