the Grand Final of the Interregional Song Contest is Live now! on Opennws Network exclusively https://sites.google.com/view/opennews/regiovision .
Assembly of Regions member are allowed to vote, so AOR start Voting now! Remember You CANNOT vote on your own Region song, you have to vote on another song! Voting on your own region will result in an invalid vote.
OOC: Malawi hasn't existed for a long time, so the spot was unclaimed for over a year (so I made the area an S.A.R., which is a type of protectorate status but better). Somaililand, don't send troops to my country. Also, for the record, my country IS a democracy for your information. I'll talk to Malawi about this over telegram.
We can accommodate you. We have adults ranging from 16 years of age to 41, although most of the older slaves are close to termination; their bodies are now useless. They are the cheapest, although be warned, they do not contribute much to productivity.
Children are are a premium, with newborns especially so. Family sets cost extra.
For labor, you will be wanting men, yes? We are currently experiencing a shortage of men, however new shipments are expected to arrive shortly. We do apologize for this minor inconvenience. However, in the mean time, may we offer you a free selection of the opposite gender? They are well suited for light gardening and indoor work, and many buyers often enjoy their enslaved companionship.
We do value your business. Is there any other way that we may be of service to you?
This evil institution of slavery is an abhorrent disease upon our world, and we condemn any nation in the region which practices such a horrible system. We join hands with all African states in opposing any attempts by Maoa to buy or sell slaves in our region. We agree with the sentiments from Dhulbahanta, all Africa must end this evil system and exploitation by any means and liberate these oppressed people's!
The government of Tanzanique would love to participate in this assembly. -------------------------------------------------- East African News Network-Dar Es Salaam At a press conference earlier this morning, president Erufu Dwight Markeli announced that trade Will be reopened between the nations of Tanzanique and Free boers. The border will be reopened, allowing Free Boerian Merchants a goods to go over the border, where they would then be allowed to trade at specific, highly guarded trae centers in the cities of Tunduma, Mlowo, Mbeya, Myunga, Laela, and Mtai. There will only be two areas where Free boers merchants will be able to enter, these areas being at the border crossings at Tunduma and Kaseya. The entire route that the Free Boers vehicles must follow will be heavily guarded, with security cameras and guards throughout. This deal will only come into effect if the Free Boers government allows Merchants from Tanzanique to cross the border and trade in there country.
We in accept this loosening of restrictions and somewhat lowering of tensions, but since our merchants arent entirely free then expect your "merchants" to be restricted.
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The d'Orian pavilion centres on an area designed to evoke a street market. Musicians, acrobats and other performers mingle with the crowd, while at various "stalls" chefs serve up bowls full of traditional d'Orian food - fried and salted fish, seafood stews, beef soups, balls of cassava dough to be dipped in fiery chili pastes, candied fruits and fermented milk beer. The market gives access to 3 further areas representing the countryside, the sea and the mountains. In the countryside area are demonstrations of traditional weaving, basket craft and leather working while screens loop film of the country's varied wildlife. The sea area features several replica boats that visitors can board and explore, including a fishing vessel and a French galleon from past centuries. The mountain area is themed around mining, with visitors invited to pass through narrow tunnels that depict the experiences of gold miners in colonial times in order to reach a display of working models of contemporary mining machinery by which a choir belts out an interpretation of traditional miners' working songs. When everything has been seen the visitor exits via a corridor lined with displays on the life and works of prominent d'Orians from various spheres of public life both at home and overseas (predominantly in France).
Back at home there is a degree of controversy that the pavilion is not the work of a d'Orian designer. Instead the job and an undisclosed but reputedly considerable fee has gone to a former assistant director of the Citť des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris.
The Governor of Maoa warns you, if ANY action is taken against Maoa or her property with regards to its illustrious slave trade, we will kill all of our current slaves.
They are all replaceable. It is of no loss to us.
Prolonged Economic Sanctions en lieu of military action will be met with brutal punishments inflicted upon the slaves. 628 lashes twice a day, and the separation of first born children from their elder slaves.
The government of New Gazi fails to recognize Maoa as a true government entity. I take it those who bought the slaves will free them or treat them right. Maoa is an empty, lawless mess in the eyes of New Gazi. We also call their threat to kill all slaves a sign of COWARDICE. They are not a real government.