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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly skilled African Giant Pouched Rats—nicknamed… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

A Reason to Smile

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide.   Joy Watson travelled with Network for Africa founder Rebecca Tinsley and others to Rwanda in March. Today, on the 21st anniversary of the start of the genocide, we share her impressions of Rwanda. “The land of a thousand hills and a million smiles” declares the large billboard… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, January 21th, 2015

Cuba Lowers Expectations on Eve of High-Level Talks With US

HAVANA — Jan 20, 2015, 10:03 PM ET By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press A senior Cuban official said Tuesday that restoring diplomatic ties with the United States won't immediately lead to a full relationship between the Cold War foes after a half-century of enmity. The message appeared designed to lower expectations a day before the arrival of… [Read Full Article]
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Saturday, January 17th, 2015

New Rules for Travel to Cuba, a Destination Already in Transition

A state-run food market in Havana. The Treasury Department announced new, more flexible, regulations on Thursday that will make travel to Cuba easier for Americans. Related article. Credit Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press Estelle Grush sliced cucumber and guava in the busy kitchen one recent evening at Café Laurent, a small, privately owned restaurant in a 1950s penthouse a few blocks from… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, December 23th, 2014

As Obama makes history over Cuba, will the Castros be the real winners?

After 50 years of fractious hostility, America has thrown a dramatic lifeline to the island’s bankrupt economy   To the astonishment of even the most seasoned and wired-in of Cuba hands, the half century-long cold (and hot) war between the US and Cuba is over. In what will rank alongside Nixon’s opening to China and Reagan’s embrace of Gorbachev, Obama… [Read Full Article]
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