The Role of Una Hakika Community Ambassadors

May 26, 2014 |

  Over the last few days the Una Hakika team has conducted volunteer ambassador trainings in communities around the Tana Delta. We have completed four such sessions so far in Pokomo, Orma, and ethnically mixed villages, some of which were directly affected by violent clashes that claimed the lives of several community members. Yesterday our…

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Moving Forward With Una Hakika

May 21, 2014 |

Canadian members of the Sentinel Project arrived in Nairobi on Saturday, May 17th, amidst lingering tension across the city after the Al-Shabaab bombings the day before. We spent our first few days in Nairobi preparing for our work in the Tana Delta by touching base with our partner organizations, in which we shared our work…

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The Holocaust: Poems of Witness

April 26, 2014 |

I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and…

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A Genocide Forgotten

April 24, 2014 |

On April 24, 1915, the Turkish government commenced acting on its genocidal plan to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, by death or expulsion.  Historians estimate that there were roughly 2 million Armenians on Ottoman soil at the onset of the massacres, and by the early 1920s as estimated 1.5 million of them…

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The Face of the Cambodian Genocide

April 17, 2014 |

“From 1975 to 1979—through execution, starvation, disease, and forced labor—the Khmer Rouge systematically killed an estimated two million Cambodians, almost a fourth of the country’s population. This is a story of survival: my own and my family’s. Though these events constitute my own experience, my story mirrors that of millions of Cambodians. If you had…

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Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

April 7, 2014 |

Today marks twenty years since the onset of the Rwandan Genocide. On 7 April 1994 began the worst instance of genocide since World War II, when members of the Rwanda’s Hutu majority slaughtered an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in one hundred days of hell. The sheer scale of this atrocity staggers the mind…

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The Future of Una Hakika

February 14, 2014 |

In this interview Drew Boyd, the Sentinel Project’s Kenya Situation of Concern Team Lead, weighs in on rumour-spreading in the Tana Delta, emerging trends in our field research and aspirations for the future of Una Hakika. What were your expectations for the Una Hakika project in the Tana Delta? It has a lot of potential….

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Una Hakika Baseline Survey: A Photo Essay

February 3, 2014 |

Yesterday Sentinel Project team members working on the Una Hakika project here in Kenya traveled to the village of Kipao to conduct a baseline survey to gain insight into the community members’ sources of information and assess their response to harmful misinformation such as rumours.      

The Tana Delta Peace Forum

January 31, 2014 |

Yesterday members of the Sentinel Project were invited to the Tana Delta Peace Forum held in the Maridhiano Hall in Minjila village, outside of Garsen. The Peace Forum is held once a month and is attended by NGO and government representatives from around the area, with Deputy County Commissioner Mike Kimoko serving as the chairman….

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The Drone Debate: Transparency and Accountability

November 28, 2013 |

In this last post of our blog series on the humanitarian use of drones we look at two closely related issues that call into question the current use of armed drones and raise a serious point of discussion for the humanitarian use of this technology. These two issues are transparency and accountability. Transparency refers to…

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