South Africa: Promising new treatments for diabetes on the horizon

One of the most concerning scourges of modern-day living, diabetes affects millions of children and adults around the world. With the prevalence of the disease increasing rapidly across the globe – and in South Africa – diabetes is fast becoming a major epidemic in the current century.  According to the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), in [...]

Manufacturing of an assassination plot: US and Iran

Over the past months and years, I have written a great deal on the US containment policy toward Iran, and on the need by the US to encircle Iran and prevent it from exercising a hegemonic role in the Middle East. US policy in the past decade has created a power vacuum that Iran has [...]

Climate vulnerable nations meet to raise climate refugees

Several vulnerable countries including Bangladesh is set to seek collective global support for climate change adaptation at the upcoming Durban Climate Summit. A group of 32 countries, which are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, will meet on November 14 in Bangladesh capital Dhaka to forge a common agenda for Durban negotiations. Foreign minister [...]

South Africa: Gender pay gap widens

Women earn less than men for similar work and, despite the growing focus on reducing gender inequality in recent years, the pay gap is widening. “Women in developing economies in particular are worse off today than they were last year, giving credence to the impression that women bear the brunt of economic downturns,” says Sandra [...]

Israel’s cruel practice of isolation of prisoners should be banned

“Solitary confinement should be banned by States as a punishment or extortion technique,” said Juan E. Méndez to the UN General Assembly on 18 October. Méndez is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In his first interim report he examines the practice of solitary confinement. [...]

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