by Dan Ruth
Apr 20, 2012
This week in the race to the Presidency, the dogs are out in full force. The press are loving the controversy that has arisen from both the right and the left. Liberals continue to hound Mitt Romney over strapping his dog, Seamus, to the roof of his car in 1983, while conservatives have barked back at Obama over a passage in his book Dreams of My Father, where he discusses eating dog meat as a child in Indonesia (it was “tough”). While this news was making headlines, what else was happening around the world?
Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a:
- Water in Africa? A new study shows “huge” amounts of groundwater underneath the continent of Africa.
- Controversy at the World Bank: Where does the Obama administration’s nominee, Jim Young Kim, fall in the philosophical divide of the development community?
- Refugee Camps: A liability or an asset? Can the Kenyan government help the refugee camps at Dadaab become a win-win situation for the country?
- A Return from the City: Tired of odd jobs in the city of Conakry, Guinea, Abdoulaye Soumah has gone back to farming in his old village.
- What do a Philippino priest, an Argentine mother of three and a Kenyan activist have in common? This week they were declared winners of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for their fight for water, known as the “Green Nobel” prize.
- Photos – Water & Sanitation: View a gallery of user-submitted photos from World Water Day at The Guardian
What else did you read about in the news this week? Please leave your comments below.