Africa Leading in Women's Empowerment | Ethiopian Airlines

Africa Leading in Women's Empowerment | Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is one of the premier international carriers operating throughout Africa and major hubs globally. Whenever we travel to Africa for the Zimbabwe Farm Project, we fly Ethiopian Airlines. Long known as one of the safest airlines on the Continent, the recent tragedy was an aberration. A defining ethos of the airline among other things, is its commitment to women’s empowerment, as evidenced by the fact that 35% of the company's 16,000-strong workforce is female.

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Solar Sail Craft Begins Orbiting Earth | Carl Sagan Prophecy

Solar Sail Craft Begins Orbiting Earth | Carl Sagan Prophecy

Long thought to be the stuff of science fiction, NASA and The Planetary Society have been working on this alternative propulsion solution to enable continuous space exploration once humans depart the earth. Thus, it is with great elation that LightSail 2 using solar wind propulsion long thought to be the stuff of science fiction has successfully deployed and is currently orbiting earth without incident at 720 kilometers above the surface. #nasa #elonmusk #spacetravel #spacex #solarwinds

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Christine Lagarde Appointed President of European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde Appointed President of European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been appointed to be the President of the European Central Bank (ECB). The primary function of the president of the ECB is to manage the monetary policy in the Eurozone of the European Union (EU), particularly about the Euro. Lagarde will take over from current president, Mario Draghi who has led the organization since 2011.  

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Colin Kaepernick and Nike's #JustDoIt Headed to the Emmys

Colin Kaepernick and Nike's #JustDoIt Headed to the Emmys

To realize greatness in one’s chosen field, it takes dedication, unwavering tenacity, and commitment to the dream of a future much different from the “now” in which we inhabit. All significant accomplishments started with what people often labeled as “crazy,” thus it is fitting that the Nike commercial narrated by Kaepernick and titled "Dream Crazy,” has been nominated for a 2019 Emmy for Outstanding Commercial.

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Rogues Gallery | How Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Others Evaded justice and Mandatory Prison sentences

Rogues Gallery | How Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Others Evaded justice and Mandatory Prison sentences

Since the 2016 presidential election and with the advent of the #MeToo movement, more women have empowered enough to share their secrets - of sexual abuse, harassment, and rape. This movement has elevated the subject of the violation of women and girls to this nation and enjoined them to other countries, and cultures which accept as a norm the abject treatment of women, girls, and boys who are regarded as little more than chattel.

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Mandla Maseko, First African Astronaut Dies at 30

Mandla Maseko, First African Astronaut Dies at 30

In the era when space travel has been front and center, with private entities like SpaceX making great strides in humanity’s quest to explore this frontier, what we have not seen are very many people of color. Therefore, it is with great sadness that Mandla Maseko, 30, the first black African who would have traveled to space has died.

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Yemen Crisis: Climate and Water Scarcity

Yemen Crisis: Climate and Water Scarcity

In addition to climate change, most acutely felt in the desert and polar regions of the earth, experts previously warned that Yemen could be the first country to run out of the water as a consequence of global warming since it has no rivers, rainfall has been decreasing; thus underground aquifers are not being replenished. Even if water were available, the infrastructure to drill and access underground water tables is inaccessible further exacerbating water insecurity.

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Introducing U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe | Brian A. Nichols

Introducing U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe | Brian A. Nichols

Brian A. Nichols was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State. He previously served in this bureau as a Deputy Assistant Secretary from 2010 to 2011. From 2007 to 2010, Nichols was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. From 2004 to 2007, he was Director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs in the Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. 

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Humans Impact Climate and Extinction of 1 Million Species

Humans Impact Climate and Extinction of 1 Million Species

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which was established in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme and includes representatives from 132 countries release a report that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction.

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Myth of Reparations | 40 Acres Minus Mule

Myth of Reparations | 40 Acres Minus Mule

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explains how reparations originally stipulated that freed slaves would receive “400,000 acres of land — a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast,” as Barton Myers reports — would be redistributed to the newly freed slaves.”

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A Not So Sweet Situation - Cocoa and Cote d'Ivoire

A Not So Sweet Situation - Cocoa and Cote d'Ivoire

Although the default has proved harrowing for many, some people have outsmarted the system and began smuggling cocoa across the border to neighboring Ghana and Guinea where they can sell it to make a larger profit than in their homeland. Even though this has provided temporary relief for some, there does not exist a long term solution. As a result, many have taken to the streets in a cry for help for government assistance during this time of need. Likely fueling the protests is the fact that the Ivory Coast has not used either its stabilization fund or the Reserve Fund to support cocoa sales or otherwise mollify the situation.

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India Struggles with a “Silent Killer”: Depression

India Struggles with a “Silent Killer”:  Depression

India is the world's second most populous nation with some 1.4 billion people.  But the ex-British colony that once spawned transformational figures like Mahatma Gandhi has also gained global notoriety for a host of glaring social problems, including poverty and air pollution.

 Less well known is India’s dubious honor as the country with the highest percentage of citizens suffering from depression.

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