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Archive for August, 2008

Somalis Refugees Flee To Crisis Camps – BBC News Africa

BBC News Africa article by Peter Greste 23.04 GMT 28TH August 2008. Somali Refugees Flee To Crisis Camps.
This is a disturbing article on the plight of Somalis fleeing the civil war in Somalia to the Dadaab Refugee camp in Kenya. BBC’s Peter Greste estimates 200 Somalis are arriving in Kenya each day, joining the 210, 000 other mainly Somali refugees already there.

US Presdential Elections 2008 – Obama Speaks at Invesco Field

US Presidential Party nominee Barack Obama speaks at the Invesco Field in Denver.

The Democractic Party – To follow the speech and the 2008 Democratic Party Convention in Denver.

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr – 45th Anniversary of ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

August 28th 2008 is the 45th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s speech known as ‘I have a Dream’.

The National Park Service’s Martin Luther King, Jnr National Historic Site, The King Centre for Nonviolent Social Change and Ebenezer Baptist Church will mark the 45th anniversary of Dr King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ at the King National Historic Site Visitor Centre, 450 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Commemoration activities will continue until Sunday 31st August 2008.

Useful background information on Dr Marting Luther King, Jnr and bookmarks.

http://www.thekingcenter.com/ – The King Center.

http://www.nps.gov/malu/ – National Park Service – Martin Luther King, Jnr National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA USA.
http://www.mlkday.gov – Official US government site highlighting the life of Dr Martin Luther King. January 19th is a day set aside in the USA to celebrate Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr Day of Service when Americans offer voluntary service to the communities they live in.
The Official Nobel Prize page honouring Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr – who became a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1964.

BBC World Service Documentary

Peter Taylor’s 4 part series Age of Terror traces the modern history and development of terrorism over the last 30 years.
Part Four’s looks at the Bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi. Its content is useful if you are doing research in this subject area.

The series was broadcast earlier this year on BBC World Service – Documentaries – Age of Terror. You can listen to the transmission or download the MP3 podcast on the BBC World Service website. Recommend you listen to all four parts of the series. End

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