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Despite Improving Situation in Japan, There’s Still Risk of Radiation Exposure

The nuclear crisis in Japan may be slowly improving, but we are not completely out of the clear when it comes to radiation exposure. Despite assurances by the U.S. government that there is no real risk of radiation exposure here in North America, fears are continuing to rise over the potential clouds of radioactive fallout.

Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol

As the nuclear crisis escalates in Japan, people across the world but particularly in the US are asking what they can do to protect themselves from exposure to nuclear radiation fallout. Self-medicating with ongoing high doses of potassium iodine is strongly discouraged.

Japan: Open Arms or Closed Doors?

In some respects, Japan can appear to be very open and welcoming, having embraced and assimilated a great deal of Western culture. At other times, though, the country appears very closed and inaccessible. Which of these two impressions is closer to the truth?

What Should We Think of Kenyan Government? Part I: Land and Corruption

There is definitely corruption in the Kenyan government. Aside from the very dramatic election scandals in 2007, the corruption here is in many ways out of control. The Anglo Leasing case in the 1990s, in which the government poured millions if not billions of shillings into a company that did not exist, is a particularly key example. John Githongo, the government minister in charge of investigating corruption, was rewarded with exile for his integrity.

3 Main Reasons for Poverty in Africa

The causes of poverty in Africa are deep-rooted, interconnected and paradoxical. Africa, the cradle of humanity, encompasses some of the most resource-rich areas of the planet. Why then is there be so much poverty? Africa’s poverty is a disgrace in a world of food surpluses and mass communication. However the reasons behind it are far from simple…

3 Suggestions for Ending Starvation in Africa

There are 2 main general approaches towards solving the problem of starvation in Africa. One consists of an immediate response to crises which have reached such a peak as to attract the attention of the rest of the world, while the other involves endeavouring to find an entry point to the vicious circle of poverty in order to break it.

Lebanon’s Streets: A Playground for Children Beggars

Drive down any congested street in Beirut on any given day in any given weather and you will see children running around. Not the type of running around that all children should be doing in playgrounds, but rather the running around in between cars struggling and forced to make a living. Children so young they can barely reach the windows of some cars. Children with dirty hands and faces, dressed in mismatched and tattered clothing, and sometimes even barefoot. With trained eyes, they run from car to car weeding out the ones that are most likely to slide out a 1,000LL through the window crack. Cars with foreign license plates, pricey looking vehicles with tinted windows or women drivers, who perhaps are known to be a bit more compassionate, are among the common targets of these children.

Effects of Online Competitions – On New Business

In general plenty of business holders make use of competitions as a style or reward for their existing patrons, but these can also be very effectual in bringing in new business, especially online competitions. You need to know about the two main benefits of running online competitions. Without doubt you will obtain a lot of people visiting your site, who are in search of these competitions.

Cameroon: Modernization of Social Security With Greater Solidarity Between Cameroonians

Cameroonians have experienced some positive change recently with the improvement of the National Social Insurance Fund services. Nevertheless, despite several efforts and considerable discussions made to introduce and effect modernization of the social security in Cameroon, this issue remains one of the few items in the current regime that has not been attended to. We will discuss in the article the progress that has been done by the government of Cameroon, and what is still to be improved. Especially, we will present a recent reform that should modernize the social security in Cameroon and also ensure the national legislation of social insurance is in harmony with the requirements of Inter-African Conference on Social Insurance.

Ghana Life: Funerals in Rural Ghana in 1986

The scene is a church hall in Wenchi in Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana. Kwame Mainu is visiting his mother and half-sister in the company of his English friend Tom Arthur. Being Saturday, the family is attending funerals. The first burial service is over. The guests have moved to the church hall and are waiting for the entertainment to begin.

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