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Peter Erlinder Responds To ICTR’s Sanction

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha Tanzania have removed Peter Erlinder, law professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota, and defense counsel for a major Rwandan Genocide suspect, Maj. Aloys Ntabakuze. Mr. Erlinder was removed because he refused to continue the case. Mr. Erlinder said he did not appear because he feared his life would be in danger from the Rwandan government.

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Attorney Sanctioned Despite Medical Symptoms From Rwanda Detention: Consistent with ICTR Cover-up of RPF Crimes

“ No Video for a 4-Hour Hearing, A Professional Must Risk Bullet to the Head:”
The ICTR Appeals Chamber’s “Highest Standards of….Hypocrisy”

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TEDWomen and The Dangers of a Single Story

While the nature of the challenges faced on “the continent” (and for that matter, everywhere) are sure to produce broad and deep debate, my disapproval with TEDWomen stems from the fact that TED, for me, represents a counterculture to the adulterated mythos of the mainstream. Underpinned with ideas worth spreading, I am holding TED to the high standard that has made it a great organization. I work here under the premise that there is strength in our stories, but that strength cannot be realized if the story is not truly told.

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Isle of Peace into Pieces: A Call To Disarm

The haunting omen of violence started 2011 with a common thread of police brutality in Tanzania and Tunisia. Under the shameless guise of “law and order”, this cloudy predicament stretching above Africa threatens to erase all the remaining traces of peace as a claim to fame. Never since the days of Habib Bourguiba has Tunisia seen such a wanton disregard for human life from it’s security forces. A parallel is felt on the other side of Africa, in Tanzania. These two countries, relatively unknown for large scale unrest, are plagued by a hideous manifestation of totalitarianism …

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Kikwete re-elected as Tanzania President

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has been elected for the second time as the President of the republic of Tanzania. The election took place amid fears from the opposition groups that the election was marred by irregularities and as well as the election’s delayed outcome.
The Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the president’s party (CCM) had predicted it will likely lose some assembly seats but will ultimately win the presidential and parliamentary vote.

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18 Children Drown in Lake Victoria, Tanzania

On Thursday 5th July 2010, eighteen children drowned when their boat capsized on the territorial waters of Lake Victoria. “We have a big tragedy here. Eighteen children out of 37 drowned’’ said Sengerema District Commissioner David Palangyo in an interview with journalists.

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Somali Pirates Free MT UBT Ocean and FV Sakoba Vessels

Somali pirates on Wednesday released a Norwegian tanker and a Kenyan flagged fishing vessel that was in their custody for close to four months. East African Seafarers Assistance Programme head Andrew Mwangura said that MT UBT Ocean and FV Sakoba had been released and were headed to Dar es Salaam and Mombasa respectively. Sources say that a ransom was paid to the pirates but it’s not yet clear how much the pirates parted with.

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Winter Holiday’s Slavery

Seeing New York City in December must feel like being transported to another world for some Africa-born visitors when visiting it for the first time. And it is not about snow: Africans from parts of Morocco, Tunisia, Lesotho, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa might be well familiar with it.