If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan


Today, it’s Sudan. Yes, Instagram stories everywhere were overflowing with devastation this afternoon as news broke that the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was euthanized. Formerly a prisoner of the Dver Kralove Zoo, Sudan lived to the age of 45 at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya having been acquired by them in 2009. For Sudan and for all animals, please go vegan. . There was Cecil. There was Harambe.

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George Clooney Contracts Malaria in Sudan

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While raising awareness about the violence in Sudan, actor George Clooney contracted malaria. ” Eco News George Clooney Malaria SudanClooney told Piers Morgan on the show Piers Morgan Tonight that he had contracted the disease. Speaking to Morgan via satellite on Wednesday, Morgan tweeted that the actor was fighting an illness and then released video from the segment. Reportedly, he has since fully recovered from the mosquito-borne infectious disease.

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Will Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

Green Prophet

Can mega well bring peace to Sudan? At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. His work led to the discovery of a large underground water source in Egypt’s East Uweinat region near the borders with Libya, Chad and Sudan. In 2007, Dr. El-Baz (left) used satellite-based ground penetrating radar to discover an ancient lake in the northern Darfur region of Sudan. Travel & Nature Egypt nature Sudan water

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Deep Sea Mining the Next Frontier for Sudan and Saudi Arabia?

Green Prophet

Sudan and Saudi Arabia are targeting to start deep-water mining of a Red Sea basin, rich in zinc, copper, silver and gold, by 2014. However, Sudan’s mine minister Kamal Abdel Latif sees this project as a necessary investment to replace Khartoum “ lost oil revenues”, referring to Sudan’s attempt at trying to boost exports of gold and other non-petroleum products after the separation of South Sudan left Khartoum without three-quarters of its crude oil production.

George Clooney Visits South Sudan Prior to Congressional Address


Clooney is expected to address conflict over oil and natural resources between Sudan and South Sudan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. Read More. Causes News People Top News george clooney

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Clooney’s Arrest Sparks Twitter Wave of Awareness on Sudan


What a week it’s been for George Clooney and his efforts to draw awareness to the plight of the Sudanese people. After returning from a covert trip to the war-torn Read More. Causes News People Top News george clooney

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George Clooney’s Sudan Team Finds Mass Graves


George Clooney has been involved in peace talks in Sudan for a while now, but just recently his Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) found physical evidence of some of the atrocities that occurred there. This discovery seems to corroborate accounts of the Government of Sudan killing suspected members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

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The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future

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According to Al Monitor , Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that his country welcomes the participation of Egypt and Sudan in the construction of the dam and stressed that his government considers the dam will be jointly owned by Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt. It is located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 40 km (or 25 mi) east of the border with Sudan. Energy Egypt Ethiopia Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sudan the Nile

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

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In July, South Sudan made its first official agreement with Israel, a pact to cooperate on water infrastructure and technology development. Image of the Nile flowing by Juba, South Sudan, via Shutterstock. Business & Politics Food & Health Water agriculture Congo Egypt Ethiopia Israel Netanyahu Nile River Sudan Uganda waterIsrael’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A Tribute to Legendary Sudanese Poet Mahjoob Shareef (1948-2014): A Story of Love, Hope & Being. ~ Nahla Malmoud

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education arts culture human rights Mahjoun Shareef poetry Sudan We are privileged to have witnessed an era in which he was instrumental and influential in so many ways. Shareef changed mindsets and redefined possibilities.

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Finally – A Team of Experts to Evaluate Impact of Massive Ethiopian Dam

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Amer added that while Egypt has not changed its position on the Nile dam, it won’t accept an Ethiopian solution that jeopardizes either Sudan or Egypt, and that Ethiopia has to cooperate if it hopes to receive any funding. 6 experts – two from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan – will choose an additional 4 international experts to help them conduct a year long study that is expected to start as soon as next month.

420 Pound Cow Brain Seizure in Cairo Deprives Egyptians of Tasty Dish

Green Prophet

Smugglers buy the brains for less than $1 a pound in Sudan and sell them to Egyptian specialty restaurants for nearly $6 a pound. Given the more relaxed sanitary regulations in Sudan, it’s difficult to ascertain whether smugglers are sourcing safe brains from juvenile cows. Food & Health Cairo Cow Brains food and health Fried Cow Brain Sandwich Mad Cow Disease Smuggling Sudan

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Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

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All but six countries in and around the region (the Comoros, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria) face water scarcity, which is defined as less than 1,000 cubic metres of water per person per year. Business & Politics Water Comoros conflict Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Libya mesqas Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria United Arab Emirates water YemenWater scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

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

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South Sudan is already working with Uganda’s army in operations against the LRA, and we will be pleased to work with anyone who can help us combat the threat [.] ” - South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer. 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

Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

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The outbreak will likely spread to other countries, in particular South Sudan and Uganda. They are working closely with these countries as well as their neighbours, Djibouti and Eritrea, while monitoring Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen for any developments.

