Upper Egypt's village of 'blood and fire' appeals for services, security

By Xihnua
QENA, Egypt, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Villagers are walking around carrying guns and rifles for self-defense; no women are seen in the streets, the small police office chain-locked, and the village 's medical center deserted with only some decaying posters of medical instructions hanging on its old walls.

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Enterprising Palestinian blind teacher

Many able-bodied Kenyans would choose not to engage in productive activities siting lack of enough funds, time, energy, or past failures.  Perhaps, they could learn a lesson of from Mahmoud Taha, a 61-year-old visually-impaired Palestinian teacher,

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Social media use evades Kenyan rural youths

By Bedah Mengo
Benvic Aluvale, a Form Two student at a village in western Kenya, has a dream about Facebook, the social networking tool that he has never used before.

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High prices keep Kenyans away from coffee shops

By Bedah Mengo
The past few years has seen an upsurge of shops selling coffee in Kenya's capital Nairobi, intensifying competition in the sector.
   However, despite intense rivalry, prices of a cup of coffee remain unaffordable for most Kenyans, making many shun the drink that is revered across the world.

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Zimbabwe's Doma people who have rare condition of two-toe feet

Story and Photos by Tawanda Mudimu
MBIRE, Zimbabwe, (Xinhua):
The Doma people in Zimbabwe could pass as any other peasant community anywhere in the world.
The community, which lives at the boundary of Zimbabwe with, Zambia and Mozambique, comprises hardworking people just like the rest in the country.  It is believed the ethnic group migrated from Mozambique. But some Doma people argue they once lived in the surrounding mountains.

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