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The Uninhabitable Earth
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By David Wallace-Wells

In the jungles of Costa Rica, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out. Fossils by Heartless Machine
July 9, 2017

I. ‘Doomsday’
Peering beyond scientific reticence.

It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.

Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.

Even when we train our eyes on climate change, we are unable to comprehend its scope. This past winter, a string of days 60 and 70 degrees warmer than normal baked the North Pole, melting the permafrost that encased Norway’s Svalbard seed vault — a global food bank nicknamed “Doomsday,” designed to ensure that our agriculture survives any catastrophe, and which appeared to have been flooded by climate change less than ten years after being built.

The Doomsday vault is fine, for now: The structure has been secured and the seeds are safe. But treating the episode as a parable of impending flooding missed the more important news. Until recently, permafrost was not a major concern of climate scientists, because, as the name suggests, it was soil that stayed permanently frozen. But Arctic permafrost contains 1.8 trillion tons of carbon, more than twice as much as is currently suspended in the Earth’s atmosphere. When it thaws and is released, that carbon may evaporate as methane, which is 34 times as powerful a greenhouse-gas warming blanket as carbon dioxide when judged on the timescale of a century; when judged on the timescale of two decades, it is 86 times as powerful. In other words, we have, trapped in Arctic permafrost, twice as much carbon as is currently wrecking the atmosphere of the planet, all of it scheduled to be released at a date that keeps getting moved up, partially in the form of a gas that multiplies its warming power 86 times over.

Maybe you know that already — there are alarming stories in the news every day, like those, last month, that seemed to suggest satellite data showed the globe warming since 1998 more than twice as fast as scientists had thought (in fact, the underlying story was considerably less alarming than the headlines). Or the news from Antarctica this past May, when a crack in an ice shelf grew 11 miles in six days, then kept going; the break now has just three miles to go — by the time you read this, it may already have met the open water, where it will drop into the sea one of the biggest icebergs ever, a process known poetically as “calving.”


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But no matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough. Over the past decades, our culture has gone apocalyptic with zombie movies and Mad Max dystopias, perhaps the collective result of displaced climate anxiety, and yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination. The reasons for that are many: the timid language of scientific probabilities, which the climatologist James Hansen once called “scientific reticence” in a paper chastising scientists for editing their own observations so conscientiously that they failed to communicate how dire the threat really was; the fact that the country is dominated by a group of technocrats who believe any problem can be solved and an opposing culture that doesn’t even see warming as a problem worth addressing; the way that climate denialism has made scientists even more cautious in offering speculative warnings; the simple speed of change and, also, its slowness, such that we are only seeing effects now of warming from decades past; our uncertainty about uncertainty, which the climate writer Naomi Oreskes in particular has suggested stops us from preparing as though anything worse than a median outcome were even possible; the way we assume climate change will hit hardest elsewhere, not everywhere; the smallness (two degrees) and largeness (1.8 trillion tons) and abstractness (400 parts per million) of the numbers; the discomfort of considering a problem that is very difficult, if not impossible, to solve; the altogether incomprehensible scale of that problem, which amounts to the prospect of our own annihilation; simple fear. But aversion arising from fear is a form of denial, too.

In between scientific reticence and science fiction is science itself. This article is the result of dozens of interviews and exchanges with climatologists and researchers in related fields and reflects hundreds of scientific papers on the subject of climate change. What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response. Instead, it is a portrait of our best understanding of where the planet is heading absent aggressive action. It is unlikely that all of these warming scenarios will be fully realized, largely because the devastation along the way will shake our complacency. But those scenarios, and not the present climate, are the baseline. In fact, they are our schedule.

The present tense of climate change — the destruction we’ve already baked into our future — is horrifying enough. Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade. Two degrees of warming used to be considered the threshold of catastrophe: tens of millions of climate refugees unleashed upon an unprepared world. Now two degrees is our goal, per the Paris climate accords, and experts give us only slim odds of hitting it. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues serial reports, often called the “gold standard” of climate research; the most recent one projects us to hit four degrees of warming by the beginning of the next century, should we stay the present course. But that’s just a median projection. The upper end of the probability curve runs as high as eight degrees — and the authors still haven’t figured out how to deal with that permafrost melt. The IPCC reports also don’t fully account for the albedo effect (less ice means less reflected and more absorbed sunlight, hence more warming); more cloud cover (which traps heat); or the dieback of forests and other flora (which extract carbon from the atmosphere). Each of these promises to accelerate warming, and the history of the planet shows that temperature can shift as much as five degrees Celsius within thirteen years. The last time the planet was even four degrees warmer, Peter Brannen points out in The Ends of the World, his new history of the planet’s major extinction events, the oceans were hundreds of feet higher.*

The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions before the one we are living through now, each so complete a slate-wiping of the evolutionary record it functioned as a resetting of the planetary clock, and many climate scientists will tell you they are the best analog for the ecological future we are diving headlong into. Unless you are a teenager, you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster. The rate is accelerating. This is what Stephen Hawking had in mind when he said, this spring, that the species needs to colonize other planets in the next century to survive, and what drove Elon Musk, last month, to unveil his plans to build a Mars habitat in 40 to 100 years. These are nonspecialists, of course, and probably as inclined to irrational panic as you or I. But the many sober-minded scientists I interviewed over the past several months — the most credentialed and tenured in the field, few of them inclined to alarmism and many advisers to the IPCC who nevertheless criticize its conservatism — have quietly reached an apocalyptic conclusion, too: No plausible program of emissions reductions alone can prevent climate disaster.

Over the past few decades, the term “Anthropocene” has climbed out of academic discourse and into the popular imagination — a name given to the geologic era we live in now, and a way to signal that it is a new era, defined on the wall chart of deep history by human intervention. One problem with the term is that it implies a conquest of nature (and even echoes the biblical “dominion”). And however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. That is what Wallace Smith Broecker, the avuncular oceanographer who coined the term “global warming,” means when he calls the planet an “angry beast.” You could also go with “war machine.” Each day we arm it more.

II. Heat Death
The bahraining of New York.

In the sugar­cane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. Photo: Heartless Machine
Humans, like all mammals, are heat engines; surviving means having to continually cool off, like panting dogs. For that, the temperature needs to be low enough for the air to act as a kind of refrigerant, drawing heat off the skin so the engine can keep pumping. At seven degrees of warming, that would become impossible for large portions of the planet’s equatorial band, and especially the tropics, where humidity adds to the problem; in the jungles of Costa Rica, for instance, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out.

Climate-change skeptics point out that the planet has warmed and cooled many times before, but the climate window that has allowed for human life is very narrow, even by the standards of planetary history. At 11 or 12 degrees of warming, more than half the world’s population, as distributed today, would die of direct heat. Things almost certainly won’t get that hot this century, though models of unabated emissions do bring us that far eventually. This century, and especially in the tropics, the pain points will pinch much more quickly even than an increase of seven degrees. The key factor is something called wet-bulb temperature, which is a term of measurement as home-laboratory-kit as it sounds: the heat registered on a thermometer wrapped in a damp sock as it’s swung around in the air (since the moisture evaporates from a sock more quickly in dry air, this single number reflects both heat and humidity). At present, most regions reach a wet-bulb maximum of 26 or 27 degrees Celsius; the true red line for habitability is 35 degrees. What is called heat stress comes much sooner.

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Actually, we’re about there already. Since 1980, the planet has experienced a 50-fold increase in the number of places experiencing dangerous or extreme heat; a bigger increase is to come. The five warmest summers in Europe since 1500 have all occurred since 2002, and soon, the IPCC warns, simply being outdoors that time of year will be unhealthy for much of the globe. Even if we meet the Paris goals of two degrees warming, cities like Karachi and Kolkata will become close to uninhabitable, annually encountering deadly heat waves like those that crippled them in 2015. At four degrees, the deadly European heat wave of 2003, which killed as many as 2,000 people a day, will be a normal summer. At six, according to an assessment focused only on effects within the U.S. from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, summer labor of any kind would become impossible in the lower Mississippi Valley, and everybody in the country east of the Rockies would be under more heat stress than anyone, anywhere, in the world today. As Joseph Romm has put it in his authoritative primer Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, heat stress in New York City would exceed that of present-day Bahrain, one of the planet’s hottest spots, and the temperature in Bahrain “would induce hyperthermia in even sleeping humans.” The high-end IPCC estimate, remember, is two degrees warmer still. By the end of the century, the World Bank has estimated, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Air-conditioning can help but will ultimately only add to the carbon problem; plus, the climate-controlled malls of the Arab emirates aside, it is not remotely plausible to wholesale air-condition all the hottest parts of the world, many of them also the poorest. And indeed, the crisis will be most dramatic across the Middle East and Persian Gulf, where in 2015 the heat index registered temperatures as high as 163 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as several decades from now, the hajj will become physically impossible for the 2 million Muslims who make the pilgrimage each year.

It is not just the hajj, and it is not just Mecca; heat is already killing us. In the sugarcane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, including over a quarter of the men, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. With dialysis, which is expensive, those with kidney failure can expect to live five years; without it, life expectancy is in the weeks. Of course, heat stress promises to pummel us in places other than our kidneys, too. As I type that sentence, in the California desert in mid-June, it is 121 degrees outside my door. It is not a record high.

III. The End of Food
Praying for cornfields in the tundra.

Climates differ and plants vary, but the basic rule for staple cereal crops grown at optimal temperature is that for every degree of warming, yields decline by 10 percent. Some estimates run as high as 15 or even 17 percent. Which means that if the planet is five degrees warmer at the end of the century, we may have as many as 50 percent more people to feed and 50 percent less grain to give them. And proteins are worse: It takes 16 calories of grain to produce just a single calorie of hamburger meat, butchered from a cow that spent its life polluting the climate with methane farts.

Pollyannaish plant physiologists will point out that the cereal-crop math applies only to those regions already at peak growing temperature, and they are right — theoretically, a warmer climate will make it easier to grow corn in Greenland. But as the pathbreaking work by Rosamond Naylor and David Battisti has shown, the tropics are already too hot to efficiently grow grain, and those places where grain is produced today are already at optimal growing temperature — which means even a small warming will push them down the slope of declining productivity. And you can’t easily move croplands north a few hundred miles, because yields in places like remote Canada and Russia are limited by the quality of soil there; it takes many centuries for the planet to produce optimally fertile dirt.

Drought might be an even bigger problem than heat, with some of the world’s most arable land turning quickly to desert. Precipitation is notoriously hard to model, yet predictions for later this century are basically unanimous: unprecedented droughts nearly everywhere food is today produced. By 2080, without dramatic reductions in emissions, southern Europe will be in permanent extreme drought, much worse than the American dust bowl ever was. The same will be true in Iraq and Syria and much of the rest of the Middle East; some of the most densely populated parts of Australia, Africa, and South America; and the breadbasket regions of China. None of these places, which today supply much of the world’s food, will be reliable sources of any. As for the original dust bowl: The droughts in the American plains and Southwest would not just be worse than in the 1930s, a 2015 NASA study predicted, but worse than any droughts in a thousand years — and that includes those that struck between 1100 and 1300, which “dried up all the rivers East of the Sierra Nevada mountains” and may have been responsible for the death of the Anasazi civilization.

Remember, we do not live in a world without hunger as it is. Far from it: Most estimates put the number of undernourished at 800 million globally. In case you haven’t heard, this spring has already brought an unprecedented quadruple famine to Africa and the Middle East; the U.N. has warned that separate starvation events in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen could kill 20 million this year alone.

IV. Climate Plagues
What happens when the bubonic ice melts?

Rock, in the right spot, is a record of planetary history, eras as long as millions of years flattened by the forces of geological time into strata with amplitudes of just inches, or just an inch, or even less. Ice works that way, too, as a climate ledger, but it is also frozen history, some of which can be reanimated when unfrozen. There are now, trapped in Arctic ice, diseases that have not circulated in the air for millions of years — in some cases, since before humans were around to encounter them. Which means our immune systems would have no idea how to fight back when those prehistoric plagues emerge from the ice.

The Arctic also stores terrifying bugs from more recent times. In Alaska, already, researchers have discovered remnants of the 1918 flu that infected as many as 500 million and killed as many as 100 million — about 5 percent of the world’s population and almost six times as many as had died in the world war for which the pandemic served as a kind of gruesome capstone. As the BBC reported in May, scientists suspect smallpox and the bubonic plague are trapped in Siberian ice, too — an abridged history of devastating human sickness, left out like egg salad in the Arctic sun.

Experts caution that many of these organisms won’t actually survive the thaw and point to the fastidious lab conditions under which they have already reanimated several of them — the 32,000-year-old “extremophile” bacteria revived in 2005, an 8 million-year-old bug brought back to life in 2007, the 3.5 million–year–old one a Russian scientist self-injected just out of curiosity — to suggest that those are necessary conditions for the return of such ancient plagues. But already last year, a boy was killed and 20 others infected by anthrax released when retreating permafrost exposed the frozen carcass of a reindeer killed by the bacteria at least 75 years earlier; 2,000 present-day reindeer were infected, too, carrying and spreading the disease beyond the tundra.

What concerns epidemiologists more than ancient diseases are existing scourges relocated, rewired, or even re-evolved by warming. The first effect is geographical. Before the early-modern period, when adventuring sailboats accelerated the mixing of peoples and their bugs, human provinciality was a guard against pandemic. Today, even with globalization and the enormous intermingling of human populations, our ecosystems are mostly stable, and this functions as another limit, but global warming will scramble those ecosystems and help disease trespass those limits as surely as Cortés did. You don’t worry much about dengue or malaria if you are living in Maine or France. But as the tropics creep northward and mosquitoes migrate with them, you will. You didn’t much worry about Zika a couple of years ago, either.

As it happens, Zika may also be a good model of the second worrying effect — disease mutation. One reason you hadn’t heard about Zika until recently is that it had been trapped in Uganda; another is that it did not, until recently, appear to cause birth defects. Scientists still don’t entirely understand what happened, or what they missed. But there are things we do know for sure about how climate affects some diseases: Malaria, for instance, thrives in hotter regions not just because the mosquitoes that carry it do, too, but because for every degree increase in temperature, the parasite reproduces ten times faster. Which is one reason that the World Bank estimates that by 2050, 5.2 billion people will be reckoning with it.

V. Unbreathable Air
A rolling death smog that suffocates millions.


By the end of the century, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Photo: Heartless Machine
Our lungs need oxygen, but that is only a fraction of what we breathe. The fraction of carbon dioxide is growing: It just crossed 400 parts per million, and high-end estimates extrapolating from current trends suggest it will hit 1,000 ppm by 2100. At that concentration, compared to the air we breathe now, human cognitive ability declines by 21 percent.

Other stuff in the hotter air is even scarier, with small increases in pollution capable of shortening life spans by ten years. The warmer the planet gets, the more ozone forms, and by mid-century, Americans will likely suffer a 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone smog, the National Center for Atmospheric Research has projected. By 2090, as many as 2 billion people globally will be breathing air above the WHO “safe” level; one paper last month showed that, among other effects, a pregnant mother’s exposure to ozone raises the child’s risk of autism (as much as tenfold, combined with other environmental factors). Which does make you think again about the autism epidemic in West Hollywood.

Already, more than 10,000 people die each day from the small particles emitted from fossil-fuel burning; each year, 339,000 people die from wildfire smoke, in part because climate change has extended forest-fire season (in the U.S., it’s increased by 78 days since 1970). By 2050, according to the U.S. Forest Service, wildfires will be twice as destructive as they are today; in some places, the area burned could grow fivefold. What worries people even more is the effect that would have on emissions, especially when the fires ravage forests arising out of peat. Peatland fires in Indonesia in 1997, for instance, added to the global CO2 release by up to 40 percent, and more burning only means more warming only means more burning. There is also the terrifying possibility that rain forests like the Amazon, which in 2010 suffered its second “hundred-year drought” in the space of five years, could dry out enough to become vulnerable to these kinds of devastating, rolling forest fires — which would not only expel enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere but also shrink the size of the forest. That is especially bad because the Amazon alone provides 20 percent of our oxygen.

Then there are the more familiar forms of pollution. In 2013, melting Arctic ice remodeled Asian weather patterns, depriving industrial China of the natural ventilation systems it had come to depend on, which blanketed much of the country’s north in an unbreathable smog. Literally unbreathable. A metric called the Air Quality Index categorizes the risks and tops out at the 301-to-500 range, warning of “serious aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly” and, for all others, “serious risk of respiratory effects”; at that level, “everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion.” The Chinese “airpocalypse” of 2013 peaked at what would have been an Air Quality Index of over 800. That year, smog was responsible for a third of all deaths in the country.

VI. Perpetual War
The violence baked into heat.

Climatologists are very careful when talking about Syria. They want you to know that while climate change did produce a drought that contributed to civil war, it is not exactly fair to saythat the conflict is the result of warming; next door, for instance, Lebanon suffered the same crop failures. But researchers like Marshall Burke and Solomon Hsiang have managed to quantify some of the non-obvious relationships between temperature and violence: For every half-degree of warming, they say, societies will see between a 10 and 20 percent increase in the likelihood of armed conflict. In climate science, nothing is simple, but the arithmetic is harrowing: A planet five degrees warmer would have at least half again as many wars as we do today. Overall, social conflict could more than double this century.

This is one reason that, as nearly every climate scientist I spoke to pointed out, the U.S. military is obsessed with climate change: The drowning of all American Navy bases by sea-level rise is trouble enough, but being the world’s policeman is quite a bit harder when the crime rate doubles. Of course, it’s not just Syria where climate has contributed to conflict. Some speculate that the elevated level of strife across the Middle East over the past generation reflects the pressures of global warming — a hypothesis all the more cruel considering that warming began accelerating when the industrialized world extracted and then burned the region’s oil.

