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[16 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Week in My Life

Suzan Nabujja
Uganda
Every Monday through Friday, from 08.00 Hrs-19.00 Hrs (8 am to 7 pm), I work in Secretarial Services at the Queens Nest Data Center, which provides internet services to students at Uganda Christian University and to the general public. I get up at 6:30 in the morning and go to bed late.
On Saturday, though, I get up at 5:30. I do my laundry, then I board a bus to Kayunga District, 24 kilometers north of Mukono District where I live and work. As Treasurer of the St. Regina Primary …

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[9 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
We Call for Peace, Justice, and the End of All Violence

Rebiya Kadeer
East Turkestan, China
On Sunday, in the regional capital of Urumchi, Chinese police and paramilitary cracked down on Uyghur demonstrators, killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more in a massacre that is unprecedented in East Turkestan under the rule of the People’s Republic of China. Witnesses have confirmed that demonstrators were shot and beaten to death by Chinese police, and some were even crushed under armored vehicles. We have heard reports that more than 100 people were killed in the southern city of Kashgar, and troops suppressed demonstrations in …

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[9 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
We Call for Peace, Justice, and the End of All Violence

Rebiya Kadeer
East Turkestan, China
On Sunday, in the regional capital of Urumchi, Chinese police and paramilitary cracked down on Uyghur demonstrators, killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more in a massacre that is unprecedented in East Turkestan under the rule of the People’s Republic of China. Witnesses have confirmed that demonstrators were shot and beaten to death by Chinese police, and some were even crushed under armored vehicles. We have heard reports that more than 100 people were killed in the southern city of Kashgar, and troops suppressed demonstrations in both Kashgar …

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[9 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Climate Change Causes Poverty in Sudan

Nadra Mahdi
Sudan
Salwa Altayab is a woman I met recently who is learning about climate change to understand its effect on her life.
This Sudanese female is 38 years old. She comes from Blue Nile State (Baw). She is a farmer, from the tribe of Al Angasana. She has a golden black colour, with a magic smile, and very wonderful clothes.
In simple words, she says, “Yes I know it, climate change is changing our lives, because we depend on the rains here for agriculture. Sometimes the rain falls heavy and destroys our …