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Part 2: Anti-poaching efforts, going to the dogs

In the conservation work of Dr. Phillip Muruthi, habitat science mingles daily with criminal law. Take this ivory interception at Nairobi Airport that Muruthi mentioned in our interview. It came across his inbox because AWF's innovative Canine Conservation Program made it possible. Years in the maki

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-11-20 04:07:17

Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF sets Mugabe impeachment ball rolling

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to end his nearly four decades in power by resigning. Impeachment could see Mugabe kicked out by a vote in parliamen

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 11:30:13

Suspect Marburg in Moroto: Uganda media

In a recent World Health Organization (WHO) news release dated Nov. 15 on the Marburg virus disease (MVD) outbreak in Uganda, officials said of the outbreak that was officially declared on Oct. 19-Uganda/CIA Great news. Then this Uganda Radio Network report was published (picked up by ProMED Mail),

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-11-19 12:37:09

A new Uganda Plan: Chabad opening house in Kampala

NEW YORK – When Moshe and Yocheved Raskin met a few years ago for the first time, it was clear to them that were they to get married they would want to be “Shluchim” (Chabad emissaries) one day. That day arrived three months ago when the couple, along with their two-year-old son, packed a container

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-19 18:36:00

Thanks for assistance at alternative market

To the editor: The Cache Valley Community Alternative Gift Market on November 11th, 2017, was a wonderful success due to the generosity of shoppers, table hosts, musicians, bakers and all who joined in the effort supporting humanitarian and environmental work across the world. Special recognition go

HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-11-18 19:26:00

Counting on compassion: Charity brings interactive exhibit to Havasu

The Compassion Experience has come to Lake Havasu City. Hosted by the Calvary Baptist Church, the free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries such as Kenya, Uganda, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. In more than 2,000 squar


No safe space: How one Salt Lake City resident has supported LGBT refugees

Apollo Kann, a gay Ugandan refugee and HIV/AIDS education activist, landed in Salt Lake City after spending two years in Nairobi, Kenya, waiting to be resettled into the U.S. The first local contact he made was Connell O'Donovan, a genealogist and well-known activist for LGBT rights. The next day Ba


Bankruptcy trustee recommends RCC sale to another church

And the apparent winner is United Nations Church International. Aiming to keep the Richmond Christian Center a place of worship, a court-appointed trustee is recommending a sale of the church's 5-acre property in South Side to Richmond-based UNCI for $2.9 million. The trustee, Bruce H. Matson, chos


Nigerian women become first African bobsled team to qualify for Olympics

Seun Adigun crouched slightly as she stared down the bobsled track in Calgary this week. Perhaps envisioning that she was about to make history for an entire continent, the Nigerian bobsled driver flipped her face guard down and waited for the starting signal. And with that, Adigun was off to solidi

MYAJC.COM - 2017-11-18 21:01:45

Around the world; Concord graduate has eye-opening experiences

CONCORD- Challenging, emotional, joyous and life-changing were just some of the ways Harmony Houston described the 11 months she spent backpacking around the world. The Concord High School graduate said participating in The World Race was the most challenging and rewarding thing she has ever done. S


Shipley senior Stela Tong is Main Line Student of the Week

The Shipley School senior is a founding member of the Andrew Jackson Tutoring Program, and spent two weeks at Shipley's sister school in Uganda on a service trip. She is a member of DECA, a business competition in which high school students compete at regional, state and international levels. Along


Eichengreen sees potential for Colorado Springs

After growing up in Colorado Springs and graduating from Palmer High School in 2009, Jacob Eichengreen, executive director of the QUAD Innovation Partnership, decided to pursue higher education away from home. So the 27-year-old obtained his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.


MetCon 4 Hope CrossFit Competition: Garnering Strength to Support the Weak

It is a competitive culture that combines grit with strength. "High intensity movements done at a fast speed with heavy weights," explains Wayne Cissell who joined the CrossFit community four years ago. Many athletes are fighting for so much more than a PR this weekend. Instead, they will be competi


First Presidency Expresses Gratitude for Humanitarian Outreach

In this season of Thanksgiving, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expressing gratitude for unprecedented donations and volunteer service by members and friends of the Church in response to the many humanitarian needs around the world. "We live in a time of ov


Doing Nothing, Trump May Witness US Goal in Mugabe's Ouster

Washington started acting against Zimbabwe toward the end of President Bill Clinton's administration in 2000 AP Without lifting a finger, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian Pres


Selfless Chimp Teamwork Puts Human Cooperation to Shame

As the species with the most highly evolved language, you'd think humans would be better at using it to help people around us. Wrong! Lately, we've used our words to bring back pre-civil rights race discrimination, nominated a Big Pharma scion to America's highest health-related post, and named an A


NGOs: Here's how to prep for - and respond to - office raids

On September 20, Arthur Larok found security forces surrounding his office. The ActionAid Uganda country director watched as they interrogated employees, searched through files, and seized their technology and program materials. Less than a month later, their accounts were frozen. This wasn't an iso


US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. Speaking to African foreign ministers at the State Department, Tillerson said North


Hornets hope lessons of Africa trip propel them into NCAA quarters

Africa doesn't need us. We need Africa. As members of Lynchburg College's women's soccer team reflected on their summer service trip ahead of the 2017 season, they realized the health education classes they helped teach and the soccer clinics they held had an important effect on the people of Uganda


Politician's Public Peeing Puts Spotlight On Need For Public Toilets

Or at least that's what Ugandan MP Ibrahim Abiriga insisted after he went for a "short call" - a Ugandan slang term for relieving one's self - on a wall near the country's finance ministry in the capital, Kampala, in broad daylight. Someone took photos of him caught in the act. The images went viral