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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #14 Family Pressure on Young Girls for Genitalia Mutilation Continues in Kenya

Girls as young as nine years old were threatened with death if they tried to escape the Kamunera location, where they awaited female genitalia mutilation in Mt. Elgon District in Kenya. Many girls have been forced to cut short their

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Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Written by Amira Al Hussaini Twitter is abuzz with excitement tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab revolutions. Egyptians Wael

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Horn of Africa Children Exposed to Lifetime Trauma

Written by Cathy Majtenyi | Dadaab, Kenya Drought, famine, and warfare have profound physical and psychological impacts on children, especially those three years old and under. Malnutrition and disease at these vulnerable ages leave a lasting mark that stretch into

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Posted in Human Rights

10 Killed in Battle to Keep Somali Aid Flowing

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle militants to protect the flow of food aid. Witnesses said the deaths occurred during heavy fighting Thursday –

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Posted in Human Rights

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