What accounts for the relationship between climate and conflict? Some of it comes down to agriculture and economics; a lot has to do with forced migration, already at a record high, with at least 65 million displaced people wandering the planet right now. But there is also the simple fact of individual irritability. Heat increases municipal crime rates, and swearing on social media, and the likelihood that a major-league pitcher, coming to the mound after his teammate has been hit by a pitch, will hit an opposing batter in retaliation. And the arrival of air-conditioning in the developed world, in the middle of the past century, did little to solve the problem of the summer crime wave.

VII. Permanent Economic Collapse
Dismal capitalism in a half-poorer world.

The murmuring mantra of global neoliberalism, which prevailed between the end of the Cold War and the onset of the Great Recession, is that economic growth would save us from anything and everything.
But in the aftermath of the 2008 crash, a growing number of historians studying what they call “fossil capitalism” have begun to suggest that the entire history of swift economic growth, which began somewhat suddenly in the 18th century, is not the result of innovation or trade or the dynamics of global capitalism but simply our discovery of fossil fuels and all their raw power — a onetime injection of new “value” into a system that had previously been characterized by global subsistence living. Before fossil fuels, nobody lived better than their parents or grandparents or ancestors from 500 years before, except in the immediate aftermath of a great plague like the Black Death, which allowed the lucky survivors to gobble up the resources liberated by mass graves. After we’ve burned all the fossil fuels, these scholars suggest, perhaps we will return to a “steady state” global economy. Of course, that onetime injection has a devastating long-term cost: climate change.

The most exciting research on the economics of warming has also come from Hsiang and his colleagues, who are not historians of fossil capitalism but who offer some very bleak analysis of their own: Every degree Celsius of warming costs, on average, 1.2 percent of GDP (an enormous number, considering we count growth in the low single digits as “strong”). This is the sterling work in the field, and their median projection is for a 23 percent loss in per capita earning globally by the end of this century (resulting from changes in agriculture, crime, storms, energy, mortality, and labor).
Tracing the shape of the probability curve is even scarier: There is a 12 percent chance that climate change will reduce global output by more than 50 percent by 2100, they say, and a 51 percent chance that it lowers per capita GDP by 20 percent or more by then, unless emissions decline. By comparison, the Great Recession lowered global GDP by about 6 percent, in a onetime shock; Hsiang and his colleagues estimate a one-in-eight chance of an ongoing and irreversible effect by the end of the century that is eight times worse.

The scale of that economic devastation is hard to comprehend, but you can start by imagining what the world would look like today with an economy half as big, which would produce only half as much value, generating only half as much to offer the workers of the world. It makes the grounding of flights out of heat-stricken Phoenix last month seem like pathetically small economic potatoes. And, among other things, it makes the idea of postponing government action on reducing emissions and relying solely on growth and technology to solve the problem an absurd business calculation.
Every round-trip ticket on flights from New York to London, keep in mind, costs the Arctic three more square meters of ice.

VIII. Poisoned Oceans
Sulfide burps off the skeleton coast.

That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, ports, navy bases, farmlands, fisheries, river deltas, marshlands, and rice-paddy empires, and even those above ten feet will flood much more easily, and much more regularly, if the water gets that high. At least 600 million people live within ten meters of sea level today.

But the drowning of those homelands is just the start. At present, more than a third of the world’s carbon is sucked up by the oceans — thank God, or else we’d have that much more warming already. But the result is what’s called “ocean acidification,” which, on its own, may add a half a degree to warming this century. It is also already burning through the planet’s water basins — you may remember these as the place where life arose in the first place. You have probably heard of “coral bleaching” — that is, coral dying — which is very bad news, because reefs support as much as a quarter of all marine life and supply food for half a billion people. Ocean acidification will fry fish populations directly, too, though scientists aren’t yet sure how to predict the effects on the stuff we haul out of the ocean to eat; they do know that in acid waters, oysters and mussels will struggle to grow their shells, and that when the pH of human blood drops as much as the oceans’ pH has over the past generation, it induces seizures, comas, and sudden death.

That isn’t all that ocean acidification can do. Carbon absorption can initiate a feedback loop in which underoxygenated waters breed different kinds of microbes that turn the water still more “anoxic,” first in deep ocean “dead zones,” then gradually up toward the surface. There, the small fish die out, unable to breathe, which means oxygen-eating bacteria thrive, and the feedback loop doubles back. This process, in which dead zones grow like cancers, choking off marine life and wiping out fisheries, is already quite advanced in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and just off Namibia, where hydrogen sulfide is bubbling out of the sea along a thousand-mile stretch of land known as the “Skeleton Coast.” The name originally referred to the detritus of the whaling industry, but today it’s more apt than ever. Hydrogen sulfide is so toxic that evolution has trained us to recognize the tiniest, safest traces of it, which is why our noses are so exquisitely skilled at registering flatulence. Hydrogen sulfide is also the thing that finally did us in that time 97 percent of all life on Earth died, once all the feedback loops had been triggered and the circulating jet streams of a warmed ocean ground to a halt — it’s the planet’s preferred gas for a natural holocaust. Gradually, the ocean’s dead zones spread, killing off marine species that had dominated the oceans for hundreds of millions of years, and the gas the inert waters gave off into the atmosphere poisoned everything on land. Plants, too. It was millions of years before the oceans recovered.

IX. The Great Filter
Our present eeriness cannot last.

So why can’t we see it? In his recent book-length essay The Great Derangement, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh wonders why global warming and natural disaster haven’t become major subjects of contemporary fiction — why we don’t seem able to imagine climate catastrophe, and why we haven’t yet had a spate of novels in the genre he basically imagines into half-existence and names “the environmental uncanny.” “Consider, for example, the stories that congeal around questions like, ‘Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell?’ or ‘Where were you on 9/11?’ ” he writes. “Will it ever be possible to ask, in the same vein, ‘Where were you at 400 ppm?’ or ‘Where were you when the Larsen B ice shelf broke up?’ ” His answer: Probably not, because the dilemmas and dramas of climate change are simply incompatible with the kinds of stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, especially in novels, which tend to emphasize the journey of an individual conscience rather than the poisonous miasma of social fate.

Surely this blindness will not last — the world we are about to inhabit will not permit it. In a six-degree-warmer world, the Earth’s ecosystem will boil with so many natural disasters that we will just start calling them “weather”: a constant swarm of out-of-control typhoons and tornadoes and floods and droughts, the planet assaulted regularly with climate events that not so long ago destroyed whole civilizations. The strongest hurricanes will come more often, and we’ll have to invent new categories with which to describe them; tornadoes will grow longer and wider and strike much more frequently, and hail rocks will quadruple in size. Humans used to watch the weather to prophesy the future; going forward, we will see in its wrath the vengeance of the past. Early naturalists talked often about “deep time” — the perception they had, contemplating the grandeur of this valley or that rock basin, of the profound slowness of nature. What lies in store for us is more like what the Victorian anthropologists identified as “dreamtime,” or “everywhen”: the semi-mythical experience, described by Aboriginal Australians, of encountering, in the present moment, an out-of-time past, when ancestors, heroes, and demigods crowded an epic stage. You can find it already watching footage of an iceberg collapsing into the sea — a feeling of history happening all at once.

It is. Many people perceive climate change as a sort of moral and economic debt, accumulated since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and now come due after several centuries — a helpful perspective, in a way, since it is the carbon-burning processes that began in 18th-century England that lit the fuse of everything that followed. But more than half of the carbon humanity has exhaled into the atmosphere in its entire history has been emitted in just the past three decades; since the end of World War II, the figure is 85 percent. Which means that, in the length of a single generation, global warming has brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe, and that the story of the industrial world’s kamikaze mission is also the story of a single lifetime. My father’s, for instance: born in 1938, among his first memories the news of Pearl Harbor and the mythic Air Force of the propaganda films that followed, films that doubled as advertisements for imperial-American industrial might; and among his last memories the coverage of the desperate signing of the Paris climate accords on cable news, ten weeks before he died of lung cancer last July. Or my mother’s: born in 1945, to German Jews fleeing the smokestacks through which their relatives were incinerated, now enjoying her 72nd year in an American commodity paradise, a paradise supported by the supply chains of an industrialized developing world. She has been smoking for 57 of those years, unfiltered.

Or the scientists’. Some of the men who first identified a changing climate (and given the generation, those who became famous were men) are still alive; a few are even still working. Wally Broecker is 84 years old and drives to work at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory across the Hudson every day from the Upper West Side. Like most of those who first raised the alarm, he believes that no amount of emissions reduction alone can meaningfully help avoid disaster. Instead, he puts his faith in carbon capture — untested technology to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which Broecker estimates will cost at least several trillion dollars — and various forms of “geoengineering,” the catchall name for a variety of moon-shot technologies far-fetched enough that many climate scientists prefer to regard them as dreams, or nightmares, from science fiction. He is especially focused on what’s called the aerosol approach — dispersing so much sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere that when it converts to sulfuric acid, it will cloud a fifth of the horizon and reflect back 2 percent of the sun’s rays, buying the planet at least a little wiggle room, heat-wise. “Of course, that would make our sunsets very red, would bleach the sky, would make more acid rain,” he says. “But you have to look at the magnitude of the problem. You got to watch that you don’t say the giant problem shouldn’t be solved because the solution causes some smaller problems.” He won’t be around to see that, he told me. “But in your lifetime …”

Jim Hansen is another member of this godfather generation. Born in 1941, he became a climatologist at the University of Iowa, developed the groundbreaking “Zero Model” for projecting climate change, and later became the head of climate research at NASA, only to leave under pressure when, while still a federal employee, he filed a lawsuit against the federal government charging inaction on warming (along the way he got arrested a few times for protesting, too). The lawsuit, which is brought by a collective called Our Children’s Trust and is often described as “kids versus climate change,” is built on an appeal to the equal-protection clause, namely, that in failing to take action on warming, the government is violating it by imposing massive costs on future generations; it is scheduled to be heard this winter in Oregon district court. Hansen has recently given up on solving the climate problem with a carbon tax alone, which had been his preferred approach, and has set about calculating the total cost of the additional measure of extracting carbon from the atmosphere.

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Hansen began his career studying Venus, which was once a very Earth-like planet with plenty of life-supporting water before runaway climate change rapidly transformed it into an arid and uninhabitable sphere enveloped in an unbreathable gas; he switched to studying our planet by 30, wondering why he should be squinting across the solar system to explore rapid environmental change when he could see it all around him on the planet he was standing on. “When we wrote our first paper on this, in 1981,” he told me, “I remember saying to one of my co-authors, ‘This is going to be very interesting. Sometime during our careers, we’re going to see these things beginning to happen.’ ”

Several of the scientists I spoke with proposed global warming as the solution to Fermi’s famous paradox, which asks, If the universe is so big, then why haven’t we encountered any other intelligent life in it? The answer, they suggested, is that the natural life span of a civilization may be only several thousand years, and the life span of an industrial civilization perhaps only several hundred. In a universe that is many billions of years old, with star systems separated as much by time as by space, civilizations might emerge and develop and burn themselves up simply too fast to ever find one another. Peter Ward, a charismatic paleontologist among those responsible for discovering that the planet’s mass extinctions were caused by greenhouse gas, calls this the “Great Filter”: “Civilizations rise, but there’s an environmental filter that causes them to die off again and disappear fairly quickly,” he told me. “If you look at planet Earth, the filtering we’ve had in the past has been in these mass extinctions.” The mass extinction we are now living through has only just begun; so much more dying is coming.

And yet, improbably, Ward is an optimist. So are Broecker and Hansen and many of the other scientists I spoke to. We have not developed much of a religion of meaning around climate change that might comfort us, or give us purpose, in the face of possible annihilation. But climate scientists have a strange kind of faith: We will find a way to forestall radical warming, they say, because we must.

It is not easy to know how much to be reassured by that bleak certainty, and how much to wonder whether it is another form of delusion; for global warming to work as parable, of course, someone needs to survive to tell the story. The scientists know that to even meet the Paris goals, by 2050, carbon emissions from energy and industry, which are still rising, will have to fall by half each decade; emissions from land use (deforestation, cow farts, etc.) will have to zero out; and we will need to have invented technologies to extract, annually, twice as much carbon from the atmosphere as the entire planet’s plants now do. Nevertheless, by and large, the scientists have an enormous confidence in the ingenuity of humans — a confidence perhaps bolstered by their appreciation for climate change, which is, after all, a human invention, too. They point to the Apollo project, the hole in the ozone we patched in the 1980s, the passing of the fear of mutually assured destruction. Now we’ve found a way to engineer our own doomsday, and surely we will find a way to engineer our way out of it, one way or another. The planet is not used to being provoked like this, and climate systems designed to give feedback over centuries or millennia prevent us — even those who may be watching closely — from fully imagining the damage done already to the planet. But when we do truly see the world we’ve made, they say, we will also find a way to make it livable. For them, the alternative is simply unimaginable.

*This article appears in the July 10, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

*This article has been updated to provide context for the recent news reports about revisions to a satellite data set, to more accurately reflect the rate of warming during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, to clarify a reference to Peter Brannen’s The Ends of the World, and to make clear that James Hansen still supports a carbon-tax based approach to emissions.


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Kinshasa a vécu un moment sans pareil l’après-midi de ce mercredi. Contrairement à toutes les peurs et analyses les plus noires sur la République démocratique du Congo, analyses faites aussi bien par les Congolais que les étrangers tendant à démontrer que Joseph Kabila chercherait par tous les moyens légaux et illégaux à s’accrocher au pouvoir, le quatrième chef de l’Etat congolais a surpris beaucoup de gens en choisissant de ne pas se représenter à la présidentielle de décembre 2018. Il a plutôt porté son choix sur l’infatigable Ramazani Shadary qui défendra les couleurs du Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) à la grande bataille de décembre de l’année finissante. Je respecterai la constitution A chacune de ses interventions médiatiques (points de presse ou messages à la nation), Joseph Kabila a gardé le même message qu’il savait si bien résumer : « je respecterai la constitution ».  Cette phrase, au lieu d’apaiser la classe politique, a donné lieu à des polémiques infinies. Plusieurs thèses ont été inventées autour de ce message. Les Congolais se rappellent encore le fameux Cyrus Mirindi dont les explications tordues de la constitution ont créé plus d’insomnies qu’il n’en a guéries. La pauvre population congolaise instrumentalisée par une classe politique sans foi ni loi est arrivée même à douter du véritable désir de son chef de respecter la constitution dans son esprit et dans sa lettre. Pour l’opposition, Kabila devait réciter une autre phrase plus explicite en disant : « je ne suis pas candidat à ma propre succession ». Le Raïs congolais, égal à lui-même et fort de sa décision prise depuis plusieurs années et sans pression, a gardé son silence même quand certains hommes et femmes se battaient et se tuaient sur la continuité ou non de ce président dont le charisme intrigue le monde. En acceptant de se retirer comme le prévoit la constitution de la République Démocratique du Congo, l’actuel président de la République entre dans l’histoire par la grande porte selon ce qu’il avait toujours désiré. Pour ceux qui ne le croient pas, Lambert Mende ministre des Médias et Communication a répété plus d’une fois qu’il y aurait passation des pouvoirs civilisé à la fin du mandat de Joseph Kabila, mais cela n’a pas empêché l’opposition à semer le doute dans la population et l’envoyer parfois dans la rue pour des choses déjà acquises comme le respect du nombre des mandats à la tête du pays. Le syndrome du referendum En regardant autour de la Rdc, l’on s’aperçoit que beaucoup de pays ont choisi de modifier leurs constitutions pour maintenir au pouvoir leurs  boss. Le Rwanda, qui semble donner des leçons mal placées à la RDC est parmi ces pays-là. L’Ouganda, le Burundi et le Congo Brazzaville n’ont pas fait mieux. La révision constitutionnelle était à la portée de Joseph Kabila. Il a choisi de ne pas le faire par respect à ce peuple souverain. Ni les conseils de certains flatteurs autour de lui, ni les chansons flatteuses de certains groupes corrompus et manipulés au son de « Wumela, Wumela », n’ont eu d’influence sur Joseph Kabila décidé à passer la main au terme de son second mandat. L’Occident qui s’est agité depuis plusieurs mois était convaincu que le maitre de Kingakati trouverait les moyens de s’accrocher au pouvoir envers et contre tous. Derrière plusieurs mouvements sociaux, l’Occident a contribué à créer un fossé dans la confiance entre le chef de l’Etat congolais et son peuple. Certains de ses mouvements dont l’existence était basée sur la présence de Kabila au pouvoir au-delà de son mandat, doivent avoir le courage de se dissoudre ou envisager autre chose. Le financement par la RDC du processus électoral fait aussi partie de ce que Joseph Kabila avait promis. Jusqu’à ce jour, toute opération électorale est financée par l’argent du contribuable congolais au grand étonnement de l’Europe qui n’en revient pas. Tous ceux qui doutaient de la tenue des élections dans le délai se sont empressés, toute honte bue, d’aller déposer leurs candidatures, alors que les mêmes passaient le plus clair de leur temps à expliquer qu’il y aurait pas d’élections dans ce pays et que les machines à voter étaient achetées pour le référendum. Petit à petit, les eaux deviennent claires et chacun se rend compte qu’il faut travailler dur pour non seulement prendre part aux élections, mais  aussi et surtout les gagner. Kabila en tenant parole, vient de confondre tous ses détracteurs et vendeurs d’illusions.   (Muntu Bualu)
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Thirty-year-old Tessa Lowell has a PhD in psychology and is working in Uganda to research the effects of PTSD and war on child soldiers. She joins a delegation travelling across the Congolese border, deep into the African bush, for peace talks with Joseph Kony, notorious leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.  

At the camp Tessa meets thirteen-year-old Francis, already an experienced soldier and survivor of shocking violence. The talks stall, and the camp is attacked by other rebels who take Tessa. Isolated in an increasingly volatile situation, she tries to form a bond with Francis. 

In Melbourne, Tessa's parents are notified of the kidnapping, but learn there is little that government agencies can do. Desperate, they contact their son Stephen, an astute if manipulative businessman based in Cape Town. He agrees to search for his sister but has other reasons to contact the rebel forces.

