Activists hope Mauritania court rulings signal ‘beginning of the end’ for slavery

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Kieran Guilbert

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

 

A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation’s fight to eliminate the practice, campaigners said on Wednesday.

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‘This Summer And That Summer’: A Review

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Review 

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U Atreya Sarma

This Summer and That Summer is the third collection of poems by the Mumbai-based poet Sanjeev Sethi, his earlier two being Suddenly for Someone, and Nine Summers Later. A widely acclaimed author with his work featured in many journals and newspapers, he ensconces himself in the hearts of poetry and language lovers.

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Poetry

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Nicole Long

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Fiction: A Family Affair

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Seun Ajijala

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Blanca Alicia Garza

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Vanishing good governance and a fading acceptable political settlement

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Thambu Kanagasabai

The Tamils in Sri Lanka are being pushed back to square one yet again by the present government of good governance.

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Poetry

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Coby Daniels

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South Sudan Minister resigns accusing Governor of corruption

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Dukhan Jundit

Following the appointment by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit of new cabinet ministers for the Unity government, the Terekeka State Minister of Information on Monday resigned his post.

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The influence of western culture on Indian society

By

Semon Swaraj

India is a secular country where people have the freedom to practice any religion and even convert to another religion of their choice.

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Missing

By

Otatade Okojie

I missed her, even though it hurt like hell. Pinched at my very core, a wound so deep, a baby could tunnel its head through.

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Poetry

By

Alberto Quero

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Uganda protests killing of its uniformed policemen by Congolese army

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Gloria Nakiyimba

The Ugandan government has protested in the strongest terms the killing of four uniformed Ugandan policemen by the Congolese army over the weekend.

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Interview with Anant Mishra

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Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

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South Sudan to free Prisoners of War

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Dukhan Jundit

The Council of Ministers in the South Sudanese Transitional Government of National Unity have agreed to release 224 prisoners of war.

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The ethnic setting in the Nigeria area before 1800

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Durodola Tosin

In the description of the ethnic setting in the Nigeria area before 1800, it is important to state that the concept “Nigeria” is omitted because there was no Nigeria until 1914. What existed was communities scattered all over the area now called Nigeria. These communities operated their own laws and rules that govern the conduct of people in such communities.

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Poetry

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Rick Davis

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Anthropology of hypocritical governance in Nigeria

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Prince Charles Dickson

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Oman: a Peaceful Oasis in a Flaming region

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

In a fractious, unstable region rife with conflicts, one country appears to be unscathed. It is telling that Oman emerged not only intact from the ramifications of the Arab Spring, but also shied away from the tense polarisation that has hijacked the rest of the Middle East.

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As The Truth Unfolds…

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Ananya S Guha

Everyone is now talking about the results of the elections in four or five states. Some have gone into a rigorous analysis about the victory of the BJP and the AGP in Assam, the loss of the Congress and the decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal.

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Poetry

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James Diaz

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ICC request minimum 25 years for Bemba’s war crimes in Central African Republic

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Darell Maurice

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week requested “at least 25 years” imprisonment against former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for the murders and rapes committed by his militia in Central African Republic between 2002 and 2003.

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And then when I grew up…

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Tanvi Bijawat

Against all the social myths that may be against my mother’s will, I stepped onto this planet… Unaware that I was just whaling and puking in my mother’s arms, I started a journey called life. The little me who had hundreds of questions popping in my head for everything around me.

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Sunil Sharma

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A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens – Part Two

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Lydie Denier

 

Part Two of Lydie Denier’s article detailing the tragic death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Politics surrounding it. Part One can be found here.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in Your Community

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Cynthia M. Lardner

The young lady doing your manicure, the young boy picking blueberries, your neighbor’s housekeeping, the hotel maid, the man harvesting grapes, the young man delivering flyers to your house, and the worker at the dry cleaners all have something in common:  they are the victims of human trafficking.

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Poetry

By

Scott Thomas Outlar

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Observations of an Expat: Megaphone Politics of the Deaf

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Tom Arms

I call it megaphone politics of the deaf. Its methodology is quite simple: Opposing sides, shout at each other without listening to a word that the other is saying. They accompany their bellowing with a host of gross exaggerations, outright lies and sometimes physical brawling.

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RSS – The Only Original Indian Organization Behind India’s Hinduist Nationalist Face and Reigning Government

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Ratnesh Dwivedi

RSS – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh initiated movements be they social-reformist or anti-secessionist – evoke a ready response and approbation from the common multitudes as well as from vast numbers of the elite of different shades.

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Poetry

By

Amore David Olamide

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Sadiq Khan becomes Mayor of London, but Britain faces deep-seated problems

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Rupen Savoulian

Sadiq Khan’s election as London Mayor is a rejection of the politics of fear and Islamophobia, but let us not endorse his policies.

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