Deadly tug-of-war over Brazil's Amazon land
Land conflict in Brazil's Amazon is coming to a head between indigenous peoples and land invaders who take their lead from the anti-environment rhetoric of ultra conservative President Jair Bolsonaro.
Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon
The fires in the Amazon have raised global concern, but above all they have drawn attention to deforestation in the world's largest tropical forest, where indigenous reserves, large landowners, illegal farmers and mining coexist under permanent tension. AFPTV looks back on the fires that have ravaged Amazon and Latin America.
Amazon workforce surges for holiday spree
Amazon says it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now has a workforce of 750,000.
Samuel L. Jackson's voice is available for your Amazon echo
For 99 cents, the 'Pulp Fiction' star gives you the weather or sings "Happy Birthday.". The actor's voice also takes music requests and can be your alarm clock. To get the feature, say "Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson.". It will then be available after paying the fee, which also can be done online.
Florida man sues Amazon for profiting from Cuba land
The tech behemoth Amazon has joined the list of international firms being sued for profiting from lands confiscated from Cubans after the revolution. The lawsuit was lodged in a Miami court by a US citizen.
Democrats push Bezos on Amazon contractors
Elizabeth Warren is calling out Amazon.com Inc. for “ignoring labor laws and fostering work conditions that are detrimental to the safety and basic humanity of its workers.” The presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator demanded that Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos drop contractors that violate labor laws and enforce safety standards to protect delivery drivers and the general public. Bloomberg's Naomi Nix has more on "Balance of Power."
Climate change an existential threat to humanity: Lessons on biodiversity
Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research says the current fire in the Amazon rainforest is burning at its highest rate. It is source of concern for scientist and climate change enthusiast all over the world. To discuss this story, Desmond Majekodunmi, Environmentalist and Founder of Lufasi Urban Forest Park joins CNBC Africa for more.