As Tessa's time runs out, her family begins to fracture. Her parents arrive in Uganda to hear awful news about what she has endured. They also learn the devastating truth about the kind of man their son has become. Only they have the power to stop a terrible injustice. But at what cost to their family?

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Africa
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
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ISBN: 
9781760632519
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2018
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A gay rights organisation in Holland – Rozelinks – announced on Facebook that it was planning a lesbian kiss-in today (Wednesday) outside Amsterdam’s Missionaries of Charity shelter in protest against the expulsion of a Ugandan asylum seeker identified only as ‘Justine’, above. According to this report, the young woman is an asylum-seeker who was staying […]
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Job Title:    Administrative Officer Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) Duty Station: Uganda Salary Range (Gross):  UGX 1,400,000-1,880,000 per month (depending on the...

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          18 No Experience UN Data Collection Jobs - Forestry Inventory Data Enumerators - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:        Forestry Inventory Data Enumerators (18 No Experience Jobs) Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About...

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          Driver (Head Office) Jobs - UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:        Driver (Head Office) Organization: UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Administration Supervisor About US: UGAFODE...

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          Gender Coordinator UN Careers - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:        Gender Coordinator Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Country Director About UNDP: The United...

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          Fresher Procurement Officer Jobs - GIZ       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:            Procurement Officer Organization: GIZ Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Head of Procurement and Contracts Ref. No: GIZ-POK/0818 About US: The...

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          Senior Technical Advisor - MAPD US Non-profit Careers - Jhpiego       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:     Senior Technical Advisor - MAPD Organization: Jhpiego Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Country Director About US: Jhpiego is a US international non-profit health...

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          Finance and Grants Officer USAID ICAN Project Jobs - Abt Associates       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:       Finance and Grants Officer Organisation: Abt Associates Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity Duty Station: Uganda Reports...

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          Senior Audit Manager, Operations Job Placement - DFCU Bank      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Senior Audit Manager, Operations Organization: DFCU Bank Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Head of Internal Audit About US: DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial...

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          UN Associate Education Officer Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:     Associate Education Officer Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Position Number: 10029503 Internal/External Vacancy...

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          Senior Procurement Officer Job Opportunity - Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Senior Procurement Officer Organization: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About US: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is an Automotive Manufacturing...

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          No Experience Education Management Administrator Job Placement - People Performance Group (PPG)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Education Management Administrator Organization: People Performance Group (PPG) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About US: People Performance Group (PPG) was founded in 2006 by...

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          Senior Accountant Jobs - Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Senior Accountant Organization: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About US: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is an Automotive Manufacturing Company...

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          Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer USAID ICAN Project Jobs - Abt Associates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:       Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer Organisation: Abt Associates Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity Duty...

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          Digital and Innovation Coordinator Non-profit Careers - DanChurchAid (DCA)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:     Digital and Innovation Coordinator Organisation: DanChurchAid (DCA) Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda Reports to: Head of Programmes (HoP) About US: DanChurchAid (DCA) is a...

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          Company Secretary/ General Counsel Job Opportunity - Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Company Secretary/ General Counsel Organization: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About US: Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is an Automotive...

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          Entry Level Communications Assistant Job Careers - CivSource Africa       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Title:      Communications Assistant Organization: CivSource Africa Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda About US: CivSource Africa will help support and mediate the relationships between donors...

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Angola to Host Peace and Security Summit on August 14
08.08.2018
APA News

Seven heads of state from Central and Southern Africa, including Congolese Denis Sassou N’Guesso, will take part in a summit meeting on peace and security in these two sub-regions of the continent on August 14 in Luanda (Angola), the Congolese presidency announced on Wednesday.

The information was given by Angola’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Manuel Domingos Augusto, who, during an audience with the Congolese president, sent him a verbal invitation from his Angolan counterpart, Joäo Lourenço, the Presidency noted.

“During this meeting, the heads of state will discuss the persistence of violence in CAR, the electoral process in DR Congo and many other issues,” the presidency added quoting the Angolan minister.

In addition to Denis Sassou N’Guesso and his Angolan counterpart, Joao Lourenço, the meeting will be attended by the Presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, Gabon and Uganda.

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Tanzania Wants to Build Pipeline to Pump Gas to Uganda 
Reuters
August 7th 2018 at 10:18 GMT

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighbouring Uganda, another step in the two countries’ bid to expand energy cooperation.

Development Corporation (TPDC) said on Monday that the pipeline would start from its capital Dar es Salaam, then pass through Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria before crossing the border to Uganda.

It said it was looking to hire a contractor to conduct a feasibility study to determine current and future natural gas demand “by identifying all potential customers”. It did not give an estimated volume.

The study would also establish the most economically viable route for the pipeline, it said. Tanzania boasts estimated recoverable natural gas reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf), mostly in offshore fields in the south of the country. Know if news is factual and true.

In 2016 the two countries agreed to develop a crude oil export pipeline to help transport land-locked Uganda’s crude reserves from fields in the country’s west to offshore markets.

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001291014/tanzania-wants-to-build-pipeline-to-pump-gas-to-uganda

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DR Congo's Kabila in Talks on Successor Ahead of Election Deadline
07 August 2018 - 17:03
AFP

DR Congo's president Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa on January 26, 2018.

DR Congo president Joseph Kabila scheduled talks on Tuesday with allies to discuss hand-picking a candidate to run in upcoming elections on the eve of a key campaign deadline, sources said.

Members of a pro-Kabila alliance known as the Common Front for Congo (FCC) "have been called to an important meeting this evening at Kingakati," said a minister, referring to the presidential residence on the outskirts of Kinshasa.

Another source, close to Kabila, said: "It's not a secret anymore - it's about naming a candidate for our presidential platform."

Candidates have until late Wednesday to file their bid for the December 23 poll - a ballot seen as crucial for the future of the notoriously unstable country.

Kabila, in power since 2001, should have stepped down at the end of 2016 when his constitutional two-term limit expired. He has invoked a constitutional clause enabling him to stay on as caretaker.

But he has left everyone guessing whether he will seek to run again, perhaps by arguing that this is permissible because of a revision of the constitution in 2006.

The uncertainty has ratcheted up political tensions, leading to anti-Kabila protests that have been bloodily repressed.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has never known a peaceful transition of power since it gained independence in 1960.

Kabila, 47, has been at the helm since 2001, taking over from his father, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, who was assassinated by a bodyguard.

His tenure over the vast mineral-rich country has been marked by a reputation for corruption, inequality and unrest.

Many provinces are in the grip of armed conflict and millions have had to flee their homes, many flocking to Uganda, Tanzania, Angola and Zambia.

After Wednesday's deadline for applications, the definitive list of candidates is to be announced on September 19.

          Minister Hussen wraps up trip to Uganda and Tanzania      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OTTAWA Aug. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has completed a successful week‑long visit to Tanzania and Uganda , 2 important partner countries in Eastern Africa . Minister Hussen met with officials and stakeholders to discuss global....
          Países da África Ocidental vão ter mais dificuldades em pagar a...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Londres, 10 Jul (Inforpress) – A agência de notação financeira Moody’s considera que o Quénia, Ruanda, Tanzânia e Uganda são países da África Ocidental que vão enfrentar grandes desafios em termos de pagamento da dívida pública, que aumentou significativamente.
          AFCON U17 Qualifiers: Uganda cubs Conduct first training in Tanzania      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Fixtures Sunday 12 August Uganda vs Ethiopia Friday 17th August South Sudan vs Uganda Sunday 19th August Kenya vs Uganda Wednesday 22nd August Uganda vs Djibouti After arriving safely in Tanzania on Tuesday evening, the Uganda Under 17 National team underwent the mandatory CAF MRI tests on Wednesday before conducting their first training session later...

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          VIDEO: Mořského koníka ničí v Řecku nadměrný rybolov, chrání ho potápěči      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
V zálivu u městečka Stratoni můžete při potápění narazit na bohatou kolonii mořských koníků. Ovšem pouze na jednom místě. Populaci tohoto nádherného živočicha totiž v místních vodách ničí nadměrný rybolov. Řečtí potápěči se teď snaží vytvořit rezervaci, která by koníka uchránila pro příští generace.
          Busara Project Lead at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research and advisory organization that pursues two twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty. We work with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to conduct rigorous field and laboratory-based experimental studies in behavioral economics in developing countries and apply research outcomes to real-world problems. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with active project operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Growth is in our DNA hence we are currently taking applications for qualified individuals to join the small-but-growing Busara Nigeria team in the capacity below:Position Summary Project Leads support both the advisory and research arms of Busara by overseeing and executing overall project activities as necessary. Project Leads will be expected to be able to quickly understand a guiding research question and be able to contribute to the design and contextualization of a data collection instrument such that the ultimate data collected can accurately address the needs of the project. In addition, Project Leads are expected to have deep and constantly updated knowledge of the changing landscape where projects are based and be able to guide the project activities in the face of changes. Project Leads are responsible for the execution of project activities including serving as the primary liaison to the operations and finance team, work with project operations and HR to staff data collection teams, and ensure high-level data quality through proper training, field/lab management, and data quality checks. Project Leads are also expected to prepare and share documentation regarding field implementation of the projects (field reports), as well as areas for improvement going forward. Additionally, a Project Lead should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Project Leads report to Associates and Research Assistants on project-based activities and to Engagement Directors for all other responsibilities. Description Project Leads will work closely with Busara offices and directly with academic researchers and advisory clients to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: Engage in multiple large-scale research and advisory projects at a given time. Manage external and internal engagements independently and with limited supervision. Interpret, evaluate and clarify research requests to determine the optimal content and method to collect data. Provide detailed feedback on qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, paying close attention to the context, population, and language to ensure maximum comprehension and data quality. Lead contextualization and translation of data collection instruments. Provide logistical support to all project activities. Work closely with Analyst and Project Operations team to coordinate project planning, community entry, hiring, procurement and any other necessary logistics. Manage overall data collection, whether in the lab or the field. Responsible for training data collection teams, creating and monitoring protocol, tracking data collection progress and ensuring data quality. Responsible for project equipment and finances during data collection. Handle any necessary payments (with the Finance team) and coordinate procurement with relevant Operations teams. Lead focus groups, individual interviews, and lab sessions to the highest standard. Troubleshoot project activities on the fly. Communicate with clients or PIs when necessary with project updates, or queries. Contribute to project on-boarding and off-boarding for knowledge management, including preparing field reports on completion of field activities, and outlining improvement suggestions for future Busara projects in that context. Maintain and update project timelines. Alert Associates of data collection progress, challenges, and deadlines. Maintain community relationships during project activities. Serve as the primary liaison to the community and address any concerns or issues. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the project supervisor. Core Organizational Responsibilities Work with the Project Lead team to conduct goal setting exercises, objectives and key results, and team building events. Contribute to skills-building workshops for Project Lead teams. Communicate across organizational teams to ensure a healthy and functioning organization. Complete required focus contracts, reviews and snapshots. Assist with internal initiatives where necessary. Serve as mentors to Field Officer team members, when requested. Serve on internal committees when necessary Requirements So you're interested in the organization and what the role entails. But do you have what we're looking for? A Bachelor's degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields. Strong qualitative, quantitative, and research skills. Extensive experience managing large scale research and data collection projects in both urban and rural areas in Nigeria. Demonstrates the ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations. Excellent management and organizational skills. Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player. Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment. Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills with a mastery of English and a local language in Nigeria. Proven ability to translate research questions into relevant, and concise data collection instruments. Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with randomised controlled trials preferred. Familiarity of behavioral science. Familiarity with psychology or economics experiments.
          Operations, Programme Officer (Instructional Oversight) at Bridge International Academies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bridge International Academies is the world's largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life.Location: Based outside Lagos Job Description Operations at Bridge: The operations department is responsible for the critical performance of our entire network of academies in East Africa, including operations, marketing, personnel management, instructional delivery, expenses & payroll, parent and community relations, facilities, and more. About the Role The Programme Officer is responsible for supporting the Programme Manager in ensuring each academy has the proper number of teachers to teach all classes, creating and operationalizing academy personnel disciplinary policy, and coordinating teacher and Academy Manager (AM) recruiting at existing academies. What You Will Do Ensure all teachers and Academy Managers have downloaded scripts for each day Ensure the Script Availability report is working (including conducting field tests) Ensure the stored procedure for mapping lessons to teachers has been programmed by the scheduler team and that schedules received are in-line with this Synching daily to check for availability and correctness of schedules on Smartphone and Teacher Computers Communicate with the scheduling team cases of missing or incorrect scripts noted or reported by academies via CRM tickets and communicate this information back to academies Ensure the Lesson Schedules v2 report is working (including conducting field tests) Ensure each teacher is fulfilling their mandate in delivering lessons every day of class Overseeing early KCPE preparation and collection of documents from parents Take disorganized data coming from multiple sources eg. phone call results, emails, surveys and organize that data into specific data repositories (Microsoft Excel; software systems) according to the appropriate format Create simple data tables in Microsoft Excel for further analysis Screen CRM for issues related to the above programmes and respond to those issues accordingly Create surveys to collect specific data. What You Should Have Bachelor's Degree in any Business related field 2-3 years experience in a fast paced environment Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Experience working with Navision is a plus Experience working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse workforce Ability to handle multiple high demand projects Good organizational and persuasive skills. Keen eye for detail Efficient report writing skills. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. You're Also: A detailed doer - You have a track record of getting things done. You're organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company. A networking mastermind - You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. A creative problem-solver - Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for. A customer advocate - Our customers - these families living on less than $2 a day per person - never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent's hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value. A life-long learner - You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you've missed things or failed today.
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Yabancı ülkelerden Salihli’ye getirilen kadınlara fuhuş yaptırıldığı istihbaratı üzerine harekete geçen Salihli İlçe Emniyet Müdürlüğü Asayiş Büro Amirliği ekipleri, Eskicami Mahallesi’ndeki bir ikamete operasyon düzenledi. Operasyonda ekipler Uganda vatandaşı Resty K. ve Ukrayna vatandaşı ...
          Michezo ya Majeshi ya Polisi Ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki (EAPCCO) yashika kasi jijini Dar es salaam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Na Jeshi la Polisi.
Michezo ya Majeshi ya Polisi Ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki (EAPCCO)  imeendelea kupamba moto huku Tanzania ikiwa imepata medali ya dhahabu katika mbio za mita 5000,Fedha moja na Shaba tano katika mchezo wa Karate.
Mwanariadha Fabian Nelson ndiye aliyefungua pazia kwa kuipatia Tanzania medali ya dhahabu baada ya kuwapita wenzake kutoka Kenya ambao walipata medali za fedha na Shaba.

Matumaini makubwa kwa Tanzania yapo katika mchezo wa kulenga shabaha, Judo,  Mpira wa Miguu na Riadha kwa upande wa mbio ndefu ambapo wanariadha wanaoshiriki michezo hiyo wameonyesha kiwango kikubwa.
Nahodha wa timu ya kulenga Shabaha Tanzania Inspekta  Noel seng'ng'e, amesema mchezo huo umekuwa mzuri kwani wameweza kutoa wachezaji wengi wazuri katika kulenga shabaha na wanaimani ya kuibuka na ushindi wa jumla katika mchezo huo.
Kwa Upande wake Kocha wa Timu ya Mpira wa Miguu John Tamba amesema vijana wake wako vizuri na morali ipo juu hasa ukizingatia ushindi walioupata katika mchezo wa awali baada ya kuichapa Polisi Uganda mabao 2 kwa 1.
“Mchezo unaofuata tunacheza na Rwanda hivyo tumefanya mazoezi mepesi ili kuhakikisha kuwa tunaibuka na ushindi utakaotufanya tuendelee kuongoza katika mpira wa miguu na hatimaye kuchukua ubingwa” Alisema Tamba.
Hata hivyo nchi za Rwanda, Kenya  na Uganda nazo zimeonyesha ushindani mkubwa baada ya kunyakua ushindi katika Mchezo wa Karate na mbio fupi huku wakiendelea kuchukua alama katika mpira wa mikono, pete na Karate.
Michezo inayoshindaniwa mwaka huu ni pamoja na soka ,mpira wa mikono, mpira wa wavu, mpira wa pete, Ngumi, Taekwondo, Judo na Riadha ambapo inafanyika katika Uwanja wa Taifa kwa riadha na michezo mingine inafanyika Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.
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ManisaManisa'nın Salihli ilçesinde, düzenlenen fuhuş operasyonunda gözaltına alınan ve sevk edildikleri hastanede HIV virüsüne rastlanan Uganda ve Ukrayna uyruklu iki kadın, sınır dışı edildi. Aynı operasyonda kadınları fuhşa zorladıkları iddiasıyla gözaltına alınan 3 şüpheli ise serbest bırakıldı
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          Sables call Botha for Uganda test      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor SOUTH Africa-based flanker Michael Botha has been called into the Zimbabwe squad as the Sables look to strengthen their side ahead of their sink-or-swim Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash against Uganda next weekend. The Sables, still searching for their first win in this campaign, will travel to Kampala for the […]
          Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The outbreak began in North Kivu Province, where the volatile security situation threatens to complicate efforts by health workers; neighboring Uganda is on high alert.
          Impact Acquires Uganda International Midfielder Micheal Azira      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Uganda international midfielder Micheal Azira, from the Colorado Rapids, in r... - MLS Montreal Impact
          Busara Project Lead at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research and advisory organization that pursues two twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty. We work with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to conduct rigorous field and laboratory-based experimental studies in behavioral economics in developing countries and apply research outcomes to real-world problems. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with active project operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Growth is in our DNA hence we are currently taking applications for qualified individuals to join the small-but-growing Busara Nigeria team in the capacity below:
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          Uganda RBI finds support far from home      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With the weight of their country on their shoulders, playing baseball in the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) World Series has been the least of Uganda RBI's worries for the past two weeks.
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Uganda in Africa is one of the best places to be in for those who love adventure and excitement. Like many other African countries, Uganda is endowed with some of the best natural places of tourist interest. While Kampala, the capital city offers quite a bit for those who wish to see the modern face […]
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White Fascists of Antifa attack black and Hispanic police who were protecting a black woman who was just eating her breakfast

Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens are outspoken leaders of the pro-Trump super PAC Turning Point USA. But on Monday morning, they were hungry diners who showed up at Philadelphia’s Green Eggs Cafe in Midtown before it opened and managed to nab a window seat.

