President Xi is on his way back to Beijing, after high-level discussions with European leaders in Paris. The Chinese president reassured leaders that China is committed to reform and opening up. On Monday, President Xi and French President Macron agreed to 15-business deals, including a major purchase from Airbus for 300 planes. CGTN’s Stefan De Vries reports on the latest from Paris.
To discuss all of this, tonight’s panel includes, John Gong, a professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics; Alexis Poulin, the co-founder of Le Monde Moderne and an analyst on European Union affairs; Andrew Small, a senior transatlantic fellow of the Asia Program with the German Marshall Fund and Solange Guo Chatelard, an associate with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Sunday marked World Tuberculosis Day. While T.B. doesn’t attract the same attention as influenza, malaria or Ebola, it recently surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the globe’s leading infectious killer. In 2018, there were more than 10 million new cases. There hadn’t been a treatment breakthrough for 40 years, but the tide is starting to turn. Hari Sreenivasan shares a story of hope from South Africa.
RT America’s Michele Greenstein joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the European Union’s harsh new copyright directive that legally requires online platforms to stifle the sharing of copyrighted material. She explains how this will change the internet as we know it to the detriment of the user.
The island of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast have quite the curious history of revolutions, wars, trade and migration from all over the world that make this stretch of land one of the most culturally rich and relevant in all of Africa.
In today’s video we’ll discuss just what makes the Swahili coast and accompanying people so distinct from the average Bantu or Black African. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the Swahili people and the island of Zanzibar. Thanks for watching!
Kenya too faces a crisis when it comes to water and sanitation. It is estimated that 19 million Kenyans lack access to clean water while a further 27 million people lack access to improved sanitation. And as the country grapples with drought, A leading company in water and energy solutions , partnering with missionaries and local communities has come up with a self-sustaining model, and it is being replicated across the East African Nation. Robert Nagila reports.
More than half of Kenya’s population only have access to unsafe drinking water from ponds, shallow wells and rivers. The lack of clean water, caused largely by prolonged drought, is causing conflicts between farming communities. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Wajir in northeastern Kenya.
Hydropower plants are causing parts of Kenya’s Tana River to dry up. Scientists are trying to ensure there’s enough water for everyone relying on the body of water. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/ecoa…
As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman’s relationship to her home face erasure. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/ind…
“Lost World” was directed by Kalyanee Mam and produced by Emergence Magazine and Go Project Films (https://goprojectfilms.com/films/lost…). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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