Day: July 23, 2019

The horrific consequences of rubber’s toxic past

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Warning: This article contains an image which readers may find distressing.The black-and-white photograph shows a man, perched on the edge of a wooden deck, looking down at two objects. At first, you can't take in what they are.
In the background are palm trees. Two other men stare grimly at their friend or perhaps the photographer, it's hard to tell.
The photo was taken in 1904 at a missionary outpost in Baringa, in what was then called the Congo Free State. The man's name was Nsala and his wife and children had just been killed.
Alice Seeley Harris's photograph of Nsala, looking at his five-year-old daughter Boali's severed hand and foot caused an uproar back in Europe.

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Alice Seeley Harris and her husband arrived in the Congo in August 1898

Printed in pamphlets and displayed at public meetings, Alice's harrowing images formed the world'..

Le ministre de la Culture appelle les cinéastes à mettre en exergue “la bravoure de nos héros”

Dakar, 23 juil (APS) – Le ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, Abdoulaye Diop, a invité mardi les cinéastes sénégalais à se rapprocher des historiens pour mettre en exergue “la bravoure de nos héros”, surtout après la publication des cinq premiers volumes de “L'histoire générale du Sénégal : des origines à nos jours”, lesquels ont été remis au chef de l'Etat le 17 juillet dernier.


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Chimioprévention du paludisme saisonnier : la campagne 2019 vise 351294 enfants à Diourbel (PNLP)

Diourbel, 23 juil (APS) – La chimioprévention du paludisme saisonnier (CPS), consistant en un cycle de traitement complet par la sulfadoxinepyriméthamine (SP) et l'amodiaquine (AQ), cible 35.1294 enfants dans la région de Diourbel (centre), pour le compte de la campagne 2019, a annoncé mardi le coordonnateur du Programme national de lutte contre le paludisme (PNLP), le docteur Doudou Sène.


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