Somali Pirates Increase the Range of Operations in the Indian Ocean
In April 2010 Somali pirates hijacked not one but three Thai fishing vessels 1200 miles (2222km) of the Somali coast. It is easy to believe that the hijacking of fishing vessels would just be a part of normal operations for the pirates but intelligence available might point in a much worse direction.The Coltan Wars – Pt 1
In recent months, more than 250,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo because of fierce fighting between government and rebel forces. Many people have fled to the eastern city of Goma, which has now seen its population rise from 500,000 to 700,000.Are Non-Profits Actively Seeking “Creative Donations” From Companies?
As the population of the world grew, it is not possible for the government to provide all the services for the betterment of it’s citizens. NGO’s or Non governmental organizations, many of them which are non-profits, came into the picture to fill the void government organizations could not provide. Most of these non-profits rely on outside funding to finance their organizations.Two United Nations Refugee Agencies – Why? (For Good and Evil?) UNHCR and UNRWA!
Attempting to mitigate the tragedies of millions of displaced Europeans after World War II, a UN agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established. The mandate is noble, humanitarian and non-political – “to provide international protection and to seek permanent solutions for refugees the world over”. However, after the Arabs were defeated in their 1949 war against Israel, a special UN agency with unique provisions was created for Palestinian Arabs, (UNRWA) “United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: “providing education, health care, social services and emergency aid to 400,000 Palestinian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. UNRWA is much larger than UNHCR, although it oversees only a fraction of UNHCR refugees. The unique criteria for UNRWA “beneficiaries had to have lived in the British Mandate Area of Palestine for at least two years before fleeing, and must have lost both home and livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab Israeli War, or be the descendant of someone who had.” The UNRWA definition of eligibility – pointed out by critics – is that it serves only to perpetuate and aggravate Arab-Israeli friction.Africa’s Hope For A Better Future
Africa is known by the outside world as a dark continent but is it really? The factors given in this article will aid a change in the mind of the outside world and make Africa better.Better to Be a Cow in EU Than to Be a Farmer in India!
A Swedish channel beamed a program on Indian farmers plight used sensational declaration, “(it is) better to be a cow in EU than to be a farmer in India,” about a few days ago. Is this a concern towards the plight of Indian farmers or a crafty use of human cruelty on humans to sell television channel programming by sensational declaration?Lack of Birth Control Use Among Young People in Indonesia
“I hate condoms, it feels weird.” “I’m embarrassed going to gynecologist because I’m not married yet.” These are common excuses of young people in Indonesia to have unprotected sex.Green Power Academy Announces Renewable Energy Training
The date has been announced for the ‘Introduction to solar markets and technology’ course to be held in London between 14 & 15 October 2009. The Green Power Academy which will be hosted in conjunction with the highly successful Green Power Conferences will seek to shed some light on the essential basics of the emerging UK photovoltaic (PV) industry.Germany Likely to Cut Feed-In-Tariff by 17%
On Friday rumours emerged that the German government is likely to significantly reduce the price paid for electricity produced by solar panels. Furthermore, the reduction may be made as early as April rather than in July as previously anticipated.Grasping Opportunities for Promising Ventures Around the Globe
For good business prospects it is essential that you follow the latest International business news and stories from around the world. Internet has made it possible for you to get connected to the latest hot and happening even in the other end of the world as the world business markets have turned into a global village. You can buy and sell your products through the online stores and gain the benefit of profitable and promising business prospects.