The Conversation Begins – Discussing Weapons & Poverty
The nature of poverty may seem rather simple on the surface – a lack of food, clothing, water, shelter, education, medicine – yet the underlying factors that cause and influence poverty are quite complex. One of these factors, the irresponsible sale of weapons to developing countries, produces a duality of devastation.World Food Day
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – From Martin Luther King’s Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964.Egyptian Barracks Fire Kills Eleven
Eleven soldiers recently died after a major fire broke out at an Egyptian barracks in the ancient city of Cairo which is best known for the Pyramids. Four other people were injured during the inferno which ripped through the barracks causing severe damage.Russian Diamonds – Their History
Diamonds are not traditionally associated with countries like Russia. This is because, although Russia is one of the most diamond-rich countries in the world, the mining of Russian diamonds did not begin until fifty years ago. The reason for this is the cold climate in Russia, combined with the fact that most diamonds are located in the Northern part of Russia – which is also the coldest part of Russia. The Russian winter, and the permafrost covering much of Northern Russia means that it was incredibly difficult to cost effectively mine diamonds. Plus, in a country where Communism ruled, there was little demand for capitalist symbols like diamonds!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.