[Daily Trust] According to The Institute for Economics and Peace which ranks major nations around the world by how safe or dangerous they are, Nigeria is the 16th most dangerous place to visit on Planet Earth.
[The Conversation Africa] Sex is an essential part of life.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming.
[IPS] Helsinki -According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the production of meat and other animal-based products is responsible for around 18 to 20 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
[The Conversation Africa] The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the non-renewables.
Sweaty in Soweto WHEN South Africa’s biggest fitness chain opened its second gym in Soweto last year, residents of the bustling black township signed up in droves. Within months the Jabulani gym had become the most successful of more than 120 Virgin Active clubs to launch in South Africa, drawing Sowetans for squats, lunges and lifts to DJ beats.
[SciDev.Net]Hidden in some of the world’s most impenetrable forests, a network of cameras with inbuilt motion sensors are snapping animals in their tropical habitats. The photographs in this gallery were captured in forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They provide information on animal populations that are usually unseen by humans.
[SACSIS]We’ve all heard about how important inflation targeting is for the health of our economies. But inflation targeting is a hotly contested monetary policy instrument.
[African Arguments]The G8 ended their two-day meet this week with a set of fairly flimsy bullet points on the issue of corporate taxation, at least as concerns the reported mass outflows lost by sub-Saharan Africa each year.
[Vanguard]Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday reiterated his assurance to investors that Nigeria is winning the war against terrorism and the country’s climate is conducive for investments.