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Index Septembere 2011

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2011-09-01: End of Conscription Causes Headache for Charities;
2011-09-01: Les Mutilations Génitales Feminines MGF en Suisse;
2011-09-02: Stefan Schmitt Discusses Day of Disappeared on BBC;
2011-09-02: Ethiopie – La famine n’arrête pas l’Inde;
2011-09-03: Rights not Copyrights – follow-up;
2011-09-04: Africa: Sudan declares emergency in Blue Nile state;
2011-09-05: Land sparing beats land sharing for both food and fauna;
2011-09-06: The Split;
2011-09-07: Roundtable: Cuts To Food Bank Will Hurt Poor;
2011-09-07: Soirée littéraire avec Diaryatou BAH;
2011-09-07: NON aux MGF;
2011-09-08: Re-Greening the Sahel through Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration;
2011-09-08: Un hôpital de la part d’un diocèse;
2011-09-09: Pension funds launch Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland;
2011-09-10: The Birth of a City: Putting Down Roots in a Refugee Camp;
2011-09-10: Abandon de l’excision: Aïda Mbodji dénonce les zones de résistance;
2011-09-11: Africa Must Innovate or Perish, part 5/5;
2011-09-12: How famine makes unscrupulous businessmen fabulously wealthy;
2011-09-12: Abandon de l’excision: Aïda Mbodji dénonce les zones de résistance;
2011-09-13: Sudanese Women Farmers Mobilize to Support Women Facing Famine in Neighboring Somalia;
2011-09-13: Campagne de sensibilisation sur les MGF au profit des imams de la commune d’Akjert;
2011-09-13: 2nd series of e-learning course on protection of HR defenders;
2011-09-14: Face it: R2.4bn loan to Swaziland is a gift, says Cosatu;
2011-09-14: fight against female genital mutilation FGM;
2011-09-15: Honouring Samir Amin;
2011-09-15: Les militantes de la planète se mobilisent à Bruxelles;
2011-09-16: Kenya: Tana River Villagers Hungry;
2011-09-16: Les dirigeants islamiques d’Afrique de l’Ouest discutent de la circoncision des femmes;
2011-09-17: Palm oil fuels land grabs in Africa;
2011-09-17: Mutilations génitales féminines en Afrique;
2011-09-18: Peace and Democracy: Make your voice heard;
2011-09-18: INVITATION: Journée Internationale de Paix;
2011-09-19: UN Expert Asks World Leaders to Crack Down on Non-Communicable Diseases;
2011-09-19: LUTTE CONTRE LES MGF;
2011-09-20: Is Africa rising or flailing?
2011-09-21: 350.org’s weekend mail;
2011-09-22: Sumatran tribe say land is stolen for palm oil;
2011-09-23: NILE Genesis;
2011-09-24: The world will remember Troy Davis’ name;
2011-09-24: Exposition sur les mutilations sexuelles;
2011-09-25: Documenting Existing Casualty Recording Practice Worldwide;
2011-09-24: The world will remember Troy Davis’ name;
2011-09-25: Documenting Existing Casualty Recording Practice Worldwide;
2011-09-26: Australian Human Rights Grant Scheme HRGS;
2011-09-27: 2,200 households better off in South Sudan;
2011-09-27: Le Kenya vote une loi contre les Mutilations Génitales Féminines MFG;
2011-09-28: Wambui Otieno: She belongs to Kenya;
2011-09-28: Le Kenya condamne législativement les MGF;
2011-09-29: Cote d’Ivoire: SA’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges Impartial Peace Panel;
2011-09-29: Formation d’élèves sages-femmes sur les méfaits des MGF;
2011-09-30: Arab Spring is proof that Islam and human rights can coexist, Maldives tells UN;
2011-09-30: 66ème session de l’Assemblé Générale de l’Onu: la voix du Burkina Faso.

66ème session de l’Assemblé Générale de l’Onu: la voix du Burkina Faso

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Publié dans FasoZine/Actualité, par la rédaction, le 28 Sept. 2011.

