Category Archives: Africa

Opinion | What Happens When Our Leaders Lack Moral Courage – By Wesley K. Clark – The New York Times

Power is acting for good — and knowing when you should. By Wesley K. Clark Mr. Clark is a former NATO supreme allied commander. May 23, 2019 45 The White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York … Continue reading

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Opinion | Can Exxon Mobil Protect Mozambique From Climate Change? – By Leigh Elston – The New York Times

By Leigh Elston Ms. Elston writes about the energy industry in sub-Saharan Africa. March 26, 2019 A A A family stranded after Cyclone Ida in the Buzi District of Mozambique last Thursday.CreditCreditSiphiwe Sibeko/Reuters “MAPUTO, Mozambique — On Tuesday evening, five … Continue reading

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Opinion | A Comeback for African National Parks – By Patrick Adams – The New York Times

By Patrick Adams Mr. Adams is a journalist who reports on solutions to social problems. Feb. 20, 2019 Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a rare success story. The number of large mammals there has increased more than 700 percent … Continue reading

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Opinion | Israel’s Got Its Own Refugee Dilemma: African ‘Dreamers’ – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

TEL AVIV — It’s been obvious to me for some time that the Israeli-Arab conflict is to wider global geopolitical trends what Off Broadway is to Broadway. If you want a hint of what’s coming to a geopolitical theater near … Continue reading

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U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies – The New York Times

The United States has moved to allow hunters to import big-game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides, acquired in certain African countries with approvals granted on an individual basis. The decision, reported in a memorandum published last week by … Continue reading

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In Los Angeles- a Billionaire Doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong Takes On an Ailing Newspaper – The New York Times

LOS ANGELES — He was perhaps the least famous billionaire in a city brimming with wealthy celebrities. But Patrick Soon-Shiong, 65, a doctor who turned a cancer drug into a multibillion-dollar biotech empire, emerged on Wednesday as a major figure … Continue reading

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War’s Other Victims: Animals – The New York Times

In 1996, when war broke out in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, just 31 northern white rhinos remained in Garamba National Park, the last stronghold of this endangered species. Armed militias reached the park less than a … Continue reading

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Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide – The New York Times

“KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries. The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and … Continue reading

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Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice – The New York Times

“Even where this conservation strategy seems to work, however, some critics question the contradiction inherent in hunting threatened and endangered species. “Any trophy hunting of an endangered species is by definition unsustainable, as it cannot sufficiently contribute to the survival … Continue reading

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Trump- Niger and Connecting the Dots – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Barbut, as I reported, reinforced her point by showing me three maps of Africa with dots concentrated in the middle of the continent. Map No. 1: the most vulnerable regions of desertification in 2008. Map No. 2: conflicts and food … Continue reading

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