Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: Africa

Planet of war

Still trapped in a greater Middle Eastern quagmire, the U.S. military prepares for global combat.

With nearly 400,000 dead in South Sudan, will the US change...

It's a war as brutal as the one in Syria. Will the Trump administration pay any serious attention to it?

In the race to achieve zero hunger and mitigate climate change,...

"In the race to beat food insecurity, achieve zero hunger, and address climate change, we must pay attention to the soil."

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame

"We have the world's largest elephant population, and it's open season for poachers."

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western...

Noura Hussein, who was sentenced to death in Sudan for killing "rapist husband," was recently changed to five years in prison because of “Sudanese activists, themselves raising the profile of this case, is what [got the attention of] international circles."

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

“Unarmed civilian protection challenges the widespread assumption that ‘where there is violence we need soldiers,’ or that armed actors will only yield to violent threat.”

Big Man politics, Africa to America

“Elect a Congress and Senate of Democrats next fall. Articles of impeachment are already in hand.”

World’s last male northern white rhino dies

"Now, more than ever, we must stand together and protect our rhinos."

Ground troops increase in Africa as Somalia mission grows, but general...

The United States' war on terror is not slowing down.

‘Effective immediately’ – a reversal of Obama-era elephant trophy import ban

The Fish and Wildlife Service recently reversed the ban on elephant trophy imports following a decision made by Washington, D.C. Circuit Court, which "found fault" with the initial ban.

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It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...