Category: People, Places & Cultures

East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests: Montane forests, which include some of the highest and oldest mountains in Africa; coastal forests; Miombo […]

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A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]

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Guns, Violence and Roses in America: The Seven Years of the Obama’s Administration

Americans, we’ve come a long way. We have passed through stages and decades of exploitation, physical violence, annihilation, war, racial slavery, hate, racial segregation, power and control, military industrial complex, divide and conquer, The Industrial Revolution, exceptionalism, isolationalism, The Wall Street, NRA, Tea Party, Republican, Democrat, Federalist, Constitutionalist, […]

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Go Fund: Ekxang Community Resource Center

Jenkins M Photo Credit: Hansila S.   You can fund this project by making your kind donation at: Ekxang Community Resource Center Introduction In 2013, I (Jenkins Macedo) was privileged to have won a research grant from the Center of Global Food Security at Purdue University  to undertake a field research project […]

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Dubai wants to be ‘world’s happiest city’

Written by: John Keenan. Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The United Arab Emirates recently appointed its first ‘minister for happiness’, underlining Dubai’s ambitious plan to become the happiest city on the planet. But a new report suggests there is still much work to be done. Dubai’s ambition to […]

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Sanitation is Namibia’s neglected stepchild

Written by:   Lahja Nashuuta. March 10, 2016 Windhoek, Namibia – Every year on November 19, the global community observes the World Toilet Day, an event designated by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to proper toilets, despite the […]

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