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June 2017

9 Jun

Saudi Arabia Jails Human Rights Activist Who Defied Women’s Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia has re-arrested women’s rights campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul, who is best known for her defiance of the kingdom’s driving ban. Ms Al-Hathloul was detained at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam on the country’s east coast near the border with Bahrain on 4 June and is expected to be taken to Riyadh for questioning by the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution. She has had no access to a lawyer and has not been allowed to contact her family, Amnesty International reported. The exact reason for her arrest has not been made public but Amnesty said they believe it is due to her human rights activism in the country. The 27-year-old is most famous for defying the kingdom’s ban on female drivers after attempting...
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9 Jun

Sri Mulyani Indrawati- Championing Financial Stability in Asia

Born in Bandar Lampung on August 26, 1962, Sri Mulyani earned her bachelor degree in Economics major from the Universitas Indonesia (1986). She continued her studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States and earned Master of Science of Policy Economics (1990). In 1992, she earned PhD of Economics. This specialist of Monetary Economy and Banking, as well as Labor Economics research, was chosen to be the Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing 12 countries in the South East Asia (SEA Group) at the beginning of October 2002. Starting from November 1, 2002, she represented 12 member countries of SEA Group at International Monetary Funds. On December 5, 2005, she was appointed to serve as the Minister of Finance....
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9 Jun

Exploring Traditional Motifs with Painting

Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu was born in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on November 11, 1935. She started painting at the age of ten with a great flair for art. She had her mother and grandmother as a guide and they taught and directed her on how to go about it. The painting had been her family's trademark and it was a tradition among the Ndebele people of South Africa, where young women are isolated from the society for a period of time to be taught the traditional craft. On this traditional hall of fame, Mahlangu started her journey on painting. It was also the tradition of the Ndebele people to pass on the traditional motif of their type of painting to their girl-child...
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9 Jun

CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD

One of the best things about summer is all the delicious summer salads! What can I say? I am a girl who loves a good salad! This chicken caesar pasta salad is one of my new favourites, and I do not only like the fact that it is delicious, it is also very easy to make. It’s a delicious mix between a green salad and a pasta salad, with all the delicious flavour of a caesar salad. What could be better than that? This salad would make a perfect light summer meal or an easy side dish. Cooking the pasta takes the longest, and everything else can be prepped while it's cooking. I absolutely love the combination tastes and textures in...
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