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05/03/2016

The “Triple Peril” Facing Sahel: Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Insecurity

Human Wrongs Watch

With a “triple peril” of environmental degradation, poverty and insecurity facing the Sahel, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 March 2016 said during a visit to Mauritania that improving the situation in the region is a top priority for the United Nations.

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**The Sahel region: a belt up to 1,000 km (620 mi) wide that spans the 5,400 km (3,360 mi) in Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea | Author: Munion | Source: Natural Earth Data –> ArcMap –> Illustrator & Photoshop | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. | Wikimedia Commons

05/03/2016

The Last Trump

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

5 March 2016

A FARMER comes to the big town for the first time. He visits the zoo and stands for hours transfixed before the cage of the kangaroo.

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Uri Avnery

“There is no such animal!” he keeps exclaiming.

I must confess that I felt the same when I saw Donald Trump on TV for the first time and heard that he was a candidate for president of the US.

“Impossible,” I muttered to myself. “Must be a hoax!”

The Americans are capable of many things. From time to time they indulge in a spell of collective insanity. Take Joe McCarthy. But not this! This is too much.

NOW IT seems that Donald Trump is well on his way to the White House.

Wait, I am told. These are still only the primaries. OK, something odd has happened to the Republican Party. But on election day, faced with the real choice, the vast majority of Americans will return to sanity and vote for his opponent, whoever he or she is.

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