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UN: South Sudan Has One Month Left Before Worst Starvation in Recent African History
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Conflict, Food, Military, Politics, UN, Violence, War )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
South Sudan - the world's youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn't taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports.
The Soul Touching Story Of An Angry Panther Who Talked To A Human - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, animal communicator, animal whisperer, Africa, black leopard, panther, inspiring )

Evelyn
- 9 days ago - superstarmagazine.com
This animal whisperer proves to us that she can talk to animals and understand their needs and wants, including finding out about their past very accurately. It's completely mind blowing that what the panther told the animal whisperer
Monsanto's 'Healthier Environment' Ads Banned in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 32 days ago - rt.com
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa has ordered biotech titan Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the supposed benefits of GM crops, including a "healthier environment" and "more food sustainably."
Conservation Artist Carol Barrett's Work on Show
Offbeat  (tags: Conservationist, carol Barrett, art work, Africa, buffalo, cheetahs )

Marie
- 67 days ago - m.edinburghnews.scotsman.com
THE dugout canoe drifted gently along a stretch of the immense Okavanga Delta, one of Africa's cherished natural wonders and a haven for some of the most precious wildlife on Earth.
Africa's Last Polar Bear
Offbeat  (tags: Wang, Africa, sad news, polar bear, captivity, offbeat )

Marie
- 77 days ago - m.whio.com
A polar bear named Wang is the last of his species in Africa. His mate, Geebee died at Johannesburg Zoo in January after suffering a heart attack. According to the zoo's chief vet, Katja Koeppel, Wang has reacted by tearing up toys and grass.
Video:Maya Angelou Gave a Beautiful Poetic Video Tribute
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, conflict, death, crime, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, media, society, world, arts, humans, interesting )

JL
- 136 days ago - youtube.com
"No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn. Yes, Mandela's day is done. Yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation."
South Africa's 'Dirty Little Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions, Africa )

Cher
- 136 days ago - outlaw.org.za
It is 'guestimated' that there are today 8 times more lions on breeding farms as there are in the wild in South Africa. And that is this country's 'dirty little secret'!
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 147 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Photo in the News: Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: rare, white, giraffe, africa, wildlife, wildanimals, National Geograpic, GoodNews )

BarbKnigh
- 224 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
He had only a ghost of a chance, but after more than a decade of searching, a wildlife researcher has captured proof of a white giraffe. In this photo released September 6, the unusual beast and its companions stroll through a wilderness preserve in the..
WATCH: INTERPOL Operation WENDI Helps Dismantle Ivory Trafficking in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, rhino's, ivory, poachers, police, IFAW, Africa, traffickers, threat )

Julie
- 273 days ago - ifaw.org
IFAW's - As part of an operation to dismantle networks of ivory and rhino horn traffickers in Central and West Africa. Named 'Operation WENDI' ongoing collaboration. Elephants face more threats today than ever before.
Why I Love My Country
Offbeat  (tags: constitution, usa, humanrights, world, ethics, Mandela, Africa, Martin Luther King Jr, Arab Spring )

Nancy
- 293 days ago - go.sojo.net
He confided in me that Nelson Mandela, even while still in prison, had asked a few people to begin the drafting of a new South African constitution. And Frank was one of them.As he began to show me the work, I noticed two other documents on the table:
Stop Overfishing and Dishonesty in Chinas Fishing Reports
Offbeat  (tags: underreporting, China, business, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, money, politics, corruption, africa, interesting, news, world, food, healthcare, family, protection, nutrition, safety, treatment, prevention )

Kelly
- 381 days ago - forcechange.com
2:59am April 7, 2013 A recently published study in Fish and Fisheries revealed that China has been underreporting its overseas fishing catch. Although the country reported a figure of 368,000 tons between 2000 and 2011
Cupid and Kenya: A Tale of Two Lovebirds
Offbeat  (tags: lovebirds, africa, parrots, small, interesting, just for fun, birds )

Tamara
- 446 days ago - bornfreeusa.org
Because these species are so common in captivity and are small, I think people tend to forget that they are small parrots, that they exist in the wild and are the native species of other countries. Lovebirds are from Africa.
Can 4 Economists Build the Most Economically Efficient Charity Ever?
Offbeat  (tags: activists, ethics, philanthropy, society, world, safety, freedoms, culture, education, economy, africa, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, humanrights, HumanRights, world )

JL
- 477 days ago - theatlantic.com
GiveDirectly, the brainchild of four Harvard and MIT graduate students, is so simple, it's genius. Give poor Kenyan families $1,000 -- and let them do whatever they want with it.
Video:There Might Be Starving People In Africa, But What About The Cold People In Europe?
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, ethics, freedoms, humanrights, politics, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, food, death, diet, nutrition, safety, science, risks, study, prevention, protection, unusual, arts, performance, interesting, off-beat, children, cultur )

JL
- 503 days ago - upworthy.com
You've probably seen those commercials on TV around the holidays that ask for donations to developing nations-- they inundate you with sad, starving children in hopeless conditions. This video turns that angle of charity guilt-sploitation on its head & m
 

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