Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Dreaming of Africa

10,000 Birds

Bird book of choice is the “Birds of East Africa” by Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe, a Helm Field Guide covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – also the first complete guide to cover the 1388 species found in this region. It’s hot outside and inside… I am drinking the WHE brew, a Belgrade beer made upon a Neolithic Turdas-Vinca culture recipe (a great brew, my only complaint: bottles are girly-small!)

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

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The combination of hairpin turns and ubiquitous fog wreak havoc on the bald tires of the trucks shifting commerce across the Rwanda/Burundi/Democratic Republic of Congo boarders straddled by and accessed through the park. The Congo River flows out from an upland peat bog protected by Nyungwe National Park, straddling Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded.

Python Caves and the Very Dangerous Bats

10,000 Birds

The latter species is now nearly an Albertine endemic, as the region of western Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DR Congo is an area high in interesting endemics. I had planned to do another story today, but my laptop, sick of endless David Attenborough DVDs, Skyrim and searches of birding in South Africa made a break for it and took a swan dive off my bed. The resulting damage to the screen means that I am exiled back to my very ancient desktop.

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Ethiopia Can’t Afford The New Nile Dam

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Even if the other upstream countries – Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – are interested in securing more water rights, none of them are in the financial position to lend a monetary hand. :: The Economist. Ethiopia insists it will build the Grand Millennium Dam, but there is no money behind the words. Defiant Ethiopia is proceeding with its plan to build the Grand Millennium Dam on the Nile river , but what kind of dam can they build without cash flow?

Egypt Holds On Tight To Nile Water Rights

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Since 1929, Egypt has held a near-monopoly on the water, but last year Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda signed the Entebbe Treaty that neither Egypt nor Sudan recognize in order to arrest that monopoly. As its grip on the Nile river slips away, Egypt reframes the tone of its negotiations. Egypt has announced a final effort to re-negotiate the terms of the Cooperative Framework Agreement which apportions water from the Nile River to various basin countries.

Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop

Green Prophet

Egypt does not recognize a recent agreement signed by Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, that seeks to allow irrigation and hydroelectric projects to go ahead without Cairo’s consent. Ethiopia and other African countries upstream have plans to divert Nile River water. What does this mean for Egypt?

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Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

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More states (including Uganda, Burundi , Angola , and Eritrea ) join ed the invasion, while a Congolese alliance of anti-Mobutu rebels was assembled. Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York. Photo by Svetlana Jovanovic. “I I realized my microphone was a gun to break the silence of the violence against women and the quiet war on women.” — Chouchou Namegabe . Even at home in New York Chouchou Nagambe is dressed like an African Queen in her traditional Congolese head-dress and robes.

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Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

The little known Red-faced is found in moist broad-leafed woodlands of very southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and remote north-west Tanzania. Barbets are a group of medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines, that are popular targets for anyone birding in the tropics.

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The Storks of Africa

10,000 Birds

The Shoebill’s center of distribution are the Sudd Swamps along the Nile in South Sudan, with smaller numbers occurring into southwestern Ethiopia, Uganda, western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC) with an isolated southern population in the Bengwuelu Swamps of north-eastern Zambia. Africa has more than its fair share of storks, with 8 of the world’s 19 species gracing the continent.

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World Happiness Report 2013

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The unhappiest countries were all in sub-Saharan Africa, including Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Burundi and Rwanda. The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2013 has just been released — a project that determined a country''s level of happiness by using a number of social and economic indicators taken from 2010 to 2012. This map provides a quick overview of the results. Above image: Max Fisher/The Washington Post.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

The Green Changemakers

The Solar Electric Light Fund , for example, supports the installation of hybrid solar–diesel systems — that generate more than 90 per cent of their electricity from the sun — to power health clinics in several countries, including Burundi, Lesotho, Rwanda and, most recently, in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince in January 2010. David J.

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A Just Foreign Policy Resource Guide

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www.globalexchange.org/tours Global Citizen Journey leads small delegations on missions of peacebuilding and stewardship to places like Ghana, Burundi, and the Niger Delta. Teaching with the News Lessons Plans on Foreign Policy from the Choices Program The Choices Program’s Teaching with the News initiative provides online curriculum materials and ideas to connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news.

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