South African Government Does Nothing While Prisoners Are Used As Sex Slaves
Cape Town – At least 12 local women are being treated as sex slaves in a Mozambique prison while the South African government reportedly does nothing to protect them.
According to the Sunday Times, these women were all arrested after arriving at the Maputo International Airport from either India or Brazil and found to be in possession of drugs.
The alleged drug mules – some of whom have been incarcerated in Cadeia Central de Maputo since 2011 – are being denied basic rights but are forced to have sex with warders in exchange for soap and bread.
During a visit to the prison by the Sunday Times, reporters witnessed off-duty warders visiting prisoners whom they described as their girlfriends.
In addition to this, many of the women claimed they had already served out their sentences but were unable to pay warders bribes in order to be released. Even state-appointed attorneys, whose services are supposed to be free, were demanding fees of up to R100 000 from them.
This is fun to read and true. We are probably the last generation that will remember what a clothes line was and in lots of places they are illegal. It’s the notes at the end that’s the best!!!
Remembering Mom’s Clothesline: There is one thing that’s left out. We had a long wooden pole (clothes pole) that was used to push the clothesline up so that longer items (sheets/pants/etc.) didn’t brush the ground and get dirty.
THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:
(If you don’t even know what clotheslines are, better skip this.)
1. You had to hang the socks by the toes… NOT the top.
2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs… NOT the waistbands.
3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes
Multi-Platinum selling Country singer and songwriter Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” Evans will release her highly anticipated seventh studio album Slow Me Down on March 11, 2014. The album comes more than two years after the release of Stronger, her second project to top the Billboard Country Album Chart. Despite five No. 1 hits, her new single “Slow Me Down” scored the most first-week adds of her career and was named one of Billboard’s “10 Best Country Singles of 2013.” The song has been steadily climbing the charts with the companion video featuring NASCAR great Carl Edwards in heavy rotation on CMT and GAC.
Slow Me Down is co-produced by Evans and Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood), who Evans last worked with on her Platinum selling album Real Fine Place (2005). Slow Me Down sees Evans collaborating on three tracks: “Better Off” with Country legend Vince Gill; “Can’t Stop Loving You,” a duet with Isaac Slade of The Fray; and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You” which features the pop/rock star singing harmonies. This album is what fans have waited for and newcomers are bound to fall in love with.
Slow Me Down is Evans at her finest, with her signature powerful vocals that will serve as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few. Evans co-wrote three of the album’s 11 tracks and some of Nashville’s finest songwriters are represented on Slow Me Down. A who’s who of songwriters on the project include Dave Berg (Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton), Shane McAnally (Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson), Karyn Rochelle (Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Milsap), Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Gary Allan), and Shane Stevens (Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry).
Since emerging in the late 1990s, Evans has had a prolific recording career resulting in the sale of more than six million albums. She’s had five No. 1 songs, four others appearing in the Top 10, two No. 1 Billboard Country Albums, five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart, and four consecutive RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums. She’s received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, a Billboard Music Award and garnered nominations for Grammy Awards, American Country Awards and CMT Music Awards.
Evans won the hearts of America as the first Country artist to compete on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was also chosen as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
Always interested in and involved with charitable efforts, Evans has been an active member of the American Red Cross’ National Celebrity Cabinet since 2005 and was presented with the national Crystal Cross for her work with the organization.
See The Church Sisters perform live with Carl Jackson, singing ‘The Angels Rejoiced Last Night” on Family Reunion “Kin Folk”. “As a professional songwriter I know country music and it doesn’t get any better than this” Paul Kidd – WET TV
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Taking control of the United States Senate in 2014 is one of our last chances to defeat President Obama’s liberal agenda.
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You can find Joy in the midst of brokenness. One of the hardest times to be joyful is when you’re dealing with multiple problems-seeking solutions but finding none-and then several new difficulties beset you. If you focus too much on finding solutions, you will sink under the weight of your problems. So it’s vital to remember that I am present with you in adversity. I am at work in your situation, and My matchless wisdom enables Me to bring good out of evil-ultimately outsmarting evil with good!
The way to find Joy in adversity is to encounter Me. You can pray, Jesus, help me find You in the midst of this mess! As you unplug your emotions from all the problems and plug them into My Presence, good things start to happen. Your dark mood grows steadily lighter and brighter. Also, as you remain in Me-plugged in to My Presence-I enable you to see things from My perspective. You can be joyful in the midst of brokenness by staying connected to Me.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. -James 1:2-3 nkjv
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! -Romans 11:33
The road to recovery is a long one — especially after suffering from a stroke. Randy Travis is still on that bumpy path following a stroke in July of last year, despite making lots of progress since then.
The legend’s family and friends, including fellow country singer Neal McCoy, worry the singer’s stroke may affect his ability to ever perform again. Travis may be making strides, but he’s starting small, and McCoy worries he may never be able to pick up a guitar again.
“He looks great, but is still struggling to use both of his hands,” McCoy tells People Magazine (quote via Contact Music). “I don’t know if he’ll ever fully recover, but he’s a tough guy with a work ethic.”
Currently, Travis’ main concerns include working on body functions like walking and talking. The stroke was a result of congestive heart failure, and despite original reports that he was improving following the stroke, Travis was rushed to surgery soon after. The emergency surgery was supposed to relive pressure from his brain.
Thankfully, on Valentine’s Day, Travis slipped on his cowboy boots and stepped out in public for the very first time since the stroke. His good friend, McCoy, was there and even documented the occasion on his Facebook page.
McCoy isn’t the only one proud of Travis’ progress — the star’s family members also have high hopes that he’ll one day return to the stage.
Says father Harold Traywick, “I’m sure he would just like to get back to work.”