Archive for March 17th, 2018

17/03/2018

“I want to go back to school and get a good job so that I can be independent and take better care of my family”

Human Wrongs Watch

Ghudia’ story is part of the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) series: “i am a migrant“.*  Ghudia’s country of origen  is Nigeria and currently lives in Niger–792 km from home.

Ghudia | IOM

 
 Ghudia is a 20 year old girl born and raised in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Her name means “thank you” in the kanouri language.
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Three months ago she escaped to Diffa, a town in Niger near the country’s border with Nigeria, with her mother and her six brothers and sisters after her father was killed by two men belonging to Boko Haram, on May 7th of this year.
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The men raided her home early in the morning and killed her father after taking all his money and his mobile phone. Ghudia, the eldest of her family, ran after them screaming while the two young men fled laughing.
17/03/2018

The Fake Enemy

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

17/03/2018

TOWARDS THE END of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the US. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites.

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Uri Avnery

The joke tells about the Hungarian ambassador in Washington who delivered his declaration of war to the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who decided to have some fun.

“Hungary, Hungary,” Hull queried, “Are you a republic?”

“No,” the ambassador corrected him, “We are a monarchy.”

“Indeed? So who is your king?”

“We don’t have a king, but a regent, Admiral Horthy.”

“An admiral? So you have a large navy?”

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17/03/2018

Lack of Political Process to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and an Escalation in Hostilities Could Completely Break Down Service Delivery in Gaza

Human Wrongs Watch

The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, and an escalation in hostilities could completely break down service delivery in Gaza, a United Nations report on 16 March 2018 said.

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