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Towering ivory activist: Will Chinese consumers listen to Yao Ming?

Towering ivory activist: Will Chinese consumers listen to Yao Ming?

By Mon, Aug 27, 2012 6:11AM UTC 2 Comments Towering ivory activist: Will Chinese consumers listen to Yao Ming?

I’ve written and ranted a bit about the trade in wildlife parts (both legal and illegal) fueled by both ignorant and ostentatious human desires. Whether it’s rhino horn, tiger penis, bear gall bladder, etc. for completely useless TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) cures or knick knacky status symbols made of ivory from African elephants, the trade...

Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, has a clear vision for Africa

By Fri, Aug 24, 2012 7:05PM UTC Comments Off Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, has a clear vision for Africa

Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.

This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.

A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had...

Uganda denies leasing farmland to Bangladesh

By Fri, Jun 03, 2011 11:48PM UTC Comments Off

Striking a massive blow to Bangladesh Africa Business Organization (BABO)’s attempts at pressing the Bangladesh government to amend it’s monetary policy so that they can invest in Uganda, The Daily Monitor from Uganda reported on June 3 that the Uganda government has denied leasing any farmlands to Bangladesh. It quoted Okasai Opolot, the commissioner for crop...

Philippines: SIM card listing as anti-crime tool, too good to be true

By Wed, Jan 26, 2011 1:48PM UTC 23 Comments Philippines: SIM card listing as anti-crime tool, too good to be true

Defeated senatorial candidate Ruffy Biazon has again proposed the registration of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) cards in the Philippines, in an apparent response to their use as triggers in improvised explosive devices which police suspect to have been behind the Jan. 25, 2011 bus explosion in Makati City. At the onset, it is important to...

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