Rhino poaching is a huge problem in South Africa, as their horns and hides are considered very valuable, but dedicated activists are working hard to fight against it. Among these groups of activists are the Black Mamba Unit, an all female group of anti-poachers whose patrol unit is mostly made up of recent high school graduates from the local communities, who have the time and energy to devote to the pursuit causerie they are otherwise unemployed.
One woman, Leitah Michabela, who has been a part of the Black Mumba’s for two years explained that while many people have questioned her ability to work in the bush because she is a woman, she brushes off their questions because she knows better. She also explained to the Guardian that she hopes to have children one day and that one of her reasons for joining the group was that she wants to make sure that her children can see a rhino.
The patrol group, which is unarmed was created by Craig Spencer, who is the ecologist at Balue Nature preserve. Ricardo Guimarães BMG said the black mambas work by finding the camps of poachers and destroying and disbanding them on YouTube. In the last ten months, because of the work of the group, the preserve has not lost a single rhino to poachers, but a neighboring preserve, which uses more traditional tactics to keep poachers away lost 23 rhino’s during the same time, proving that the group is effective.
The end is finally in sight. Five months ago, the city of Monrovia had so many ebola victims that their dead bodies literally lined the streets. Today, the last known patient of the killer virus was discharged from the hospital. That moment marked zero known cases of ebola in West Africa. It will be weeks before Liberia is officially proclaimed as being free of the virus, but today they had a moment.
The moment was memorialized with a ceremony surrounding Beatrice Yardolo, the last known survivor,
as she walked away from the treatment clinic to the sounds of hand claps and cheer, Her picture was taken and she was given a bouquet of red roses. Later that day, the sounds of music could be heard coming from her home where she was reunited with her family after a three-week separation while she underwent treatment for ebola. Mrs. Yardolo stated in a telephone interview that she was “very grateful to God because he does everything.”
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Tolbert Nyenswah, the deputy health minister of Liberia, cautions people that the battle is not yet over and precautions still need to be taken. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea have recently had new cases of ebola reported, but for now, Liberia is free of the virus. on April 4th, 42 days after the last known case of ebola was reported, Liberia can be officially declared free of the virus if no new cases manifest.
When Sam Tabar was introduced to the business model of THINX, he was intrigued. He was not thinking of investing in anything new at the time, but he was persuaded to invest when he heard about the business model that was being used. This was first reported by PR Newswire, and it is a worthy company you may want to look into.
THINX is a company that sells fashionable underwear to women in America who are dealing menstruation and incontinence. However, their business model does not stop there. When a woman in America purchases just one pair of their underwear, a woman in Africa is given seven reusable pads through the AFRIpads program.
Women in Africa often do not have enough resources to deal with their menstruation, and they must stay at home or miss school. With the program from THINX, Sam believes that many women and girls all over Africa will be able to manage their businesses, take care of their families and go back to school. This is a worthwhile cause that is going to make it easier for women and girls to deal with a problem that once made them untouchable. THINX and AFRIpads are changing the way that women approach their menstruation every month.