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Discussions Discussion Environmental Ethics
Ayana Helebo, Dec. 2, 2011

The Black Rhino is now officially extinct. It has not been seen in West Africa since 2006.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/11/11/black-rhino-extinct-in-west-africa-in-new-red-list-what-animals-will-disappear-next-115875-23553018/

The plight of the rhino is a stark reminder of what scientists call the next great extinction after the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKV4BPHme6w&feature=player_embedded
Ayana Helebo
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  • Hillary Campbell Hillary Campbell Dec. 3, 2011
    Very sad that we humans could not figure out how to not exterminate such a majestic animal from the face of the earth. Feels very strange.
  • JP Lopez JP Lopez Dec. 3, 2011
    This seems almost like criminally negligent behavior on behalf of the entire human race.

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Discussions Discussion Digital Africa
Ayana Helebo, Nov. 25, 2011

West Africa, A Radio Station (Built From Podcasts) For Democracy: West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) is promoting open society through their broadcasts, which they’ve hacked together from technology designed for music sharing in the developed world.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678873/in-west-africa-a-radio-station-built-from-podcasts-for-democracy

Launched by George Soros’ Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), West Africa Democracy Radio is a French- and English-language radio service that broadcasts in Dakar, Senegal and distributes content to more than 30 partner community stations throughout West Africa via satellite and CD.

Video of Peter Kahler, director of WADR, discussing how the station is innovating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV91Ks5OURM
Ayana Helebo
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