Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

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Oil have been found in the underground below Lake Albert on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “The Central African Republic today more than needs external assistance like that of United States [.] Business & Politics armed conflict Australia Central African Republic china cobalt conflicts copper DRC gold India iron oil platinum resource conflicts Russia South Africa South Sudan tin Uganda USA

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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201-400 sp: Madagascar, north African countries; European countries; Asia Minor, Arabian Peninsula, Mongolia. 401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. Trips Africa Asia Central America South America world birdwatchSummer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

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The situation in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018 largely because of conflict, while Somalia, Syria and the Lake Chad Basin have seen some improvements in line with improved security. In the second half of 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had the second highest number (13 million) of acutely food insecure people, driven by a rise in armed conflict.

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

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Meanwhile, cereal harvests promise to be strong in several countries of Latin America and Asia, while improved security conditions helped boost crop production in the Syrian Arab Republic. 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.

WWF Honors Ofir Drori – the Enemy of Africa’s Roughest WildlifeTraffickers

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This is one of the most coveted awards in wildlife conservation and awarding it to Drori, whose zero tolerance approach to illegal wildlife trafficking diverges from mainstream policies, sends a potent message that the community is willing to entertain a new approach to what has become a plague against Central and West Africa’s animal kingdom. Drori walked thousands of miles through the deepest parts of the African continent following years of taking photographs in bloody war zones.

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Greet, meet, and eat with African asylum seekers in Israel

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If you live in south Tel Aviv in the Shapiro neighborhood by the central bus station you might come in contact with an African migrant or refugee. On a Monday night in Jaffa a few months ago, TV was passé: Israelis and African migrants and refugees opened their ears and hearts to one another at a local restaurant which shut its kitchen down to the public and opened it up to let the Africans do the cooking.

Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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The family Picathartidae consists of two very unusual birds; White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes , endemic to the Upper Guinea forests of West Africa; and Gray-necked or Red-headed , restricted to Lower Guinea forests of Central Africa. Photo by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) So for this reason I found myself journeying to the remote village of Bonkro in the central region of Ghana.

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Weavers

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Ploceus – the true weavers The Village Weaver is the archetypical African weaver, and aptly named as they do often nest in African villages. The West African form of Vieillot’s Black Weaver is chestnut and black but the East African form is pitch black. African Harrier-Hawks, snakes and other predators frequently raid weaver colonies to rob the nests of eggs and chicks. It has a tropical African range.

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Africa’s Barbets

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They occur in three biogeographic regions; the Neotropic, Afrotropic and Indo-Malaya ecozones, basically tropical South and Central America, Africa south of the Sahara and tropical Asia. African barbets are classified in seven quite distinctive genera: Pogoniulus are the smallest, and the 10 species in this genus are now called Tinkerbirds due to their incessant tooting calls sounding like a miniature tinsmith or tinker hammering away. Birds African birding Barbets

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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 ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

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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India), less than 3 (many African and Island countries), 3.2 (the Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.