dimanche 26 avril 2009
God is great, and He is also Peace and Love.
Thanks to everybody for all, and see you soon!.
samedi 25 avril 2009
This is the last image I have from Sierra leone about crimes against children in this small country, in west africa. He's name is SHEKU, he was about 11 years old when tribal war entered in his country. Captured for some reasons that I dont know, and that Sheku himself can't explain exactly, but the small boy should exchange his life against his hands. As in a tale, for nothing at all, this is the main reason, that he lost his hands. These type of sins took place millions of times in Sierra leone. Behind a singular ''entretainment'', politics seemed to be satisfied with it, unfortunatly! God, when I know that these crimes are never going to be punished! Unfortunatly, my friend SHEKU is condamned to live as you se him here...as a piece of wood
mardi 21 avril 2009
We are in Sierra leone in 1995, exactly at Fonday Sankoh's time. The singular philosophy at this time was that, if unfortunetly you have been captured by your ennemies camp, you had to choose between dying or having your hands cut. A very bad choice at all, but no one was going to accept being killed, the second solution. That's why thousands of people are handless in Sierra leone nowadays. This boy is a typical example, at the place of his hands, he has now something like hands, hands of steel. It means that he will never use his genuine hands for any necessity. Mutilated for ever, he will never forgive his ennemies.
Photo: Reuters (amidou)
lundi 13 avril 2009
mercredi 8 avril 2009
She is an Liberian girl. She is young and prety. But it came a day when she decided to join rebel's organization. It was surelly her choice because she has reached her majority. But I'm not so sure that her choice save her for the rest. Now in Liberia it is question to be intellectual before getting a suitable place in the new society. But has she been to school? Has she any other qualfication?
He thought he was a god in his forest, but he has been arrested as a simple criminel. Now all that we're waiting for is his trial. I know that the time has come for him to prouve his inocence, if not we still consider him guilty against childhood in general in Africa. Beccause it has been prouved that he used hundred children, boys and girls, as soldiers, the first protectors of his land. But we hope through his futur trial, not to make grow up again another NKUNDA in Africa for ever.
dimanche 5 avril 2009
mardi 31 mars 2009
jeudi 26 mars 2009
Children soldiers at this age, but they are neither affraid nor ashamed of their new military clothes. They look as if they are conscious of their new duties. It must not be easy, but they seem to know it right now. May be they have taken exemple on TV. Therefore, should we close our tv set in order to save the rest of our children? that is my question this morning.
mardi 24 mars 2009
dimanche 22 mars 2009
Through this photo, I remember my own childhood in the savana. It wasn't a great moment, full of richest, but it was very wonderfull, very sweet. We were so free and so happy! At that time, we didn't know even the simply name of any kind of weapon. Our great occupation was the capture of rats in the savana. No one could tell us not to deal with it. It was our favorit game first, but after the animals were killed and eaten as a fiesta!
But nowadays, children have no time to play in Africa, they have enherited wars, blood, and violences...
Do you still remember your childhood? Tell me enough.
samedi 21 mars 2009
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lundi 2 mars 2009
vendredi 27 février 2009
jeudi 26 février 2009
mardi 24 février 2009
dimanche 22 février 2009
vendredi 20 février 2009
mercredi 18 février 2009
mardi 17 février 2009
ADJID is from Brimania. But is it immaginable that he should be seen in such position? Look at him very carefully, it seems that he is looking at his soul going away in the atmosphere. Here he is going to die surely, because firstable, he can't carry his weapon.
dimanche 15 février 2009
THE COUNTRIES WHERE CHILDREN ARE STILL IN DANGER.
