Africa in the News: Famine, Landslide and Easter Greetings

Posted on April 5, 2012

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FAMINE IN WEST AFRICA

Ironic how familiar such a headline feels…and the sad thing is that the famines that jeopardize hundreds of thousands isn’t merely the result of drought, but even more so of corruption in governments and geo-political issues that prevent aid from reaching the people who are desperate for it. Props to BBC Photo-journalists for making a distant problem more visible to us.

BBC News in Pictures: West Africa Food Crisis

LAND SLIDE IN NAIROBI SLUM

Having been in some of the slums in Nairobi, this is simultaneously not surprising and devastating to imagine. No foundation + walls constructed of mostly mud and sticks + heavy rain = disaster for any home built on even the smallest of inclines. Pray for the people who are still trapped under the rubble and that the rescue crews would be able to access them quickly!

Kenya: Residents Trapped in Nairobi Slum Landslide

AN UNCOMMON EASTER MESSAGE

Just to give you an idea of the contrast between Kenyan culture and American culture, can you imagine a president or any other major head of state urging citizens, “…to learn from God’s sacrificial giving of His only son for the love of humankind and demonstrate the same to the less fortunate members of the society.” But that is precisely what President Kibaki of Kenya did.

Kibaki Urges Road Caution Over Easter

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