This man, Commander Daoud, is not a particularly nice man.
He was one of the people in this province responsible for widespread vote rigging in his area of influence in Zazi Aryoub district.
I tried to explain the UN’s role in the election
but somehow it all got lost somewhere between him brandishing his walking stick at me and then storming off. Well, limping off really.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Juan Carlos Calizaya Luna designs and installs innovative and environmentally friendly sanitation systems that give low-income communities the ability to manage their waste in a way that is beneficial for the environment, health in a model that even increases their wealth.
Juan Carlos's new approach to sustainable waste management saves 50% of typical urban water consumption, and most importantly, it involves local citizens in development and financing to ensure sustainability.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If tribes aren’t vigilant and proactive, they worry, large-scale corporate renewable energy generation on their land could leave them feeling used and exploited and suffering health or environmental effects just like fossil fuels and uranium have in the past.
Monday, October 26, 2009
And now, BMW says they are capping executive pay by establishing the current ration of difference 25-1 as THE ratio. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker earned $29,544. The ratio of CEO pay to average pay is 364:1 and to minimum wage is 885:1.
So... Why is it that US car companies have trouble competing?
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Who knew that you could probably settle conflict in the Middle East by promoting a reality TV show called Food Fight 2010. I can see it now: the Somalis, Sudanese, Ethiopeans fight over who makes the best tef-based bread or add the Kenyans and who makes the best bright coffee!
But the ultimate game may be a toss up - sorry salad lovers - between who has the best:
3. Bar-b-que sauce (We Americanss think we invented it but you know people bar-b-que all over the world. Really. Our version probably comes to us from Nigeria and Ghana - Get your red hot Suya sauce!
Wars are serious and should be ended and I can't think of a better way to do it than to leave it to the world voting online for the best hummus. And actually, I like the cheese that the Spanish make from sheep's milk better than feta _ OMG! Did I really admi
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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Thursday, October 22, 2009