The pair barely had time to peruse the menu before people – apparently demonstrators – started jeering at them from other tables, Malik Joe, the Green Eggs Cafe’s manager, told The Washington Post.

Outside their window, they could see a large group of protesters approaching the restaurant, flanked by police.

The protesters “were screaming at one guy sitting in the window and I looked and he was laughing...the protesters were screaming ‘white supremacist’ and something about immigrants.”

Mr Joe said the protesters also flung food and objects.

At some point, Ms Owens pulled out her phone. She tweeted the scene from inside and outside the restaurant, including the moment when one demonstrator dumped a cup of something onto Mr Kirk’s head.

“Charlie Kirk and I just got ATTACKED and protested by ANTIFA for eating breakfast,” Ms Owens wrote a short time later. “They are currently following us through Philly. ALL BLACK AND HISPANIC police force protecting us as they scream.”

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Bozell: Socials Banning InfoWars 'Not Just a Slippery Slope, It's a Dangerous Cliff'

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Monday in response to Facebook, Apple and Spotify removing "The Alex Jones Show" and other InfoWars content. In April, MRC released an extensive report detailing censorship by social media companies.

MRC President Brent Bozell:

“I don’t support Alex Jones and what InfoWars produces. He’s not a conservative. However, banning him and his outlet is wrong. It’s not just a slippery slope, it’s a dangerous cliff that these social media companies are jumping off to satisfy CNN and other liberal outlets.

“This is part of a disturbing trend. In recent months top conservative congressmen have been shadowbanned on Twitter. Pro-life and pro-gun posts and videos are often removed on several platforms. Liberal journalists even objected to one conservative outlet attending a meeting with Facebook. Several conservative organizations like Live Action, the NRA and even the Christian satire site Babylon Bee have complained they had posts removed or censored.

“Social media sites are supposedly neutral platforms, but they are increasingly becoming opportunities for the left and major media to censor any content that they don’t like. The lack of transparency is also problematic and, as of this release, Facebook, Apple and Spotify have provided no detailed explanation for the ban.

“Conservatives are increasingly concerned that InfoWars is not the end point for those who want to ban speech. It’s just the beginning. We are rapidly approaching a point where censorship of opposing voices is the norm. That’s dangerous.”

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How We’ve Robbed a Generation of Hobbies, Joy, and Creativity

Dennis Prager   

If you ask most young people today if they have any hobbies, you will receive one of four answers:

1. “No.”

2. “What do you mean?”

3. “Yeah. I play video games/watch TV/watch movies.”

4. “Yeah…” and then they may actually cite a hobby.

The fourth is the least common.

Dan Scotti, lifestyle writer at the website Elite Daily, and a millennial, wrote a perceptive piece on the matter titled, “Why Don’t Millennials Have Hobbies Anymore?”

“None of my friends have hobbies,” Scotti wrote. And he was honest enough to include himself in this assessment:

With a pair of iPhone speakers and a Netflix subscription, I rarely feel as though I’m missing out on anything. … It’s as if modern technology has fooled me into thinking my life is very fulfilling. I mean, I have social media accounts to uphold, television series to chain watch, and a whole bunch of dating profiles to swipe through—so, what time do I even have for hobbies?

He concludes:

The fact that hobbies may be a thing of the past is an eerie thought. I can’t honestly say that I see hobbies such as “carpentry” making a comeback at any time in the near future. … As sad as it may seem to older generations, we genuinely have an interest in Instagram, Twitter, and other products of the digital age.

Clearly, you don’t have to be a member of the “older generations” to think this sad.

Here’s why.

There is a world of difference between being active and being passive, between creating something and watching something, between doing something and being entertained.

I’m not picking on millennials. The problem is not new. In 1984, Neil Postman wrote a book whose title said it all: “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” It’s as relevant today as it was in 1984.

The question, then, is what, if anything, can we do about this?

Parents need to cultivate hobbies or, if you will, passions in their child. The only passion most middle-class and upper-class parents cultivate in their children is getting good grades so that they can get into a prestigious college.

But that is misguided. If the most important passion you cultivate in your child is getting good grades, what will your child’s most important passion be after leaving school—in other words, for the next 70 years of his or her life?

Schools are complicit. By adding more and more homework hours over the years (which has accomplished nothing; if online communications are indicative, most students leave high school today far less well-educated and proficient in basic skills than high school graduates of decades ago), they deprive children of time to develop a hobby.

After hours of homework, parents understandably want to allow their child time to unwind. And what more convenient way to unwind than by watching a screen—whether a smartphone screen, a computer screen, or a big screen?

How can parents cultivate interests, hobbies, and passions in their child?

Most importantly, they can limit time spent in front of a screen. And the earlier in life the better. Then the child has to figure out what to do with the time he or she would have spent in front of the screen.

If I may offer a personal example, when I was in eighth grade, I refused to do almost any homework. My mother was certain—no exaggeration—I’d end up in jail.

But while my parents could not force me to do homework, they could enforce a limit on my television watching: one hour a night. So, they asked, what would I do with the rest of my after-school hours?

Solely as a result of that dilemma, the idea arose that I learn to play a musical instrument (my older brother, who did all his homework, never took up a musical instrument).

Thanks to that decision, I learned to read music, fell in love with classical music, taught myself to read orchestral scores, and for the last 25 years, have periodically conducted orchestras (including twice in the last year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles). All thanks to little TV and little homework in eighth grade.

Instead of doing homework or watching television, I also started reading—newspapers, serious magazines, and books—which has remained a lifelong passion.

I might add that among my peers who spent their non-leisure time studying for tests and doing homework, not many ended up loving reading. Why? Because they read solely for school and grades rather than for the love of learning.

Technology, excessive homework, and the demise of God, religion, and love of country—these have all left a generation bereft of passions beyond amusement and getting good grades.

Parents need to ask themselves if this troubles them. And if it does, decide to do something about it—by first asking themselves what they really want for their child.

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Intolerance spreads as cultural censors shut down ‘dangerous’ debate

Comment from Australia:

Social media and reporting of it in mainstream news are producing intolerance not seen since anti-communist senator Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s and 50s.

The free-thinking rebelliousness of the 60s grew out of a backlash against McCarthyist repres­sion of what was regarded as sedi­tious activities, literature, plays and movies inspired by com­munism to undermine American values.

Today it is the storm troopers of the student Left and musicians and actors who lead a daily barrage of threats against people whose free thought they can’t tolerate.

Usually these involve “look-at-me” verbal violence against US President Donald Trump for ­do­ing in office exactly what he promised to do before the 2016 presi­dential election.

Public outbursts of moral outrage by multi-millionaire stars such as Madonna or Robert De Niro show just how intolerant parts of the modern Left are.

While intimidation of Australia’s politicians falls far short of anti-Trump hysteria, there is among students, artists, journalists and political activists an increasing intolerance here, too.

In the past month activists have tried to prevent Canadian conservative Lauren Southern staging public events; a writers festival has sought to exclude Germaine Greer and Bob Carr because of their “unsafe” views; a prominent ABC host has written a column to defend the presence of the occasional conservatives on The Drum; and mainstream media personalities have tried to dismiss reporting of African crime gangs in Melbourne.

Southern, 23, a Canadian journalist, is described as alt-right by critics but sees herself as libertarian. She is accused of racism for saying what many people privately think about unauthorised mass migration, mainly by Muslims from Africa and Syria.

She was billed $68,000 by Victoria Police for security at a $750-a-head rally on July 20 in Somerton, 20km north of the Melbourne CBD. Last week police prevented Southern from walking on a public footpath past the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney’s western suburbs for fear her presence might provoke violence by Muslim worshippers.

Both incidents seem to reverse the onus of civic responsibility. Why were police not protecting Southern’s right to free assembly in Melbourne, or to walk freely about suburban Sydney? Why in Brisbane on July 29 did police warn she could be fined if any police were injured if she persisted with attempts to interview protesters outside her Brisbane Convention Centre rally?

Shutting down of other people’s opinions is counter-productive. Surely after the Brexit and Trump votes anti-racist protesters should realise worldwide concern about immigration cannot be sil­enced by intimidation. In democracies voters get their own back.

The withdrawal of invitations to Carr and Greer by the Brisbane Writers Festival is even more troubling for free thought. Southern is a provocateur, for sure, but Carr and Greer are intellectuals whose books should be discussed even by people who dislike their ideas, as I do.

Richard Flanagan, 2014 Man Booker Prize winning Tasmanian author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published a blistering response to the festival’s decision in Guardian Australia on July 29. “A writer, if they are doing their work properly, rubs against the grain of conventional thinking. Writers are often outcasts, heretics and marginalised. Once upon a time writers festivals celebrated them, and with them the values of intellectual freedom,” he argued.

Flanagan went on to criticise the same festival’s 2016 handling of US author Lionel Shriver after a fiery blog by former ABC personality Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who had heard only a third of Shriver’s presentation but accused her of laying the foundations “for genocide”.

“For Shriver the talk was about the damage identity politics could do to writing. For her critics it was about belittling the movement against cultural appropriation,” Flanagan wrote. Whatever your view, the debate was important, but Flanagan says “the BWF betrayed Shriver when she was at her most vulnerable”. As a fan of her writing, I agree.

“The Shriver controversy was the first time Australian writers festivals began to feel like a foreign country occupied by a strange regime, hostile to what writers stand for,” Flanagan wrote.

Carr is probably being dropped because of his sympathy with China and Greer because of comments suggesting not all rapes are equally serious and some should be considered “non-consensual … bad sex” as most “don’t involve any injury whatsoever”. Apparently the gentle “Volk” of Brisbane will not feel “safe” hearing such things.

Well here’s the rub. “Writers festivals, like … (literary) prizes have … become less … about books and more … about using their … power to enforce the new orthodoxies, to prosecute social and political agendas”, Flanagan wrote

Even the ABC is facing intolerance from the Left.

Julia Baird, part-time host of The Drum, used her column in The Sydney Morning Herald on July 28 to call out social media intimidation she was receiving for supposedly privileging panellists from the Institute of Public Affairs. Baird said the show had included only three IPA appearances this year, two by the same person.

Now the IPA, even though supported by big businesses and Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is not the Ku Klux Klan. It was founded in 1943 by Charles Denton Kemp, father of Howard government ministers Rod and David Kemp. Although associated with free-market economic policies in recent decades, it was very much a Keynesian institution until the early 70s.

Wrote Baird: “The art of persuasion has been thoroughly trounced by polemic in public debate. Online, in comments sections, in staccato bursts of hate and attack, in the citing of feelings over facts, we see people shoving pillows over divergent views and trying to stop them being aired at all.”

She complained about the Twitter campaign to silence the IPA on The Drum. Just exactly what are Twitter’s twits afraid of? On subjects from migration to power prices, climate change and taxation reform, many on the uneducated Twitter Left would benefit from hearing well-argued conservative views. They might even learn why voters around the world disagree with most social media pieties.

The worst example of left-wing censoring of debate last month concerned opinion-makers from Waleed Aly to ABC journalists Jon Faine and Virginia Trioli trying to shut down discussion of Mel­bourne’s African gang violence. No amount of fudging the figures will change the fact this is a real issue and Africans are overrepresented in crime statistics, even if total numbers reflect the small African population.

Yet Aly said on Ten’s The Project on July 19: “If there really are a bunch of African gangs, frankly I am offended to not at least have been asked to join one.” His eight-minute segment was praised, of course, on social media.

Victims of gang crime who can’t afford the salubrious and safe suburbs inhabited by privileged members of the commentariat will just feel more isolated. No African migrants will be helped.

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Extremist Persecution of Christians, 2018

The Slaughter of Christians in Egypt

Three masked gunmen targeted and killed Bassem Attallah, a Christian man, 27, after identifying him as a Christian by the cross tattoo on his wrist. According to his older brother, Osama, 38, the siblings and a Muslim colleague, Muhammad, were walking home after work when three armed men, aged between 23 and 25 stopped them. "We thought they were policemen because they weren't masked... They were wearing black jackets," Osama recalled. "They approached us and asked Bassem to show them the wrist of his right hand, and when they saw the tattoo of the cross, they asked him: 'Are you Christian?' Bassem answered 'Yes, I am Christian,' and repeated that again in a loud voice."

The men then asked Muhammad his name and to show them his wrist. They saw no cross and allowed him to leave. On learning Osama's name, which is popular among Muslims, and not seeing any cross tattoos on his wrist, they also allowed him to leave. "And then they shot Bassem in the head. I could not believe what happened to my brother. He fell on the ground in front of me and I was unable to do anything.... We lost a person dear to our hearts. My brother Bassem was a very good and kind man. He had a strong relationship with God. He was always reading in the Bible, praying and going to the church. He was loved by all people," said his grieving brother. The murder took place in Al-Arish, Sinai, which in recent years has been the scene of many attacks on Christians—including the murder of two priests and the mass upheaval of Christian villages.

Separately, on New Year's Day, which the Muslim calendar does not recognize or celebrate, two Christian brothers were gunned down in public by a masked man on a motorcycle. While they died en route to a hospital, the murderer escaped. At the time of the attack, they were near Christian friend's store, which sold liquor. Coptic-owned stores that sell liquor have been targeted by those who consider alcohol haram, or forbidden by Islam. Almost one year to the day, on January 3, 2017, a Muslim man sneaked up behind a Christian shop owner in Egypt and slit his throat for selling alcohol.

Finally, more details concerning the Islamist terror attack on a Coptic church on December 29, which left nine dead, continued to emerge. One mother sacrificed herself to save her two young daughters. Nermin Sadik, 32, was walking her two daughters, aged 11 and 7, to Sunday school, when one of the gunmen ran up to her. When she realized what was happening and that he was about to open fire, she flung her daughters away and received a bullet. When the terrorist turned on the two girls, their mother, "with her last breath held them between her arms to protect them from flying bullets," says the report. Although the girls survived the ordeal, in the end their mother's body had several bullets in it. Speaking after the tragedy, Nermin's widower said his wife, who was a nurse, "was affectionate for everyone and she liked to help without charge."

The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

Various attacks on Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen continued throughout the month of January. "At least 16 people have been killed by gunmen in southern Nigeria after a New Year's Day church service," says one report. "The group had attended a midnight service before they were ambushed in the early hours of Monday."

According to another report, in one week alone, 55 people were killed and 200 homes torched, in the Lau local government area of Taraba state.

In yet another instance, 80 Christians were slaughtered by the Muslim herdsmen, many hacked to death by machetes, in Logo and Guma County. Speaking from a hospital bed, one survivor, Peter, said the attackers who went after him "were people I had interfaced with in that community. I got up and called them by their names and tried to wrestle the machete they had out of their hands, but to no avail. I was overpowered and they began to cut me."

Discussing these ongoing raids, Rev. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said "Under President [Muhammad] Buhari, the murderous Fulani herdsmen enjoyed unprecedented protection and favoritism to the extent that the herdsmen treat Nigeria as a conquered territory. Rather than arrest and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen, security forces usually manned by Muslims from the North offer them protection as they unleash terror with impunity on the Nigerian people."

The Rape of Christians in Pakistan

"A Christian boy of only 7 years old was brutally sodomized by a Muslim rapist," says a report. Daim Masih, a first grader, was walking home from school when he was met by Shan Muhammad, 19, a local: "Hi Daim, it's nice to see you," he began. "I have good news, some of our cows have given birth to young calves. Would you like to come with me and see them?" Because the unsuspecting child was fond of animals and knew Shan, he went with him. Walking hand in hand, Masih began to realize that they were not headed for the farm but a secluded place. When he pointed this out to Shan, the latter responded that he had "another big surprise for him." The report continues:

They walked a few meters to some trees when suddenly Shan ripped off Daim's shirt, then the rest of his clothes and threw Daim to the ground. Shan then jumped on Daim and proceeded with a sexual assault and sodomization of poor Daim. While the attack was happening the tiny 7 year old struggled to fight off Shan who was much bigger and more powerful then him. Daim was punched, slapped and kneed by Shan who was shouting obscenities during the attack and demanding Daim to stop his screaming. The violence and the unlawful penetration of Dain was so painful however, that he could not stop his screaming. Desperate for him to be quiet or thrilled by the power and subjugation of his prey, sexual predator Shan began to tighten his hands around Daim's neck and was slowly throttling him to death while having his wicked way with him.

In fact, many Christian children—boys and girls—have been strangled to death during or after being raped in Pakistan over the years. Fortunately for Daim, his grandfather and uncle heard his cries and rushed to the scenes, at which point Muhammad pulled up his pants and fled the scene. The traumatized 7-year-old was subsequently hospitalized.

In another incident, a young, married Christian woman, the mother of a two-year-old girl "was brutally gang-raped by three men and then left tied in the courtyard of a Muslim man's house until she was found by police two days later," according to a report. Sidhra, 20, had just left her mother's home, when three local men began following her. She started to run towards her home, but they caught up with her, and, according to the report, "grabbed her at which point Sidhra blacked-out. She is unable to recall the events of the next 36 hours at this time." The family eventually learned that she was seen bound to a chair in the courtyard of a local home. The report continues:

[A]ll her family ran to the house of Mohammed Ilyas and peered through the gates when the mother saw her daughter tied up unconscious to a chair with a gag in her mouth, restrained in the courtyard of the neighbor's home, she started to scream. As each sibling saw their sister they too began to scream and shout hysterically. They banged on the gates and one brother climbed over and unlocked the gate from inside and rushed towards his sister. Sidhra was fully clothed and tied at her wrists and legs the rope securing her was so tight bruises could be seen on her wrists. Despite attempts to wake her it took a few minutes to revive her and she remained dizzy—she showed signs of having been drugged.

