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Some 30 years ago, I was walking the dry, hot, dusty streets of Berbera, Somalia. I was a young U.S. Navy sailor and our ship had pulled in to meet a destroyer tender for some essential repairs. We had been given a few precious hours of liberty, a gift...
When the power went out that night, Dr. Ibrahim Thorlie was operating on his fifth patient of the day in a maternity hospital with a shortage of antibiotics and running water. His colleague was doing an emergency caesarean in the next room. In the...
Turn It UpSierra Leone Refugee All-Stars: Originally based in West African refugee camps after escaping from a bloody civil war in their homeland, this group has come to international fame with their plaintive harmony vocals and exuberant dance grooves, 10 p.m....
L.A. UnleashedAt Florida's Zoo Miami, the recent birth of a pygmy hippopotamus is cause for big excitement. The baby, a female, is the first of her species to be born at the zoo in more than two decades and the first......
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Tribune reporterA few months after arriving from Sierra Leone, Alie Kabba learned the dynamics of Chicago immigrant life when he found a pickup soccer game near his Rogers Park apartment. All of the players were Mexicans. "I didn't have enough for my own team," he...
Associated PressLEIDSCHENDAM -- Naomi Campbell told Mia Farrow that she received a "huge diamond" from the former president of Liberia, the actress said from the witness stand Monday, contradicting the model's testimony that she didn't know the value of the gift from...
Associated PressFREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- More than 200 people including many schoolchildren returning from holidays remained missing Thursday, a day after a wooden boat capsized at sea and left at least eight dead, police said. Some 39 passengers have been rescued so...
Greetings from a war zone that's not Iraq. And not Afghanistan either. I'm checking in from West Africa, where I've been working with women in three neighboring countries, all recently torn apart by civil wars: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast....
SunSentinel.comIn an impromptu act during a goodwill trip, Salma Hayek breastfed a sick, one-week-old boy at a Sierra Leone hospital. The 42-year-old actress and mother of one-year-old Valentina, offered to help the boy's mother because she stopped producing milk....
Tags: Salma Hayek, Hospitals and Clinics, Health
Can monsters be deterred? Or are the people who commit the most unthinkable crimes against humanity — mass murder, torture, genocide — so hell-bent on evil that the normal considerations of common criminals, such as fear of being caught, don't apply? If...
Zap2It.comThere are a couple of DVD versions of "Blood Diamond" hitting shelves this week. If you're at all interested in the real-life situation the movie dramatizes, lay down the extra six bucks for the two-disc special edition. The single-disc set will get...
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