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Archive for July, 2013

Yalda Hakim ‘Ethiopian migrants tell of tortures and rape in Yemen’ BBC News 18 July 2013

Yalda Hakim’s BBC Yemen report ‘Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen’ BBC News 18 July 2013 is extremely shocking and upsetting. The search for work and a better life in Saudi Arabia leads to hundreds of Ethiopians crossing the Red Sea into Yemen, where they are preyed upon by human traffickers and gangs. There is only one word for this! “ Haraam!”

The report briefly highlights the work of International Organization for Migrants and Medicine Sans Frontieres.

Useful sources:

Yalda Hakim, BBC News Yemen ‘Ethiopian migrants tell of tortures and rape in Yemen’

Yalda Hakim – BBC World News Presenter and Correspondent

International Organization for Migration

Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)


Egyptian Army Outs President Morsi 3 June 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office by the Egyptian Army on 3 July 2013.

Useful Links:

BBC News – Army Outs Egyptian President Morsi 3 July 2013

Al Jazeera – President Morsi Overthrown In Egypt  3 July 2013

Obama Africa Trip – Tanzania Photos

Photos on Facebook of President Barack Obama’s trip to Tanzania credited to Peter Souza and others.

Peter Souza is the current Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and Director of the White House Photography Office.

 Source and Useful  Links:

Obama Africa Trip – Tanzania Photos 2 July 2013

US State Bureau For African Affairs- facebook

Obama In Africa ‘Let’s do business’ Gabriel Gatehouse BBC News, Dar es Salaam 2 July 2013

BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse article ‘Obama in Africa ‘Let’s do business’ is a reflection on US President Barack Obama’s “… America’s businessman – in chief  …” trip to Africa in June – July 2013.

“…US President Barack Obama’s tour of Africa ended as it had begun, with a nod to history …” Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC.

The US President’s  trip took him to  Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. One of the poignant images for Mr Gatehouse is President Barack Obama, the US first Black African President standing alone “…possibly contemplating the arc of history…” at the gateway of Gorsee Island , Senegal, West Africa . This is the place where slaves were shipped to the West Indies and the Americas.

There are other images which include President Obama in Nelson Mandela’ cell on Robben Island and a young person’s favourite, President Obama kneeling next to young South Africans at The Reverend Desmond Tutu’s HIV Foundation Youth Centre.

President Barack Obama and former President George W Bush attended a wreath laying ceremony remembering the victims of the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam.


Source: Gabriel Gatehouse 2 July 2013 ‘ Obama In Africa ‘Let’s  do business’  BBC News Online Dar es Salaam (accessed 2 July 2013).

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