Zambian president Levy Mwananwasa's rejection this month of US food aid shocked the world. With child malnutrition soaring to 59 percent in his drought-stricken country, how dare he turn down this generous gift of maize?
The Japanese and Norwegian whaling fleets have returned from their summer hunt in the north bringing their total catch this year to 1268 whales, more than any year since the commercial whaling ban was widely taken up. But there is also good news.
What did we learn from the cold war, the disarmament movement of the last three decades, and the intricate history of arms control?
After only three days, the river blockade mounted by local communities in the Amazon has stopped two illegal logging barges carrying over 200 logs. The barges have been impounded and the owner fined almost 200,000 Brazilian Reals - nearly US$ 60,000.
With the name of Chico Mendes on their lips, people representing almost 600 Amazon forest dwellers joined by Greenpeace and other organisations blocked the bright green waters of Brazil’s Jaraucu river in the first such community protest in...
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