Le mardi 27 septembre 2011, le chef de la diplomatie burkinabè, Djibrill Bassolé, était à la tribune des Nations Unies, à l’occasion du débat général de la 66ème session ordinaire de l’Assemblée Générale de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU). Il a partagé avec l’ensemble des pays du monde la vision du Burkina Faso sur la marche actuelle du monde ainsi que les efforts déployés par le Gouvernement et le peuple burkinabè afin de relever les multiples défis de développement. Nous vous proposons un extrait …  Continue Reading…

Arab Spring is proof that Islam and human rights can coexist, Maldives tells UN

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Published on United Nations General Assembly, 61st Session, by UN News Centre, Sept. 26, 2011.

The political transitions in various Arab countries this year demonstrate that Islam is compatible with human rights and democracy, the Vice-President of the Maldives Mohamed Waheed told the General Assembly today.

“The democratic uprisings across the Middle East prove that Muslims yearn for democratic rights just as much as non-Muslims,” he said.  Continue Reading…

Formation d’élèves sages-femmes sur les méfaits des MGF

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Des connaissances utiles à l’exercice de la profession – Publié dans La Nation, 1er Quotidien Djiboutien, par FIA, le 26 Septembre 2011.

L’initiative est de l’ADEPF, elle est menée en partenariat avec le ministère de la promotion de la Femme et du Planning familial et le ministère de la Santé, sur financement de l’AGFUND. Elle vise en ligne de mire l’amélioration des connaissances et le renforcement des capacités des bénéficiaires de l’instruction sur les dangers des mutilations génitales féminines et les co  mplications qu’elles engendrent … //   Continue Reading…

Cote d’Ivoire: SA’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges Impartial Peace Panel

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Published on allAfrica, by Radio Netherlands worldwide, Sept. 28, 2011.

Any suggestion that victor’s justice is being applied in Ivory Coast would undermine attempts to overcome its post-election bloodshed, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Tuesday. Tutu spoke on the eve of the launch of a reconciliation commission tasked with healing wounds from the months-long conflict in Ivory Coast in which at least 3,000 died. The Commission on Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation CDVR will be inaugurated in Yamoussoukro on Wednesday with the aim of bringing peace and rebuilding the social fabric of the once west African powerhouse.   Continue Reading…

Le Kenya condamne législativement les MGF

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Publié dans Ecofin Droit, Sénégal: Le parlement kenyan a voté une loi historique interdisant l’usage des mutilations féminines. Il devient ainsi le 20ème Etat africain pénalisant ces pratiques … //

… La députée Mme Sophia Abdi Noor  a également témoigné son émotion face à une telle victoire. J’ai lutté durant 18 ans afin que nous parvenions à réaliser un tel exploit, voter une loi contre les mutilations génitales féminines. Ce jour représente la date d’indépendance pour les femmes. Les hommes ont obtenu leur indépendance en 1963 (indépendance du Kenya ndlr)  mais aujourd’hui nous, les femmes avons arraché notre indépendance des mains cruelles de la société, a-t-elle déclaré.  Continue Reading…

Wambui Otieno: She belongs to Kenya

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Published on Pambazuka News, Sept. 26, 2011.

In this special issue of Pambazuka News we seek to bring to the fore the layered nature of Wambui’s life and the opportunities it in turn offers to understanding the social, political and economic factors that are contested, influence and shape Kenya … Through these pieces we gain some insight into how the brazen defiance of one woman captured the imagination of a nation, writes Awino Okech. ‘Love or hate her, you could not ignore her.  Continue Reading…

Le Kenya vote une loi contre les Mutilations Génitales Féminines MFG

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Publié dans PressAfrik (Sources: F.G.M: Kenya acts against unkindest cur www.guardian.co.uk. 9.9. 2011-09-22 ), par Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, le 25 Septembre 2011.

Le Kenya est le 20ème pays d’Afrique à avoir voté une loi qui interdit les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF). Pour les membres de l’association parlementaire des femmes le «Kenyan Women Parliamentary Association », le vote de cette loi est un grand jour; une date historique à écrire en lettres d’or dans les annales politiques du pays.  Continue Reading…

2,200 households better off in South Sudan

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Published on OXFAM, by Abdullah Ampilan, Sept. 13, 2011.

