Kenya

People waiting outside of an aid distribution center at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. (Photo from Flickr by Riyaad Minty)

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In the wake of terrorist attacks, Kenya is threatening to close Dadaab refugee camp. That has Seattle-area refugees worried about family still living there.

Irene Auma, at center, helps conduct a yoga class at Thursdayin Seattle. Auma plans to start the first yoga-in-prisons program in Kenya. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Irene Auma is in Seattle this week taking special yoga-training classes in hopes of bringing her skills back home to vulnerable people in Kenyan prisons.

Getting pandas to mate in capitvity, and then releasing babies that will thrive in the wild isn't easy, Vitale found out. (Courtesy photo by Ami Vitale)

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National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale says her job can sometimes by lonely and terrifying, but it's worth it to be a part of preserving our wonderful world.

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Gunmen with al Shabaab reportedly tried to force Muslim passengers to identify Christians in a Kenya bus attack, but the passengers refused to cooperate.

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Several people have been charged with hate crimes after assaults on Seattle for-hire drivers in the past few years.

A young Maasai woman with her head shaved — part of many rites of passage in Maasai culture. (Photo from Flickr by Javier Carcamo)

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Maasai women in Kenya are finding ways to replace 'the cut' with alternative rites of passage.

A donated video camera being used by a One Vibe student, Mercy Auma.(Photo courtesy of One Vibe Africa)

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Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.

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A grassroots conference last weekend brought African farming leaders to Seattle to take on a green revolution they say is more about profit then poverty alleviation.

Break dancing in Uganda during the Obumu Media Lab workshops earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Macklin)

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Ziwa will be showing until the end of July at the 2312 Gallery. All proceeds from art sold at the show go directly to arts education organizations.

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Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.

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How much can volunteer medical travel actually help developing nations?

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How to create your own Christmas decorations using clay, cigarette packs, and a little un-permitted pruning. The other day my wife and I decorated our...

(Photo by Kelly Ranck)

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In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it? Upon...

(Photo by Cool Revolution / DC Media Group)

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Here in the U.S. it may feel like the sky is falling. But many people in the rest of the world are reacting to...

Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

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In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism. The Al-Shabaab terror attack on Westgate Mall last week was...

Alpacas: the cutest way to alleviate poverty in Peru. (Photo courtesy Heifer International)

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What happens when donors give directly to the world's poor, without any conditions or accountability?   It’s no surprise that the world of philanthropy is...

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Motivated by her own complicated pregnancy, Heidi Breeze-Harris founded One by One, a Seattle-based organization working to wipe out obstetric fistula in Africa. When Heidi...

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A former slum-resident from Kenya thinks his hometown can teach Seattle a thing or two about consumption and green-living.  After living in Seattle for three...

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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One sixth of the world's population lives in slums, but there's a lot more going on there than poverty. You can support Slum Rising,...

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...