Tag Archives: #africa

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The End of the Western Black #Rhinoceros

By, Joclyn Corrigan

Anyone that cares about animal rights can tell you the extinction rates are too high. These people could also tell you that rhinoceroses are the target of unnecessary hunting, so…

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First #Drought, now Flood in Africa’s Second Most Populous Nation

Rich in history and situated in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second most populated. However, Ethiopia needs international support as the effects of…

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Lofty Goals at World Humanitarian Summit, BUT Show Me the Money!

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which closed on May 24, 2016 in Istanbul, assembled 173 Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over…

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Big Money for Africa’s Biggest Challenge: #ClimateChange ?

Africa has been plagued by division, conflict, corruption, hunger, epidemic and exploitation but its biggest challenge may be climate change. Or, more accurately, many of Africa’s problems emanate from or…

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New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Promote AIDS Awareness

  This Sunday, 17 May, is the 30 Year Anniversary of AIDS Walk New York.  Despite advances in education and drug treatments there are still greater than 50,000 new infections…

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Debunking Myths of Albinism

“Albinism is a genetic condition inherited from both parents that occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender.”  (See: “Meet the Champions of the Albinism Cause.”) Witchcraft and brutal killings, including…

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More Fertile E-Commerce Environment Urged by UN

The new economy is perhaps even more critical for emerging and developing markets, but the infrastructure and regulatory environment may be lagging. More needs to be done to move e-commerce…

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Slavery & Its Victims To Be Memorialized at UN

The new sculpture/memorial is being unveiled on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25, 2015. According to the UN News…

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Elephants Will Disappear at Current Poaching Rates

  Are we sending a mixed message as to the value of elephants — products to be exploited, or beings deserving greater respect beyond their commercial use? Despite efforts to…

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Can New UN Initiative Boost Technology, Science & Innovation in Least Developed Countries?

It has one of those bureaucratic sounding names, “Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Innovation Supporting Mechanism dedicated to the least developed countries (LDCs),” and consistent with such terminology, a…