North Kivu: No end to war on women and children

Although a peace agreement was signed months ago, Amnesty International has found substantial evidence that armed groups in North Kivu are still committing crimes under international law, including unlawful killings, rape, torture, and the recruitment and use of child soldiers, even after the armed groups promised to immediately end these abuses in a 23 January 2008 “Act of Engagement”.

Government security forces have also unlawfully detained and in some cases tortured and ill-treated captured children, and continue to rape and otherwise sexually abuse women and girls.

The political background of this conflict is very complex, involving many armed groups like the FDLR, the CNDP, the PARECO or rhe Mayi Mayi milicia as well as different ethnic groups, including Rwandan Hutus and Tutsis.

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Created by Asia 39 weeks 3 days ago – Made popular 39 weeks 3 days ago
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Support Michael More's Plan to save the big 3

Hey, visit Michael More's website and sign the petition to endorse his plan to save the big 3 (all signatures will be sent to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi). For sure, there are better options than injecting billions of dollars in these companies. Government could instead invest in other transportations infrastructures, creating millions of new jobs....

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Created by Asia 41 weeks 5 days ago – Made popular 39 weeks 3 days ago
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Drupal security releases 5.13 and 6.7 available for download

Although these releases are not really bringing any new feature compared to previous releases 6.6 and 5.13, they correct multiple vulnerabilities and weaknesses that were discovered in both Drupal 5.x and 6.x branches.

All 5.x versions prior to 5.13 and all 6.x versions prior to 6.7 may be compromized by "Cross Site Request Forgery" and "Cross Site Scripting" attacks.

More details on these vulnerabilities can be found on the page: SA-2008-073.

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Created by admin 41 weeks 5 days ago – Made popular 41 weeks 3 days ago
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Dirint international specialized directories

Looking for niche directories? The following specialized directories are based on the Cigiema script, one of the most efficient directory script. Feel free to submit your website in the most appropriate category:

aeronautics automotive biology boats chemistry cinema computer countries

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Created by Crazy 50 weeks 3 days ago – Made popular 41 weeks 3 days ago
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A new DoFollow Drigg site is born.....

DoFollowNet will welcome your articles as long as they are well written, interesting and not too spammy.

You can use the HTML tag within your text to add DoFollow links to your own site, but the editing team will review all links and remove blatant spam.

Want to create your own Digg-like site? That's easy to do with Drigg, a Digg clone based on Drupal, one of the best CMS (Content Management System).

Easy to install (if you carefully follow the detailed instructions), easy to manage, your Digg clone can be ready to run in less than a couple of hours.

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Created by admin 1 year 1 week ago – Made popular 41 weeks 4 days ago
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Irrepressible Info: help spread the words

You've got a blog, or a website?

Join the irrepressible.info, an Amnesty International campaign in favor of the freedom of expression and help making the Internet a place of freedom when more and more goverments try to control all form of communication.

Today, people are arrested in China (with the help of Yahoo!, Google and MSN) just for having posted on a blog, asking for democracy, for press freedom or exposing human rights abuses.

It happens in many other countries in the world, and none can guaranty that it will not happen to you in the future.

Freedom of expression is worth fighting for it.

You can participate in this campaign by several means, either by displaying a banner on your site, by broadcasting the Irrepressible RSS feed or just by signing the pledge.

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Created by admin 48 weeks 4 days ago – Made popular 48 weeks 4 days ago
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Fly me to the moon....

India has successfully launched its first mission to the Moon.

The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of exploration.

The robotic probe will orbit the Moon, compiling a 3-D atlas of the lunar surface and mapping the distribution of elements and minerals.

The launch is regarded as a major step for India as it seeks to keep pace with other space-faring nations in Asia.

Indian PM Manmohan Singh hailed the launch as the "first step" in a historic milestone in the country's space programme.

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Created by admin 48 weeks 6 days ago – Made popular 48 weeks 6 days ago
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A crisis too complex for easy fixes

PARIS: Just over 100 years ago, J.P. Morgan gathered his fellow financiers at his Manhattan mansion amid growing financial panic and declared, "This is where the trouble stops."

Last weekend, a similar conclave gathered farther downtown at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, with the Fed's chairman and the U.S. Treasury secretary giving the bosses of Wall Street giants like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and, yes, J.P. Morgan, a similar ultimatum.

Unlike the successful dénouement to the Panic of 1907, however, the trouble did not stop. Indeed, the crisis of 2008 worsened, with one financial firm filing for bankruptcy protection, another ending up in a shotgun wedding with a major bank and a third essentially getting nationalized by Washington.

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Created by Laura 51 weeks 8 hours ago – Made popular 51 weeks 8 hours ago
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The economic crisis and its impact on the Obama / McCain campaigns

On last Monday morning, McCain asserted that "the fundamentals of the economy are strong." I guess that he will need to ajust a little bit to reality in his next speaches.

On the other side, for Obama, who promises a tax cut for the middle class,and calls for "an end to business as usual", it could be a good opportunity to seize the leadership moment.

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Created by Nemo 1 year 1 week ago – Made popular 1 year 1 week ago
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