‘east-central africa’

Adventist family among victims of Nairobi terror attack

University lecturer killed in attack that took 60 lives Sep 24, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya Dan Okoth/ECD/ANN An Adventist family is among those affected by the terrorist attack in Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall in which more than 60 people were killed and more than 170 injured. Reports indicate that at least one Adventist family from Nairobi lost a relative who was in the capital city’s Westlands area at the time

Tanzanian government grants charter to Adventist university

University of Arusha now fully accredited by federal commission Aug 28, 2013 Arusha, Tanzania Lusekelo E. Mwakalindile Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete granted a charter to the University of Arusha, giving the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the country an institution of higher learning with the highest academic accreditation

In Kenya, court’s interim order gives Adventist students Sabbath off

Some Adventist students were required to take exams on Saturdays Jun 3, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya ANN staff Kenya’s High Court has issued an interim order for public schools to exempt Seventh-day Adventist students from attending classes on Saturday, the day Adventists observe as the biblical Sabbath. A union in the East-Central Africa Division has received a interim favorable ruling that exempts Adventist from attending classes and exams on Saturdays.

ADRA among agencies calling for eased restrictions on humanitarian aid in Somalia

Open letter asks factions within country to 'put people before politics' 29 Sep 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff The humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is among 20 non-governmental agencies publically calling for a dramatic shift in current restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia. An estimated 750,000 lives are now at risk in the East African country, where an insurgent group has attempted to ban Western aid agencies from the country and block starving Somalis from fleeing the country to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. Low rainfall across much of the Horn of Africa, which includes Somalia, has contributed to the region's worst drought in 60 years.

ADRA delivering food, water during East African drought

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is providing water, food and emergency supplies to thousands of the most vulnerable people affected by a drought in East Africa. ADRA's Africa Regional Office, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is launching a multi-faceted intervention in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda to combat the high rates of malnutrition and protect the affected population from the threat of the spread of disease.

In Tanzania, new ADRA project to support albino community

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency in the United Kingdom is providing support and training for the albino community in Tanzania, which faces a lack of education, scarce job opportunities and segregation in the region. Launched this month, the two-year Tanzania Albino Society Support and Empowerment Project (TASSEP) will work with the region's albino community to provide training in networking, advocacy and management from their headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The project follows previous projects by ADRA Tanzania, including the donation of sun-protection products, prescription glasses and tuition support for albino students
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