World Wetlands Day 2nd February at Kibagare Wetland at 10am #nairobi #kenya

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971 http://www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/world-wetlands-day.

 The theme for World Wetlands Day 2015 is ‘Wetlands for Our Future’. The theme resonates with the objectives of groups and individuals who have been on the forefront in pushing for conservation of Kibagare Wetland.

Members shall be gathering at 10am at the junction of Lower Kabete road and Peponi road at 10am on February 2nd.

Source: ccikenya.net

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The United Front says stop xenophobia in its tracks! – NUMSA

The National Working Committee of the United Front is outraged by the recent outbreak of violence in Soweto and elsewhere, especially against other Africans. We must act now before it spreads further! These explosions of xenophobia are not knew and will overwhelm us if we do not act decisively. We extend our condolences to those families and communities …

Source: www.numsa.org.za

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Is it Time for A Different Look at Mapping Corruption?

A new map showing illicit financial flows would still face the corruption data challenge of complete accuracy, but it would go a long way in helping bring the discourse on illicit financial flows to the public and it would break the mentality that ‘we’ (in the West) are clean and ‘they’ (in the rest) are corrupt. Instead, it would show the shared challenge of combating corruption and allow deeper analysis into the factors facilitating specific illicit financial flows.

Source: www.richardbistrong.com

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Ending Greece’s Nightmare: bankruptcy of the Troika

To understand the political earthquake in Greece, it helps to look at Greece’s May 2010 “standby arrangement” with the International Monetary Fund, under which the so-called troika — the I.M.F., the European Central Bank and the European Commission — extended loans to the country in return for a combination of austerity and reform. It’s a remarkable document, in the worst way. The troika, while pretending to be hardheaded and realistic, was peddling an economic fantasy. And the Greek people have been paying the price for those elite delusions.

Source: www.other-news.info

Excellent critique of the bankruptcy of the Troika – IMF, EU Central Bank and European Commission.

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Carbon Colonialism: How Fight Against Climate Change Displaces Africans

Carbon trading—one of the biggest weapons touted by governments and business in the global fight against climate change—could end up killing the planet. In Africa, human rights campaigners say, it is already killing people.

Since the launch of a World Bank sponsored conservation programme in west Kenya eights years ago, the Bank-funded Kenya Forest Service (FKS) has conducted a relentless scorched earth campaign to evict the 15,000 strong indigenous Sengwer community from their ancestral homes in the Embobut forest and the Cherangany Hills. The pretext? The Sengwer are ‘squatters’ accelerating the degradation of the forest.

Source: motherboard.vice.com

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Will the Greek Elections Strengthen the Hands of the Global South?

This week Greece elected into power left-wing political party, Syriza, headed by Alexis Tsipras who led the party to victory on an anti-austerity ticket, thus raising the spectre of the country defaulting on its loan. Greece has suffered under EU/ECB/IMF troika induced austerity policies for five years. With this election, the people of Greece are saying that unless the troika gets out of micro-managing their country, they will not repay the monies loaned. If this happens, it could be an importa

Source: sacsis.org.za

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Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani. While the battle is won, the struggle continues.

Today, the resisting Kurds and their comrades in Kobani achieved the unimaginable: they managed to expel the fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city.

Source: roarmag.org

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