Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

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Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Camden County New Jersey: home to the poorest and most dangerous city in the US (Camden) and a wealthy community (Haddonfield). MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0606 click here
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Wikileaks, freedom of the press, freedom to know what is private and what is public. MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0623 click here

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Dutch arms trafficker to Liberia given war crimes conviction

Guus Kouwenhoven convicted of selling weapons to ex-president Charles Taylor during wars that involved mass atrocities

An international timber trader who used his business as cover for smuggling weapons into West Africa in defiance of a UN arms embargo has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was convicted by the Dutch appeal court of being an accessory to war crimes and arms trafficking for selling weapons to Liberia’s then president Charles Taylor during civil wars that involved mass atrocities, the use of child soldiers and sexual slavery. He had denied the charges.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:06 GMT

How to win a feminist battle – six activists share their secrets | Leymah Gbowee, Laura Coryton, Krystyna Kacpura, Lucy-Anne Holmes, Jaha Dukureh and Antonia Ayres-Brown
From helping to end a civil war to fighting the tampon tax, six women explain how their campaigns achieved the unimaginable

Related: This victory on abortion has empowered Polish women. We’ll never be the same | Krystyna Kacpura

Related: The Sun's Page 3 is the highly visible tip of misogyny's iceberg | Deoborah Orr

Related: The fightback against gendered toys

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:03 GMT

'It is us who will change the world': girl guides make their voices heard

What does it mean to be a girl today? These letters shed light on the challenges facing young women across the globe, and the power of collective action

In a bid to ensure young women’s voices are heard, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has launched a letter-writing campaign, encouraging its 10 million members to share their hope and ambitions for a better world with girls across the globe so that together they can form a stronger collective voice about issues that affect them, such as gender equality and discrimination.

Here are excerpts from letters written by guides across the globe, who reveal the issues affecting them.

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:04:42 GMT

Ebola survivor and frontline fighter dies after childbirth complications

Salomé Karwah, named a Time magazine person of the year in 2014, dies four days after giving birth, with hospital staff reluctant to treat her, say her family

A woman named a Time magazine person of the year in 2014 for her frontline work fighting Ebola in west Africa has died from childbirth complications in Liberia. Hospital staff were reluctant to treat her because of the stigma that still surrounds the disease, according to her family.

Salomé Karwah lost her parents, her brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece in the Ebola outbreak that swept her home country in August 2014. She also contracted the disease, but survived, along with her sister, Josephine Manley, and her then-fiance, who was to become her husband, James Harris.

Related: I survived Ebola for a reason – to help others recover | Salomé Karwah

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:49:32 GMT

Integrity Idol puts public honesty number one | Ben Quinn

International television show Integrity Idol aims to do for upstanding officials what primetime talent contests have achieved for aspiring pop stars

There is no glitter, diva-like tantrums or brilliantly lit stages, but the emotions on show are no less genuine for that.

A Nepalese school principal, a Pakistani lab assistant and a Liberian janitor are among this year’s finalists in an international contest that aims to do for honesty in public office what primetime talent contests have achieved for aspiring pop stars.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:00:23 GMT
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The Vice President of Liberia visits New Jersey and Pennsylvania. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0623

A 4-day visit to the Delaware Valley ended today for the Vice President of Liberia, a soft-spoken, slow-moving elderly gentleman with good things to say.

I saw him at 3 events; at the Camden City Hall reception on Friday June 21; at Rowan University Investment Forum on Saturday June 22, and then later on that afternoon at a Lutheran Church in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

Wonderful welcome at City Hall, Camden, NJ on Friday night by the mayor Dana Rudd  and some elected officials and dignitaries.

I was startled when he told us he was grateful to come to this beautiful city. I have never heard anyone say that.  Camden is the murder capital of the US, I only hope events like this will help to turn it around.

At the Saturday afternoon town hall, what really made the audience happy was his saying that dual citizenship has been approved.

Which means that American citizens can still be Liberian citizens, can still vote in Liberian elections, can still run for office. An electorate or more for the Liberian Diaspora? Not yet.

The town hall started late, about 3 hours after the expected time, so I had time to walk around the church with huge stained glass windows and high wooden ceiling and read the 2 placards of protest. Everyone was well-behaved, the vice president gave a calm speech, as did the ambassador, and the commissioner of police in Upper Darby welcomed the delegation, and all Liberians, to Drexel Hill.

Then the protesters started shouting. The large plain clothes detective wearing a lime green tie and a wire into his ear, and he was white, his attempts to blend in failed on so many levels, walked slowly towards the protesters and called inside the 3 Upper Darby police who had been waiting outside.

The Liberian protesters moved outside, shouted for video cameras, and the vice president answered questions. First happily explaining that freedom of speech is a right in the US, and in Liberia.

What impressed me is that we all were able to walk into and out of the church freely.

Anthony Kesselly calmed everyone down, which is what he has been doing since he was a leader in the university in Liberia more than 30 years ago. He was a leader in the Philadelphia Liberian communities for years, and was traveling with the vice president as his policy adviser. Anthony moved back to Liberia last year, it was great to see him.

No-one was patted down before or after, or asked to identify themselves. Very civilized.

Liberia is in good shape.