Olivia Ekoue

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How Kenya’s Election Went From Fraud to Hope to Sham

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya held a rerun of its presidential election on Thursday, and Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent, will undoubtedly get the most votes. Under the circumstances, though, that hardly is a crowning achievement.<p>Thursday’s vote was supposed to be a corrective for the election held in …

Africa

Seeing Danger in a Face

San Francisco — Every day, American citizens are detained in windowless rooms at international airports with little to no scrutiny. I am not referring to airports in some foreign country; I am referring to our airports here in the United States. I know, because it happened to me.<p>Earlier this month, …

San Francisco

Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay?

Last August, Lesli Gonzalez, 22, got a phone call at 6 a.m. Did she know Doralinda Lopez de León, a Guatemalan girl who said she was running from danger and had been caught by Border Patrol agents entering the United States? Yes, Ms. Gonzalez said, she’s my cousin.<p>Doralinda, 17, had crossed into …

Immigration

Americans in a Battered Paradise

I lived through two hurricanes as a child and I remember all the good stuff that eventually came in the mail — M&Ms, bug spray, playing cards. So when I heard that Hurricane Irma had made landfall on American soil last Wednesday, I began gathering those kinds of things to mail to my friends and …

Caribbean

My Sister’s Murder in Darfur

Yet another woman is attacked and killed in an isolated place outside her village in Darfur. The story line is terribly familiar, not only from 2003 when the genocide began in Sudan, but to this day. Beyond the village, who notices now? Where is it reported as news? How will justice come if it is …

Africa

Five myths about DACA

The Trump administration’s move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has created an uncertain future for the 800,000 young unauthorized immigrants who had been granted protection from deportation and permission to work legally. A six-month delay provides a chance …

Immigration

We can’t leave Florida, but we can’t stay either. Help us!

My phone beeps again. It’s another well-meaning friend demanding I leave my small home in Florida with my kids and dog in tow. “Stop being stubborn! Get out now; who cares about your stuff!” they type angrily. Hurricane Irma is coming. She’s here.<p>And I’m not leaving my home in Gainesville, in …

Rainfall

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.

Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my …

Health Care

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Power to the traveler!

If TRVL has its way, it’s the travel agencies’ turn to tremble<p>Shaking up the online travel industry<p>TRVL is the best travel platform you’re not using …

A life of ashes - The story of India's widows

<b>There are more than 40 million widows in India and for the majority of them, life is what some have described as a "living sati", a reference to the</b> …

India's invisible widows, divorcees and single women

<b>The rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in 2012 made headlines and sparked protests about violence against women. But there are other hazards for women in India, and particularly for single women - who are often unable to live a normal life.</b><p>Wearing a long, bright yellow frock and two …

India

Sufferings of Widows in Hinduism

According to Hinduism a widow has to throw herself into her husband’s pyre or to live in this world like a dead, abandoning all kinds of worldly …

Hinduism

International Widows’ Day 23 June

Background<p>To give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures, the United Nations General Assembly …

Shunned from society, widows flock to city to die - CNN.com

<b>VRINDAVAN, India (CNN)</b> -- Ostracized by society, thousands of India's widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces.<p>A widow makes her …

The Practice of Sati (Widow Burning)

<i>Suttee by James Atkinson, 1831, in the India Office Collection of the British Library (c) British Library Board 2009</i><p>In this age of ascending feminism …

For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

"I have no one. I've lost everything. My children are gone, my parents are gone. My husband's family doesn't ask about me. They don't even look for me, they don't even know if I eat," says Manu Ghosh, 85.<p>That's her above, seen before and after the Hindu festival of Holi at her ashram in northern …

India

The ongoing tragedy of India’s widows - Women’s Media Center

The ongoing tragedy of India’s widows<p>Widows in India have a pronoun problem. The estimated 40 million women widows in the country go from being …

India

The Indian town with 6,000 widows

<b>Thousands of widows have been making their way to one particular town in the north of India. Cast out by their families, or simply alone in the world, some travel hundreds of miles to get there, and nobody quite knows why.</b><p>India is jam-packed with holy sites and pilgrimage destinations. But few …

India

The Invisible Women: Outcast Widows in India (RT Documentary)

Widows in India: My children threw me out of the house | International Women's Day

<b>Vrindavan, India -</b> Self-immolation, sati, on a husband's pyre may have been banned in India, but life for many widows in India is still disheartening as they are shunned by their communities and abandoned by their families.<p>"I used to wash dishes and clothes in people's house to earn money, but the …

Empathy