With failed rains, conflict and poor infrastructure, many communities in South Sudan struggle to get enough to eat. Abdullah Ampilan reports from Warrap State on an Oxfam project to improve their long-term food security, providing tools and seeds to help farmers grow a wider variety of crops. Continue Reading…

Australian Human Rights Grant Scheme HRGS

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The Human Rights Grants Scheme (HRGS) 2011-2012 of the Australian government/ Ausaid is now open. – Published on HURIDOCS, September 19, 2011.

Eligibility of organisations:

To be eligible for funding under the 2011–2012 HRGS organisations must be based and operate in the following countries:  Continue Reading…

Documenting Existing Casualty Recording Practice Worldwide

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Published on HURIDOCS, Sept. 19, 2011.

The Oxford Research Group has embarked upon a project to document existing casualty recording practice worldwide. There are numerous casualty recording initiatives around the world, some operating in the midst of ongoing conflicts, and others in a post-conflict environment. Each initiative has amassed some level of experience and relevant expertise in dealing with the problems and obstacles that this type of work, and its practitioners, face. This research project draws on the experience of casualty recording organisations around the world to identify and promote good practice, and analyse key issues for practitioners and policy makers wishing to support this work.  Continue Reading…

Exposition sur les mutilations sexuelles

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… du GAMS – du 22 novembre au 6 décembre 2011 à la Maison des Femmes de Schaerbeek – Publié dans La Maison des Femmes de Schaerbeek.

Le GAMS-Belgique est une association qui lutte pour l’abolition des mutilations génitales féminines MGF. Continue Reading…

The world will remember Troy Davis’ name

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Published on Pambazuka News (first on The Nation), by Dave Zirin /NAACP, Sept. 22, 2011.

‘Tonight the State of Georgia killed an innocent man,’ writes the NAACP, following the death of Troy Davis on 21 September. ‘Troy’s execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States. The world will remember the name of Troy Anthony Davis. In death he will live on as a symbol of a broken justice system that kills an innocent man while a murderer walks free.’

Tonight the State of Georgia has killed an innocent man.  Continue Reading…

NILE Genesis

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OPUS OF GERALD MASSEY – Published on Charles Finch – Nile Genesis, © Charles S. Finch III, 2006.

INDEX:

  • I. Preface and Introduction.
  • II. Early Life.
  • III. A Book of the Beginnings.
  • IV. The Natural Genesis.
  • V. Ancient Egypt: the Light of the World.
  • VI. Assessment
  • Notes
  • About the author

… I. Preface and Introduction:   Continue Reading…

Sumatran tribe say lands stolen for palm oil

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Published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, by Fidelis E. Satriastanti & Camelia Pasandaran, Sept. 19, 2011.

The Wilmar Group,  (see also on fr.wikipedia and en.wikipedia) one of Asia’s largest agribusiness companies, claims to lift people out of poverty and respect indigenous peoples’ land rights.

But protesters from the Anak Dalam Sungai Beruang tribe from Jambi in Sumatra demonstrating outside the state palace in Jakarta on Monday said a Wilmar Group subsidiary, Asiatic Persada, had forced them off their ancestral homelands … //   Continue Reading…

350.org’s weekend mail

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Received by e-mail, From: Bill McKibben-350.org, Date: Sept. 18, 2011.

Hey friends, we’re just a week out from Moving Planet on September 24, and the excitement is really starting to build. A few very cool actions are already underway – our friends in Indonesia have already started on the 350-hour bike ride that will carry them across much of the nation, and in India the Naya Swara Yatra (New Independence Journey) bike team has left Nagpur bound for Mumbai with their message, “it’s time to move past fossil fuels”.  Continue Reading…

Is Africa rising or flailing?

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Toby Moorsom, Sept. 14, 2011.

In the wake of sustained social unrest in many parts of Africa this year, Toby Moorsom considers the extent to which the continent might be said to be rising or flailing.In the wake of sustained social unrest in many parts of Africa this year, Toby Moorsom considers the extent to which the continent might be said to be rising or flailing … //

… The point is not that the north was completely immune from these patterns but, with variation among them, northern societies nevertheless fared much better than those in the south. There are a number of consequences of this. First, it was generally very difficult for significant settler populations to establish themselves. Secondly, racial projects were not as successful in establishing a deep sense of inferiority among Africans in the North, the West and the Horn, relative to Europeans.   Continue Reading…

LUTTE CONTRE LES MGF

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La coopération allemande dote le MESS et le MENA d’outils nécessaires – Publié dans Le Pays /Burkina Faso, par Mouonkoun Célestin DABIRE, le jeudi 15 septembre 2011.

