Tia Goldenberg

Tia Goldenberg

    With a tracing programme managed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Kenya Red Cross Society, the hopes of Kenya's displaced who are missing a relative are not lost. The system is often as simple as lending lost relatives a cellphone to call family.

    Ethiopia is showing its citizens there is more to coffee than just its robust, mild or medium taste. A precedent-setting deal with coffee giant Starbucks this year was the most renowned Addis Ababa has had in a push to promote the names of its coffee-growing regions worldwide.

    Gebre Alemayu hopes to achieve one goal for Ethiopia's millennium: to be able to run 5km in less than 14 minutes. The 18-year-old runner was on Tuesday taking a break from his practice at central Addis Ababa's Meskel Square, which was draped in posters and banners celebrating the Ethiopian millennium.

    "Poke out his eyes! Kick him between the legs!" Karate expert Duncan Bomba yells instructions at 200 Kenyan schoolgirls watching in amazement as he ferociously attacks a colleague posing as a rapist. With their navy and white school uniforms, tightly braided hair and socks pulled up to their knees, two girls coyly attempt the moves as Bomba takes on the role of attacker.