Category Archives: News from Africa

Big News from Rwanda

While in Rwanda, we visited the site where the plane wreckage from this crash still lies. Below is a story outlining the results of an investigation into the cause of the crash: a crash that sparked the genocide… Findings revealed … Continue reading

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In 2012, in Canada, the Rwandan Genocide Continues to Make News

I came across this article this morning, just after being lent a book yesterday by a Rwandese friend (once I read the book, which is about personal testimonies of the genocide, including the brother of the person who gave me the book, … Continue reading

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Fears of rape in Kenya’s slums ‘trap women’

Article taken from the BBC (July 7, 2010): Christy walked in a community like this, and met with women who deal with this kind of violence and reality daily:    (Nairobi’s slums are home to more than half the … Continue reading

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What do you think Africans are like?

I have been thumbing through a number of books about people’s experiences in East Africa as we prepare to leave this week. Many of the books available this side of the Atlantic are accounts of Westerners’ experience in countries like … Continue reading

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“Why Trauma Counselling”?

When one sits down and considers the many opportunities open to people interested in serving Africa, the sheer amount of needs can be overwhelming: orphans, AIDS, poverty, war, refugees, drought/famine, daily slum life, amongst other problems. Of course, that is … Continue reading

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5 years ago right now…

5 years ago right now, we were on our first trip to Africa, first working at an orphanage in Zambia, before travelling to Nairobi to do some urban children’s and teen ministry. Throughout our time in Africa we were challenged, … Continue reading

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For such a time as this…

We are thrilled to be connected with Kenya during this important time. Only 2 1/2 years ago, Kenya, normally a peaceful country, was embroiled in terrifying violence following the national elections. The violence quickly descended into battles between different historic … Continue reading

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