Heart of Darkness
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been cursed with natural disasters, poverty, exploitation, conflict, and all sorts of suffering for endless decades. I cannot begin to skim the surface of the complex issues of the Congo here, but I was shocked to see an article on the BBC that said people are still “discovering” villages in Congo.Calgary Oil Boom
Historically, during the exploration and subsequent settlement of the Canadian territories, Alberta and the modern cities that you may know today contained in the province were only small towns and forts that dotted the area. Now you may not recognize it as one of the major cities in Alberta, Calgary is now the third most populous city in Canada. When they discovered that Alberta has huge reserves of untapped oil, the small town of Calgary suddenly became the modern cosmopolitan city that is widely known today.The Iranian Revolution and the Islamic Renaissance – Iran, the Pillar of the Middle East Power Play
In summary, this article presents the concept of Islamic Republic as a socialistic-democratic system of government which through its successful application in Iran has created an Islamic Renaissance inductive to Muslem societies to organize and apply the same to their own. It is an inevitably developing movement in many countries aiming to topple autocratic systems like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Iran is and going to be the main benefiviary of this movement in international relations and dealing with the West and the United States in particular.Sweet Justice
There is nothing better than sweet justice. As African governments slowly democratize, I have always argued that the development of independent, efficient, effective judiciaries is the most important aspect of democratic progress.Luo Cultural Rights – Foreskin Protection
I was astounded to see an article about Prime Minister Odinga and other Lou government ministers promoting circumcision in their community and admitting that they had the surgery done recently. Odinga and others said they got circumcised because they believe it reduces the chance of contracting HIV. Researchers have said that circumcision may reduce contracting HIV by 40-60%, but condoms have a 90% protection rate.We Don’t Get No Respect!
This past weekend, those who were watching honest reporting saw some headlines reflecting the esteem our country and our president commands throughout the world. What is interesting is that the man sitting in the oval office, along with his party, roundly criticized what they perceived to be George Bush’s heavy handed approach to foreign affairs… vowing to bring about a new era of respect and respectability.North Sea Oil Welcome UK Tax Tweaks
In 2009, there was much criticism levelled at the Government, suggesting that the criteria laid out to determine which North Sea gas and oil fields qualified for tax incentives were criticized as ineffective. As measures to improve output in these circumstances proved not only ineffective but controversial as well, the Government responded by creating a series of tax incentives to improve the production from technically difficult oil fields.Do Some Research on the History of Remittances to the Area Before You Send Money to Jamaica
If you need to send money to Jamaica to help out relatives, you have many options. Getting an idea of remittances to that country in the past and present may help you make up your mind.Send Money to India After Proper Research
The ability to send money to India is crucial for many people. Before you start the procedure, consider some helpful facts about it.Find Out Interesting Facts That May Influence How You Send Money to Brazil
If you plan to send money to Brazil, there are many details to consider. Learning a bit about how others complete the process might be helpful.