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July 2015: Unnecessary burdens

During a stay in Africa on one occasion I made a notable experience. We were driving along a street in a small truck and saw an elderly woman carrying a heavy burden on her head. 287 more words


Britain's flawed policy on Eritrean refugee claims

Government’s New Position Based on Unreliable Evidence

Source: Human Rights Watch

(London, July 2, 2015) – The United Kingdom’s Home Office should issue new guidance to staff screening Eritrean refugee claims that reflects the continued real risk of persecution and other abuses there, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. 983 more words


Little boy born with no nose, eyes or upper jaw unveils his new face after being rescued from Moroccan village

What an inspiring story from the Daily Mail!

A toddler who was born with no eyes, a hole in the middle of his face where his nose should be and no upper jaw has undergone reconstructive surgery and unveiled his new face. 1,007 more words

Interesting Stuff

Boat Ride along the Masaki Peninsula, Tanzania

Since our hotel was conveniently located on a peninsula, we had a wide array of activities and tours to choose from. Personally, I was feeling the tropical vibe and wanted to do as much water activities as possible. 214 more words


The Russian Progress-M spacecraft

The Russian Progress-M spacecraft is ready to be lifted on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. 35 more words


Legacy attends NBA Partner Announcement event

NBA (National Basketball Association) hosted an NBA Africa Game Partner Announcement event in Sandton on 1 July 2015. Kirsten Hendriks, Legacy’s Sales Centre Manager for Gauteng, as well as Mario Merola, Senior Guest Relations Manager at the Michelangelo Hotel attended this event. 173 more words

Photo of the week!

An Asiana Airlines lands at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, west of Seoul on June 18, 2011.

Going down memory lane, on this day, South Korean troops fired at a passenger jet flying from China with 119 people on board after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft, amid increasingly fraught relations on the divided peninsula. 40 more words