Archive - March 25, 2014

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What's the Peace Corps Going to do: Another African country is expected to Pass an Anti-Gay Law
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Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03)Wins College Alumni Award

What's the Peace Corps Going to do: Another African country is expected to Pass an Anti-Gay Law

Terri Rupar writes today in the Washington Post: Another African country is expected to pass an anti-gay law… Ethiopia’s legislature is expected to pass a bill that would take away the president’s ability to pardon people convicted under laws banning homosexual acts, the Associated Press reports. The move comes on the heels of the passage of harsh anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria that drew condemnation from around the world. Same-sex acts were already illegal in Ethiopia, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. But during the Ethiopian New Year, the president often pardons thousands of prisoners, the AP said. The new law, endorsed last week by the Cabinet, would take away his ability to pardon people convicted under anti-homosexuality laws. When Uganda enacted its law last month, the Ethiopian minister for women, children and youth affairs sent out a tweet that seemed to criticize it. Subsequent tweets disowned . . .

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Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03)Wins College Alumni Award

[Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) has won the Carthage College Alumni Award, called the Beacon, which will be presented on May 3, 2013 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Established in 1847, Carthage is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The college is located on an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, half way between Chicago and Milwaukee. The Award is given to those alumni “who provide light to their communities, honoring the recipient for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program.” Tony was honored, not for his Peace Corps, but for his writings. The release on the college web side reads:] Anthony D’Souza ’95 Sarasota, Florida Anthony’s third novel, “Mule,” was released in September 2011 to advance praise from “Vanity Fair,” “Gawker,” “Kirkus,” “Booklist,” and “Library Journal.”Anthony was was an English major, . . .

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