In this photo taken Monday, April 29, 2013, carver Jackson Mbatha, 40, poses next to an unfinished large toy giraffe he is making from pieces of discarded flip-flops, in front of a painted workshop wall at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country’s beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops and the dirty pieces of rubber that were once cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.
A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.
To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.
(CNN) — Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
The tug taken by pirates on December 16 has been released and is en route to a “safe location,” according to ICC Commercial Crime Services — the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The ICC said it will not release additional information until the boat and crew have reached their destination and are out of harm’s way.
It was unclear whether a ransom had been paid and it was not immediately known when the ship was released.
The waters off Somalia are rife with pirate activity, despite increased measures by military forces and shipping companies to ward off attacks.
Heavily armed pirates have struck the busy Indian Ocean shipping lanes and the Gulf of Aden, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
They have captured dozens of vessels and hundreds of hostages, making off with millions of dollars in ransom money.
Pirates attack people in the seas and oceans.
I think there are too much crime in the world now.
If I can go to the United Nations, I’ll tell all the people to stop the crimes and wars and ‘make the world a better place’ like what Michael Jackson sang in his song,’Heal The World’.