Archive | August, 2014

Dutchman returns Holocaust medal after family deaths in Gaza

19 Aug
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“It is time for people of good will from every faith and nation to recognise that a terrible danger threatens humanity. We must set aside our international and partisan bickering and join to confront the danger that lies before us.”

17 Aug

“South Africa should put the freedom of its press and media at the top of its priorities as a democracy.”

14 Aug

“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference…”

14 Aug

Congo’s children lose a champion

13 Aug

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

Congo’s children lose a
champion

10:17 AM
Saturday Oct 22, 2011

From http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10760937

Eraste Rwatangabo was murdered
along with six others including on an expedition in the east of the Democratic
Republic of Congo. Photo / Children in Crisis

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has
been the most faceless of conflicts. The unbearable statistics threaten to fade
into abstraction: an estimated four million people killed, tens of thousands of
women raped, countless numbers displaced and lives destroyed.

But last week the bloodiest and least reported
horror story of our times took on the indelible features of a single face.

At 46, Eraste Rwatangabo looked far younger. He
lived on the high plateau of South Kivu in the far east of the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC). No one who has been to that stark corner of the world
forgets its atmosphere.

It rises out of the dense…

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“It is time for people of good will from every faith, culture and nation to recognise that a terrible danger threatens humanity…”

11 Aug

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China Clamps down on Dissent

10 Aug