#370 –The McDonaldization of Education in Kenya- January 15, 2016

  ________________________________________________________ The McDonaldization of Education in Kenya  #370 – January 15, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   ________________________________________________________  Bridge International School in Lumakanda.     Note: Peacebuilding en las Américas (another Initiative of Friends Peace Teams) is seeking a Coordinator with administrative and fundraising skills, fluency in English and Spanish, and experience with AVP. For more information READ MORE

#369 – Doing Well by Doing Good: Ripping off the Poor in East Africa -January 8, 2016

________________________________________________________ Doing Well by Doing Good: Ripping off the Poor in East Africa  #369 – January 8, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________ The M-Kopa Solar Lighting System   Note: As I have reported before (see Burundi’s Civil War Reignites at aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=729 – Dec.18, 2015), the situation in Burundi continues to deteriorate and I doubt that READ MORE

#368 –Game Changer in the War against Terror- January 1, 2016

________________________________________________________ Game Changer in the War against Terror  #368 – January 1, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________   Children look at the Makkah bus that was attacked by Al-Shabaab militants on December 21, 2015. PHOTO by MANASE OTSIALO from NATION MEDIA GROUP   For me, these folks reclaimed Islam as a religion of peace in READ MORE

#368 – AGLI New Year’s Resolution- January 1, 2016

________________________________________________________ AGLI New Year’s Resolution Report from Kenya #368 – January 1, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________ Rwandan scholarship students helping to build a wall around the HROC center during their annual retreat in Musanze, Rwanda 2007  $335,137 2008   $477,116 2009   $348,397 2010   $355,350 2011   $317,973 2012   $260,681 2013   $261,482 2014   $299,396 2015   $281,431   READ MORE

#367 –Joseph Mamai Makokha – December 26, 2015

________________________________________________________ Joseph Mamai Makokha Report from Kenya #367 – December 26, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________     Joseph Mamai Makokha, aged 66, died on December 5. Since the inception of Friends Church Peace Teams in January 2008, established to give a Quaker response after the post-election violence in Kenya, he has been its extremely READ MORE

#366 – Burundi’s Civil War Reignites -December 18, 2015

________________________________________________________ Burundi’s Civil War Reignites Report from Kenya #366 – December 18, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________   The military chief in Buterere zone participates in group work during a Peace Dialogue in October.   Early on Friday morning, December 11, armed young men opposed to the third term for President Nkurunziza of Burundi attacked READ MORE

#365 –AVP During Political Violence – December 11, 2015

________________________________________________________ AVP During Political Violence Report from Kenya #365 – December 11, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________  AVP During Political Violence THARS Diffuses Political Violence in Burundi & Transforms Hostile Relationships AVP Report during the time of Protests May 25 – 30, 2015   By David Niyonzima, Executive Director, Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services (THARS)  READ MORE

#364- El Nino in Eastern Africa – December 4, 2015

________________________________________________________ El Nino in Eastern Africa Report from Kenya #364 – December 4, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________ Washed out bridge on road to Kakuma. Picture from Daily Nation, Nov. 10, 2015.   Since the Climate Conference is now occurring in Paris, I thought I would update you on the El Nino situation in eastern READ MORE

#363 Failure of the Concept of “State Sovereignty” – November 27, 2015

________________________________________________________ Failure of the Concept of “State Sovereignty” Report from Kenya #363 – November 27, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________   Announcements:   Friends Peace Teams’ Latin America program, Peacebuilding en las Américas is hiring a Communications Editor to begin work in Jan. 2016. The position is for 10-15 hours of work monthly, and pays $200/month. Because the READ MORE

#362 Look Who’s Fighting Homophobia in Kenya Report from Kenya – November 20, 2015

________________________________________________________ Look Who’s Fighting Homophobia in Kenya Report from Kenya #362 – November 20, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams ________________________________________________________ Comment: I found this article, Look Who’s Fighting Homophobia in Kenya, and found it extremely interesting. It was written by Jacob Kushner and published in TakePart (takepart.com). It is an example of peacemaking at its finest. READ MORE