"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

2.11.2008

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Here's a story about the effect of Kenya's post-election violence on the country's growing middle class. Imagine what your life would be like if you had to dodge rock-throwing mobs on your daily commute or while picking up your kids from school and you'll start to get an idea of what they're going through.

Peace negotiations really get going in Kenya today. Sam is very hopeful that these will result in a stronger society. He also points out that the possibility of being banned from travel to Western cities by Western governments should serve as a very powerful motivator to keep everyone involved in and committed to the talks.

Please pray that this week's negotiations will result in a real peace, and that the settlements will address the underlying causes of this conflict, which have very little to do with ethnicity and everything to do with inequality in land and distribution of wealth.

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