A photographer's quest to share the stories of Yemeni women
A love song to Socotra Island, Yemen
“It is not common knowledge for outsiders to realize that Yemeni women do not readily accept their fate and are fighting against discrimination and mistreatment,” says Yemeni photographer Amira Al-Sharif. “A Love Song to Socotra Island,” Al-Sharif’s 2014–2015 project that focuses on the daily life of an indomitable woman named Sadiya, is attempting to change this. The project, says Al-Sharif, “grew from a search for inspiring and pioneering women who are making their own way in life while confronting the traditions and customs of a male dominated society.”
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Israeli arms fuel atrocities in Africa
Israeli weapons are fueling atrocities in South Sudan, according to a United Nations report that sheds new light on the secretive Israeli arms trade in Africa.
Authored by an investigative team assembled by the UN Security Council, the report cites photographic evidence of automatic rifles made by Israel Military Industries (IMI) being in the arsenal of South Sudan’s army and police. Known as Galil ACE, the guns have particularly been used by bodyguards of high-ranking politicians and by senior army officers.
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Favoring Christians over Muslim refugees is bad for everyone
There is an additional dimension to this refugee crisis that is only just beginning to emerge. In some Western countries and among some parties, it appears that refugees are no longer perceived as one homogeneous group deserving of sympathy and asylum. Instead, what is gradually emerging is an emphasis on religion rather than common humanity, with a preference being shown for Christians over Muslims.
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