Afghanistan - Armed factionsBurAundi - (FAB) Burundi national Forces - National Forces concil for Defense of Democraty,(CNDD/FDD) a) Pierre Nkurunzizaa’s faction b) Jean Bosco Ndayikengurukiyea’s faction - Hutu Liberation Party a) Agaton Rwasa’s faction b) Alain Mugabarabona’s faction
Côte d’Ivoire - Natioanal Armed Forces (FANCI) - Mouvement for Justice and Peace (MPJ) - Popular Mouvement for the Great West (MPIGO) - patriotic Mouvement of Côte d’Ivoire (MPCI)
République démocratique du Congo - Forces armées congolaises (FAC) - Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie – Goma (RCD/G)- Forces de défense locale liées au RCD/G - Mouvement national de libération du Congo (MLC) - Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie – Kisangani/Mouvement de libération (RCD-K/ML) - Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie – National (RCD-N) - Milices hema : a) Union des patriotes congolais (UPC) b) Parti pour l’unité et la sauvegarde du Congo (PUSIC) - Milices lendu/ngiti : a) Front nationaliste et intégrationaliste (FNI) (Lendu) b) Front populaire pour la réconciliation de l’Ituri (FPRI) (Ngiti) - Forces armées populaires congolaises (FAPC) - Maï-Maï - Mudundu-40a - Forces de Masunzu - Ex-Forces armées rwandaises (ex-FAR) et Interahamwe
Libéria - Liberian Armed Forces (AFL) - Lierians United for Reconciliation and Democratie (LURD) - Mouvement for Democratie in Liberia (MODEL)
Somalia - Governement of transition - Union of Djouba region - Reconciliation and Progres in Somalia - Armée de résistance Rahanwein (ARR)
Républic of Tchetchenie - Tchetcheni revolted Groupes
Colombie - Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) - Autodefensas Unidas del Sur del Casanare (AUSC) - Autodefensas Campesinas de Córdoba y Uraba (ACCU) - Autodefensas de Magdalena Medio (ACMM) - Autodefensas del Metaa - Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) - Ejercito de Liberación Nacional (ELN)
Myanmar (Birmanie) - Tatmadaw Kyi ( gouvernemental Army) -National Union of Karens (UNK) - National Liberation Army karenni (ALNK)
Népal - Nepalese Communist Party (PCN – maoïst tendancy)
Irlande du Nord - Paramilitary Groupes
Philippines New Popular Army (NPA) - Front de libération Islamic Front of Liberation of Moro (MILF) - Front de libération National Front of Liberation of Moro (MNLF) - Abou Sayyaf’ front
Sri Lanka - Tigres de libération de l’Eelam tamoul (LTTE)
Soudan - South Soudanese Mouvement of Liberation– milices in alliance with the Governement(MUSS) - Pular Army of Liberation of Soudan (MPLS/APLS)Ouganda - Ouganda Popular Army of Defense (FDPU)
- Seigneur’s Army of resistance (LRA)Other countries where we find children soldiers : Algérie, Azerbaïdjan, Bangladesh, Cambodge, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Îles Salomon, Inde (Andhra Pradesh, Cachemire), Iran, Irak, Israël et Territoires occupés, Liban, Liberia, Mexique, Ouzbékistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Paraguay, Pérou, Rwanda, Tadjikistan, Tchad, Timor oriental, Turquie. (sources : Amnesty International, ONU and www.child-soldiers.org)
samedi 14 février 2009
vendredi 13 février 2009
Is God right everywhere and at any time? I still doubt. If so, why does He sind such a danger to guide a republic? But this one was said to be democraticaly elected in his country. There is our democraty on its head! But now his victims are crying, all their hope is to see him definitivly condamned.
CHARLES TAYLOR, from LIBERIA
Agence France-PresseLa Haye
The trial of the former war chief, Thomas Lubanga (RDC), is the first at CPI (Cour Pénale Internationale). The great accusation against this rebel concerns his crimes of war and the recruitment of children as soldiers. ‘’It’s the first trial of such accusation, but it will be a good example to make the dealers disappointed all over the world'', said Héloïse Ruaudel, journalist specialised of Grands Lacs.
jeudi 12 février 2009
SIERRA LEONE 1996, THE REBELS GUIDED BY FODAY SANKOH ARE PURCHASING TEJAN KABBAH, THE PRESIDENT DEMOCRATICALY ELECTED. AT BOTH SIDE, CHILDREN ARE DESIRED AS A GREAT HELP. BUT THOUSANDS OF THEM WILL ABANDONNE THEIR LIFE HERE, IN THE FOREST.
Disapointed, the child asks himself about his futur.
mercredi 11 février 2009
mardi 10 février 2009
Here we are in RDC (République Démocratique du Congo).
They are too young, about only 3, 4 years, not more. But very early every morning, they wake up and get out with they wooden ''kalach''. They find their occupation too normal, because they use to seen they fathers, brothers and sisters strugling and killing in the road. They are the marvelous heros. Then it appears normal to imitate the heros. But imagine their life at their teenager's days. That is their first meeting in the violnce.
SOURCE: HCR -RDC.
lundi 9 février 2009
Born between Charles Taylor and his rebels, John, a liberian child, becomed a soldier only at his 6 years. One morning, he and his friends were playing on the grund, when rebels arrived, killed their parents and took them away. Since this day, he comed a child soldier. In the army, his duty was to get first in the danger before their chefs inter. This maner was just to see if there weren't any danger in.
(Source, photo, unesco)
dimanche 8 février 2009
(Source: UNICEF, 2003)