Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed, most beyond repair

The main cause of coral bleaching – the disappearance of the coral’s colour, revealing the white skeleton – is heat stress. Shutterstock

TC : If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a coral reef which, in turn, is vital to ocean health. The More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Quality Teacher is the KEY to Battle Global Inequality, said Nobel Laureate Eric S. Maskin

Rattana Lao (nsnbc) : Academics, economists and the Thai public gathered in Bangkok to hear Professor Eric S. Maskin, the Nobel Laureate in Economics, speak of globalisation and inequality entitled “why global More...

A woman looks down an empty corridor at the National Hospital Abuja, after staff members went on strike to demand for better employee welfare. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
By nsnbc On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Rolling strikes are to blame for Nigerians losing faith in public health

Felix Abrahams Obi (TC) : Health workers in Nigeria have been striking on and off for the last three years. There have been more than eight different strikes involving doctors, nurses and allied health care workers. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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President al-Assad to Denmark’s TV 2: Moderate opposition is a myth… We won’t accept that terrorists will take control of any part of Syria-VIDEO

nsnbc : In an interview with the Danish television channel TV2, Syrian with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he explained the situation in Syria and the genesis of the war. Al-Assad also affirmed that the United More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS AND THE NEED FOR FOOD SECURITY – An interview with Rajendra Aryal

Rattana Lao (nsnbc) : The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa are facing food security crises and required immediate external assistance. More...

A picture shows intensive care unit in Cairo's Mounira Hospital, Photo taken by Dina Romiya/Youm7
By nsnbc On Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Interview: Egypt needs to do more for trauma care

Nourhan Magdi (TCP) : At least 3,675 people died in Egypt in 2015 as a result of injuries caused by road accidents, burns, poisoning and other reasons that are considered largely preventable. A picture shows intensive More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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The dark age of Thai higher education: A conversation with Prof. Hongladarom

Rattana Lao (nsnbc) : Everything and every issue is divided in Thailand except one thing: education. Everybody, Left – Right and Center, Conservatives and Liberals share in common the believe that problems related More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Jordan’s Failing Security and Xenophobia Muffles Syrian Abuse and Neglect

Siraj Davis (nsnbc) : Below is an interview with an elderly Syrian wife and mother, whose handicapped husband was forcefully kidnapped from their peaceful home, humiliatingly tied to a tree in broad daylight, and More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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Palestine Today TV Closed by Israel – Website Blocked

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The Palestine Journalists’ Syndicate strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Palestine Today TV after a raid on Friday. The TV channel’s website appears, moreover, to More...

Some children from damaged homes and communities seek respect and power by joining gangs. Siegfried Modola/Reuters
By nsnbc On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Gangs offer a tempting ‘home’ to frustrated, unhappy South African youngsters

Rajendra Chetty (TC) : Pupils at a school in the Cape Town suburb of Bonteheuwel say they are being terrorized by two “girl gangs”. In Kraaifontein, about 20 kilometres away, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested More...