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  • West Africa children still exploited to make chocolate

    October 8, 2010 10:05 PM

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices, according to an independent audit published by Tulane University. A U.S.-sponsored solution called the Harkin-Engel Protocol was signed in 2001 by cocoa... more »
  • Benefit for Family Hit by Drunk Driver in S.Africa

    July 12, 2010 8:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her... more »
  • Paris Hilton Arrested in South Africa for Pot

    July 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Two South African police officers say that Paris Hilton was detained in the city of Port Elizabeth, while in possession of marijuana. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appears in court. One officer said... more »
  • Lafayette Volunteer Gets National Award

    February 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Only one high school student in each state is chosen for a nationwide program that recognizes outstanding volunteerism. This year Louisiana's representative is from Lafayette. Thursday morning Teurlings Catholic High School surprised one of their own, Corey Zenon, who devotes his free time to helping those most in... more »
  • Judge: Ex-US Rep. Jefferson won't get new trial

    September 22, 2009 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption has lost his bid for a new trial in federal court. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., denied a request by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday for another trial. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11... more »

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