Monday, April 07, 2003

NEWS STUFFFRueters Reports...

Western equatorial Africa's wild apes are being killed off by hunting and the Ebola virus and could be pushed to the brink of extinction, scientists said on Sunday. "The stark truth is that if we do not act decisively, our children may live in a world without wild apes," cautioned Peter Walsh of Princeton University in the United States. Gabon and the Republic of Congo are thought to be the home of 80 percent of the world's gorillas and most of the common chimpanzees, but a survey by Walsh and colleagues in Africa, Europe and the United States, reveals their numbers dropped by more than half between 1983 and 2000.

IN OTHER NEWS...

SOME 40 million Africans face possible starvation this year unless the international community comes up with $US1 billion ($1.67bn) in aid, the World Food Program has warned...


Well, the US is spending more than $47 BILLION a month to fund the Iraqi war. If only diamonds and gold could be used like oil...



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