Lay off trashing the moon landings, okay? It was cool to walk on the moon.
And…don’t forget the food crisis in Africa.
The UN really needs to get some new reading material for its buildings in central Liberia…
Dresden chooses reducing traffic over remaining a UNESCO World Heritage Site
A health problem you might not expect to find in Uganda: obesity.
The chairman of the (Nobel Prize-winning) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on why halting global warming is an environmental imperative — and how it can bring other benefits as well.
Um, CO2 not a pollutant? “With all due respect, are you kidding me?”
Why we shouldn’t be surprised that a kid in Africa in the 1980′s grew up watching The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show.
Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi makes the worthwhile point that, while attention is focused on the Iranian elections, the country’s human rights record remains far below par.
Conserving trees for money can be a messy business.
Again from The Economist, a pretty even-handed report card marking the halfway point of Ban Ki-moon’s tenure.
(image from flickr user Steve Rhodes under a Creative Commons license)
A morbid topic, but…
A terrorist leader in Somalia? That’s what “the mood” around his brother’s house seems like.
A teenage Minnesotan who traveled to the same country last year and was under watch by the FBI. Reportedly.
18 people in Acapulco, Mexico, in a drug-related shooting? Yes, but “no tourists.”
(image of President Omar Bongo at the UN, 2005)
In Africa, cell phones cum banks?
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.