Browsing Archive: March, 2015

Disseminating Violent Photos to Intimidate Protesters is Unscrupulous

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Articles 

In the past few days I have seen a few unscrupulous individuals disseminating gruesome images of our violent civil war on social media in order to intimidate those who are taking to the streets to protest a recent government violation of our constitution. I urge those using such irresponsible fear-mongering to desist not only because the country cannot afford another war, but also in solemn respect for the memories of those who were killed, raped, tortured, and traumatized duri...

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Joseph Kaifala

Posted by Jeneba Project on Sunday, March 29, 2015, In : Pictures 

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A Presentation to UNESCO Human Rights Ambassadors

Posted by Jeneba Project on Thursday, March 26, 2015, In : Articles 

A Presentation to UNESCO Ambassadors
University of Connecticut
Joseph Kaifala, Esq.

March 25, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much for your invitation. It is an honour and pleasure to be here with you tonight. Unlike many lawyers, I believe in brevity. However, in all my concision, I am not as succinct as Mahatma Gandhi who once stood up to address a crowd but could not speak. He became so nervous that all he could get himself to say was: I conceive, I conceive, I conceive. To w...

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Defending Our Constitution and Laws is a Must!

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : Articles 

When the first bullet was fired at Bomaru on March 23, 1991, I had just gotten out of prison with my father and walked back to Sierra Leone from Liberia. We had been arrested by Charles Ganghay Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) rebels and incarcerated on the outskirts of Voinjama. I was only about eight or nine years old and as a child I had no idea why we were in jail. Years later I would come to learn that Ganghay Taylor was retaliating for Sierra Leone’...

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In Conversation: Desmond Tutu

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Video Blog 
This is one of the most compelling interviews with the African Elder, Tata Desmond Tutu. I have enjoyed listening to the old man and I believe you would, too. The Archbishop maintains that he is not a pacifist and elaborates on the "just war" theory of International Humanitarian Law.

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