Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "African" (16)  

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When Foibe Nibitanga got a ticket to a new life in the United States, she didn't expect the fear and hunger of the refugee camp to follow her to Kansas City.

Link: www.pitch.com/(…)refugees-in-kc-s-northland-are-wai…

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The NAACP is suing US Airways, accusing the airline of discriminating against African American Philadelphia airport employees by assigning them to less desirable gates, which employees refer to with racially loaded nicknames.

Link: travel.aol.com/(…)us-airways-sued-for-discriminatio…

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African-Iraqis talk of discrimination so steeped in Iraqi culture that they are prohibited from interracial marriage and denied even menial jobs.

Link: www.nytimes.com/(…)03basra.html…

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The mistaken belief that albino body parts have magical powers has driven thousands of Africa's albinos into hiding, fearful of losing their lives and limbs to unscrupulous dealers who can make up to $75,000 selling a complete dismembered set.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)af_africa_albino_killings…

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African nations have walked out of UN climate talks in Barcelona this week citing that wealthy industrial countries are refusing to commit to the carbon reductions necessary to prevent drought, agricultural damage, rising sea levels threatening coastal areas and the spread of tropical pests and diseases.

Link: abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=8981151

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It sounds like a joke, but Vanilla Ice really is huge in South Africa. Same goes for Australia and East Asia. He just returned from South Africa, where he played several sold out arenas. So who could blame the ad folks at Castle Lite, the South African brew, for hiring him?

Link: blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/(…)vanilla_ice_sells_bee…

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The sight of elephants trekking trunk-to-tail across the Saharan Plains may soon be lost from African landscapes because of the illegal ivory trade, conservation experts have warned.

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)African-elephants-could-be-e…

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The 9-year-old boy's family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning away his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him -- Mount Zion Lighthouse. A month later, he died.

Link: www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,568140,00.html

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California-based eSolar has just announced that it is expanding into southern Africa now. It has partnered with Johannesburg-based Clean Energy Solutions (CES) to create “eSolarSA” which will sell its concentrating solar power technology throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Link: cleantechnica.com/(…)7-african-countries-to-get-uti…

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Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday announced 120 million dollars in grants to help small-scale farmers in Africa and India improve their lives through sustainable agriculture.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)africaindiausfoodfarmcharitygates…

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William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi. Like any normal adolescent would, he started collecting scraps of garbage in the hopes of jerry-rigging a windmill that would power his home. And guess what? The thing worked, Kamkwamba became world famous. Now eco-warrior Al Gore is blurbing his best-selling memoir, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."

Link: www.asylum.com/(…)william-kamkwamba-boy-who-harness…

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