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Traditional Slavery in West Africa
World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, violence, world, war, crime, ethics, conflict, HumanRights, Refugees&Relief, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humans )

- 2730 days ago -
The Society estimates that there are 8,000 girl-slaves -- slaves in the fullest sense of the term -- in West Africa today. These girls are hierodulic slaves, combining the roles of agricultural slave, domestic slave, temple slave and sex slave.
The Modern West African Slave Trade
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', crime, death, humanrights, freedoms, violence, war, world, africa )

- 2730 days ago -
These children are bought and sold as slaves. They are denied an education, the chance to play or to use toys like other children, and the right to a future. Their lives are at the mercy of their masters, and suicide is often the only escape.
Modern Day Slavery in West Africa
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, conflict, death, ethics, freedoms, europe, HumanRights, humanrights, interesting, government, crime, politics, news, middle-east, violence, war, world, Refugees&Relief, corruption )

- 2730 days ago -
In 1998 when I was planning my pilgrimage to West Africa, I was warned against visiting Mauritania. It was explained to me that slavery against the "Black" African population was still practised there by the "White" Arabs and I could therefore put my self
Sea Shepherd Says Drones Find, Photograph Japan's Whaling Fleet
Environment  (tags: protection, environment, animals, whales, Sea Shephered, oceans )

- 2730 days ago -
Hardline whaling opponents attempting to stop Japan's annual whale hunt in the Antarctic said Sunday they had intercepted and photographed its whaling fleet using pilotless drone aircraft.
5 Companies That Did Something Good for the World This Year
Business  (tags: business, GoodNews, environment, goodnews, ethics, corporate, news, politics, society, marketing )

- 2730 days ago -
While no company is perfect, it's good to know that at least a few for-profit entities did some good things for the environment and society this year.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.: Make a Conflict-Free Product That Includes Minerals From Eastern Congo
Business  (tags: business, human rights, conflict minerals, ethics, economy, corruption, marketing, news, politics, society, world, corporate )

- 2730 days ago -
Join me in asking Apple to create a conflict-free product that includes conflict-free minerals from eastern Congo that help Congolese communities by the 2013 holiday season. They can pave the way for all companies and consumers to make conflict-free phone
PERU: Weak Environmental Impact Studies for Mines
Environment  (tags: world, protection, humans, habitat, mining, Peru, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, green, government )

- 2730 days ago -
The stiff local opposition to the Conga gold mining project in the northern Peruvian highlands region of Cajamarca revived a long-postponed debate in this country, on the weakness of environmental impact studies in the mining industry.
GOOD NEWS! UK--Great Bustard Flies Again Across South West - After 180 Year Absence
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, goodnews, GoodNews, birds, protection )

- 2730 days ago -
The World's heaviest flying bird is roaming across almost 150 miles of the south west of England for the first time in 180 years signalling a remarkable conservation success story.
The 7 Biggest Political Downfalls of 2011
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, news, political downfalls, year in review, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 2730 days ago -
From Mubarak to Weiner, it was a banner year for fallen despots, dictators, congressmen, and presidential hopefuls
INDONESIA: String of Smuggling Attempts Foiled in Jakarta
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, wildlife trade, smuggling, goodnews, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, environment, wildlife, wildanimals, protection )

- 2730 days ago -
A string of smuggling attempts have been stopped in Indonesia at the country's largest and busiest airport, including a case of three slow lorises stuffed into socks and hidden under a trafficker's clothes.
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