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Wangari Maathai, in her own words – Freedom turns a corner: Part 4

Mothers in war Continuing from the previous excerpt of Wangari Maathai’s autobiography, Unbowed: One woman’s story, the mothers wait for their sons. But as they continue their peaceful and contained vigil, the government does not leave them alone. So, the unarmed … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai, in her own words – Freedom turns a corner: Part 3

Mothers petition, pray and fast; and the birthing, naming and living spirit of Freedom Corner The adapted excerpt below from Wangari Maathai’s autobiography, Unbowed: One woman’s story (buy the book), tells of how a slice of Uhuru Park – Freedom Corner – came to … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day 2013

https://twitter.com/bettymurungi/status/333503700448452608 The month of May – Mama, Mother, Mummy, Mum While every day is indeed a day to honour our mothers (as in Betty Murungi’s tweet above), on Mothers’ Day, we do it collectively, and perhaps more formally, in the various … Continue reading

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Slavery, discrimination and inhumanity in Mauritania — Gross abuse of law

“Despite the considerable efforts of governments, civil society and the international community, we still live in a world blighted by slavery and slavery-like practices.  Millions of human beings are subjected to an existence that is almost unfathomable in its degradation … Continue reading

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Key points on Islam and slavery — Corollary to ‘The burden of being Black in Mauritania’

By its crimes against humanity through the genocide, discrimination, slavery and apartheid visited on its African citizenry, Mauritania violates three sets of human rights laws it is bound to uphold — its own national law, international legal instruments and Islamic … Continue reading

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