Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

A LOOK AT THE QUEST OF THE ASYLUM SEEKERS IN KENYA

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on June 30, 2010

A contribution opinion piece by John perkin’s (journalist student) asking the question on the efficiency and accountability of the rescuing Agency?

Writing as a non-Kenyan and non-refugee, the author nevertheless offers some thoughts about the process of becoming a refugee in Kenya.  (more…)

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You Can’t Live Without Sorrow, But You Can Choose to Live a Happy Life

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on December 22, 2009

Anyone can feel truly happy in whatever circumstances they may encounter. Though we cannot control our environments or what happens around us, we can control what we choose to think about.

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We are Poor Because We are Poor

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on December 22, 2009

After considering how common economic reasoning may apply to the African context, the author concludes that Africans suffer not because of poor resources, young histories, colonial legacies, or international interference—but because Africans themselves hold poor attitudes towards development.

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The United Nations has Failed the World

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on December 22, 2009

The author argues passionately that the United Nations has done nothing for world peace, and may actually subvert its original mandate by tending to the effects of war—including the practice of refugee warehousing, for example.

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Intermarriage in Refugee Communities

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

An opinion piece on intermarriages between refugee communities and the “luck of love”

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Urban Refugees are a Reality

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

This opinion piece  highlights the plight of refugees who live without permission in urban areas, and asks why the Kenyan Government and UNHCR do not adopt policies that reflect this reality.

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Short Stories of Child Abuse in Kakuma Communities

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

A personal perspective on child abuse of unaccompanied refugee minors living in Kakuma Camp, written by KANERE’s youngest journalist, a 16-year old refugee boy who is himself an unaccompanied minor.

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Refugee Life at an Angle

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

An editorial on the life perspective of refugees toward their existence in the camp

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My Card, the Number, and Me

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

A personal reflection on the ubiquity of the “card number” assigned to every refugee—and the ripple effects it carries for memory, identity, and existence in the camp life.

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