Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Africa: States of independence – the scramble for Africa


Al Jazeera English

Uploaded on Sep 2, 2010

Seventeen African nations gained their independence in 1960, but the dreams of the independence era were short-lived.

Africa states of independence tells the story of some of those countries – stories of mass exploitation, of the ecstasy of independence and of how – with liberation – a new, covert scramble for resources was born.

[September 2, 2010]

Ancient Africa – A History Denied (Documentary)


AncientHistory

Published on Dec 30, 2014

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AFRICA Different but Equal Written & Presented by Basil Davidson Executive Producer


Ousmane N’diaye

Published on Jan 6, 2016

PART 1 : A very well documented series on African History from way before, during and after Slavery trade and colonial period to contemporary times. This Documentary is the work of the British author and Africanist Basil Davidson :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_D

. I upload and share this for education purposes only with people who are interested in Africa and African History as a Whole. In these series you will learn that Africans had their own civilizations, kingdoms, trades, and values way before the invasion of the western world.

Empire – The New Scramble for Africa


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 27, 2014   Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe

Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class. Empire travels to Kenya, France and the USA to examine who is gaining, who is losing and what it means to Africans.

Aid Worker Decries U.S.-Backed “Relentless War” in Yemen Causing Widespread Threat of Starvation


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 15, 2017
http://democracynow.org – The United Nations has warned that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. Nearly 20 million people are at risk of starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Last month, the U.N. declared a famine in parts of South Sudan. Earlier this week, aid officials said they’re in a race against time to prevent a famine brought on by a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war and blockade. Almost 19 million people in Yemen, two-thirds of the total population, are in need of assistance, and more than 7 million are facing starvation. For more, we speak with Joel Charny, director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA.

White House Considering Slashing U.S. Funding to United Nations


Headlines Mar 15, 2017

The White House has reportedly instructed the State Department to look for ways to cut more than a third of its budget. This could include slashing in half the United States’ annual $10 billion in funding for U.N. programs such as peacekeeping, vaccines and children’s aid. The outline of President Trump’s preliminary budget is slated to be released Thursday.

Huge plastic waste footprint revealed – BBC News

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst

Soft drinks makers admit more needs to be done to stop people discarding single-use plastic bottles.

Their UK trade body says it will work with government to reduce the number of bottles ending in the sea.

It follows research from Greenpeace suggesting the top six global firms sell plastic bottles weighing more than two million tonnes a year.

The biggest brand Coca-Cola is under fire for refusing to disclose how much plastic it produces.

A study estimated that more than five trillion plastic pieces weighing more than 250,000 tonnes were afloat at sea, and a recent paper showed that even marine organisms 10km deep had ingested plastic fragments.

Plastic oceans: What do we know?

Plastic bottle litter on beaches up 43%, conservationists say

Gavin Partington, from the British Soft Drinks Association, said: “We should all be concerned about the problem of marine litter.

“All plastic bottles are 100% recyclable so it is important that consumers are encouraged to dispose of bottles responsibly.

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