Gregory Warner http://kvnf.org en Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different http://kvnf.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24857 at http://kvnf.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos http://kvnf.org/post/how-rwandas-only-ice-cream-shop-challenges-cultural-taboos Rwanda has a warm climate, and the people love milk. You'd think ice cream would be an easy sell.<p>But mention ice cream to Chantal Kabatesi, and she rubs her jaw like she's at the dentist with a toothache. When she first tasted ice cream at the age of 35 "it was like eating hailstones," the kind that fall on her childhood village once or twice a year.<p>"I thought, 'Oh no, what are we serving to our customers? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24496 at http://kvnf.org How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience http://kvnf.org/post/remembering-rwandans-who-followed-their-conscience Olive Mukankusi lives in a two-room house with mud walls and a dirt floor in a village called Igati, in eastern Rwanda's Rwamagana province. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24401 at http://kvnf.org Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide http://kvnf.org/post/rwanda-honors-dead-celebrates-progress-20-years-after-genocide After a minute of silence at noon, Monday's remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide began with testimony from a survivor.<p>The screaming started soon after.<p>In the crowd of 30,000 gathered in Amahoro stadium in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, first this person then that began to wail and thrash. Men in yellow vests took them to a special room of mattresses in the stadium basement.<p>In general, Rwandan culture discourages such outward displays of grief. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24346 at http://kvnf.org Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role http://kvnf.org/post/how-abandonment-rwandan-genocide-changed-peacekeepers-role It's been 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, in which political ideology and ethnic hatred gave license to thousands of Hutus to kill Tutsi families. But ethnic ideology may not have unleashed the genocide if the international community had not stepped back and allowed it to happen.<p>One notorious episode of abandonment changed forever the role of the United Nations peacekeeper. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24310 at http://kvnf.org How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide http://kvnf.org/post/what-simpsons-says-about-ukraines-language-divide Misha Kostin, a 21-year-old construction engineer in eastern Ukraine, loves <em>The Simpsons</em>. He's loved it for 10 years. He says the animated series "illustrates everyday life problems in humorous ways, and offers a useful moral at the end of each episode."<p>And though Kostin and most of the people in eastern Ukraine are native Russian speakers, he prefers to download episodes dubbed not in Russian but in his second language, Ukrainian. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 24061 at http://kvnf.org What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide In Ukraine's Industrial Heart, An Economic Affinity With Russia http://kvnf.org/post/ukraines-industrial-heart-economic-affinity-russia In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 23942 at http://kvnf.org Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea http://kvnf.org/post/without-orders-ukrainian-troops-are-anchorless-crimea Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>SIEGEL: Music and fireworks in Moscow today, as Russia formalized its annexation of Crimea. There was a more muted celebration in Brussels, where Ukraine signed a political association agreement with the European Union. Coming up, we'll talk about what Russia's new stance means for the U.S.<p>CORNISH: But first, to Crimea. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 23624 at http://kvnf.org Crimean Tatars Fear History May Repeat Itself http://kvnf.org/post/crimean-tatars-fear-history-may-repeat-itself Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Crimea itself, the Russian takeover is working its way into many aspects of life. The new pro-Russian authorities have canceled the Ukrainian Civil Code, including all property documents. And there are rumors that anyone who refuses to accept a new Russian passport might have their property confiscated. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 23576 at http://kvnf.org Russian Flags Fly Over Ukrainian Base — But Who Stormed It? http://kvnf.org/post/russian-flags-fly-over-ukrainian-base-who-stormed-it Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Ukraine is said to be preparing to pull all its military forces out of Crimea after its naval headquarters there was stormed by pro-Russian forces. Yesterday, a Ukrainian soldier was killed in an attack on another base. News reports today quote sources in Kiev indicating plans to evacuate all of its military personnel and their families to mainland Ukraine. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 23523 at http://kvnf.org