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Also in Global Health news: Sudan food aid; Congolese refugees; Ntds in U.S.

David Deng Athorbei, South Sudan's finance minister, "said he was trying to track down hundreds of millions of dollars worth of missing grain deliveries, at the heart of what could be a massive case of mismanagement or corruption," Reuters reports.

UPDATE 2-Sudan cautiously welcomes African Darfur proposals

* Kenya urges full implementation of South Sudan accord

Khartoum ‘arming Sudan militias’

A general in the South Sudan's army tells the BBC the north is arming militias accused of recent ethnic violence.By BBC News | Africa | World Edition in Africa | World Edition, General News

Khartoum ‘arming Sudan militias’

A general in the South Sudan’s army tells the BBC the north is arming militias accused of recent ethnic violence. Read

FOR A MOMENT, A TEA BREAK

Quite unusual for this blog: personal rants, a piece of my mind, and whatnot.1. Sorry I (WHO’S APOLOGIZING?) haven’t updated for the past three or so weeks due to non-stop gaming marathon. Burned through three of Fallout 3 DLCs (Anchorage, Pitt, Broken Steel) followed by FEAR 2 and Killzone 2. Lack of capable specs to play games competently on my Asus X51RL might explain the EXTREME gaming starvation. 2. In case your gaming sensors fail to register a huge ping (or in the absence of such built-in

Police beat women opposing Sudan dress code trial (AP)

“ AP - Sudanese police fired tear gas and beat women protesting outside a Sudanese court Tuesday during the trial of a female journalist accused of violating the Islamic dress code by wearing trousers in public. “ Read the whole article…

Video Games Are Changing the World, Just Not the Way You Think

Video games: they encourage violence, enable anti-social behavior, and contribute to weight gain. They further demobilize today’s youth and foster addiction to and dependency on technology…at least that’s what I used to think. But not anymore. Have you ever thought video games could be used to create positive change? Surprised? So was I. There is a movement bubbling in today’s $26 billion gaming industry, and it’s geared at inspiring social action. Meet Games for Change (G4C), a nonprofi

Lubna Ahmed Hussein sets example for other women

Sudanese woman Lubna Ahmed Hussein was arrested for wearing "indecent clothing", known by most normal humans as "slacks". She wants to be an example for other women, she wants to be tried and she wants it all to be public, for the entire world to see: She has adopted a defiant attitude, urging authorities to try her although she faces up to 40 lashes in public. Earlier, she told the BBC she was not afraid, saying: "Flogging is not pain, flogging is an insult to humans, women and relig

“Whip me if you dare”

For wearing loose fitting trousers in public, Lubna Ahmed Hussein faces not five, not 10 not even 20, but up to 40 lashes for her public indecency, according to strict interpretation of Sharia law in Sudan. Hussein has bravely decided to take a stand for women’s rights, even declaring that should she be sentenced to be flogged; she wants it to be public so that everyone can see the plight of Sudanese women. None of this ever even had to happen; at the time of arrest (a month ago), Hussein had

Can anyone help complete this list of Obama’s Czars?

This is what I have so far of Czar-level authorities in the Obama administration (I got this information from a few different web-pages). Please let me know if you see any addition or corrections to this list. Border Czar – Alan Bersin Car Czar – Steven Rattner Climate Special Evnoy – Todd Stern Cybersecurity Czar – Melissa Hathaway Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske, former Seattle police chief Economic Czar – Paul A. Volcker Energy and Environment Czar – Carol Browner Faith-based Czar – J

Can anyone help complete this list of Obama’s Czars?

This is what I have so far of Czar-level authorities in the Obama administration (I got this information from a few different web-pages). Please let me know if you see any addition or corrections to this list. Border Czar – Alan Bersin Car Czar – Steven Rattner Climate Special Evnoy – Todd Stern Cybersecurity Czar – Melissa Hathaway Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske, former Seattle police chief Economic Czar – Paul A. Volcker Energy and Environment Czar – Carol Browner Faith-based Czar – J

Protesters back woman in trousers case

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Police used teargas to disperse protesters rallying in support of a Sudanese woman facing 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public Tuesday, a case that has become a public test of Sudan’s indecency laws. Go to the Source Related posts: Man caught smuggling pigeons in his trousers An Australian man was arrested after he was caught trying... Sexsomnia case prompts law change THE case of a man found not guilty of rape... Tunisian unvei

“Whip me if you dare”

For wearing loose fitting trousers in public, Lubna Ahmed Hussein faces not five, not 10 not even 20, but up to 40 lashes for her public indecency, according to strict interpretation of Sharia law in Sudan. Hussein has bravely decided to take a stand for women’s rights, even declaring that should she be sentenced to be flogged; she wants it to be public so that everyone can see the plight of Sudanese women. None of this ever even had to happen; at the time of arrest (a month ago), Hussein had

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courage of their convictions? Or just convicted? Three Americans whose disappearance in Iran ... [are] UC Berkeley graduates whose interest in Middle Eastern culture and human rights led them abroad to study and do freelance journalism ... Shocked. Shocked, I tell you. [Both] are 27 [and] once lived in the same Oakland co-op and taught a student-led class at Berkeley that envisioned a harmonious, postcapitalist society. With unicorns, I suppose. [Shane] Bauer [a Minne

End the blood libels against Israel & the IDF.

by Isi Leibler The current global campaign accusing the IDF of "crimes against humanity" and "genocide" exceeds all the obscene libels that have ever been launched against the Jewish state. One of Israel's proudest achievements is the IDF code of conduct, which instills awareness that Israelis are obliged to act as role models of decency. It is all the more impressive that such an ethical military code was implemented in Israel, the only country in the w

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christians Mourn Eight Killed In Violence

GOJRA, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– Christians across Pakistan closed their schools Monday, August 3, to mourn the killings of at least eight fellow believers in troubled Punjab province, as the Vatican condemned what was the second incident of violence against Christians in a week. Hundreds of Muslims, allegedly spurred on by a radical Islamists, stormed a Christian neighborhood in the eastern city of Gojra on Saturday, August 1, burning dozens of houses after reports surfaced that some Christians

Protesters back woman in trousers case

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Police used teargas to disperse protesters rallying in support of a Sudanese woman facing 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public Tuesday, a case that has become a public test of Sudan’s indecency laws. Lubna Hussein, a former journalist and U.N. press officer, was arrested with 12 other women during a party at a Khartoum restaurant in July and charged with being indecently dressed. Women’s groups have complained that the law gives no clear definition of indecent dress, l

“INDECENT”

The Lubna-Ahmed al-Hussein trial in the Sudan will resume on September 7th. Who is this woman and what did she do that has her facing 40 lashes for “indecency” in the Sudan? She wore pants in public: Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who waived the immunity she has as an employee of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, will be sentenced Tuesday. She has been charged with violating Article 152 of Sudanese law, which metes out a punishment of 40 lashes for those who commit “an indecent act which vi

Protests at Sudan woman’s trial

Police fire tear gas at supporters of a Sudanese woman charged with wearing "indecent clothing", after her trial was postponed.By BBC News | Africa | World Edition in Africa | World Edition, General News

Woman Faces 40 Lashes for Wearing Pants

Obviously this is not an post about customer service today. But I felt compelled to write something about this topic after I read today’s article about a Sudanese woman who is on trial because she wore “indecent clothing” aka, a pair of slacks. The punishment for wearing pants can be up to 40 lashes. She initially appealed her sentence of 10 lashes in order to bring international attention to this backwards law and her hopes to have it changed once and for all. Any Westerner today, particula