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The Supermodel's Revenge

For a brief moment this past August, the world worked itself into a frenzy over Naomi Campbell’s “hostile” turn on the witness stand at The Hague. Finally, it seemed, we…..

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The Model and The Activist

[vodpod id=Video.3581980&w=512&h=296&fv=playerForm%3DDelvePlayer%26amp%3BmediaId%3De5550cbf31d0439a94bf54c4a3caa9e3] We’ve all heard the one about the model and the dictator. The setting is South Africa, 1997. President Nelson Mandela is hosting several prominent figures as guests in…..

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‘The Rape of Africa’

“One critic said that having Naomi Campbell sitting there looking beautiful wasn’t an honest representation of people in Africa. I asked him: ‘If it was a woman with a distended…..

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Six Degrees of Charles Taylor

The former Liberian warlord, who is being tried for war crimes, is in mainstream American news again this week:

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Weekend Links

So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna…..