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FOH: Jimmy Kimmel Has Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets

Last night Jimmy Kimmel, clearly ignorant of Kenyan culture, live featured a segment 'Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets.' Check out our critique.


We're going to have to take a deep breath before we try to explain this ridiculously ignorant of Kenyan culture and problematic segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Jimmy Kimmel featured a segment titled "Kenyans Read Celebrity Tweets." According to Kimmel, his friends have a great charity organization down there where they "help people in Kenya and educate them." Wonderful, but apparently in Kenya- they don't have twitter because Kenyans are not the top twitter users on the continent and there's no internet access. The segment features these technology deprived Kenyans reading celebrity tweets into the camera. And this is supposed to be funny. Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel for providing us with the most condescending video of the week and  most ignorant view of Kenyan culture. He also manages to elbow his way to the front of Teju Cole's shit list, which is always a great thing.

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Spirit Of Humanity Gives Hope To Young Boy Mauled By A Hyena

A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

It takes a village to raise a child and sometimes that village comes from thousands of kilometers away, and consists of committed surgeons, passionate nurses and generous international donors. Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana was asleep at an all-night church service when the unthinkable happened. The little boy was attacked and mauled by a hyena outside Harare, in Zimbabwe.

The medical team at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, where he received his initial treatment, did all they could to save his life and stabilise him. However, due to a lack of resources and expertise, it was all they could do.

With half of his face missing, including an eye, his upper lip, his nose and part of his forehead, Rodwell was set for a life full of challenges. Not only would he have lost his childhood, but he would have probably spent most of his time in seclusion — isolated from the rest of society.

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