New Wave of Arrests and Extortion: Refugees Urged to be Cautious

by Tashrifa Mandera Over the past few weeks Tamuka has heard numerous accounts of refugees being hassled, extorted and arrested by the police in Nairobi. The word has also spread to organizations who work with refugees and UNHCR itself, who

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School rankings in Kenya and Uganda: A discussion

by Peter Irungu The decision by Kenya’s Ministry of Education to stop the ranking of students and schools based on examination results is an area of contention among teachers, students and parents, both in favor and opposed to the policy

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Innovation and Refugee Struggle in Uganda

Millions of refugees around the globe are facing numerous challenges, and many have now adapted new skills and innovative skills to make ends meet, although a bigger number of them depend on international assistance. The Humanitarians Innovation Project conducted research

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Central African Republic refugees and host community struggle to survive in northern DRC

Since December 2014, an estimated 20,000 Central Africans have fled over the Ubangi River to into the Bili and Bosobolo health zones in Equateur Province, northern DRC, adding to 10,000 refugees already present in the area. The refugees have arrived

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I Define Me

I Define Me challenges the labels imposed on Somali refugees in Kenya. In a context of xenophobia, prejudice and assumptions, I Define Me creates a space for participants to share their experience and define how they identify themselves. Photographer Armstrong

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Free online University courses: Coursera, Edx, the Open University

Both Coursera and Edx offer university-level courses, mostly from US universities, and provide accredited certificates. Courses run during set time periods. Coursera Edx The Open University, on the other hand, is a British institution, and its free material is not

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The Big History Project

Ever wondered how we got here? How we exist? Why there are stars in the sky, or why there are people? Big History Project teaches it all.

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Khan Academy (available in English, Swahili and French)

Videos on everything from Maths and Science to Finances and Computer Programming (and much more). English version. Swahili version. French version.

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