Gregory Warner http://wmuk.org en Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different http://wmuk.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 13743 at http://wmuk.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience http://wmuk.org/post/remembering-rwandans-who-followed-their-conscience Olive Mukankusi lives in a two-room house with mud walls and a dirt floor in a village called Igati, in eastern Rwanda's Rwamagana province. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 13481 at http://wmuk.org Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide http://wmuk.org/post/rwanda-honors-dead-celebrates-progress-20-years-after-genocide After a minute of silence at noon, Monday's remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide began with testimony from a survivor.<p>The screaming started soon after.<p>In the crowd of 30,000 gathered in Amahoro stadium in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, first this person then that began to wail and thrash. Men in yellow vests took them to a special room of mattresses in the stadium basement.<p>In general, Rwandan culture discourages such outward displays of grief. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 13463 at http://wmuk.org Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic http://wmuk.org/post/jewels-lie-beneath-violence-central-african-republic Morning Mass began with a hymn on a recent Sunday at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in the Central African Republic town of Bouar. The Rev. Dominic Mbarta fretted about his sermon. The previous Sunday, when<strong> </strong>a Polish priest at the church<strong> </strong>simply asked the congregation to refrain from killing their Muslim neighbors or looting abandoned Muslim houses, the priest was threatened.<p>"They were so angry," Mbarta says. "They went back grumbling that the priest is not impartial. He is for the Muslims. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 12629 at http://wmuk.org Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'? http://wmuk.org/post/will-helping-muslims-flee-central-african-republic-aid-cleansing It is almost impossible to buy soap anymore in most small towns in the Central African Republic. Same with sugar, powdered milk, batteries, baby formula. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:32:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 12352 at http://wmuk.org Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'?