Le chef de la Coopération allemande au développement, Ute Möhring, a procédé à la remise officielle de kits d’enseignement, le mardi 13 septembre 2011, aux ministres en charge de l’Education du Burkina. Composés de matériels didactiques, ces kits visent à lutter contre les mutilations génitales féminines par l’éducation.   Continue Reading…

UN Expert Asks World Leaders to Crack Down on Non-Communicable Diseases

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Published on Nourishing the Planet, by Sheldon Yoder, Sept. 16, 2011.

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food is calling on world leaders not to miss the chance to crack down on bad diets. “Our food systems create sick people,” Olivier De Schutter said. “Failure to act decisively on this issue kills almost 3 million adults each year.”  Continue Reading…

INVITATION: Journée Internationale de Paix

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Reçu par e-mail, De: Graines de Paix, Date: le 16 sept. 2011. – Nous vous invitons pour mardi soir, le 20 septembre 2011, de 20h15 à 21h15 pour fêter la Journée Internationale de la Paix. Nous vous invitons aussi à notre verrée pour fêter le 6e anniversaire de Graines de PaixContinue Reading…

Peace and Democracy: Make your voice heard

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International Day of Peace / Journée Internationale de Paix, September 21, 2011 – Published on UN.org/events.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year – on its 30th anniversary – the Day’s theme is “Peace and Democracy: make your voice heard” … //  Continue Reading…

Mutilations génitales féminines en Afrique

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Publié dans Afrique en ligne, par Pana, le 14 Septembre 2011.

… Hamden Ould Tah, célèbre érudit mauritanien, présente la rencontre de Nouakchott, qui prendra fin mercredi,  comme ‘un espace d’échanges sur des questions relevant des droits de la femme, de l’enfant et des MGF, du point de vue de la législation islamique’.  Continue Reading…

Palm oil fuels land grabs in Africa

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Joan Baxter, September 15, 2011.

By next year ‘palm oil is forecast to be the world’s most produced and internationally traded edible oil.’ But as foreign investors descend on Africa to develop large-scale palm oil plantations, the survival of local people is being threatened as they lose control of the land and water on which they depend for their food production and livelihoods, warns Joan Baxter.  Continue Reading…

Les dirigeants islamiques d’Afrique de l’Ouest discutent de la circoncision des femmes

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Publié dans Magharebia, réalisé sous requête de Magharebia.com, le 13 septembre 2011.

Nouakchott a accueilli, lundi 12 septembre, une conférence internationale sur les mutilations génitales des femmes (MGF) du point de vue de l’Islam, a fait savoir l’agence ANI. Des intellectuels islamiques et des imams venus d’Egypte et de huit pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest participent à cette conférence de trois jours, organisée par le Forum pour la pensée islamique, avec le soutien de l’Allemagne et des Nations unies … (lire le texte en entier).

Liens:   Continue Reading…

Kenya: Tana River Villagers Hungry

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Published on allAfrica, by Stephen Astariko, September 14, 2011.

Residents of Mulanjo in Tana North district yesterday received relief food worth Sh3 million from the Lions Club of Kenya as many organizations continued to respond towards the drought. More than 530 families received the donations consisting of rice, maize meal, wheat flour, sugar and tea leaves that will keep the families for duration of three weeks … (full text).

More links about hungerContinue Reading…

Les militantes de la planète se mobilisent à Bruxelles

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Publié dans El Watan, par Naima Benouaret, le 14 septembre 2011.

Chaque année 68′0000 femmes décèdent dans le monde suite à des avortements clandestins. 500′000 sont touchées par les pratiques des mutilations génitales féminines.

Une femme meurt tous les quatre jours des coups de son compagnon. Chaque jour, à chaque minute, principalement dans le monde en développement, une femme meurt lors de sa grossesse ou de son accouchement, alors qu’on aurait pu la sauver.  Continue Reading…

Honouring Samir Amin

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Cameron Samir, Sept. 7, 2011.

