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‘It is only when you work alongside extremely poor that you realise that statistics never tell the full story’

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With an infant mortality rate of almost 20 per cent, a life expectancy of just 58 years, and an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills 50,000 people a year and has orphaned as many as 700,000 children, the stark facts about life in Kenya can be depressing.

A weekend of African film

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FROM EGYPT to Morocco, from Nigeria to Burkina Faso, the best new African movies will be on screen at he seventh Galway African Film Festival.

Galway African Film Festival

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FROM EGYPT to Morocco, from Nigeria to Burkina Faso, the best new African movies will be on screen at he seventh Galway African Film Festival.

Ceannt station plans to put passengers out in the cold

Plans to give Ceannt Station a minor facelift is to cause problems for taxi drivers and users of the transport hub.

Man acquitted of murder of Galway photographer Trent Keegan

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A man accused of killing New Zealand photographer and former Galway resident Trent Keegan in Kenya in 2008 has been acquitted following a trial in Nairobi.

A Journey of Hope – Barbara Rabbett reports on the Westport/Aror Partnership’s recent trip to Kenya

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Ireland’s economic difficulties paled into insignificance as members of the Westport/Aror (Kenya) Partnership travelled through the Mukuru slum of Nairobi recently. The team from Westport (Michael O’Donnell, Gertie Foley, Margaret Joyce and Barbara Rabbett) were on their way to visit a dispensary, run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary, to see how funds sent from Westport had been put to use by the Sisters. As they made their way slowly through the slum towards the dispensary, they were overwhelmed by the sights and putrid smells of poverty, misery, and filth that surrounded them. It was hard to endure, even for a short time. And yet, these are the living conditions of almost two million people in Nairobi.

Breakthrough in case of murdered photographer

There has been a breakthrough in relation to the murder of popular Galway photographer Trent Keegan as a man has been charged by Kenyan police.

Never too late to volunteer in Africa

The collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the focus on the disaster in Haiti has had an unexpected effect on the street children and orphans of Africa. An inability to access help and funding is crippling the efforts of orphanages and rehabilitation centres to help some of Africa’s most vulnerable children.

Memorial tree to be planted in honour of slain Galway-based photographer

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A memorial tree will be planted on the Salthill Promenade next week to honour the life of Galway-based photographer Trent Keegan just days after what would have been his 34th birthday.

Trent Keegan trial begins in Kenya

Two men have gone on trial in Kenya in connection with the murder of a Galway-based photographer in the country last May.

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