When she awoke, Sidhra, who "was unconscious for the whole two days and believes that she was subjected to rape," identified the three local men, all nephews of Mohammed Ilyas, the owner. Although her father went to lodge a complaint at the police station, "The Police refused to acknowledge her kidnap or rape and did not initially register a First Incident Report (FIR), as they told the family they had no evidence." After much pressure from the family and other local elders, police registered a crime and arrested two of the assailants—only to release them after some time. Although the family continued to seek justice, "the family holds little hope of any prosecution, as the courts and the police are exhibiting little empathy and seem keen on exonerating the wealthy Muslims," according to the report. Later, Sidhra said:

I am totally distraught, a visit to my mother has become a day of ruin for me. I have suffered a brutal kidnap and rape by disgusting men with no shame.... The thought of what the men done to me makes me shudder, I have nightmares and feel like my whole world has collapsed. I am terrified of walking on the streets at night and am finding it hard to cope with a deep depression that has consumed me. I had a happy life and that has been taken away from me, but the cruel men who stole my joy will soon be released to threaten me and to attack other women like me. There is no justice in this country.

Jihad on Christian Freedom

Kyrgyzstan: Unknown attackers torched a church building in the Muslim-majority nation. The small Baptist community was left "fear[ing] for its safety," says the report: "The damage to the church has forced its 40 Kyrgyz and Russian members to start searching for a new place of worship, while wondering if there will be a further attack."

An official told church members that the attack was "organized by those who don't like your church and Christianity in the midst of a Muslim country." "We don't believe that the police will find and punish those who burned our church," a congregation member said. The report adds that, "Instead of pursuing the arsonists, local Christians said police have asked questions about who funded the church building, how many Kyrgyz are members, and why, as ethnic Muslims, they do not go to the local mosque."

Kenya: Muslim students beat and stabbed their Christian counterparts for refusing to convert to Islam at Nairobi's Jamhuri High School. Hostilities began when Muslim students complained of discrimination. This prompted school officials to designate separate bathrooms and sections in the library for Christians and Muslims. It was not long, however, before the Muslim students began defaming Christianity and pressuring Christians to recite the shahada, the Islamic proclamation of faith, and to uphold Muslim rituals. "Some Muslim students forcefully tried to induct Christian students into their Islam faith, and those who refused were knifed, while others were physically beaten," a local source said. "The knives and machetes used are alleged to have come from outside the school." At least 35 students — including some Muslims, as the Christians did defend themselves — were injured in the melee. Some Christian students received hospital treatment for stab wounds and other injuries; the principal was also injured. The school was subsequently closed indefinitely.

Uganda: A Christian widow was poisoned by her Muslim neighbors on Christmas Day. Earlier that morning, the mother of five was pleasantly surprised when two female Muslim neighbors visited her with food gifts. After they left, she began preparing lunch for her family and used some of the recently brought ingredients. Before serving her family, she tasted the meal and within minutes, was vomiting. "When she started screaming and was continuously vomiting, I called in a taxi and rushed her to Kabuna dispensary, where it was found that she had been poisoned," a family member said. She was treated and discharged from the hospital the next day. An analysis of the food items gifted her were revealed to contain poison. A local meeting was convened and the Muslim neighbor, on being question, confessed to poisoning the food. "Accused of intending to kill Madina and her family members," the reports notes, "Hajira asked for forgiveness, saying that since Madina's family left Islam two years ago, the loudness of their weekly worship at their house with some other church members had been disturbing her and other Muslim neighbors." Despite the attempted murder of the apostates, "village leaders made no legal decisions.

Police have not been called, apparently in order to keep tensions with the Muslim community from escalating, but the in-law [of Madina] said Muslim neighbors have started taunting Madina's children by calling them infidels."

In a separate account, according to one report, Munabi Abdullah, a 37-year-old Muslim man who embraced Christianity, was met with ostracism. On the evening of his conversion, and "with an irrepressible joy in his heart, he shared his experience with his wife, Aisha Namukoli. She became furious." In the convert's own words, "My wife shouted at me in front of the children, saying, 'Kafir, Kafir [infidel]! You are a big shame to the family.' She then pushed me out of the house." Later when he returned, he found several people including his father and mosque members at his house. When he tried to greet them, they silently and angrily stared at him; then his father stood up and said, "You are no longer my son, be cursed forever." "He hit me with a walking stick that was in his hand and hurt my left hand," Abdullah explains. "I managed to escape through a banana farm, and after a short while I was at the pastor's house" where he sought refuge. Local Muslim leaders have since prevented him from having any access to his wife and seven children, aged between 3 and 17.

Nigeria: To coerce, it appears, a Christian woman, 40, and her daughter 21, to convert to Islam, local Muslims falsely accused the two of kidnapping another family member, a child. Problems had begun soon after the husband/father of the family converted to Islam in order to obtain a government job. Amina Isa, his wife, explained: "They told him that he cannot be appointed as a ward head because he's a Christian, and that if he converts to Islam, he'll be appointed the ward head. I advised him against changing his religious faith for worldly position, but after much pressure from Muslims in our area, he succumbed to the demand and became a Muslim.... I reminded him that he should remember that all my family members are Muslims, but that I am the only Christian in that family, and that I married him because he was a Christian like me, so I cannot now convert to Islam simply because the Muslims have appointed him a ward head." Her five children also refused to convert and insisted on remaining Christian. She continues:

Because of their refusal to convert too, we have been threatened, beaten, and subjected to all forms of indignities by my husband and his Muslim collaborators. They've [her children] constantly been threatened, beaten, and harassed. In fact, at one time, [the oldest daughter] had to take her younger siblings and go into hiding, but both have been traced and captured by the officials and are currently being held against their will in a location undisclosed to me.... Right now, my daughters are in the custody of these Muslim officials and are being forced into Islam, while at the same time, we are being tried on false charges. All this is to force us to recant. We can never stop being Christians, and we are confident that the God we serve can never abandon us in our trying moments.

After the father forcibly enrolled his youngest daughter in an Islamic school, and her mother and older sister removed her and re-enrolled her in a Christian school, "Their father, in anger, came to me demanding for both girls. When I told him that the children have decided to remain as Christians, he and other Muslim officials in our village went to file charges against me on abducting my own children at the Magistrate Court in Tudun Wada town, a trial I'm still facing for refusing to change my religious faith. They summoned me and demanded I withdraw my daughter from the Christian school, bring her back to the village, and hand her over to them. Since I was helpless, I did as instructed by them and brought my daughter back to them."

Separately "Pastor Simput Eagles Dafup has been arrested and whisked away to an unknown destination ... for allegedly converting a Muslim girl to a Christian, in Plateau State," a report disclosed. Speaking of this incident, another pastor, Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, and executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, said: "Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country." He also accused the Nigerian government of treating Christians and Muslims differently: "Muslims have abducted 100 Christian girls under the age of 18 and forcefully converted them to Islam and we have reported to several security agencies but no arrest was made or return of Christian girls to their parents.... The abduction of Christian girls has continued unabated. Such scenarios are serious cases of injustice against Christians in the country, and the perpetrators have often gone Scott free."

European Union/Switzerland: While uncritically taking in and conferring refugee status on countless Muslim migrants, European authorities continued singling out those most in need of sanctuary for deportation. In one instance, a Christian legal group filed an expert brief with the European Court of Human Rights in support of a Muslim man from Afghanistan who converted to Christianity and who risked being deported from Switzerland. The group, known as ADF International, said the man, if forced back to Afghanistan, would as an apostate from Islam face immense persecution, possibly including death: "Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert," it said. "The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan.... This means much more than demanding a convert practice his faith in secret. Sending a refugee back to a country where they face persecution because of their faith is incompatible with the Convention."

The Christian legal group ADF International filed an expert brief with the European Court of Human Rights in support of a Muslim man from Afghanistan who converted to Christianity and who risked being deported from Switzerland. Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert," it said. "The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan..." (Image source: Adrian Grycuk/Wikimedia Commons)

Raymond Ibrahim, author of the new book, Sword and Scimitar, Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, is a Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and a Judith Rosen Friedman Fellow at the Middle East Forum

About this Series

While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslim extremists is growing. The report posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location.

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Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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Uganda’s government maintains intensive surveillance of internet communications while cracking down hard on people posting critical opinions online. The Uganda Communications Bill was amended in April 2017 so that parliament no longer has oversight of the supervision of the communications sector, meaning that the government is now free to essentially make any decisions they want […]

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Wildlife conservation in Africa is an important and difficult environmental issue for the continent as many of the planet’s most majestic animals are under threat. A group at Michigan State University is working to find creative ways to minimize the loss of animals such as lions, giraffes and elephants. Robert Montgomery, an assistant professor with MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Tutilo Mudumba, a graduate student from Uganda, joined Stateside to talk about their efforts with the RECaP Laboratory . Poaching is a big reason why many of the traditional African animals are seeing their numbers in the wild drop considerably. One poaching method is the use of wire snares that are harvested from the skeletons of radial tires. The wires are laid down on traditional game trails with the intention of snaring animals like antelope. Unfortunately, what often happens is that the wires will ensnare much bigger animals like lions. “This problem is an example of human
          Launch of the First Ever Uganda Violence Against Children Survey; Thursday, 9 August, 2018; 08:00am to 13:00pm; Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
3 In 4 Young Adults Experienced Violence in Their Childhood, Says New Government Survey: WHAT: Three in four young adults experienced some form of violence and one in three young adults experienced at least two forms of violence – either sexual, physical or emotional violence during thei...


          Uganda:Rise Above Challenges As Female Entrepreneur      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] Women entrepreneurs are not new to the Ugandan workforce. In fact, about 45 per cent of the businesses on whose backs the economy of Uganda is built are run by woman in both the formal and informal sector. While entrepreneurs generally do not have it easy, the challenges faced by women in business cut across different realms.
          Kyrgyzstan’s north-south road to corruption      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption.

Construction of a tunnel on the alternative route North-South. Source: Gov.kgOn 26 June 2018, the Fergana website published my investigation unveiling corruption schemes behind Kyrgyzstan’s biggest infrastructure project, an alternative 433km road linking the capital Bishkek in the North with the country’s main city in the South, Osh. The project has been funded with a 850 million USD loan from the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China under the One Belt One Road Initiative, with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) as the main implementing partner.

According to the documents published on Fergana, former Minister of Transport and Communications Kalykbek Sultanov and the current Minister Zhamshitbek Kalilov – the latter allegedly one of former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov’s protégés – were responsible for the project. The documents indicate these officials colluded with the contractor CRBC to embezzle funds from the Chinese government’s infrastructure investments. Price tags were inflated by several orders of magnitude, from paying 1.1 USD per kilogramme of cement (cost on the local market: 0.07 USD) to paying 2,000 USD per month to provide office space to an engineer on the construction site.

In an interview with Azattyk, the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, member of parliament and leader of the opposition Ata Meken party Almambet Shykmamatov stated that, given past cases of corruption in infrastructure projects, he does not believe “in the fairytale that not a cent was stolen” from the road construction contracts. In the same interview, officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications threatened to press charges against me for the Fergana investigation.

Under former President Almazbek Atambayev’s six-year tenure, overpricing project costs appears to have been a widely implemented practice. Apart from road works, the same allegedly happened during the modernisation of the Bishkek Heat and Power Plant (HPP), which was also financed with a 386 million USD loan from China’s Exim Bank. As Fergana.ru reports, the Kyrgyz authorities and Chinese contractor TBEA (which was recommended by official Beijing for the modernisation work) signed accounting papers for $600 pliers, $14,000 video cameras and $1,500 fire extinguishers. A parliamentary committee concluded that approximately 100 million USD was embezzled in the operation. As a result, former Prime Ministers Jantoro Satybalidiev and Sapar Isakov have been arrested on corruption charges along with a number of other officials.

The BRI as China’s financial diplomacy

These projects have all been implemented through the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR), also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Chinese government’s paramount development strategy for connectivity and cooperation in Eurasia. The closure of the US military base at Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport in summer 2014, through which most of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to Afghanistan passed, as well as the drawdown of USAID and other western donor activities in the country, has left a void which the Chinese government has been quick to fill with their own brand of public diplomacy, especially in the form of infrastructure development projects.

In Central Asia, the BRI was launched during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, and Southeast Asia in September and October 2013. Here, Xi Jinping proposed his vision of jointly building a “One Belt” land route through Eurasia and a 21st-Century maritime “One Road” from the South China Sea to the Mediterranean. The Economist has described the revolutionary potential of the initiative, which is viewed as “a challenge to the United States and its traditional way of thinking about world trade. In that view, there are two main trading blocs, the trans-Atlantic one and the trans-Pacific one, with Europe in the first, Asia in the second and America the focal point of each. Two proposed regional trade deals, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, embody this approach. But OBOR treats Asia and Europe as a single space, and China, not the United States, is its focal point.”

The Advancing the Development of OBOR Leading Group was formed in late 2014, with its leadership lineup revealed on February 1, 2015. This steering committee reports directly to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and is composed of several political heavyweights, including the Council’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli, evidence of the importance of the program to the government.

As argued in a June 2018 report funded by the US Department of State in partnership with the Asia Society Policy Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “(t)he effectiveness of China’s public diplomacy efforts ultimately rests on whether Beijing can influence public opinion and the behavior of political elites to the extent that it can secure economic gains, security concessions, and political wins from its counterparts (i.e., achieving a good neighbor dividend).” Moreover, the report continues, “while China’s financial support filled ‘a void left by the West’ …, critics raise the possibility that Beijing’s ready supply of capital may lead its recipients to debt insolvency as they enter into repayment.”

Sri Lanka is a case in point. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa collected Chinese loans worth billions of dollars. As the country cannot repay them, it has been forced to sell the strategic Hambantota Port to a Chinese company for 1.1 billion USD to ease the debt burden. A similar situation can be observed in Uganda, where interest payments on current debt will eat up a staggering 17.5% of domestic revenues in 2018-19. This includes approximately three billion USD in Chinese loans, with 2.3 billion more being currently negotiated. In Central Asia, Tajikistan repaid a debt it had incurred with China for the modernisation of the Dushanbe-2 thermal power plant, the largest in the country, by handing over the Upper Kumarg gold mine to Chinese contractor TBEA, the same company that appears to have been complicit in inflating prices during works at Bishkek Heat and Power Plant.  

Does a good neighbour interfere?

As the Chinese state prepares to pour trillions of USD into infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe and Africa, a policy paper by the Washington-based Center for Global Development warns of the possible insolvency of borrower countries if current lending practices continue. Kyrgyzstan is listed along with seven other countries of “particular concern”. Obviously, the paper argues, the fear is that in the long term “(d)omestic spending on infrastructure and social services may be sacrificed in order to service the debt, with the problem compounded when governments borrow additional funds just to meet debt servicing needs.”

The key difference between Western donors and China is the latter’s principle of non-interference, which stands in stark contrast with the former’s conditionalities such as commitment to democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law. For example, commenting on the Bishkek HPP corruption scandal, Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Xiao Qinghua stated that “TBEA has accomplished its work within the project. And the investigation is an internal affair of Kyrgyzstan, and we do not interfere.”

Clearly, this makes collaborating with China extremely attractive for Kyrgyzstan’s elites, regardless of the knock-on effects of taking on unsustainable amounts of debt. However, as Chinese companies working in Kyrgyzstan are often state-owned or government-linked, for the average Kyrgyz they represent China, risking a backlash for Beijing’s public diplomacy efforts. Moreover, with the Atambayev’s presidency coming under increasing scrutiny, Beijing’s image could also be tarnished by association. In May 2018, parliament member Kanybek Imanaliev, also from the opposition Ata Meken party, called on parliament to investigate former PM Isakov’s collusion in a number of projects financed through Exim Bank, including contacts with CRBC.

Beijing’s adherence to non-interference in cases involving Chinese loans may be interpreted as support for corruption, lack of transparency and, ultimately, high debt servicing and possible state insolvency. It is high time for the Chinese authorities to actively investigate allegations of misuse of loans and to better regulate investments, lest scandals associated with Chinese funds and companies end up neutralising the ultimate objective of China’s public diplomacy.

 

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          Somalia: East Africa Key Message Update, August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen

Key Messages

Protracted conflict drives food insecurity; and flooding in the north affects livelihoods

  • Continued conflict and subsequent displacement have disrupted livelihoods and access to key sources of food and income in South Sudan, Yemen, and parts of Somalia, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Large populations are experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes across these areas, which are likely to persist through January 2019. South Sudan and Yemen remain the areas of greatest concern. In a worst-case scenario, if there is a sustained absence of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, and in Yemen, if commercial imports decline significantly for an extended period of time and conflict restricts trade and humanitarian assistance, Famine (IPC Phase 5) is possible.

  • From June to early August, there has been above-average rainfall across parts of central and western regions of Ethiopia into Sudan and South Sudan, which has led to flooding, with the greatest intensity in Sudan. While the heavy rainfall has been beneficial for some crop development and pasture regeneration, it has also caused displacement, infrastructure, crop, and livestock losses, and disrupted household livelihoods in affected areas. Given the forecast, there is the likelihood for additional flash floods in these countries.

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes persist over parts of southeastern Ethiopia and southern and central Somalia, but food security continues to improve as livestock production and prices have increased substantially. Somalia Gu production in southern agropastoral areas is expected to be above average, while total Meher production in Ethiopia and marginal production in Kenya is likely to be near average. By January 2019, food security outcomes are expected to further improve to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or Minimal (IPC Phase 1) across many areas of the Eastern Horn; however, Somalia’s Guban Pastoral Livelihood Zone is likely to remain in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).

  • According to UNCHR as of mid-July, a total of nearly 11.3 million people are internally displaced in Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Yemen, while there are 4.6 million refugees from these countries living in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. The majority of these populations have limited capacities to access food and income and are dependent on humanitarian assistance amidst substantial funding gaps. Current food ration cuts of up to 30 percent for refugees and asylum seekers could lead to a deterioration in food security outcomes if they persist.