I heard of Samir Amin long before I met him. As a member of the Ghana Youth Council, I was involved in organising a conference that we thought would bring together youth movements throughout Africa to plan how we could plan together to advance the cause of Africa’s political and economic development … //  Continue Reading…

fight against female genital mutilation FGM

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Published on les forums de kidal.info, by Yvonne, le 10 septembre 2011.

The singer Bafing Kul is fighting female genital mutilation in Mali giving you a chance to help Malian children and women:

L’artiste malien, Bafing Kul donne la dose mérite aux Islamistes qui ont manifeste contre le code de la famille. Un interview (réalisée par Djezz) a lire absolument. Voici le lien militant vibes.com, du 20 Aout 2011 … (full text).

Face it: R2.4bn loan to Swaziland is a gift, says Cosatu

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Published on Mail and Guardian online, by Katharine Child, Sept. 9, 2011.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions says it is impossible that the R2.4-billion bail-out lent to Swaziland’s Central Bank by the South Reserve African Bank could ever be repaid, and it should be called a “gift”. Cosatu’s deputy president Zingwisi Losi, who was detained and then deported by Swazi police after she addressed a union protest in Siteki on Wednesday, addressed a small media gathering in Newtown, Johannesburg on Friday.

Losi said that the Swazi government owed R70-billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, and would not find the money to repay the R2.4-billion loan. She said that Swaziland’s King Mswati III already tried to lay claim to the cash meant for the running of the country. The Mail & Guardian also reported on Friday that part of the loan was to be paid to a company with links to the Swazi royal family … (full text).

2nd series of e-learning course on protection of HR defenders

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enrolment period will end on 15 september 2011 – Published on HURIDOCS, Sept. 12, 2011.

Protection International is launching the second series of its e-learning courses on protection of human rights defenders.
This course is for members of organisations and people whose work involves human rights, social development and humanitarian aid. Proof of experience working in these fields is required, along with the existence, or possible existence, of a risk to their security, because of their work activities.
The second session of the spanish version and the new version in English should begin on the 3rd of October and the enrolment period will end on 15 september 2011. Here is a link to the page:
http://www.e-learning.protectioninternational.org/course/category.php?id=8
… (full text: same info in spanish, and a short mention in french).

Campagne de sensibilisation sur les MGF au profit des imams de la commune d’Akjert

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Publié dans Cridem.org, par Adama Sy cp /La Tribune Hodh El Gharbi, le 13 septembre 2011.

Akjert, chef lieu de la commune du même nom situé à 35 km d’Aioun a abrité deux jours de sensibilisation sur de la fatwa et la déclaration des professionnels de santé sur les MGF : excision, du premier au 02 du mois courant.

La rencontre a été organisé par la Composante genre de la GTZ, la Coordination Régionale des Affaires Islamiques et la coordination régionale du ministère des affaires sociales, de la femme et de l’enfance . Ont participé à cette rencontre 40 Imams venus des quatre horizons de la commune.   Continue Reading…

Sudanese Women Farmers Mobilize to Support Women Facing Famine in Neighboring Somalia

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Received by e-mail, From MADRE, Sept. 7, 2011.

NY – This week, the United Nations declared that the famine in East Africa has spread to a sixth region in Somalia. As the crisis escalates, MADRE today announced a vital example of locally-sourced aid.

When MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind recently traveled to Kenya, she met with Hubbie Hussein al-Haji of MADRE’s sister organization, Womankind Kenya. This grassroots organization of Somali pastoralists, based in northeastern Kenya, is providing emergency aid to Somali famine refugees who have fled across the border into Kenya.   Continue Reading…

Abandon de l’excision: Aïda Mbodji dénonce les zones de résistance

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Publié dans APS, par ADE/SAB, le 9 septembre 2011.

Mbour, 9 sept (APS) – La ministre sénégalaise de la Famille et des Organisations féminines, Aïda Mbodji, a souligné “l’existence de zones de résistance” à l’abandon des Mutilations génitales féminines (MGF), malgré l’existence, depuis 1999, d’une loi interdisant la pratique de l’excision au Sénégal.   Continue Reading…

How famine makes unscrupulous businessmen fabulously wealthy

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Rasna Warah, September 6, 2011.

