Daily Archives: March 26, 2019

The Heat: China-Europe Relations

CGTN America
Published on Mar 26, 2019

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.

CGTN America
Published on Mar 26, 2019

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.

New treatments yield hope for stopping tuberculosis, world’s leading infectious killer

PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 26, 2019

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.

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren’t Deterred

The Real News Network
Published on Mar 26, 2019

The Senate rejected the proposal in what Democrats called a “sham vote,” but 18-year-old Jeremy Ornstein of the Sunrise Movement says that won’t stop the movement for climate action

European politicians make ‘quoting’ illegal

RT America

Published on Mar 26, 2019

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 Curious History of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast

MasamanPublished on Mar 26, 2019

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!

Iran flood: Dozens killed and homes damaged after heavy rain – BBC News

At least 18 people have died and more than 70 injured, after heavy rains caused severe flooding across Iran.

The flood waters blocked roads and triggered landslides.

Rescue agencies and aid workers have been helping the displaced, while emergency services have warned of more heavy rain to come.

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19 million Kenyans lack access to clean water

CGTN AfricaPublished on Mar 26, 2019

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 population lacks clean water access | Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English

Published on Mar 21, 2018

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.

The fight for water in Kenya | Eco-at-Africa

DW News

Published on Mar 2, 2017

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…

A Disappearing World: Singapore Is Harvesting Land from Cambodia

The Atlantic

Published on Mar 11, 2019

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.