          World: WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 11, Issue 31 (5 August 2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: World Health Organization
Country: Bangladesh, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen

Current major event

Emergency risk communication in outbreaks

To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.

Editorial note

During public health emergencies, ERC informs at-risk people on the health risks they face, and on the actions they can take to protect their health and lives. Proper ERC is a two-way street: it informs at-risk people, while at the same time allowing authorities and experts to listen to the same people and address their concerns and needs so that the experts’ advice remains relevant, trusted and acceptable. Risk communication sits at the center of the risk management cycle, connecting all the other parts. This circular view of risk management has replaced the older, more linear, vision, and emphasizes the central importance of risk communications in every step of the process—and even more so in emergency settings.

As the fields of marketing, communications and public health advanced, so did the practice of ERC. Thus, mobile technology and digital information platforms play an important role in modern-day ERC. Twitter and Facebook have been used with success to spread truthful information and to verify information to dispel rumours and misinformation during public health crises. Services like SMS, WhatsApp and others are increasingly being used to share health-related information, including to track and combat rumours and to communicate with people in quarantined areas, for example during the West African Ebola virus out-break in 2014-2016.

Distinct but related principles underpin WHO’s approaches to effective communications and effective risk communications. For the former, WHO aims to make all communications accessible, actionable, credible, relevant, timely, and understandable. These general principles also support risk communications, but for ERC there is an additional focus on measures that build trust: transparency, rapid announcements, and listening to the at-risk populations. This emphasis is explained by the fact that trust is a central factor in decision-making and a strong indicator for compliance rates among mes-sage recipients, because the more you trust someone, the more you are likely to follow their instructions.

In recent years, two complex issues have emerged determining ERC’s success and failure. First, different perceptions of the same risk by experts and the public mean that for ERC to be effective, the social, religious, cultural, political and economic aspects associated with the event and those at risk must be considered. Second, issues of the trustworthiness of the information and advice that is communicated mean that for practitioners of ERC, be they inter-national organizations, health authorities, or community workers, maintaining and nurturing their audiences’ trust is a key concern.

Because of improving technology and more sophisticated tools from the marketing communications field, monitoring and evaluation in ERC have also improved over the past years. Combining pre-digital tools like in-person surveys with digital analytics facilitates the gathering, analys-ing, and interpreting of emergency risk communication data and feedback, which can then feed into emergency risk communication planning, strategy development, execution and renewed evaluation.

Even so, the new Guidelines identify many areas of further research, including several looking at the effect of ERC, especially in low and middle income countries. A related gap is the lack of sustained funding for ERC modalities as standard part of health project design. Finally, the effects of digital media and the splintering of sources and fields of information, absence of longitudi-nal studies, and research measuring the effect of an intervention, rather than simply describing it, all deserve further investigation.


          Riesige Kleiderberge, die niemand braucht: Die zunehmende Masse an Billigmode könnte dramatische Folgen haben      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Unmengen von Kleidung werden jedes Jahr weggeworfen.

Überfüllte Kleiderschränke und bis zum Rand voll gestopfte Altkleider-Container: Rund 5,2 Milliarden Textilien haben die Deutschen nach einer Schätzung der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace in ihren Schränken, von denen vierzig Prozent sehr selten oder nie getragen werden. Der Handelsexperte Thomas Harms von der Unternehmensberatung EY geht sogar davon aus, dass ein großer Teil der Kleidungsstücke, die gekauft werden, gar nicht mehr getragen wird. „Die Textilindustrie ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen“, stellt Greenpeace-Expertin Viola Wohlgemuth fest.

Rund eine Million Gebrauchtkleider werden pro Jahr in Deutschland aussortiert — mit steigender Tendenz. Greenpeace geht davon aus, dass „erhebliche Mengen“ der vor allem zunehmend billig gekauften Textilien einfach in den Hausmüll wandern. Und Sammler beklagen einen steigenden Anteil von Textilien mit schlechter Qhttps://www.businessinsider.de/billig-billigermodeder-siegeszug-der-textildiscounter-haelt-an-2017-1ualität in den Gebraucht-Containern: Bekleidung, die oft bereits nach wenigen Waschgängen nicht mehr zu gebrauchen ist. „Über 50 Prozent der Sachen sind nicht mehr tragbar“, berichtet Thomas Ahlmann vom Dachverband Fairwertung, einem Zusammenschluss von über 130 gemeinnützigen Altkleider-Sammelorganisationen.

Nur ein Bruchteil der abgegebenen Kleidung wird tatsächlich benötigt

Die in Sammlungen gegebenen Mengen übersteigen den Bedarf karitativer Organisationen längst „um ein Vielfaches“. Weniger als zehn Prozent benötigen die gemeinnützigen Sammler für ihre soziale Arbeit vor Ort. Die Überschüsse werden an gewerbliche Firmen verkauft. Mit lediglich etwa zwei bis vier Prozent der abgegebenen Textilien kann nur ein verschwindend geringer Teil der Sachen in gewerblichen Secondhand-Shops in Deutschland und Europa verkauft werden.

Der Großteil der noch tragbaren Textilien geht dagegen an Abnehmer in Osteuropa, dem Mittleren Osten und in Afrika. Die Firmen versuchen, die minderwertigen Textilien anders wiederzuverwenden — etwa indem diese zu Putzlappen weiterverarbeitet werden. „Der Berg ist so riesig, dass eine Verwertung schwierig wird“, sagt Ahlmann. Längst sei die Entsorgung minderwertiger Textilien zu einem Zuschussgeschäft geworden, das mit Erträgen aus dem Verkauf der besseren Stücke subventioniert werden müsse. In der Branche werde angesichts eines steigenden Anteils minderwertiger Textilien diskutiert, wie lange die Entsorgung noch kostenlos angeboten werden könne, sagt Ahlmann.

Ein wichtiges Ventil sind derzeit Exporte unter anderem nach Afrika. In Kenia etwa ist der Handel mit Altkleidern ein großes Geschäft. Die Hauptstadt Nairobi ist übersäht mit „Mitumba“-Märkten. An Ständen werden Jeans und Sportschuhe, T-Shirts und Unterwäsche vor allem aus Europa und Amerika verkauft. Die Menschen würden die Secondhand-Ware mögen, sagt Simon Kinyanjui, der auf dem Toi-Markt in Nairobi Altkleider anbietet. Secondhand-Stücke aus Europa und Amerika hätten bessere Qualität und seien langlebiger als neue Kleidungsstücke, die man in Kenia bekomme, sagt der 37-Jährige.

Ostafrikanische Gemeinschaft hat bis 2019 einen Importstopp angekündigt

Die Ostafrikanische Gemeinschaft (EAC) hat bis 2019 aber ein Importstopp für Altkleider angekündigt. Zwar sind die Länder inzwischen etwas zurückgerudert, vor allem auf Druck aus den USA. Uganda, Ruanda und Tansania haben aber ihre Steuern auf importierte Secondhandkleidung erhöht, Kenia hält sich noch zurück.

Befürworter von Einfuhrbeschränkungen gibt es viele. „Ein derartiges Verbot würde die heimische Textilindustrie fördern“, sagt der stellvertretende Leiter der Kenianischen Industrie- und Handelskammer, James Mureu. Zwar sieht er ein, dass es zunächst schwierig wäre, die Nachfrage aus der lokalen Produktion zu decken: „Aber Not macht erfinderisch.“ Derzeit würden nur rund 15 Prozent der in EAC-Ländern produzierten Baumwolle vor Ort verarbeitet, der Rest werde exportiert, sagt der East African Business Council. Der Verband befürwortet daher, den Altkleiderhandel schrittweise abzuschaffen.

Händler Kinyanjui bereiten derartige Einfuhrbeschränkungen Sorgen. „Es wäre sehr schlimm. Ich kann keine Neuware verkaufen, ich mache da kaum Gewinn“, sagt er. Auch in Deutschland schrillen die Alarmglocken. Ein Importstopp von Altkleidern in Afrika hätte nach Einschätzung von Ahlmann Auswirkungen auf die Branche bis hin zu einer möglichen Marktkrise: „Die Läger würden volllaufen.“

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          At world’s largest refugee camp, trauma victims seek healing in God      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda (RNS) – 'The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma,' says a counselor.

The post At world’s largest refugee camp, trauma victims seek healing in God appeared first on Religion News Service.


          Uganda:MTN Subscriber Numbers Drop By 700,000      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] MTN subscriber numbers have dropped by 700,000 subscribers from 11.2 million in 2017 to 10.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2018 due to regulatory activities that were recently instituted by government. Reported by allAfrica.com 1 hour ago.
          Uganda:'Miracle-Performing' Female Pastor Killed in Refugee Settlement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] A Female pastor with Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG), Margaret Bunia, 45, has been killed on allegations of 'misleading' Christians in her sermons. Reported by allAfrica.com 1 hour ago.
          Rio starts earn-in in Uganda       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ASX-listed junior Sipa Resources on Thursday reported that its earn-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with the exploration arm of diversified miner Rio Tinto, has now started. The two companies in May struck an agreement that would see Rio earn up to a 75% interest in Sipa’s Kitgum-Pader base metals project, in Uganda, by spending $57-million on staged exploration.
          WFP receives Korean rice for refugees in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.
          Republic of Korea contributes rice to serve 420,000 refugees in Uganda       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TORORO, UGANDA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The contribution will enable WFP to meet the minimum food needs of 420,000 refugees in seven settlements in Uganda for the entire month of August. 
          Convocan una besada lésbica contra unas monjas en Ámsterdam por expulsar a una refugiada ugandesa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La organización holandesa RozeLinks, de defensa de los derechos de la comunidad LGTB, convocó para este miércoles una "besada lésbica" frente a la congregación de las Misioneras de la Caridad en Ámsterdam, cuyas monjas expulsaron a una solicitante de asilo ugandesa por reconocer que es lesbiana. "Le dijeron que su presencia sería peligrosa para las otras mujeres y niñas que dormían allí. Solo se podía quedar si de ahora en adelante se negaba a ser lesbiana. Huyó de Uganda por su condición sexual y está esperando a que se resuelva su solicitud.

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          Uganda:MTN Subscriber Numbers Drop By 700,000      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] MTN subscriber numbers have dropped by 700,000 subscribers from 11.2 million in 2017 to 10.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2018 due to regulatory activities that were recently instituted by government.
          Uganda:Mobile Money Dealers Want 0.5 Percent Tax Scrapped      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] Parliament -Mobile Money dealers and civil society activists have asked lawmakers scrutinising the proposed amendments to excise duty on Mobile Money transactions to drop the 0.5 per cent tax in public interest.
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          Visas obtainable at border      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi there,

My fiancee and I (we are Australian and Swedish) are going on a 2 month tour through eastern and southern Africa. We will be visiting the following countries:

Kenya (2 times, via flight from copenhagen and then back from Uganda)
Uganda (2 times, from Kenya and then back from Rwanda)
Rwanda
Tanzania
Malawi
Zambia
Botswana
Namibia
South Africa

We have heard that you don't need to get visas for all of them before hand (apart from Rwanda for my Fiancee), and we would very much like some advice on which need visas before entry:

Kenya - We both need multiple entry as we enter country twice? Can we get at border?
Uganda - Same as Kenya, can we get at border?
Rwanda - I do not require Visa but my partner has to get it beforehand?
Tanzania - We both need Visas, can we get at border?
Malawi - We both do not need visas
Zambia - We both need visas, can we get at border?
Botswana - We both do not need visas
Namibia - We both do not need visas
South Africa - We both do not need visas.

I would be very glad to receive any enlightenment on this!

Thank you
Bjorn
          Kyrgyzstan’s north-south road to corruption      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption.

Construction of a tunnel on the alternative route North-South. Source: Gov.kgOn 26 June 2018, the Fergana website published my investigation unveiling corruption schemes behind Kyrgyzstan’s biggest infrastructure project, an alternative 433km road linking the capital Bishkek in the North with the country’s main city in the South, Osh. The project has been funded with a 850 million USD loan from the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China under the One Belt One Road Initiative, with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) as the main implementing partner.

According to the documents published on Fergana, former Minister of Transport and Communications Kalykbek Sultanov and the current Minister Zhamshitbek Kalilov – the latter allegedly one of former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov’s protégés – were responsible for the project. The documents indicate these officials colluded with the contractor CRBC to embezzle funds from the Chinese government’s infrastructure investments. Price tags were inflated by several orders of magnitude, from paying 1.1 USD per kilogramme of cement (cost on the local market: 0.07 USD) to paying 2,000 USD per month to provide office space to an engineer on the construction site.

In an interview with Azattyk, the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, member of parliament and leader of the opposition Ata Meken party Almambet Shykmamatov stated that, given past cases of corruption in infrastructure projects, he does not believe “in the fairytale that not a cent was stolen” from the road construction contracts. In the same interview, officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications threatened to press charges against me for the Fergana investigation.

Under former President Almazbek Atambayev’s six-year tenure, overpricing project costs appears to have been a widely implemented practice. Apart from road works, the same allegedly happened during the modernisation of the Bishkek Heat and Power Plant (HPP), which was also financed with a 386 million USD loan from China’s Exim Bank. As Fergana.ru reports, the Kyrgyz authorities and Chinese contractor TBEA (which was recommended by official Beijing for the modernisation work) signed accounting papers for $600 pliers, $14,000 video cameras and $1,500 fire extinguishers. A parliamentary committee concluded that approximately 100 million USD was embezzled in the operation. As a result, former Prime Ministers Jantoro Satybalidiev and Sapar Isakov have been arrested on corruption charges along with a number of other officials.

The BRI as China’s financial diplomacy

These projects have all been implemented through the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR), also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Chinese government’s paramount development strategy for connectivity and cooperation in Eurasia. The closure of the US military base at Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport in summer 2014, through which most of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to Afghanistan passed, as well as the drawdown of USAID and other western donor activities in the country, has left a void which the Chinese government has been quick to fill with their own brand of public diplomacy, especially in the form of infrastructure development projects.

In Central Asia, the BRI was launched during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, and Southeast Asia in September and October 2013. Here, Xi Jinping proposed his vision of jointly building a “One Belt” land route through Eurasia and a 21st-Century maritime “One Road” from the South China Sea to the Mediterranean. The Economist has described the revolutionary potential of the initiative, which is viewed as “a challenge to the United States and its traditional way of thinking about world trade. In that view, there are two main trading blocs, the trans-Atlantic one and the trans-Pacific one, with Europe in the first, Asia in the second and America the focal point of each. Two proposed regional trade deals, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, embody this approach. But OBOR treats Asia and Europe as a single space, and China, not the United States, is its focal point.”

The Advancing the Development of OBOR Leading Group was formed in late 2014, with its leadership lineup revealed on February 1, 2015. This steering committee reports directly to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and is composed of several political heavyweights, including the Council’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli, evidence of the importance of the program to the government.

As argued in a June 2018 report funded by the US Department of State in partnership with the Asia Society Policy Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “(t)he effectiveness of China’s public diplomacy efforts ultimately rests on whether Beijing can influence public opinion and the behavior of political elites to the extent that it can secure economic gains, security concessions, and political wins from its counterparts (i.e., achieving a good neighbor dividend).” Moreover, the report continues, “while China’s financial support filled ‘a void left by the West’ …, critics raise the possibility that Beijing’s ready supply of capital may lead its recipients to debt insolvency as they enter into repayment.”

Sri Lanka is a case in point. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa collected Chinese loans worth billions of dollars. As the country cannot repay them, it has been forced to sell the strategic Hambantota Port to a Chinese company for 1.1 billion USD to ease the debt burden. A similar situation can be observed in Uganda, where interest payments on current debt will eat up a staggering 17.5% of domestic revenues in 2018-19. This includes approximately three billion USD in Chinese loans, with 2.3 billion more being currently negotiated. In Central Asia, Tajikistan repaid a debt it had incurred with China for the modernisation of the Dushanbe-2 thermal power plant, the largest in the country, by handing over the Upper Kumarg gold mine to Chinese contractor TBEA, the same company that appears to have been complicit in inflating prices during works at Bishkek Heat and Power Plant.  

Does a good neighbour interfere?

As the Chinese state prepares to pour trillions of USD into infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe and Africa, a policy paper by the Washington-based Center for Global Development warns of the possible insolvency of borrower countries if current lending practices continue. Kyrgyzstan is listed along with seven other countries of “particular concern”. Obviously, the paper argues, the fear is that in the long term “(d)omestic spending on infrastructure and social services may be sacrificed in order to service the debt, with the problem compounded when governments borrow additional funds just to meet debt servicing needs.”

The key difference between Western donors and China is the latter’s principle of non-interference, which stands in stark contrast with the former’s conditionalities such as commitment to democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law. For example, commenting on the Bishkek HPP corruption scandal, Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Xiao Qinghua stated that “TBEA has accomplished its work within the project. And the investigation is an internal affair of Kyrgyzstan, and we do not interfere.”

Clearly, this makes collaborating with China extremely attractive for Kyrgyzstan’s elites, regardless of the knock-on effects of taking on unsustainable amounts of debt. However, as Chinese companies working in Kyrgyzstan are often state-owned or government-linked, for the average Kyrgyz they represent China, risking a backlash for Beijing’s public diplomacy efforts. Moreover, with the Atambayev’s presidency coming under increasing scrutiny, Beijing’s image could also be tarnished by association. In May 2018, parliament member Kanybek Imanaliev, also from the opposition Ata Meken party, called on parliament to investigate former PM Isakov’s collusion in a number of projects financed through Exim Bank, including contacts with CRBC.

Beijing’s adherence to non-interference in cases involving Chinese loans may be interpreted as support for corruption, lack of transparency and, ultimately, high debt servicing and possible state insolvency. It is high time for the Chinese authorities to actively investigate allegations of misuse of loans and to better regulate investments, lest scandals associated with Chinese funds and companies end up neutralising the ultimate objective of China’s public diplomacy.