The global aid industry has made a core group fabulously wealthy, writes Rasna Warah. In September 2008, a food aid convoy operated by a wealthy Somali businessman and his wife was allegedly looted by an armed group in northern Somalia. The owner of the company operating the convoy blamed the Union of Islamic Courts for the incident, but independent Somali and international sources told investigators from the Monitoring Group on Somalia that the attack was probably staged, and the food had, in fact, been diverted for sale … //  Continue Reading…

Africa Must Innovate or Perish, part 5/5

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Listen this video on YouTube, 12.17 min, by Philip Emeagwali.

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Abandon de l’excision: Aïda Mbodji dénonce les zones de résistance

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Publié dans Afrique Hebdo, par toma, le 9 septembre 2011.

La ministre sénégalaise de la Famille et des Organisations féminines, Aïda Mbodji, a souligné “l’existence de zones de résistance” à l’abandon des Mutilations génitales féminines (MGF), malgré l’existence, depuis 1999, d’une loi interdisant la pratique de l’excision au Sénégal.  Continue Reading…

The Birth of a City: Putting Down Roots in a Refugee Camp

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Dialika Krahe in Kenya, September 8, 2011.

… Page 2: Tons of Aid, and Famine:

Every day, Ochalla’s colleagues with the World Food Program drive their trucks to the warehouses. Each truck is loaded with 28 tons of relief supplies, including corn meal from the United States and porridge from Turkey. The logistics experts’ goal is to maintain a three-month inventory of food, but at the moment there is only enough food available for two months.  Continue Reading…

Pension funds launch Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland

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Published on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, Source: UNPRI, September 6, 2011.

A group of institutional investors currently representing US$1.3 trillion in assets have today launched the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland (the “Farmland Principles”) with the goal of improving the sustainability, transparency and accountability of investments in farmland.

Recent years have seen a strong increase in investor interest in farmland.  The Farmland Principles provide institutional investors with best practice guidelines for:  Continue Reading…

Un hôpital de la part d’un diocèse

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Publié dans en ligne toi.com, le 29 Août 2011.

Le Diocèse catholique d’Isiolo, dans la province orientale du Kenya, construit actuellement une nouvelle structure hospitalière d’avant-garde afin de réduire l’incidence des morts maternelles au sein du district. Il s’agira du second hôpital de la mission après le Wamba Mission Hospital, situé à quelques 50 Km de la ville. Continue Reading…

Re-Greening the Sahel through Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration

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Published on Nourishing the Planet TV, September 7, 2011.

In this week’s episode, research intern Graham Salinger discusses the natural regeneration methods being used in the Sahel region of Africa to bring back indigenous trees and improve the livelihoods of traditional farmers. Watch the video, 2.23 minutes

NON aux MGF

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Publié dans Santé publique, le 30 aoùt 2011 … cette Brochure (Téléchargez /download les 16 pdf-pages) … propose un bref aperçu des différentes formes de mutilations et leurs conséquences sur la santé sexuelle, physique et psychique des filles et femmes mutilées,

  • présente des témoignages,
  • dénonce les fausses croyances et les traditions sur lesquelles sont basées les pratiques des MGF,
  • appelle à la révision des législations luxembourgeoises, européennes et internationales pour lutter plus efficacement contre les MGF.

Au Luxembourg, toutes formes de mutilations sont interdites, mais la loi ne spécifie pas les “mutilations génitales féminines”. Le code pénal couvre toutes les formes et tous les types de mutilations en général et sanctionne les “lésions corporelles volontaires” (Art. 398 et Art. 410 du Code pénal) … (voir tout le texte).

Soirée littéraire avec Diaryatou BAH

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jeudi 22 septembre 2011, dès 19h30 à la librairie de Barricade, Rue Pierreuse 21, 4000 Liège

Publié sur démosphère, (source: Barricade) … Diryatou BAH est une jeune femme originaire de Guinée vivant en France. Dans son livre paru en 2006 intitulé On m’a volé mon enfance elle décrit sa vie qui est celle de millions de petites filles de nombreux pays d’Afrique où subsistent la tradition des mutilations génitales féminines et des mariages forcés …

Roundtable: Cuts To Food Bank Will Hurt Poor

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Published on KPBSnews, by Maureen Cavanaugh and Pat Finn, September 2, 2011.

