To be or not to be vaccinated

Nov
26
Okot Nyormoi

Vaccination has become a question of to be or not to be. Parents worry about it, not just because of the prick their babies must endure but because without vaccination certificates, their children may not attend school. Adults are also not free of vaccination requirements because vaccines such as yellow fever and cholera may be required for international travel.

 
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Vaccines are a two-edged sword

Nov
26
Nirupama Shankar

Sometime ago, I accompanied my sister to a pediatrician’s office, for the first of many vaccination appointments for her twin 8-week old girls. Fortunately for my sister, the nightmare ended after a few pokes of the needle and a few throaty bawls of protest. Sadly, not every parent’s ordeal ends the same way. Each day, parents around the world take their children on this routine with faith that this will protect their children against deadly and potentially life-threatening infections. But what if this very tool that is intended to protect becomes a lethal source of disability?

 
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Measuring humanity's undoubted progress

Nov
26
Jonathan Power

Despite popular belief, the world has become a more equal place since the global financial crisis that began eleven years ago. The growth of Brazil, India and China has led to the biggest decrease in inequality since the Industrial Revolution began in Britain

 
 
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Who is this man Xi Jinping who rules China?

Jun
28
Jonathan Power

Despite the enormous power he wields, Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. We watched him on television last weekend as he watched the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un. His face was near to expressionless. Xi doesn’t pose or stand like an arrogant man. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s

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The malaise at the Oxford of Africa

Jun
28
John Otim

Ali Mani the renowned African scholar arrived at the Ahmed Barak from a top American College where he was the head of the Institute of Global Culture. He came to give a series of public lectures all across Nigeria. Dr. Aziz arranged the show. Aziz had been a star student of Ali Mani when the latter taught at the Great Lakes University. At first Ali Mani was reluctant to come, but Aziz reassured him

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US/Iran Flare up in the Persian Gulf

Jun
27
Jonathan Power

“Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary including military force.” President Jimmy Carter 1980

 

 

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Mom of Youtube's CEO on how to raise successful kids

Jun
27
Carter Coudriet

Most parents want to give their kids the best life possible. But take note: according to Esther Wojcicki, there’s a massive gulf between “best” and “easy.” “It’s important to resist the urge to give your child everything you didn’t have,” says the Wojcicki, speaking at 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit. “If you think about how to get creativity and innovation, it comes when you don’t have everything.”

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Protecting Land Rights in Apaa, Amuru District, Northern Uganda

Jun
27
Okot Nyormoi

Apaa land has been the center of local as well as international attention for decades. It has seen wars, changes in land utility, eviction and re-occupation and many other activities. The land is about 827 Sq. Km, (82,700 hectares) lying between Amuru and Adjumani Districts. Recently, the President of Uganda appointed a new committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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