Room101 | Exposing Genocide in Darfur

Looking Back at Darfur. What happened, who was at the core of the violence and where do we go from here. Special Interview with Brian Steidle on Room101.

Brian Steidle, co-author of The Devil Came On Horseback, talks about his experiences in Western Sudan. Brain is a former U.S. Marine Captain and spent 6 months working for the African Union in Darfur as an observer. He took photos and wrote reports about the genocide taking place in front of his eyes. But no one seemed to care, so he took matters into his own hands. He left Sudan with the photos he had taken and headed back to the United States to raise the alarm. He joins G Living Host, Sarah Backhouse in our Room101. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Looking Down On Africa

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Sometimes sitting here at my desk, in Venice Ca, I forget how amazing the planet really is. Images like these from Africa, put the planets beauty back into perspective for me and inspire me to do more for the planet.

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Media Watch | FrontLine Shows Us The Lives Kiva Changes

All of us here at G Living are big fans and supporters of the non-profit group Kiva.org. Kiva enables everyday people like us, to lend money to people in need around the world. Through their website, you are able to learn about people in need of small loans to start or expand business in 3rd world countries. Most of the loans are around one to two thousand, which individuals can group together to raise. Most of the time, each person gives around $25.

The really amazing part about the Kiva site is, you can watch almost in real time as 10 to 20 other people loan their $25 dollars and the loan is complete. Now the person in need will receive the your loan and fulfill their business plan. The loans are paid back over a relatively short period of time and you can either take your money back or choose another person in need.

The PBS show, Frontline World traveled to Africa to meet some of the individuals the micro loans are helping. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Madonna’s Documentary About Malawi Africa | I Am Because We Are

Madonna has partnered up with Hulu. to show her entire documentary I am Because We Are. This enables us and all of you to embedded the documentary on your own site, just like we have here.

I Am Because We Are is a film about pop star Madonna’s journey, which she embarked on to explore the effects of AIDS in Africa. Along the way, she stops to meet the people affected most, the children. As well as the leaders trying to make a difference in this forgotten part of the world. Some of the people in the film are former President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey Sachs, and Dr. Paul Farmer.

The funny thing is, when Madonna decided to take on this project, she didn’t have to look too hard (or too far, for that matter) to find the perfect director. She already had one in the family — and no, I don’t mean Guy Ritchie. I am talking about her nanny’s husband, Nathan Rissman.

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Bring on the Green Revolution & Helping Africa Help Itself

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Whereas rising food prices primarily impact the pocketbook here in the West, in Africa and other parts of the developing world, the consequences could mean the difference between life and death. With ever increasing global population adding even more pressure on already scarce resources, what can be done to avert a worldwide catastrophe? Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

African Odyssey – Jaci’s Safari Lodge, Makikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

We descend 1500 feet into this ancient caldera to explore this most beautiful and natural wildlife haven. Black-maned lions, huge-tusked elephants and black rhino roam freely protected by the walls of the crater itself. We move on through the Olduvai Gorge, said to be the birthplace of man, into the Serengeti to witness the migration north of millions of wildebeest and zebra with the big predators following them.

This park is the product of one of the largest animal relocation programs ever undertaken. One of the surprising successes of the program, was the flourishing packs of wild dogs.

On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Black Maned Lions, Wildebeest, Leopard, Wild Dog, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

African Odyssey – Kilombero River

Just fifteen kilometres from the city, yet a million miles from anywhere, before setting out on our train ride to Ifakara. This is our jumping off point for the river trip on the Kilombero River into the Selous, the world’€™s largest wildlife sanctuary a 50,000 square kilometres wilderness, with wondrous bird life, huge buffalo and elephant herds and the river full of dangerous hippo and crocs. This is the time of the great wildebeest migrations.

On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Lions, Wildebeest, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

African Odyssey – Return to Sausage Tree Camp, Lower Zambezi Valley, Zambia

It is the magic of the river with it’s huge flood plains that have lured us back. Huge swilring dunes at sunrise w/patterns on the sand tell a story of wildlife that emerge on ly at night to feast. It’s images such as these that pulled me back to Lower Zambezi.

This edition is all about the vast amounts of water, within the park at this time of year. Bring along with it, an explosion of life.

On this edition we will see: Giraffe herds, Springbok, Gemsbok, Water Birds, Elephants, King Fisher, Hippos,

African Odyssey – Masa Mara

One and a half million wildebeest accompanied by vast numbers of zebra will attempt the crossing of the Mara River. An awesome sight as many get swept away or are taken by crocodiles in the fast flowing current. We also follow a pair of mating lions as they go through the process of mating 100’s of times, while two competing males follow the couple, waiting for a chance to mate as well.

On this edition we will see: Hyenas, Lions, Wildebeest, Antelope, Elephants, and many more.

African Odyssey – Victoria Falls/Hwange

We drive through the Zambezi National Park to Hwange National Park a 15000 square kilometres of Kalahari Sand country and home to a wider diversity of animals, because of the lack of predators. There are no lions in this park, Leopards are the only predator left in the park and is way to small to take down the large prey species, like the water buffalo. This is home to the great Victoria water falls.

On this edition we will see: Rhino, Buffalo, Zebra, Elephants, New Born Baby Elephants, termites.

Dr. Bob Arnot Explores An Elephant Reserve In Botswana

The former on air NBC reporter Dr. Bob Arnot has moved on to his own reality show he called Dr. Danger. I am not sure if I can get into that name, but the show seems to be doing well and is now in it’s second season on the Mojo HD Network. Dr. Arnot, travels the world looking for dangerous / adventures stories to tell.

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African Odyssey – Deception Valley Lodge, Botswana, Kalahari

Botswana, from the caravan ride i t appears to be a desertw/no sign of any surface water, yet it supports a vaired wildlife population. A refuge for bushmen,the last of hunters and gatherers descendents of Southern Africas earliest residents

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