Federal cuts to USDA hunger-relief programs, which provide 60% of the food that the San Diego Food Bank delivers annually, could be devastating to the Food Bank and the people it serves, say officials. Food Bank clients are generally the working poor, including 3,000 low-income military personnel and their families. Discussion with:  Continue Reading…

The Split

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From the Book: RADICAL PEACE, People Refusing War, by William T. Hathaway, Published by Trine Day.
Received by e-mail, From: William T. Hathaway, Date: Sept. 5, 2011.

Stan and Hannah Cooper are friends of mine from college days. Both are Jewish, but they have diametrically opposed views about Israel, and their differences have become so bitter that they’ve decided to divorce. As the three of us talked about this, it became clear that their dispute is a microcosm of the conflict that is tearing the Jewish community apart and also destroying lives in an increasingly large part of the world.  Continue Reading…

Land sparing beats land sharing for both food and fauna

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Producing lots of food while protecting biodiversity is a tough balance, but a new study shows the limits of wildlife-friendly farming – Published on The Guardian, by Damian Carrington, September 2, 2011.

In land sharing, all the land in a region is farmed, but using wildlife friendly techniques which may dent yields a little. This happens in Europe where the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rewards farmers for giving a helping hand to animals, birds and plants that share their land, by protecting hedgerows, leaving some trees and strips for flowers and beetles.  Continue Reading…

Africa: Sudan declares emergency in Blue Nile state

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Thousands of residents flee Blue Nile state, as violence escalates between the Sudanese army and south-aligned forces – Published on Al Jazeera, September 3, 2011.

Sudan’s government has announced a state of emergency in Blue Nile and said it was appointing a military ruler for the state, the official news agency SUNA … //

… Mass flight:   Continue Reading…

Rights not Copyrights – follow-up

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Received by e-mail, From: AccessNow, Date: Sept. 1, 2011.

When we asked for your help to stop a proposed Colombian bill that would have permanently cut off any Colombian citizen from the internet if twice accused of even the smallest copyright infringement (like downloading a song), thousands of you from over 85 countries responded.

Our global demand has been heard! Now, several Colombian congressmen have reversed course, tripping over each other to introduce a more rights-respecting copyright enforcement law, one that protects the creators of intellectual property, but not at the expense of our rights. Continue Reading…

Ethiopie – La famine n’arrête pas l’Inde

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Publié dans Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, Source: Slate Afrique, August 26, 2011.

Les affaires sont les affaires: des entreprises indiennes d’agroalimentaire sont prêtes à investir plus d’un milliard d’euros en Ethiopie, Tanzanie et Ouganda, annonce le site du Guardian. Mais dans le contexte actuel, l’objet de cette transaction n’est pas celui que l’on pourrait croire: l’Inde cherche en fait à louer ou acheter plusieurs millions d’hectares de terres arables.   Continue Reading…

Stefan Schmitt Discusses Day of Disappeared on BBC

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Published on Physicians for Human Rights PHR, by Lucas Manley on August 30, 2011.

PHR’s Director of the International Forensic Program, Stefan Schmitt, recently appeared in an interview with the BBC World Service to discuss the UN International Day of the Disappeared … //

… Today is the first International Day of the Disappeared. The day was created to spotlight the upcoming 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN General Assembly of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Enforced Disappearances are short and long-term detainment, or outright murder, of individuals or groups by State authorities to suppress a population’s legitimate concerns or demands.  Continue Reading…

Les Mutilations Génitales Feminines MGF en Suisse

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Publié dans le website du Canton de Fribourg-Suisse /bureau de l’intégration /MGF.

Que dit la loi?

  • En Suisse, la pratique des MGF esst illégale. Elle peut être de lésion corporelle grave (art. 122 du code pénal), voir de mise en danger de la vie et de la santé d’autrui (art. 127 du code pénal) …

Que faire?   Continue Reading…