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Witnesses: Men in police garb massacred civilians in Haiti


When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighborhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation.

Maybe police were finally trying to head off a war between the gangs that run protection rackets in the market next to the sprawling collection of cinderblock shacks and low-rise public housing.

Then the men opened fire. Joined by local gang members clad in black, they went house to house with long guns and machetes, pulling unarmed people into the narrow alleys and killing them with single shots or machete blows, witnesses told The Associated Press.

“When I saw them I thought they were providing security but then I realized they were shooting at the population,” said 55-year-old resident Marie-Lourdes Corestan….

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urges men to unite against rape amid national crisis


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January 13, 2019 10:36:47

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the launch of the African National Congress’s election manifesto to call for an end to the country’s rape crisis.

About 40,000 rapes are reported in South Africa every year, according to fact checking organisation Africa Check, but the actual number is thought to be much higher.

That is an average of 110 rapes each day.

“We have made huge strides in improving the position of women in society … however, gender-based violence is a national crisis that we…

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Groveland Four: Florida Clemency Board pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape – News – The Ledger


After hearing emotional testimony from family members of the Groveland Four and their accuser, the Florida Clemency Board unanimously granted pardons to the four men accused of rape nearly 70 years ago.

After hearing emotional testimony from family members of the Groveland Four and their accuser, the Florida Clemency Board unanimously granted pardons to the four men accused of rape nearly 70 years ago.


Their action came after Norma Padgett spoke publicly for the first time outside of a courtroom about what happened to her.


“I am the victim,” she said on Friday morning. … “I was 17 years old and this never left my mind.”


Padgett said she kept quiet for years because she worried that something might happen to her sons. Now, she said she worries about her grandchildren and…

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Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape


After a dramatic, hour-long meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a racial injustice.

The case of the men known as the Groveland Four has been documented in a book and is considered a blight on Florida’s history. One of the four…

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Florida has granted posthumous pardons to four African-American men accused of raping a white …



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has granted posthumous pardons to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 …
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South African men are more disadvantaged than women


Men in South Africa are more disadvantaged than women, according to a new study.

The study looked at health indicators, basic education and life satisfaction to arrive at the “Basic Index of Gender Inequality”, a numeric value from which they drew conclusions regarding gender inequality.

Researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Essex carried out the study covering 134 countries.

South Africa diverges radically from most other African countries in that men significantly fall behind women in terms of education.

Also, men in South Africa are, according to the study, in far worse health than the country’s women.

Income – the measure most often used to determine inequality – was not included in the study.

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