 

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          Anointed Hands Designs grooming the nation’s youth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Anointed Hand Designs presented its seventh fashion show— Simplement Divin’—at Creative Arts Centre, San Fernando, last Sunday. Displaying a variety of her beautiful designs and colours, designer Arlene Hodge-Murray also made sure patrons were kept entertained during the show.

The fashions were categorised into different sections and themes; the sections including Moonlight & Coloured Fine China, My Journey Through Japan, Children of Uganda, Children of Botswana, Colour Explosion, Loving It and Breezy.

Between the modelling presentations, patrons enjoyed somewhat of a mini concert with dance, pan, mime performances, as well as a bit of humour.

The newly-installed lighting system at the centre also helped to enhance the presentation.

The show, which lasted for just over two hours, was well received by the patrons who were also treated to dinner.

The models, comprising children and adults, were all trained by Hodge-Murray who also operates a dance, etiquette and modelling school. Dubbing the show a success, Hodge-Murray said the purpose of the show was to showcase her models’ talent, especially the children and her work.

A fashion designer for 20 years, Hodge-Murray said she takes pleasure in helping and grooming young people.


          RAIS MUSEVENI AWASILI DAR ES SALAAM KWA ZIARA YA KIKAZI YA SIKU MOJA NCHINI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akimpokea mgeni wake Rais Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wa Uganda katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere alipowasili nchini kwa ziara ya kikazi ya siku moja leo Agosti 9, 2018
Rais wa Uganda, Yoweri Museveni (kati kati) akisalimiana na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Mh. Paul Makonda baada ya kuwasili, kulia ni Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mh. Dkt John Magufuli.
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          Launch of the First Ever Uganda Violence Against Children Survey; Thursday, 9 August, 2018; 08:00am to 13:00pm; Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
3 In 4 Young Adults Experienced Violence in Their Childhood, Says New Government Survey: WHAT: Three in four young adults experienced some form of violence and one in three young adults experienced at least two forms of violence – either sexual, physical or emotional violence during their childhood, according to the first ever Uganda Violence […]
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A landmark sponsorship deal has been announced by StarTimes after taking over both the naming and broadcast rights of the Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League. The latest development brings to an end of the short-lived FUFA-Sports Broadcasting Limited partnership signed early this year. The new deal revealed on Thursday morning at Hotel Africana...

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          A VAGABUNDIZAÇÃO DO BRASIL.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Desde 2003 (com chegada do Regime Petista)  até HOJE, o Direito, a Medicina, o Jornalismo, a Educação, toda Universidade e a Igreja Católica DESCERAM, no nosso país, a um nível sem precedentes na História Mundial. Nem Idi Amin Dada em Uganda, nem Imelda Marcos nas Filipinas, nem mesmo “Papa Doc” no Haiti conseguiram aputalhar,  vagabundizar, esculachar tanto a vida cultural e moral de uma Nação quanto aquilo que os Vagabundos Petistas fizeram no Brasil. O PT “vagabundizou o Brasil” - todos nós fomos “vagabundizados”.

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          Briefing: Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Barely one week after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its ninth outbreak of Ebola, it announced, on 1 August, its 10th. Only this time, the deadly virus has struck a new part of the country, one rife with armed groups and long ravaged by conflict.

 

Here’s our briefing on the latest outbreak and the unique response challenges it poses.

 

Where is the new outbreak?

 

CThe first suspected cases were reported in Mangina, a town about 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Beni (pop: 350,000), in the eastern province of North Kivu. Suspicions were raised after a 65-year-old woman died showing telltale symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) –  which include high fever, external and internal bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

 

At the woman’s burial, seven mourners who – in keeping with local tradition – touched her body, became infected.

Map of Congo showing North Kivu Province, Ituri Province, Butembo, Beni, Mangina and latest ebola outbreak information as of 7 August 2018

As of 8 August, the Ministry of Health has recorded cases of haemorrhagic fever in five “health zones”, or catchment areas, in North Kivu: Beni, Butembo, Oicha, Mabalako (where Mangina is located) and Musienene. Cases have also been reported in neighbouring Ituri Province’s Mandima health zone. Lab tests have confirmed the presence of Ebola only in Beni (four cases) and Mabalako (13 cases) health zones.

Congo’s previous outbreak erupted in May in Equateur Province, on the opposite [western] side of the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, both outbreaks feature the Zaire species of the genus ebolavirus (one of four species that causes EVD in humans) but genetic sequencing of samples taken from the new outbreak reveal it to be an entirely different strain to the Equateur one – in other words, it is a new, separate outbreak.

 

This is the first time any strain of Ebola has struck in North Kivu, and experts consider the emergence of the Zaire species – which has a mortality rate of around 90 percent – in eastern Congo to be a particularly worrying development.

 

How many people have been affected?

 

Congo’s Ministry of Health has attributed 34 deaths in North Kivu and two in Ituri to haemorrhagic fever. Laboratory tests have confirmed nine of these fatalities – eight in Mabalako and one in Beni – were caused by Ebola.

 

Across the six affected health zones, there have been 44 cases of haemorrhagic fever, 17 of which are known to have been caused by the Ebola virus. The others are “probable cases” where it was not possible to obtain biological samples for testing. A further 47 suspected cases of Ebola virus – all in Beni and Mabalako health zones – are currently being investigated. A mobile testing laboratory is now operating in the town of Beni and a second will soon be set up in Mangina.

 

By way of comparison, Congo’s previous outbreak, which took place in the eastern Equateur province, killed 33 people. Between 2014 and 2016, a major Ebola epidemic in West Africa – where, unlike in Congo, the disease was virtually unknown – claimed more than 11,000 lives.

 

Could this become a major epidemic?

 

Too early to say really, but asked what worried him most about the current outbreak, Peter Salama, deputy chief of the UN’s World Health Organisation and head of its Health Emergencies Programme, told ScienceInsider: “Beni is very close to Butembo, a commercial centre with a lot of trade that has a population of 800,000 to one million. And Beni is on the road to Goma, another major population centre, where we’ve already had suspected cases.

 

“Superspreading in a village might mean seven people in Mangina with an unsecured burial. In an urban area, it might mean one person going to a shopping centre and affecting 1,000. That’s going to be a trend we’re going to have to grapple with for years and decades to come.”

 

Mangina also lies about 100 kilometres from the Ugandan border, across which there is a constant flow of people and goods, including rebel fighters.

 

How violent is this region?

 

North Kivu in general, and the area around Beni in particular, have for decades been plagued by violence; dozens of armed groups operate in the region and a million people are internally displaced within the province. Many are staying with friends or relatives, creating the kind of cramped living conditions that only help the transmission of Ebola.

 

“In some households, nine people share a tiny bedroom. And they move around a lot in search of food,” Janvier Kaserea Kasayiryo, a spokesman for civil society groups in Beni Territory, told IRIN. “These are the kind of encounters and contacts that favour the spread of the outbreak.”

 

On 7 August, citing local officials, Reuters reported that 14 bodies had been discovered in the town of Tubameme, about 40 kilometres from Mangina. Those killed were said to have been kidnapped by an armed group last week.

 

Since 2014, about 1,000 people in the Beni area have met violent deaths.

 

Ituri, another province where infections have been reported in the latest outbreak, has also seen a recent eruption of violence.

 

What lessons have been learned from the previous outbreaks?

 

Chief among the reasons why the Ebola epidemic that struck West Africa between 2013 and 2016 killed more than 11,000 people was that it took about three months for the virus to be confirmed as the cause of a spate of mysterious deaths that began in southern Guinea in December 2013. By the time the virus was identified, 60 people had died and the outbreak had already spread to the two neighbouring states of Liberia or Sierra Leone.

 

It was not until August 2014, by which time around 1,000 people had died, that the WHO declared the epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which helped mobilise a major global response.  

 

Having experienced so many Ebola incidents, Congo has established tried-and-tested response systems, which have contained outbreaks relatively quickly and kept death tolls relatively low.

 

Speed is key, according to Bathé Ndjoloko Tambwe, who heads the Ministry of Health’s Ebola response unit. “The outbreak had hardly been declared on 1 August when we launched the response on the 2nd,” he told IRIN.   

 

“Also, with this new outbreak, we are seeing politicians getting involved. That’s reassuring in terms of mobilising people and resources,” he added.

 

Congo’s previous outbreak in May also saw the first major use of an experimental vaccine, rVSV-ZEBOV, which appeared to play a key role in containing the virus in Equateur. All known contacts of infected parties were located as soon as possible and then vaccinated in a so-called “ring vaccination” campaign, which proved highly successful as none of the 3,300 people vaccinated in Equateur developed EVD.

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A health worker takes temperatures in Mangina.

Can the same be done here?

 

The experimental vaccine is only effective against the Zaire species, so it can and is being deployed in North Kivu to contain the outbreak.

 

Congo has 3,200 vaccines left over from the last outbreak, and their manufacturer, Merck, has 20,000 more in stock. The first vaccination teams began working in Mangina on 8 August and preparations are being made to mount another “ring vaccination” campaign.

 

As was the case in Equateur, a major challenge here, in a region with little electrical power, will be to keep the vaccines at a temperature of -70 degrees Celsius by setting up a “cold chain” – a series of refrigeration units dotted across the area of the outbreak.

 

But a more formidable hurdle is the widespread insecurity that could prevent the free movement of health workers, surveillance teams, and teams tasked with explaining to local communities how to reduce the risk of contracting the Ebola virus.

 

And because vaccination teams may need to keep their field visits very short, the WHO is considering vaccinating all the residents of villages home to suspected infections, rather than spending time on the laborious process of identifying contacts. That said, about 1,000 contacts have been identified in North Kivu already.

 

Is there any treatment for EVD?

 

There is no specific medical treatment for Ebola patients. Those showing signs of EVD are given supportive therapy, which includes balancing the patient's fluid and electrolytes, maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure, and treating such patients for any complicating infections. Treatment centres have been set up in Mangina and Beni.

 

Some therapeutic treatments are under development. Details here.

 

What about prevention?

 

Raising awareness about the nature of the Ebola virus and how it is spread is a key element of efforts to contain the outbreak. In an attempt to both respect local custom and to limit the spread of the virus, the Ministry of Health is promoting what it calls “safe and dignified burials”.

 

Relatives of people who die “can no longer touch the corpse because it is wrapped in a special bag before being buried,” a health ministry official told IRIN, noting that this went against the tradition of washing and hugging the bodies of deceased loved ones.

 

“We are working with communications experts, psychologists, as well as religious and traditional leaders to make people understand the need to abandon these traditional practices,” he added.

 

Ebola is named after the Ebola River, near the village of Yambuku where the first known outbreak occurred in 1976.

 

(Additional reporting by Anthony Morland)

 

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Briefing: Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone jhp_4186.jpg Claude Sengenya News Aid and Policy Conflict Health MANGINA The Democratic Republic of Congo IRIN Africa East Africa DRC
          When Being Filled With the Spirit Causes You to Scream and Jump—Not With Joy, But Remorse      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Every morning when Achol Kuol wakes up, she borrows a Bible from her neighbor and reads a verse to comfort herself before she meets others in an open-air church rigged from timber. They sing, dance and speak in tongues during the service. Some who feel filled with the Holy Spirit scream and jump—not with joy, but remorse.

Confessions flow as they recall the ones they killed in the civil war back home in South Sudan. They cry out, lamenting ordeals they endure at night. Others weep in prayer as they ask God for forgiveness.

"I can't sleep unless I keep on praying," said Kuol, 38, a mother of five. "I always have nightmares. In my dreams I go back to my old village and I see how my friends were shot dead. They keep on calling me, 'Achol! Achol! Achol!' And I would wake up screaming."

For thousands of South Sudanese here in the world's largest refugee camp, the search for healing from recent horrors involves a quest for God. Saddled with post-traumatic stress disorder in many cases, refugees are often encouraged by camp counselors to attend church as a pathway to healing.

"Many refugees usually go to church because it's the only likely place in the camp where they can get help to recover from the trauma," said Gabriel Mayen, a trauma counselor at Bidi Bidi. "The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma."

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, broke into civil war in late 2013 when troops loyal to then-Vice President Riek Machar clashed with forces loyal to President Salva Kiir. The conflict spread quickly into an ethnic clash as the two leaders were representing two major tribes. Christianity is the majority religion in South Sudan.

As a result, thousands have been killed, 2 million have been displaced in South Sudan, and another 2 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries. More than 1 million have fled to Uganda.

This camp, known as Bidi Bidi, is home to more than 250,000 people. Here, dozens of churches have cropped up and are becoming increasingly popular as the traumatized seek a foundation to put their lives back together.

Kuol's husband was murdered in June last year when government soldiers attacked her town of Yei in southwest South Sudan. She fled with her children, arriving at Bidi Bidi three days later. One child died from hunger during the journey.

"I passed through a difficult time," she said. "God saved me from death, and I had to accept him. In God I find peace, and I don't have nightmares ... though the memories of the killings still haunt me."

More than 30 churches spread across the camp are headed by South Sudanese pastors, according to Ugandan officials. Many church leaders, including pastors, bishops, priests, evangelists and others, moved with their South Sudanese congregations into exile when civil war erupted.

"When these church leaders arrived at the camp, they began their own churches," said Deng Bol, a refugee teacher and representative. "We have different denominations. Refugees have options here. If they want to go to Catholic or Protestant churches, they can go."

Pastor John Deng of Christ Ministry Church fled South Sudan in 2016. He said his church is bringing together members of warring tribes, the Nuer and Dinka, and fostering cooperation across tribal lines. The church also provides emotional healing if one loses a family member at the camp or back home in South Sudan, he said.

"The church has played a vital role in unifying the people of South Sudan who had hated each other," he said. "We are happy that people are living peaceful in the camp away from home."

Peace can be elusive at Bidi Bidi. Those traumatized by torture, rape and other violence often bring vengeful habits with them, Mayen said. Many drink alcohol in excess and become violent, he said.

"Some even take machetes and attack other refugees," he said.

Spiritual warfare is a theme heard often around the camp. During a recent worship service, Deng warned the people of South Sudan that civil war in their country will not end until they turn to God and ask for forgiveness. Quoting from Proverbs 6:16-19, Deng said his home country was already under curse.

"Our country is cursed," he said. "The only hope we have is heaven. It's written that shedding someone's blood is the work of the devil, and anybody who is killing people is doing the work of the devil. We need to kneel down and ask God for forgiveness if we want him to bring peace in our country."

The new churches make a point to offer hope. When rebel soldiers attacked Yei town last year in the middle of the night, Akur Piok and her husband escaped in different directions. Since then they have not once seen each other. Piok escaped with three of her children, leaving behind two.

"I'm traumatized," she said as she walked toward the church. "I don't know if my children and husband are still alive or dead. I have many problems. It's only God who can solve them. I want to go and sing, worship and pray so that God can be the answer to my problems."

Deng agreed. In his view, only God can solve the daunting challenges these refugees face.

"If you see them praying and crying, they have a reason: These refugees have problems," he said. "They have no food to eat. No hospitals to take their families when they are sick, and their children are not going to school. The only hope they have is God."

Kuol, a Dinka tribeswoman, credits God with sustaining her desire to live, despite her overwhelming troubles. Her church has helped her focus on the future rather than the past, she said. Her plans include a church wedding to her Nuer prayer partner.

"I don't know where I would have been without God," Kuol said. "I would have died a long time ago. I have so many problems that I sometimes think of committing suicide. But God always comes to my rescue." {eoa}

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Wohin mit dem wachsenden Berg an Altkleidern? Wegen schnelllebiger Modetrends klagt die Branche über eine immer schlechtere Qualität der abgegebenen Stücke. Die Entsorgung könnte schon bald Geld kosten. Noch gibt es ein Ventil.

Überfüllte Kleiderschränke und bis zum Rand vollgestopfte Altkleider-Container: Rund 5,2 Milliarden Textilien haben die Deutschen nach einer Schätzung der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace in ihren Schränken, von denen vierzig Prozent sehr selten oder nie getragen werden. Der Handelsexperte Thomas Harms von der Unternehmensberatung EY geht sogar davon aus, dass ein großer Teil der Kleidungsstücke, die gekauft werden, gar nicht mehr getragen wird. «Die Textilindustrie ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen», stellt Greenpeace-Expertin Viola Wohlgemuth fest.

Über 50 Prozent Altkleider nicht mehr tragbar

Rund eine Million Gebrauchtkleider werden pro Jahr in Deutschland aussortiert - mit steigender Tendenz. Greenpeace geht davon aus, dass «erhebliche Mengen» der vor allem zunehmend billig gekauften Textilien einfach in den Hausmüll wandern. Und Sammler beklagen einen steigenden Anteil von Textilien mit schlechter Qualität in den Gebraucht-Containern: Bekleidung, die oft bereits nach wenigen Waschgängen nicht mehr zu gebrauchen ist. «Über 50 Prozent der Sachen sind nicht mehr tragbar», berichtet Thomas Ahlmann vom Dachverband Fairwertung, einem Zusammenschluss von über 130 gemeinnützigen Altkleider-Sammelorganisationen.

Die in Sammlungen gegebenen Mengen übersteigen den Bedarf karitativer Organisationen längst «um ein Vielfaches». Weniger als zehn Prozent benötigen die gemeinnützigen Sammler für ihre soziale Arbeit vor Ort. Die Überschüsse werden an gewerbliche Firmen verkauft. Mit lediglich etwa 2 bis 4 Prozent der abgegebenen Textilien kann nur ein verschwindend geringer Teil der Sachen in gewerblichen Secondhand-Shops in Deutschland und Europa verkauft werden.

