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Nov 15, 2012 Police Killing in Kenya Deepens Aura of Menace

QUOTE: a spectacularly dysfunctional national police force. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give our police a 2,” said Macharia Njeru, the chairman of Kenya’s new police oversight board, citing corruption allegations, human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, failed inquiries and lost public trust.

New York Times
Aug 01, 2011 Somalis Waste Away as Insurgents Block Escape From Famine

QUOTE: The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

New York Times
May 19, 2011 British Police Warn Rwandan Dissidents of Threat

QUOTE: Human rights groups have increasingly criticized the Rwandan government as being repressive and intolerant of any dissent... Critics of the Rwandan government have been killed or have simply vanished.

New York Times
Feb 25, 2011 Rapes are Reported in Eastern Congo

QUOTE: “It is used by belligerent parties against civilians, as a weapon of war.” Mr. Giuliano added, “Most of the rapes are committed by opposition groups, and while we call on all to respect civilians, only an end to the conflict can realistically end their plight.”

New York Times
Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death

QUOTE: Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.

New York Times
Jul 27, 2010 More Troops for Somalia, but No Peace to Keep

QUOTE: If there is one place on the African continent that could benefit from new thinking, it is Somalia, a country that has been mired in mutating forms of civil war for nearly 20 years.

New York Times
Jun 25, 2010 Rare Haven of Stability in Somalia Faces a Test

QUOTE: In this corner of Africa [Somaliland, the northwestern corner of Somalia], a free and open political rally — led, no less, by opposition leaders who could actually win — is an anomaly apparently worthy of celebration.

New York Times
Jun 13, 2010 Children Carry Guns for a U.S. Ally, Somalia

QUOTE: According to Somali human rights groups and United Nations officials, the Somali government, which relies on assistance from the West to survive, is fielding hundreds of children or more on the front lines, some as young as 9.

New York Times
Nov 14, 2009 Forest People May Lose Home in Kenyan Plan

QUOTE: The Kenyan government is gearing up to evict tens of thousands of settlers, illegal or not, from the Mau Forest, the Ogiek’s ancestral home and a critical water source for this entire country. The question is: Will the few thousand remaining Ogiek be given a reprieve or given the boot?

New York Times
Aug 04, 2009 Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims

QUOTE: For years, the thickly forested hills and clear, deep lakes of eastern Congo have been a reservoir of atrocities. Now, it seems, there is another growing problem: men raping men.

New York Times
May 23, 2009 For Somalia, Chaos Breeds Religious War

QUOTE: a new axis of conflict has opened up in Somalia, an essentially governmentless nation ripped apart by rival clans since 1991. Now, in a definitive shift, fighters from different clans are forming alliances and battling one another along religious lines, with deeply devout men on both sides charging into firefights with checkered head scarves, assault rifles and dusty Korans.

New York Times
Jun 08, 2008 Albinos, Long Shunned, Face Threat in Tanzania

QUOTE: Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: at least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts.

New York Times
May 24, 2008 A Conflict’s Buffer Zone: Rocks, and Inches

QUOTE: The problem is, that sand happens to lie in a very strategic spot, at the mouth of the Red Sea. A war here could imperil some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and alter the precarious balance of power in the Horn of Africa, a conflict-prone, drought-prone region that already is on the cusp of famine.

New York Times
Dec 15, 2007 Ethiopians Said to Push Civilians Into Rebel War

QUOTE: The Ethiopian government, one of America’s top allies in Africa, is forcing untrained civilians — including doctors, teachers, office clerks and employees of development programs financed by the World Bank and United Nations — to fight rebels in the desolate Ogaden region, according to Western officials, refugees and Ethiopian administrators who recently defected to avoid being conscripted.

New York Times
Nov 20, 2007 As Somali Crisis Swells, Experts See a Void in Aid

QUOTE: Top United Nations officials who specialize in Somalia said the country had higher malnutrition rates, more current bloodshed and fewer aid workers than Darfur, which is often publicized as the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis and has taken clear priority in terms of getting peacekeepers and aid money.

New York Times
Nov 20, 2007 Separatist Rebels Accuse Ethiopia’s Military of Killing Civilians in Remote Region

QUOTE: Separatist rebels fighting in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia accused the government on Monday of strafing nomads in recent days at a watering hole with helicopter gunships, killing up to a dozen civilians.

New York Times
Oct 07, 2007 Rape Epidemic Raises Trauma of Congo War

QUOTE: Eastern Congo is going through another one of its convulsions of violence, and this time it seems that women are being systematically attacked on a scale never before seen here. According to the United Nations, 27,000 sexual assaults were reported in 2006 in South Kivu Province alone, and that may be just a fraction of the total number across the country.

New York Times
Nov 15, 2006 Annan Faults ‘Frightening Lack of Leadership’ for Global Warming

QUOTE: "Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday put the blame for global warming on “a frightening lack of leadership,” saying the poorest people in the world, who do not even create much pollution, bear the brunt of rising temperatures."

New York Times
Sep 05, 2006 Kenya Killings Put Aristocrat in Racial Fire

QUOTE: White farmers in Kenya, an increasingly beleaguered and endangered species, are deeply sympathetic. They say that crime is out of control and the police are useless, and that the bush, however beautiful, is awash with guns...But black Kenyans see Mr. Cholmondeley’s situation differently, and worry that the days of white privilege may not be over. His absolution in the first case deepened their cynicism about an already suspect judiciary and ignited large protests.

New York Times
Mar 17, 2004 For Iraqis in Harm's Way, $5,000 and 'I'm Sorry'

QUOTE: ...more than 5,000 civilians were killed between March 20, when the war started, and May 1, when major combat operations ended. "It says a lot that the military doesn't even keep track of these things..."

New York Times

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