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Swaziland; a tragedy in the making !


The greatest violation of human rights, is perhaps the loss of human life or the denigration of the quality of life through avoidable health catastrophes.  Such is the case in a nation at the heart of the dark continent of Africa; Swaziland... Two thirds of Swazis live in chronic poverty, and it is estimated that around 45 percent of children suffer from anemia...Many suffer from iodine deficiency which causes thyroid problems and is so prevalent that it has lowered the national I.Q. average by 10 to 15 percentage points.  read article

L.M. / Contributing Correspondent




UPDATE on the Sudan crisis, at Darfur:


Human Rights Watch has published a report that documents Sudan government involvement in the genocide.  Ethnic militias known as Janjaweed are being supplied by the Sudanese government with armaments...


An overview of the history of the region, and the precursors leading up to the crisis have been outlined in an excellent article prepared by the International Crisis Group, an NGO based in Brussels, Belgium...


The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), has launched an appeal on behalf of humanitarian organizations soliciting public donations  aimed at helping the Sudanese population affected...  read our article





Posted  September 5, 2004

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