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Gorillas Impacted By Climate Change

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Gorillas in Rwanda are finding it harder to find food.

Climate change is forcing vegetation up the mountains, which is colder, and therefore, less comfortable for the gorillas.

Poor apes.

Check out the above video to learn more about how the Rwandan gorillas are being affected.

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Edward Norton For Donate To Drink

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Edward Norton is speaking out on behalf of Donate to Drink.

The charity Water For People is going to use the money to build wells, improve sanitation and provide clean, drinkable water.

Check out the video above to learn more about this great cause.

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Justice Served SOMEWHERE This Week! Man Involved In 1994 Rwandan Genocide Gets Life In Prison!

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We've just learned that Rwandan citizen Joseph Mpambara has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

The Hutu citizen had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he had been acquitted on "war-crimes charges."

We're pleased to report that prosecutors appealed that decision, and they won, which has resulted in a war-crimes conviction and a lifetime in prison for Mpambara.

The horrible man was found

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Don Cheadle = Goodwill Ambassador!

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Congrats! Well deserved!

Don Cheadle has been bestowed the honor of being named the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador For The Environment.

After Don joined forces with the U.N. last year to lead their climate change campaign, he has done some amazing work, including speaking to leaders and having them agree to signing a treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

For all his efforts, Don is receiving his new title and his promotion will be celebrated in Rwanda next month.

Very nice!

[Image via WENN.]

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Clive Owen Tackles Rwandan Genocide

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After visiting to Rwanda to commemorate to 16th anniversary of the genocide that ravaged the country, actor Clive Owen was moved enough to write a piece for the Times on the devastation that still exists.

He wrote:

When are we going to Rwanda?” my 13-year-old daughter kept asking. She wanted to go there as soon as I was asked to visit the country to show solidarity with its people. She wasn’t asking in a naive, childish way; she knew that it was a serious thing, marking the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Initially, the scheduling wasn’t working out, but Hannah kept on reminding me.

And so, almost a year later — thanks to her and the Aegis Trust — I’m standing in the Kigali Genocide Memorial, trying to get my head around what happened in 1994, what that means for Rwanda today and what, if anything, it might mean for the rest of us.

Sixteen years can feel like a lifetime. But when you’re facing the fallout of a genocide, as I discovered in Rwanda, it can feel like no time at all.

It’s very hard for an individual to take on the concept of a million people dying in 100 days. But as soon as you listen to one person’s story you start to relate on a human level, and you begin to realise just how devastating it was. The centre at Kigali was at its most powerful when it got personal.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of his extremely moving article.

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Introducing: Obama Jeans!


Yes, really.

A company in Rwanda is hawking some jeans with the one and only Commander in Chief, Barack Obama.

No word on how much they're going for, but we've gotta ask: would U ba-rock some Obama jeans???

[Image via Kristin Luna.]

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