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Israel's force sterilization of African women Print E-mail
Written by IndepthaAfrica.com   
Friday, 22 February 2013 20:06

The racist Israeli regime and the US intentionally test a deadly banned birth control drug on Ethiopian women

 

"The drug that the people are using is Depo-Provera. It's being used on African American women by the Pfizer Corporation (the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company). They know that it kills; they know that it sterilizes they know that it destroys people," said a member of the Dignity Human Rights and Peace Organization, Randy Short in an Interview with Reporters on Friday.

 

"It causes cancer, contributes to AIDS and Chlamydia (infection) and osteoporosis. It is illegal in Canada and in Europe, but it's being used all over Africa," he further added.

 

Recent reports show that the medium-term birth control drugs, banned in many countries due to their deadly side effects including death, are used by Ethiopian Jewish women living in Israel. The US government and the Pfizer Corporation also encourage Ethiopian women to use these drugs.

 

 
Hundreds missing after overcrowded boat from Libya capsizes Print E-mail
Written by Oppression.org   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:43

The results of occupation: 

West African refugees wait to be evacuated near the port of Misrata, Libya, on April 30, 2011.

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Fifty-four Somalis trying to escape Libya are dead or presumed dead after an overcrowded boat with hundreds on board capsized off the coast of Tripoli, the Somali ambassador to Libya said Tuesday.

Abdelghani Mohamed Oweys said the boat that capsized Friday was carrying more than 600 asylum seekers of various Arab and African nationalities -- 240 of whom were Somali.

One survivor, Ibrahim Abdi, said there were 750 people on the ship that went down.

Refugees who arrived on separate boats Saturday in Lampedusa -- an island south of mainland Italy -- reported seeing hundreds of people thrown into the water from the capsized boat, said Laura Boldrini, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy.

Boldrini said 16 bodies had been pulled out of the water from the Tripoli harbor. The total number of casualties is unknown.

"From what refugees are telling us, the Libyan authorities are facilitating the departures of non-Libyan citizens from Libyan coasts," Boldrini said. "Refugees are not considered at all as humans. Trips are organized on unlikely vessels, and they leave Libya without considering the weather forecast."

The capsized boat marks the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea involving refugees trying to flee the crisis in Libya.

Since the end of March, two vessels departing from Libya have disappeared -- one carrying 320 people and the other 160, Boldrini said. In addition, "We know of a shipwreck on April 4, where 250 people died," Boldrini said.

One Somali woman told the International Organization for Migration in Lampedusa that she and her 4-month-old baby were on the latest doomed boat. Having lost her baby, the woman swam to shore and boarded another boat heading to Italy, the IOM said in a statement.

Although migrants reported seeing people swimming to shore, it is not clear how many from the boat survived, the IOM said.

 
You don’t protect children by killing children Print E-mail
Written by PulseMedia.org   
Monday, 02 May 2011 15:08

Nato is now engaged in open terrorism. Having failed in its ostensible mission to protect the civilians of Ben Ghazi and Misurata, it is now raining bombs on civilians in Tripoli, including a disabled childrens’ school, in a manner not dissimilar to Gaddafi’s. In a clear breach of the UN mandate, it has also tried to assassinate Gaddafi, instead killing his son and grandchildren.

Meanwhile, according to sources on the ground, Misurata’s Qasr Ahmed neighbourhood remains under intense assault from Gaddafi’s Grad rockets.

 
Fuelled 'by Viagra', Gaddafi's troops use rape as a weapon of war with children as young as EIGHT among the victims Print E-mail
Written by Oppression.org   
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 00:03

Tiniest victims: Meanwhile others use the tank as an impromptu climbing frame


Children as young as eight are being raped in front of their families by Gaddafi's forces in Libya, according to a leading charity.

 

Aid workers described horrific stories of widespread sexual abuse, including one incident in which a group of girls was abducted and held hostage for four days.

 

When they were finally released, they were too traumatised to speak.

Other children have described being forced to watch as their fathers were murdered and their mothers raped.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380364/Libya-Gaddafis-troops-rape-children-young-eight.html#ixzz1Kg1V3jk0
 
Ivory Coast mercenaries 'are burning people alive' Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 April 2011 02:31

 

More than 100 bodies, some of them burned alive, have been found in the Ivory Coast in the past 24 hours, the UN said today.

 

About 60 were killed in one attack and about 40 people in another that appeared to have been carried out by Liberian mercenaries, said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 

He added that "all the incidents appear at least partly ethnically motivated" and that there were reports of "smaller scale killings in other places that have yet to be investigated".

 

Due to the extremely violent nature of this footage, we have chosen not to post the whole of the video. However, the following extracts may still be considered extremely disturbing.

 

Some victims were burned while others were thrown down a well.

 

The International Rescue Committee warned that chaos in the country was escalating, citing an "explosive mix of political, economic and ethnic tension". "Even if the political and military showdown in Abidjan ends today, we're concerned that looting, hostility, bloodshed, reprisal killings and sexual assaults will escalate in communities across the country," said Louis Falcy, the rescue committee's director in Ivory Coast.

 

Alassane Ouattara was declared the winner of a presidential election in November but Laurent Gbagbo has refused to hand over power.

 

In his first TV appearance since the siege of the main city of Abidjan began a week ago, Mr Ouattara said that his forces are setting up a security perimeter around the presidential palace where Mr Gbagbo and his family are hiding in a tunnel.

Mr Ouattara said his troops will work to secure the streets of Abidjan, where people have sheltered inside their homes amid heavy arms fire.

 

He also called for the European Union to lift sanctions so that the country's cocoa exports can resume.

 
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