Category: Science

SOS: Save our seas By Rene Wadlow

On 5 to 9 June 2017, the United Nations will bring together in New York the representatives of governments, of governmental regional associations such as the Alliance of Small Island States, non-governmental organizations, private corporations, and academic institutions to study the challenges which face humanity to conserve and use our oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The status...

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent By Sophie Morlin-Yron, for CNN

Story highlights The Mercator projection has been used as a template for world maps since its creation in 1569 The projection shows Africa as being smaller than it is It has had a digital boost, and continues to shape people’s image of the world (CNN)On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its...

Experts warn Nyiragongo showing signs of imminent eruption as govt urges calm By: KAYIRANGA MASSAI

Nyiragongo volcano last erupted in 2002, causing havoc. (Net photo) Rwanda Red Cross has warned of a possible Nyiragongo volcano eruption in the near future. Nyiragongo is one of the eight volcanic mountains in the Virunga Massif. The volcano is located near the town of Goma in eastern DR Congo, close to the Rwandan border. Red Cross researchers on volcanoes...

Gates Foundation’s “Corporate Merry-Go-Round”: Spearheading The Neo-liberal Plunder Of African Agriculture by Colin Todhunter

The Ecologist, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research, RINFRead this article in Italian hereRead it in French here The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the campaign group Global Justice Now. With assets of $43.5 billion, the BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It...

THE SAN BUSHMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

The term, ‘bushman’, came from the Dutch term, ‘bossiesman’, which meant ‘bandit’ or ‘outlaw’. The ‘bushman’ term was first applied by white explorers & settlers over 200 years ago.Photo by Charles Fred The term San refers to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections. The San were also referred to as Bushmen,...

Mawuna Koutonin On The Myth Of “Overpopulated” Africa

— “Many in position of power think the world has become overpopulated recently, and Africa takes the center of attention because of the constant increase in population” — “European countries are nowadays giving incentives to their women to give birth to more babies. Yet, an already underpopulated continent, Africa is crowded with Western ‘experts’ giving money to NGOs and governments...