Daily Archives: April 16, 2016

Clinton Vs. Sanders on Big Banks


TheRealNews

Published on Apr 15, 2016

Bill Black, adviser to Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Hodes discuss whether the Dodd-Frank legislation is effective at preventing systemic risk from Wall Street monopolies

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IMF predicts slow economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa


CCTV Africa

Published on Apr 16, 2016

This week the IMF predicted that 2016 growth in sub-Saharan growth will be around 3%. And when considering population expansion, growth per person is going to be below 1%. It is raising new questions about how to increase revenues in an era of slow growth and tight credit conditions. From Washington, Daniel Ryntjes has more

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Severe drought affecting hundreds and thousands in Somalia


CCTV Africa

Published on Apr 16, 2016

Severe drought exacerbated by El Nino conditions has hit parts of Somalia’s Puntland and Somaliland, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. The drought compounds an already challenging humanitarian situation in the area and has brought the estimated number of people who face acute food security Crisis and Emergency in Somaliland and Puntland to 385,000. Another 1.3 million people are at risk of slipping into acute food insecurity if they do receive assistance. The most urgent needs include access to food, nutrition, health as well as education, protection and shelter support to ensure minimum standards of living, and reduce morbidity and mortality among vulnerable girls, pregnant and lactating women, boys and men.

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140 people killed after attacks on Jekow in Gambella region


CCTV Africa

Published on Apr 16, 2016

Officials say that armed groups have killed more than 140 people in the town of Jekow in the Gambella region near the western border with South Sudan. The attackers who are said to have been from South Sudan are reported to be members of the Murle tribe. They crossed into Ethiopia and simultaneously attacked about 10 different villages said to be inhabited by the Nuer ethnic group. A number of children were also abducted and taken into South Sudan. The Ethiopian government says that about 60 of the attackers were killed by the defence forces. The Gambella region hosts thousands of South Sudanese refugees who fled after war broke in their country in December 2013.

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Health officials to begin global effort to eradicate polio


PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 16, 2016

This weekend marks the start of a global effort that health officials are hoping will be the final push to eradicate polio. The process involves 150 countries that have to switch vaccines, which is complicated and expensive. Doctor Steve Cohi from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joins Alison Stewart to discuss.

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Where’s the Heat?


climatecentraldotorg

Published on Apr 16, 2016

The rate of atmospheric warming has been slower in past 15 years than the previous 30 — even as we’ve continued to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It is tempting to think that everything we’ve learned about greenhouse gases since 1857 is wrong, but it is not.

We tend to focus on land surface temperatures, because that’s where we live. However, it is critical to remember the climate system includes the oceans in addition to the atmosphere. And as it turns out, a tremendous amount of heat energy (that appears to be missing) has been absorbed by the sea.

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U.S. Corporations Hide More than $ 1 Trillion!


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Published on Apr 16, 2016

Thom Hartmann comments on a piece by Rob Davies in the Guardian in which he reports U.S. corporations have $ 1.4 Trillion hidden in tax havens.

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