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

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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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Police arrest woman over alleged torture during Liberia civil war

Arrest by Met’s war crimes unit in London relates to atrocities of 89-93 war

A woman has been arrested by a police war crimes team on suspicion of torture. The 51-year-old was held in custody over allegations relating to atrocities during the Liberian civil war which stretched from 1989 to 1993.

Metropolitan police arrested the woman at an address in east London just after 7am on Thursday. Police said searches were being carried out at two addresses in east and central London.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:32:51 GMT

Forest rangers tortured and killed by illegal settlers in Liberia rainforest

Two forest patrollers have been killed and four hospitalised in what is believed to be retaliatory action from illegal settlers in Sapo National Park

Two forest rangers have been killed by a violent mob in a Liberian rainforest after discovering a community illegally settling and hunting in the park, according to authorities.

Related: Another day, another dead wildlife ranger. Where is the outrage? | Sean Willmore

Related: 'What can I do to help elephants?'

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Mon, 08 May 2017 15:03:06 GMT

Investigation yet to find cause of 11 mystery deaths at Liberia funeral

Chief medical officer rules out return of Ebola after deaths of 11 people linked to attendance at funeral of religious leader, but no clear answer has been found

Eleven people have died and five are in hospital in Liberia after contracting a mystery illness the World Health Organisation (WHO) said was linked to their attendance at the funeral of a religious leader, officials have said.

“We are still investigating. The only thing we have ruled out is ... Ebola,” said Liberia’s chief medical officer, Francis Kateh, adding that samples from the victims had been sent abroad for further testing.

Related: Thankless, dangerous – the task of the Ebola burial boys in Sierra Leone

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:44:05 GMT

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

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:03 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.