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Former militia hideout now a thriving school

Colourful walls, newly painted desks and clean toilets and water points at the school are a sharp contrast of the dilapidated structure that was in a state of neglect and disrepair, once a hideout for a terror group. The school was built in 1978 by the Somali government but was destroyed during the civil war. […]

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Displaced but not misplaced

Several men sit pensively waiting for their turn on the barber’s chair. Hair will be cut. Beards will be shaved. Some will opt for a mohawk. Others will settle for a complete bald look. We are in Kakuma refugee camp number three in Turkana West sub-county in the north of Kenya. In the barbershop of […]

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South Sudan Peace promoters receive bicycles

Peace committees from the five Bomas (villages) of Otogo Payam in Yei River County, South Sudan have often struggled to access many areas in their peace-building efforts. But this is set to change after they were given five new bicycles to facilitate their movement. During the official handover of the bicycles at the Payam offices, […]

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Generous elder supports school

When Ole Sere Primary school started, it had only 20 students who took their lessons under trees. But the devastating 1997 El Niño rains led to massive flooding of the area, sweeping with them the schooling dreams of many children. But not all was lost because of the heroic act of one man – Joseph […]

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Lusaka clinic launches services for host community

The clinic at Makeni Transit Centre in Lusaka, Zambia has been supporting refugees and asylum seekers since it was established five years ago. But starting this September, the facility, which is run by AAH Zambia, has started offering services to Zambian nationals as well. A capable staff of three led by Nurse Sibango, the in-charge […]