The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Death toll climbs as South Africa violence continue:

South Africa unrest death toll climbs to 72: policeThe death toll from five days of violence in South Africa has risen to 72, police said Tuesday, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s deployment of troops to quell the unrest.

#Zulu #southafrica #politics #Riots

Assassination threatens more chaos for Haiti

Jovenel Moïse was a 48-year-old businessman and political neophyte when he was sworn in as president of Haiti on Feb. 7, 2017. The former banana producer inherited a nation in turmoil — one that had gone a year without an elected leader in place. He leaves it in chaos as well.

Taking office, he pledged to strengthen institutions, fight corruption and bring more investment and jobs to the hemisphere’s poorest nation. “We can change Haiti if we work together,” Moïse said on the grounds of what used to be the national palace — one of many buildings obliterated by a January 2010 earthquake that killed thousands of Haitians.

#JovenelMoïse #Haiti #assassination


“We’re looking at maybe 90 percent mortality, maybe even higher, this year,” said Jonathan Ambrose, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

#climatechange #heatwave #theocean #Nature

Can the universe learn?

“We’re trying to change the conversation much the way that Darwin the biologist had to change the conversation to get a deeper understanding for the subject.”

 #Evolution #Darwin #Science

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