Archive for January 2nd, 2020

02/01/2020

Dear NATO Member

Human Wrongs Watch

By Dr. Naresh Jotwani – TRANSCEND Media Service*

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Dr. Naresh Jotwani

Dear NATO Member,

Much is achieved in “civilized life” by deceiving others in a calculated manner. When “others” are simple-minded people, this strategy works very well. Indeed, this is a time-tested strategy of gaining “competitive edge” in the stress-filled and never-ending chase for “the good life”.

In fact this tactic forms the very basis of “civilized life”. In a society, if everybody said what they meant, and meant what they said, the society would have to be dubbed “primitive”, would it not?

But the tactic has its limits.

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02/01/2020

Paying the School Fees, One Butterfly at a Time

2 January 2020 (UN Environment)* — Once upon a time, there was a tropical forest that stretched all the way from Somalia to Mozambique. Today, there isn’t much left. In Kenya all that’s left of the forest is 42,000 hectares on the coast called the Arabuko Sokoke Forest.

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Photo by UN-REDD Programme
02/01/2020

Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Grave hunger Challenges in 2020 – World Food Programme

Human Wrongs Watch

1 January 2020 (UN News)*At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of 2020.

WFP/Simon Pierre Diouf | In Mali, recurrent floods and droughts have made life difficult for farmers.
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