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10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

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The team of ten includes one athlete from Ethiopia, two each from Syria and Congo, and five from South Sudan, who will compete in judo, swimming, and track and field events. Yiech Pur Biel (M): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 800m. James Nyang Chiengjiek (M): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 400m. Anjelina Nada Lohalith (F): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 1500m.

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George Clooney Plans Darfur Return


For the first time since October 2010, George Clooney is making plans to return to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. The 50-year-old actor recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Read More. Causes News People Top News george clooney

George Clooney’s Tesla Roadster Up for Auction


In an effort to raise more cash for efforts in the Sudan, George Clooney is parting ways with his 2008 Tesla “Signature 100” Roadster. Read More The post George Clooney’s Tesla Roadster Up for Auction appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News george clooney

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Sudanese Model Alek Wek Talks Confusion Over Models Choosing Not to Eat


But the difference is, Alek never chose to be hungry as a child growing up in Southern Sudan, while many in the modeling world choose to be hungry to maintain a certain weight. Sudanese model Alek Wek knows what it feels like to be hungry. So do many of her fellow models. Wek has walked [.]. Causes Fashion People alek wek

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Egypt Gets Testy Over Ethiopia’s Giant Renaissance Dam

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Still, the issue is testy enough that Egypt’s foreign minister Hohamed Kamel Amr is planning a visit to Ethiopia and Sudan in order to reach an agreement that would bode well for Egypt’s population of 80+ million. One major concern is that the Grand Renaissance Dam will deplete the Nile River’s flow to below the 75 billion cubic meters over a five year period, which is necessary to sustain the water levels that both Egypt and Sudan are accustomed to.

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

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In South Sudan, about 6.35 percent from 2018, with the sharpest output contractions expected to be recorded in Kenya and the Sudan. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Review of Soft Star Shoes Handmade RunAmocs plus $25 Soft Star GC Giveaway ends 9/8

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They give year round tours of their workshop and make playful pancake cat toys and donate 100% of the proceeds to Kids for Kids, an organization that combats hunger in Darfur, Sudan. There is something so beautiful and pure about wearing something made sustainably and lovingly by hands versus a big chain factory. It’s that ethical connection of knowing where and how our products got to us that makes handmade so desirable and I speak as both a maker of handmade goods and a supporter.

The Nile River and who’s giving a “dam” over its future

Green Prophet

Talks between water resource ministers of three of the countries that share the Nile’s water resources, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, ended inconclusively this week in Khartoum, with the participants agreeing to meet meet again next month. A dam on the Blue Nile by Ethiopia would obviously have an affect on both neighboring Sudan and Egypt. Sudan, Egypt’s long time ally, has apparently switched sides in favor of Ethiopia in regards to this project.

Refugees code their way to assylum

Green Prophet

Asylum seekers to Israel from violent countries like Sudan and Eritrea have had a challenging time integrating into Israel. Coding their way into asylum A new girlfriend, once interning for O., Oprah’s magazine, lent me an old review copy of Life in Code , by Ellen Ullman.

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Where Have all the Wild Asses Gone?

Green Prophet

Equus africanus used to be found as far north as Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and as far east as the Arabian peninsular, but now only a few hundred of them are left in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. In Eritrea it appears that the species is actually thriving, with 400 left, although the 1500 thought to be in Sudan are most likely feral. The donkey’s ancestor, African Wild Asses once lived all over North Africa, but now they are critically endangered.

Locusts Threaten to Overtake Egypt

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Scattered pockets of locusts in southern Egypt and northern Sudan are a threat to agricultural land, warns the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). During January, immature locusts known as “hoppers” formed bands and swarms along the coastal plains of the Red Sea, increasing locust numbers significantly in southeastern Egypt, northeastern Sudan, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia, FAO said in its January bulletin. Like in biblical times locust swarms threaten Egyptian crops. .

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Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed With Massive Dam On The Nile River

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Egypt and Sudan have maintained control of the Nile through a series of laws originally brokered by colonial powers in 1929. Waterfalls on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia has plans to grab hold of a bigger share of the river despite Egypt’s long held monopoly. Defiant of Egypt’s historic monopoly over its flow, Ethiopia is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to build a massive dam on the Nile river.

Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

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Now Egypt is jumping aboard, according to Mada Masr news , leasing land in nearby Sudan. Saudi Arabia is the largest shareholder, contributing over 22% of organizational capital, followed by Kuwait with 19.5%, and the United Emirates, Sudan and Iraq each with a 15% share. Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis recently. Egypt is hoping that sustainable farmers will apply. .

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

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The report developed by the center maps out the renewable energy future of its 13 member countries and states, including the nations of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine (not yet a nation), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Sudan plans to be less-dependent on hydroelectricity. During 2011-2012, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Sudan announced their National Energy Efficiency Action plans.

Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

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One of the featured case studies is from Sudan. “In In Sudan, IFAD is supporting the development of 300 community adaptation plans that enhance resilience of women and men,” says Khalida Bouzar, Director of IFAD’s North Africa, Near East and Europe Division. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

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Malaria prevention when travelling to the Middle East

Green Prophet

The Asir region of Saudi Arabia is endemic for malaria, although in 2014, 46 imported cases were detected in Saudi kingdom…during late 2011 over 600 patients were detected as malaria positive in Abu Dabi, UAE, most of which came from Pakistan, India and Sudan. There has been continued presence of imported malaria in Jordan, mainly from East Africa (Sudan and Eritrea) and South East Asia. Marigolds have a compound inside them that can keep malaria-carrying mosquitos at bay.

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Green Adoption

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The other international migrants are those driven from their homes and countries by internecine war (Somalia) and killing drought (in parts of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan), to mention just two of the drivers. Green Adoption. It’s not a subject most people think of when they are talking about environment and sustainability, but even adoption can be a highly “green” process.

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Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

Green Home Blog

Sustania describes what the list consist of: “From solar power in Sudan to sustainable fashion in Switzerland; from water-cooling in Canada to solar-cooling in Singapore; from buses in Brazil to smart buildings in Sydney.” Discussing the environment can be akin to discussing religion or politics, not a place you may want to go with some people. Fingers begin to point, misunderstandings flare and a nice afternoon can go sour in an instant.

Jordan fourth most miserable nation in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Regionally, only people in Syria, Sudan, and Egypt are more dejected. Open a newspaper in the Middle East and expect to be whacked with some bad news. Still, I wasn’t prepared to read that - according to the World Misery Index (the name was a tip-off to what was coming) – Jordan (where I live) is the fourth most miserable country in the Arab world. And consider that Syria also weighed in as most-miserable in the world!

RIP Nesari: Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At Zoo


Only a few of these northern white rhinos now remain: 2 at the San Diego zoo, and 3 or 4 that are said to be roaming the Sudan, but have not been seen since last year. A 39-year-old rare white rhinoceros recently died at the Czech zoo, leaving only a few of the endangered species left of the rhino population. It is said that the rhino, Nesari , died in her sleep of old age last week, and the zoo is now only left with Nabire , a 30 year old northern white rhino.

Huge Dust Plume Covers the Red Sea

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The plume appears to be traveling east-northeast out of Sudan and Eritrea towards Saudi Arabia, adding to the sorrows of an already troubled region when it comes to air quality. As if the Arabian Peninsula needs an import of desert dust from east Africa. Marvel at the image captured by NASA ‘s Aqua satellite of a huge plume of airborne dust covering the red sea. The image was captured at 2:05 pm local time on June 15, 2016.

Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

Blue Earth

I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). I lived for the last three weeks in the northern region of the country, in the high plateaus and mountains of Tigray. Due to elevations of around 7,000 feet, Tigray’s climate is ideal with “13 months of sunshine,” as locals happily tell you. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80’s, with 60’s at night. .

Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

Green Prophet

The study looks at access to maternal and child health among two groups – the poorest and richest 20 per cent of the population, and urban and rural dwellers – in 10 countries and territories: Algeria, Djibouti, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Sudan and Yemen have the highest inequalities, whether by income or place of residence.

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UN applies agricultural tech innovation to improve drought resilience for farmers

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offers better methodology and covers three additional countries with 100 metre resolution data: Iraq, Sudan and Niger. Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

Green Prophet

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. A child in Yemen.

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Ethiopia builds Nile dam, half of Egyptian farmland might disappear

Green Prophet

If you are from Ethiopia, Sudan or Egypt your concerns are very different. Egypt justified its dominance over the river by citing a colonial-era water treaty and a 1959 agreement with Sudan. Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the United States Treasury and the World Bank.

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Simple hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to Pillar Banza Moreno, Public Health Officer & Coordinator, Maban, South Sudan, the small and simple act and practice of regular hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases. However, most of the poor in the developing world do not have access to soap and good water.

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