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Hotsun Foundation Its is an organisation working with the youth in the slum area of Kibera to provide social transformation through visual arts and storytelling. Generally it has played a key role in giving the youth of Kibera a voice in which they speak with now.
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I want so much for my motherland Kenya but first things first. I want the IDP's resettled and given a fresh start again. It is sad that a political turmoil that was used to cause mayhem in this rather peaceful country still rears its ugly head and the political class is doing nothing about it at all. In my story I want to highlight the plight of the Internally displaced person in Kenya and their current status while the status quo still controls the country.

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What Somali Needs?

I have just read an article where the UN is calling for more funding for the Horn of Africa. I don't object that it is a good cause by good people but that is not what Somali NEEDS. Every other factor Somali is facing against the backbone of starvation was created by the conflict that has been going on for as long as I remember, before I even learned that if you put 1+1 you get 2.


For close to 20 years the world has stood and watched Somali turn into a FAILED STATE run by…


Posted on July 31, 2011 at 3:20pm

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At 3:55pm on July 31, 2011, Richard C Close said…


We look at what happened in Shri Lanka, Sudan, and the list goes on forever.

Africa needs to declare itself one people with one cause and throw evil out. Embrace all that is ethical. After WWII Japan and Germany transformed themselves. 

We need such a transformation. Africa must unite and become one for the division to stop. All of Africa's youth and good people must become wired as one.


At 10:46am on July 28, 2011, Richard C Close said…

I spent time and helped friends in the Rift Valley a week before the major riots hit.

I believe as media people we have provide a platform that humanizes all of us

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