Ever helped a victim forgive the killer of their family? Well, the folks at Le Rucher Ministries have. They’ve been working in Rwanda since just after the genocide in 1994. Their ministry of reconciliation, community transformation, and leadership development has spread to countries around Africa and Europe helping communities reconcile after experiencing ethnic conflict. They’re [...]
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Wycliffe Bible Translators writes about Kande’s story in Ethiopia: the true-to-life account of a “young woman whose mother and father die of AIDS and how members of the local church respond with support and healing through the difficult years that follow.” The story has been translated into 139 languages (including 13 in Ethiopia), and incorporates [...]
Graeme Codrington, “Why the entire world economy is about to change.” Another post, from August 5. Interesting statistical comparison. Thought 1: China is going big into Africa–why isn’t it making an equally big splash into other places? Thought 2: The center of Christianity now is Africa. What are the possible future scenarios when China and [...]
Graeme Codrington, “Why ignore Africa when looking at emerging market telecoms?” A short blog rant on how many research companies seem to be ignoring Africa when studying Internet access and usage. “Subsaharan Africa is the fastest growing demographic in the world, with nearly as many people as India and China, and economic growth rates above [...]
“Who is going to have the most power” is the essential problem of the Arab Spring. The same problem, in different variations, is to be found in North America, Europe and China. In every variation, each group is afraid they will be put out of power, and will be kept out of power through any [...]
China and India both see the need for resources, manpower and energy, and both seem to see Africa as crucial to this future. Indian Prime Minister Singh has offered a $5 billion credit line to African countries over the next three years to help them achieve development goals. The goal is to attract students from [...]
One cheap pill protects healthy people from HIV – health – 13 July 2011 – New Scientist. This is a report of a pill that costs just $0.25 which in two studies in Africa has successfully prevented healthy people from getting HIV. This is an interesting development in the battle against HIV. The transmission of [...]
AllAfrica.com writes about a USAID project in south Sudan to increase the number of toilets in communities. Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet. Toilets prevent fecal contamination (just writing those words can give you a shiver) which can lead to all sorts of diseases. Remember: lengthening lifespans can lead to the stability of the [...]
Curated links of what is being done by NGOs and Christians around Somalia
World Vision is continuing (and expanding?) their long-term work in the region.
NGO members of Interaction are involved. See this long list of aid agencies.
Note: The Fall 2011 East Africa Webinar was held on July 11. A recorded copy with the presentation and the collected input of participants is available for purchase for a nominal fee. Those who participated made numerous insightful comments on each of the trends outlined below. East Africa–from the Horn of Africa south to Mozambique, [...]