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2011-03-04 00:43:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, people living in North Eastern Kenya have suffered drought- related calamities and their cries have often fallen on deaf ears. Thousands have died owing to scarcity of food, shortage of water and their livestock rotting to bare carcasses. The people of Takaba can now afford to smile as the Kenya Red Cross Society finally heeds their call. Takaba lies in the arid region of Mandera West district in North-Eastern Kenya. The harsh...

2006-01-22 15:52:18

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya said on Sunday it had suspended four regional officials for mismanagement of aid in its drought-stricken north where there have been reports of people stealing and selling sacks of food relief. The four "have not managed food distribution properly" and have been sent on compulsory leave, Security Minister John Michuki said in a statement. Millions across east Africa are facing hunger and drought, with Kenya one of the worst-affected countries. At least...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin