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2011 News Section

 

Below is the news from 2011 feel free to take a look at what has happened select from the panel and you will view a small amount of the story related to the full article which can be selected from within the panel.

Israel to fund Kenya Irrigation

Vegetarian recipe book

Famine takes hold

Israel to fund Kenya's largest Irrigation project

 

The Israeli government has agreed to help source funds and provide technical support to the development of the irrigation scheme located in Turkana in northern Kenya. A government statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday said the 10,000 hectare irrigation scheme that Kenya plans to initiate in the Todonyang area of Turkana is tentatively set to be launched early next year, around the time Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit the country...

 

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Author: arabstoday

 

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

 

Source: www.arabstoday.net

Parishioners publish vegetarian recipe book

 

Looking for inspiration for what to cook on meat-free Fridays? Parishioners at Our Lady Help of Christians in Kentish Town, north London, have come up with dozens of delicious ideas. Their Vegetarian Recipe Book includes soups, starters, main courses and sweets  from Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Spain, France, Greece, Iraq and more.

 

All the recipes were written and tested by the authors...

 

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Author: Jo Siedlecka

 

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 

Source: ICN

School close as famine takes hold in Turkana

 

Many schools in northeast Kenya have been forced to close, because there is no food for the children. Bishop Dominic Kimengich, Bishop of Lodwar in Turkana, said: "The shepherds are on their knees because the grass does not grow and the animals die."

 

This strip of Kenya, caught between the Ethiopian plateau and the Sudanese bush, tells the drama of a famine that is threatening the survival of 12 million people...

 

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Author: Jo Siedlecka

 

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011

 

Source: ICN

£160,000 Funding

Tribal conflicts

Wine tasting event

Funding of £160,000 from the Medicor Foundation

 

New Ways is delighted to announce it has received funding of £160,000 from the Medicor Foundation, an independent, charitable foundation committed to supporting and promoting sustainable development. The funding is being used to install a series of wind pumps on boreholes at six locations in the Ilemi Triangle in Turkana, northern Kenya. The wind pumps will increase the volume of water to the level required for irrigation purposes to support the expansion of agricultural activities in the area.

 

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Author: William Carson

 

Date: Friday, June 24, 2011

 

Source: New Ways

Tribal conflicts continue to stir passions

 

The fighting between pastoralists in Turkana and neighbouring regions continues to stir passions in Kenya with many voices calling for military intervention. The Daily Nation  (18th June) commented as follows :

 

"Along the Ethiopia border, Merille nomads have forcefully settled in Turkana territory. Before we raise war cries, we must remember that the history and practice of nomadic...

 

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Author: The Daily Nation

 

Date: Monday, June 20, 2011

 

Source: www.nation.co.ke

Turkana Bishop at New Ways Wine tasting event

 

Bishop Dominic Kimengich, recently-appointed  Bishop in the Diocese of Lodwar in north eastern Kenya, was special guest at a charity wine tasting in the Bankside Gallery near Tate Modern for New Ways on Friday.

 

New Ways raises funds for water, health, education, agricultural and peacebuilding

projects run by the St Paul's Missionary Community in Lodwar. Bishop Dominic praised...

 

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Author: Jo Siedlaecka

 

Date: Monday, June 13, 2011

 

Source: ICN

Massacre in Turkana

Prolonged drought in Turkana

House of Lords

Massacre in Turkana

 

New Ways director Fr Steven Ochieng describes the recent massacre in north

western Kenya.

 

Just over two months ago, Fr Steven Ochieng visited England to speak about his parish in Todonyang, northwestern Kenya, which is twinned with Holy Apostles, Pimlico, central London. This week he sent a letter describing an outbreak of inter-tribal violence...

 

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Author: Steven Ochieng

 

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011

 

Source: MCSPA

Prolonged drought in Turkana

 

The Missionary Community of St Paul have been based in Turkana, supporting the people there, for over twenty years.

 

In the last 16 months, since March 2010, practically no rain has fallen in the northern region of Turkana (Kenya). Meteorologists, furthermore, predict that the rains will not arrive until November, in which case pastures for grazing will not be available until...

 

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Author: Jo Siedlecka

 

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

 

Source: ICN

House of Lords

 

How can you help a nomadic, pastoralist people cope with consequences of climate change that have brought inter-tribal conflict, famine, drought, malnutrition and disease? How can you enable them to proactively take control of their futures?

 

These were questions addressed by Father Steven Ochieng, a parish priest working with the St Paul's Missionary Community in Turkana, Northern Kenya...

 

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Author: Anita Boniface

 

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011

 

Source: ICN

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