Der Großteil der noch tragbaren Textilien geht dagegen an Abnehmer in Osteuropa, dem Mittleren Osten und in Afrika. Die Firmen versuchen, die minderwertigen Textilien anders wiederzuverwenden - etwa indem diese zu Putzlappen weiterverarbeitet werden. «Der Berg ist so riesig, dass eine Verwertung schwierig wird», sagt Ahlmann. Längst sei die Entsorgung minderwertiger Textilien zu einem Zuschussgeschäft geworden, das mit Erträgen aus dem Verkauf der besseren Stücke subventioniert werden müsse. In der Branche werde angesichts eines steigenden Anteils minderwertiger Textilien diskutiert, wie lange die Entsorgung noch kostenlos angeboten werden könne, sagt Ahlmann.

Handel mit Altkleidern ein großes Geschäft?

Ein wichtiges Ventil sind derzeit Exporte unter anderem nach Afrika. In Kenia etwa ist der Handel mit Altkleidern ein großes Geschäft. Die Hauptstadt Nairobi ist übersäht mit «Mitumba»-Märkten. An Ständen werden Jeans und Sportschuhe, T-Shirts und Unterwäsche vor allem aus Europa und Amerika verkauft. Die Menschen würden die Secondhand-Ware mögen, sagt Simon Kinyanjui, der auf dem Toi-Markt in Nairobi Altkleider anbietet. Secondhand-Stücke aus Europa und Amerika hätten bessere Qualität und seien langlebiger als neue Kleidungsstücke, die man in Kenia bekomme, sagt der 37-Jährige.

Die Ostafrikanische Gemeinschaft (EAC) hat bis 2019 aber ein Importstopp für Altkleider angekündigt. Zwar sind die Länder inzwischen etwas zurückgerudert, vor allem auf Druck aus den USA. Uganda, Ruanda und Tansania haben aber ihre Steuern auf importierte Secondhandkleidung erhöht, Kenia hält sich noch zurück.

Befürworter von Einfuhrbeschränkungen gibt es viele. «Ein derartiges Verbot würde die heimische Textilindustrie fördern», sagt der stellvertretende Leiter der Kenianischen Industrie- und Handelskammer, James Mureu. Zwar sieht er ein, dass es zunächst schwierig wäre, die Nachfrage aus der lokalen Produktion zu decken: «Aber Not macht erfinderisch.» Derzeit würden nur rund 15 Prozent der in EAC-Ländern produzierten Baumwolle vor Ort verarbeitet, der Rest werde exportiert, sagt der East African Business Council. Der Verband befürwortet daher, den Altkleiderhandel schrittweise abzuschaffen.

Händler Kinyanjui bereiten derartige Einfuhrbeschränkungen Sorgen. «Es wäre sehr schlimm. Ich kann keine Neuware verkaufen, ich mache da kaum Gewinn», sagt er. Auch in Deutschland schrillen die Alarmglocken. Ein Importstopp von Altkleidern in Afrika hätte nach Einschätzung von Ahlmann Auswirkungen auf die Branche bis hin zu einer möglichen Marktkrise: «Die Läger würden volllaufen.» (dpa)

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Na: Lilian Lundo – MAELEZO, Dodoma.

Mfumuko wa Bei wa Taifa kwa mwezi Julai, 2018 umepungua hadi kufikia asilimia 3.3 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 3.4 mwezi Juni, 2018.

Hayo yameelezwa leo na Jijini Dodoma na Mkurugenzi wa sensa na Takwimu za Jamii, Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Ephraim Kwesigabo alipokuwa akitoa taarifa ya mfumuko wa bei kwa mwezi Julai mwaka huu.Kwesigabo amesema, kasi ya mabadiliko ya bei za bidhaa na huduma kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Julai, 2018 imepungua ikilinganishwa na kasi ilivyokuwa kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Juni, 2018.

“Kupungua kwa mfumuko wa bei kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Julai, 2018 kumechangiwa hasa na kupungua kwa mfumuko wa bei wa baadhi ya bidhaa za vyakula, ambapo bidhaa za vyakula zilizochangia kupungua kwa mfumuko wa bei kati ya Julai, 2017 na Julai 2018 ni pamoja na unga wa mahindi kwa asilimia 9.5, mtama kwa asilimia 17.8, unga wa mihogo kwa asilimia 14.1, matunda jamii ya machungwa kwa asilimia 22.2, maharagwe kwa asilimia 5.8 na mihogo mibichi kwa asilimia 12.5,” amefafanua Kwesigabo.

Ameendelea kusema kuwa ni zaidi ya miaka 15 tangu itokee tarakimu kama hiyo ya mfumuko wa bei ambayo iko vizuri kwa uchumi wa nchi.

Aidha ametaja hali ya mfumuko wa bei kwa baadhi ya nchi za Afrika Mashariki kama ifuatavyo; Uganda mfumuko wa bei kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Julai, 2018 umeongezeka hadi asilimia 3.1 kutoka asilimia 2.2 kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Julai, 2018. Kwa upande wa Kenya mfumuko wa bei kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Julai, 2018 umeongezeka hadi asilimia 4.35 kutoka asilimia kutoka asilimia 4.28 kwa mwaka ulioishia mwezi Juni, 2018.

Mfumuko wa bei wa Taifa unapima kiwango cha kasi ya mabadiliko ya bei za bidhaa na huduma zote zinazotumiwa na kaya binafsi nchini.

Mkurugenzi wa Sensa ya Watu na Jamii Bw. Ephraim Kwesigabo akitoa taarifa ya hali ya mfumuko wa bei kwa mwezi Julai 2018 leo Jijini Dodoma ambapo mfumuko huo umeshuka kwa asilimia 3.3 kwa mwezi Julai 2018 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 3.4 kwa mwezi June 2018.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Mawasiliano Serikalini wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu (NBS) Bw. Said Ameir akisisitiza jambo wakati wa hafla ya kutoa taarifa ya hali ya mfumuko wa bei kwa mwezi Julai 2018 Jijini Dodoma.

Meneja wa Takwimu za mazingira na uchambuzi Bibi Ruth Minja akisisitiza kuhusu umuhimu wa takwimu katika kuchochea maendeleo .

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 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akimpokea mgeni wake Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni kabla ya kupita kwenye Gadi ya Heshma katika uwanja wa ndege wa Kimataifa wa Mwalimu Julius Nyerere jijini Dar es Salaam.
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 Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni akizungumza na wanahabari hawapo pichani mara baada ya kikao chake na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. 
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na wanahabari hawapo pichani mara baada ya kikao chake na Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam.

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 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza jambo na mgeni wake Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni mara baada ya kutoka kwenye chumba cha mkutano wa Wanahabari Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. 
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiagana na Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni mara baada ya mazungumzo yao Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. PICHA NA IKULU

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Rais wa Uganda, Yoweri Museveni (kati kati) akisalimiana na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Mh. Paul Makonda baada ya kuwasili, kulia ni Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mh. Dkt John Magufuli.
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na mgeni wake Rais Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wa Uganda

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NAIROBI: Taxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday. The company, which already operates in five cities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and will continue to offer regular car rides, said it saw the best opportunity for growth via taxi servic
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Manisa'nın Salihli ilçesinde, düzenlenen fuhuş operasyonunda gözaltına alınan ve sevk edildikleri hastanede HIV virüsüne rastlanan Uganda ve Ukrayna uyruklu iki kadın, sınır dışı edildi. Aynı operasyonda kadınları fuhşa zorladıkları iddiasıyla gözaltına alınan 3 şüpheli ise serbest bırakıldı.
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By Elias BiryabaremaKAMPALA, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Uganda hopes around a million South Sudanese refugees on its territory can return home by January after this...
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This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" over the noon hour on Friday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live . On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh will have a discussion with STLPR reporter Ryan Delaney, who recently spent time in Kenya with a few Kenyan-born teens from St. Louis. Currently continuing his travels in Uganda, he'll join the conversation remotely. Have a question or comment? Tweet us ( @STLonAir ) or send an email to talk@stlpublicradio.org , and help inform our coverage. St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer , Evie Hemphill and Caitlin Lally give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.
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El presidente de Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, ha confiado este jueves en que el millón de refugiados sursudaneses que acoge el país pueda comenzar a regresar hacia el mes de enero gracias al acuerdo de paz firmado por el Gobierno de Salva Kiir y los rebeldes de Riek Machar en la nación vecina.
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Video: Overview of the Swahili Language (Kiswahili)

Swahili language overview video

The lowdown on Swahili

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Swahili including:

  • its history
  • where it is spoken (global distribution)
  • background on the writing system
  • what other languages have influenced it
  • what regional Swahili varieties exist
  • very much more

Paul includes example samples of the Swahili language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

[This] episode is all about the Swahili language.

Swahili speakers

Swahili is spoken by 16 million people in East Africa including Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, where it has status as an official language.

Swahili is also spoken elsewhere.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.


          Uganda:Govt Injects Shs100b to Stabilise Maize Prices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Monitor] Kampala -Finance minister Matia Kasaija said government has injected Shs100 billion to buy off excess maize stock that has resulted into falling corn prices.
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Bone marrow transplant, also known as [Stem Cell Transplant in Uganda][1],offers the only potential cure for sickle cell anemia.As a result, treatment for sickle cell anemia is usually aimed at avoiding crises, relieving symptoms and preventing. Fortis Memorial Research Institute Sector - 44,Opposite HUDA City Centre Gurugram,Haryana 122002 INDIA Contact:+91-7015677759 Email:drvikas@bmtclinic.com http://bmtclinic.com/sickle-cell-anemia-treatment/ [1]: http://bmtclinic.com/sickle-cell-anemia...
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I am having one tomorrow and I so had no idea of how its done, thank you Amy. Am Evelyn from Uganda. Really helpful information.
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On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries.
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Fitzgerald, F; L'Homme, E; Harris, K; Kenny, J; Doyle, R; Kityo, C; Shaw, LB; ... CHAPAS-3 Trial Team, .; + view all <#> Fitzgerald, F; L'Homme, E; Harris, K; Kenny, J; Doyle, R; Kityo, C; Shaw, LB; Abongomera, G; Musiime, V; Cook, A; Brown, JR; Brooks, A; Owen-Powell, E; Gibb, DM; Prendergast, AJ; Walker, AS; Thiebaut, R; Klein, N; CHAPAS-3 Trial Team, .; - view fewer <#> (2018) Microbial translocation does not drive immune activation in Ugandan children with HIV. Journal of Infectious Diseases (In press).
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Since Sudan’s civil war started in 2013, 17,600 minors have crossed into Uganda without their parents.
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This week weâ??ll look back at Cluecon 2017, which was last week in Chicago. Given the intensity of the event, much of the Freeswitch core team are on a well-deserved, post-event hiatus. Nonetheless, weâ??ll be joined by Kathleen King (Freeswitch Solutions), Giovanni Maruzzelli (OpenTelecom.IT) and Muteesa Fred from Liquid Telecom in Uganda.
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 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akimshukuru Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni mara baada ya kuzungumza na wanahabari Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza jambo na mgeni wake Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni mara baada ya kutoka kwenye chumba cha mkutano wa Wanahabari Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. 

 Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni akizungumza na wanahabari hawapo pichani mara baada ya kikao chake na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. 
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na wanahabari hawapo pichani mara baada ya kikao chake na Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. 
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiagana na Rais wa Uganda Yoweri Museveni mara baada ya mazungumzo yao Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam. PICHA NA IKULU

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          In Uganda’s Refugee Camps, South Sudanese Children Seek the Families They’ve Lost      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Since Sudan’s civil war started in 2013, 17,600 minors have crossed into Uganda without their parents. Reported by NYTimes.com 2 hours ago.
          Deadline set: All fake phones to be switched off in Uganda      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
counterfeit phones

The phones targeted are those whose international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) are not recognizable by the network. IMEI numbers are crucial to identifying and tracking mobile phones, making it easier for law enforcers to trace criminals.

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          World: Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Pew Research Center
Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World

By Phillip Connor and Jens Manuel Krogstad

The total number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees data.

The world’s displaced population has increased dramatically since 2012, reaching its highest levels since World War II. The Middle East drove much of the increase between 2012 and 2015 due to conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, but in 2017, the vast majority of growth has come from displaced populations living in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2015, the region’s displaced population has jumped by 42%, with most of this increase taking place in 2017 alone. By comparison, the number of displaced people living in the Middle East-North Africa region fell 8% between 2015 and 2017, though it remains the world’s largest total overall.

Due to these trends, the geography of the world’s displaced population has started to shift: Some 30% of forcibly displaced people globally lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, up from 23% in 2015. Meanwhile, the Middle East-North Africa share dropped from 41% of the world’s total in 2015 to 35% in 2017.

Most of the increase in sub-Saharan Africa has come from a wave of internally displaced persons – those forced from their communities due to conflict and who remain within their home country. In sub-Saharan Africa, this population grew to 12.5 million in 2017, a 40% increase from the previous year, when the population was 8.9 million.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the largest internally displaced population within sub-Saharan Africa, due to the country’s many conflicts. In 2017, its internally displaced population reached 4.4 million, almost double the 2.2 million reported the year before. Meanwhile, in Ethiopia, border disputes between ethnic groups helped push the country’s internally displaced population from near zero in 2016 to more than a million people in 2017.

The number of displaced people who have left their home country due to conflict or persecution and received international protection – otherwise known as refugees – has grown more modestly within sub-Saharan Africa. The region’s number of refugees reached 5.4 million in 2017, up 16% over 2016 but short of the record 6.5 million refugees reported in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide.

Uganda hosted the highest number of sub-Saharan refugees (nearly 1.4 million) in 2017, mostly from South Sudan. Nearly 900,000 refugees lived in Ethiopia, with nearly half from South Sudan, and many of the rest from Somalia and Eritrea. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had more than 500,000 refugees from various neighboring countries, including Rwanda, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Sub-Saharan African countries hosted a relatively small number of asylum seekers – people who have left their home country and asked for protection. There were about 500,000 asylum seekers living in the region in 2017, with the vast majority coming from other sub-Saharan African countries.

Another way to view displacement is to look at the home countries for all displaced people, whether forcibly displaced within their home country or living in other countries. Nearly four-in-five displaced persons (79%) living in sub-Saharan Africa came from just five nations in 2017: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Central African Republic. (Many refugees from these origin countries also belong to long-term refugee populations – communities that have had 25,000 or more refugees for five or more years.)

With more than a billion people living in sub-Saharan Africa, the number of displaced people in the region made up just 1.8% of the region’s population in 2017. Nonetheless, this share has increased in recent years and is at its highest level since records on displaced persons began in 1993. In 2017, only the Middle East-North Africa region had a higher share of its population living as internally displaced persons, refugees or asylum seekers (3.8%).

Note: See details on our regional grouping of countries (PDF).

Phillip Connor is a senior researcher focusing on demography and migration studies at Pew Research Center.

Jens Manuel Krogstad is a senior writer/editor focusing on Hispanics, immigration and demographics at Pew Research Center.


          Politician dismantles boreholes after losing election, asks residents to look elsewhere for water      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Patrick Okumu-Ringa, a Ugandan politician, has reacted angrily to a defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election.


Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi municipality parliamentary poll, decided to dismantle all the boreholes he had sunk in the area.

The boreholes have been supplying water to the residents, free of charge, for the past two decades.

Confirming the dismantling, the lawmaker accused his constituents of not appreciating his efforts to empower them.

He said the residents abused his generosity by not supporting his parliamentary bid, adding that he had no regrets over his actions.

He, however, indicated his willingness to reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes at an “appropriate time”.

“I am hurt, but I will reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes,” he said.

“For now, let them look for water elsewhere. Our people are not appreciative; all I wanted from them was votes. I have educated so many children, but all they tell me is that I have done nothing.”

Asked if his action would not be considered offensive by the government, he said: “I don’t think the government should be offended. I used my money to sink the boreholes, and in any case, even National Water and Sewerage Corporation doesn’t supply free water.”

The process of dismantling the boreholes started on Monday and was concluded on Wednesday, three days after the election results were announced.

Okumu-Ringa is said to own huge chunks of land in the municipality and had drilled 10 boreholes in different wards which had been supplying water to area residents for free.

However, things changed after his bid to make a comeback to parliament was nipped in the bud on successive occasions.

He initially lost during the ruling party NRM’s nominations but opted to run as an independent candidate, claiming President Yoweri Museveni’s party had rigged him out.

But again, he lost in the main elections, coming a distant third by securing 1,270 votes out of the 9,940 votes cast.


          BWW Review: Irreverent THE BOOK OF MORMON Still Big on Laughs, Slight in Shock Value      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When THE BOOK OF MORMON opened on Broadway in 2011, it was called blasphemous, crude, raunchy, and genius. The brainchild of the creators of adult animated series "South Park," THE BOOK OF MORMON won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This week it plays at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for the second time.

Having now celebrated its seventh year on Broadway and two national tours, it's hard to tell whether THE BOOK OF MORMON has lost some of its shock value or if audiences are just more desensitized to it; nevertheless, it's still ridiculously funny and wildly entertaining.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is about two Mormon missionaries, who are sent to Uganda to spread the word of God. Knowing nothing about Africa, other than THE LION KING, they are totally unprepared for the harsh realities of this primitive village. But with the 'good book' in hand, they are determined to win over the villagers and maybe find themselves in the process.

The multitalented touring ensemble is led by Kevin Clay (Elder Price), Conner Peirson (Elder Cunningham), and Kayla Pecchioni (Nabulungi). Pecchioni is perfect as the wide-eyed, optimistic villager and straight 'man' of the production. But it is Peirson's performance, particularly that steals the show, striking the perfect balance between comedy and pathos.

Let's be clear, this isn't your typical missionary story. This is a musical comedy of biblical proportions chock full of pop culture references, metaphors, and not so subtle sexual innuendos (in true 'South Park' fashion). In fact, there is a Parental Advisory warning for language and content. But for those not easily offended and who are looking for an uproarious night out, THE BOOK OF MORMON is just the ticket.

THE BOOK OF MORMON runs through Sunday, August 12th, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. For more information visit:

https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/the-book-of-mormon-2,

Photo by Julieta Cervantes.




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