Daily Archives: May 30, 2010

10 million face famine in West Africa

The threat of famine is again stalking the Sahel, a band of semi-arid land stretching across Africa south of the Sahara. Its countries constitute a virtual list of the worst famines in recent decades: Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. The … Continue reading

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Population key to power

In the forecasting business, demographics always rule, the report says. People are a nation’s primary resource. Therefore, it is safe to predict that both economic and military power will lie with the countries that have the right population numbers, and … Continue reading

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BP’s behaviour in the Gulf is appalling. But our thirst for oil is the real issue

Science will solve this crisis, but the real cause is America’s demands and our refusal to pay oil’s true price http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/30/bp-oil-spill-gulf-mexico

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