Kenya must do much more to protect children at the Coast from sex pests

Daily Nation

Tourists at a beach in Malindi. Recently, the United Kingdom took the decent step of protecting our children from sexual abuse by forcing all its citizens working with children in Kenya to be cleared by the police. FILE PHOTO |   NATION MEDIA GROUP
Tourists at a beach in Malindi. Recently, the United Kingdom took the decent step of protecting our children from sexual abuse by forcing all its citizens working with children in Kenya to be cleared by the police. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Recently, the United Kingdom took the decent step of protecting our children from sexual abuse by forcing all its citizens working with children in Kenya to be cleared by the police. Continue reading Kenya must do much more to protect children at the Coast from sex pests

Go green or go broke, activists warn

Mail & Guardian

Using a divestment model, campaigners want to force companies to lower their carbon emissions.

Sipho Kings

British nongovernmental group Carbon Tracker calculates that 80% of all fossil reserves have to stay in the ground to ensure that global temperatures do not increase by more than 2°C. (Paul Botes, M&G)
British nongovernmental group Carbon Tracker calculates that 80% of all fossil reserves have to stay in the ground to ensure that global temperatures do not increase by more than 2°C. (Paul Botes, M&G)

Valentine’s Day on February 14 is also Global Divestment Day. The organizers – a coalition of organizations that are fighting to stop climate change – charge that with governments failing to “take bold action to confront the climate crisis” it is “time for us to take matters into our own hands”. Continue reading Go green or go broke, activists warn

Nicaraguans demand action over illness killing thousands of sugar cane workers

The Guardian

Families say government failing to address concerns that harsh working conditions are behind chronic kidney disease epidemic

Two men work in the fields of the San Antonio sugar mill in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Photograph: Estban Felix/AP
Two men work in the fields of the San Antonio sugar mill in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Photograph: Estban Felix/AP

In the blistering heat of Chichigalpa, the Sandinista heartland of north-west Nicaragua, weary men rest in shaded hammocks gazing at the endless rows of lofty sugar cane. The latest harvest weighs heavy on these communities that are being decimated by a deadly disease. Continue reading Nicaraguans demand action over illness killing thousands of sugar cane workers

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Wants U.S. Troops to Fight Boko Haram

Good luck Jonathan Says Militants Have Ties to Islamic State

Wall Street Journal

ABUJA, Nigeria—With his oil-powered economy faltering and just five weeks to go before he faces a close election, Nigerian President Good luck Jonathan is appealing to the U.S. to send combat troops against his country’s most intractable problem: the Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.

President Good luck Jonathan said Friday that he has asked the U.S. military to dispatch troops to northern Nigeria, the region where Islamist militants have captured territory, suggesting that Boko Haram had established links with Islamic State. Continue reading Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Wants U.S. Troops to Fight Boko Haram