Global Week in Review: Obama Condemns Violence in Egypt

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  • Egypt’s Crisis Escalates
  • Israelis, Palestinians Start Peace Talks
  • Ugandan Wetlands Destroyed for Rose Farm
  • Kenya Airport Body to Replace Chief After Massive Fire
  • Rastas Discuss Reparations
  • Paraguay's Controversial New President Takes Office
  • Chilean Workers Halt Strike at Top Mine
  • Mugabe Tells Skeptics of Zimbabwe Election to “Commit Suicide”
  • Mob Kills Transgender Teen in Jamaica
  • Israel to Free 26 Palestinian Prisoners
  • 9,000 Forcibly Evicted in Nigerian City
  • Egypt Police Postpones Dissolving Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins
  • U.S. Surveillance Could Chill Kerry’s Visit to Latin America
  • Volcano Spews More Hot Ash, Lava in East Indonesia
  • Suspected Nazi-Era War Criminal Dies
  • Family of Man Murdered in China Seeks 8.2 Million
  • Deadly Typhoon in Philippines Leaves 2 Dead, 45 Missing
  • Prince Charles Accused of Meddling in Politics
  • Couple Drives From Spain to Ghana for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Presidential Vote-Counting Underway in Mali
  • Al-Qaida Leader Vows to Free Jailed Members

Ugandan Wetlands Destroyed for Rose Farm

Would a rose smell as sweet if it had contributed to an ecological disaster? Ugandan environmentalists protesting the recent decimation of the East African nation’s wetland might beg to differ. Despite the area being deemed a “natural filter” for waste and a protector of wildlife species, a wealthy African businessman has demolished the wetland to expand a rose farm.

(Photo: AP Photo / Stephen Wandera)

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