Sebastien Calls Maty

Where the devil was she? This was the third time he was calling her and there was still no answer. Did she turn off her cell? If so, why? And why wasn't she answering his calls? Where was she? Was she with someone else? Jealousy ripped through him like a knife at the mere thought …

Running into Rehema & the West End

"Who was that woman we saw as we were coming into the station?" Sarika asked as we waited for the train. We were on their way to see a matinee show of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in the West End. I hadn't expected to run into Rehema so it was quite a shock when I …

Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

An Awful Dinner Party & A Private Yacht

"That was some dinner party last night, wasn't it?" His expression soured. "Yes, it was. It was torture, to be quite honest. I don't think I'll ever throw another dinner party." "Your friends are going to be very disappointed. They love your dinner parties." "Well, that's too bad. Better for them to be disappointed than …

Breaking Up

I grew up in a Christian home, read the Bible everyday, went to only Christian schools and attended a Christian university. Most of my friends were Christians. I didn't drink, smoke, go to clubs or even the movies. I didn't read certain types of books and I listened to only two types of music--Christian and …

Sex Selection Abortion

Sex selection abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children, especially in parts of East Asia and South Asia (particularly in countries such as People's Republic of China, India and Pakistan), as well as in the Caucasus, and Western …

Three Legendary Ladies

At the 2015 The Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, three great ladies--Carol King, Cicely Tyson and Rita Moreno were among the five honorees. Cicely Tyson, at 90 looks as elegant as ever.  She is best known for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.  She was born in Harlem, New York City …

Missing Children

Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, My precious life from the lions - Psalm 35:17. There's nothing worse than when a child goes missing.  All sorts of horrible thoughts go through our minds and we fear the worst.  When I read about Nadish, my heart went out to his mother. His attitude …

WHO: Dementia – It Affects Us All

According to the World Health Organization (WHO): Dementia is a significant global health challenge. It is estimated that over 47 million people are living with the condition today. Nearly 60% of people living with dementia today live in low- and middle-income countries. In 2010, the cost to society was estimated to be US$ 604 billion …

Pakistan’s Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill

I read this evening on the website for Violence is Not Our Culture about the passing of domestic violence bill in Pakistan.  VNC congratulated their partners Baidarie Sialkot and Shirkat Gah and other civil society groups and women's human rights activists who have been campaigning over the past few years to pass this bill. Baidarie …

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