That`s the opening paragraph of an unsigned article posted on the allAfrica website ( http://allafrica.com ) on 24 May 2012.
To read the full article, including a link to Amnesty`s report, click here ;
As I`ve explained before, I`ve decided to brighten up the blog occasionally with pics of a few items of my own. This picture, by a Zambian artist named Patrick Kamanga, was purchased from a shop in Nottingham, UK, probably during the 1980s. It has no real connection with the story on the All Africa site, but I thought it would make things a bit more interesting.