Tagged: peace

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After Kabul attacks, 10,000 peace balloons

After a day of explosions and gunfire, residents of Kabul woke up on Saturday morning to be greeted by a public art project in which volunteers handed out 10,000 neon-pink “peace” balloons. Organised by...

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Kudos Uhuru Kenyatta on election win: AKON

Senegalese rapper Akon has congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his inauguration as Kenya’s new President. Using his twitter account, the 40-year-old rapper said he wished he could have been there to witness the occasion. His...

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Malian artists launch peace song

Some of Mali’s biggest artists have composed a song for peace in a country where the Army, backed by French troops, is battling to drive out Islamist extremists occupying the western desert north. The...

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Gangnam style gets UN stamp of approval

“Gangnam Style” has secured an unlikely accolade after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed South Korean rapper Psy’s global hit as a force for world peace. Ban has found himself displaced as the best-known...