Yellow journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury: Attack on Hina Rabbani Khar

Posted on | september 28, 2012 | No Comments

Hina Rabbani Khar

Yellow journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury has recently propagated falsehood against foreign minister of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar.

He claims that Weekly Blitz is a tabloid newspaper published in Bangladesh every Wednesday but in reality it is not available in the market.

Yellow journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury has cheated many people among them two women who came in public and flashed his criminal face.
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Innovating to save farmer, assure food security

Posted on | september 27, 2012 | No Comments

logoWhile key global leaders led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan and Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation assemble in Arusha, Tanzania for the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) aimed at developing African-led food security solutions, an example to be showcased by a youthful Kenyan Linda Kwamboka at the forum could however be what Africa needs to feed itself.

Two years ago Linda Kwamboka, a Business Information Technology graduate teamed up with former colleagues at the Strathmore University in Kenya to start M-Farm Ltd, a software solution and agribusiness company with the hope of changing small scale farmers attitude towards farming and link them to markets.

Jamila Abbas and Susan Ogoya who had studied computer related courses offered their programming creativity to create a tool for farmers where they simply SMS the number 3555 to get information pertaining to the retail price of their products, buy their farm inputs directly from manufacturers at favorable prices, and find buyers for their produce.
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Danish clients dump G4S because of security company’s ties to Israeli occupation (VIDEO)

Posted on | september 27, 2012 | No Comments

After pressure from BDS activists, several Danish clients have terminated contracts with British-Danish security company G4S for the company’s role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Meanwhile, the UK Home Affairs Committee last week published a damning report about the failure of G4S to deliver on a contract to secure the London Olympics. The committee recommends the government “establish a register of high-risk companies that have failed in the delivery of public services.”

Such blacklisting will have serious consequences for G4S, a major service provider to British government bodies.

Danish G4S clients end contracts for role in Israeli occupation

After sustained media attention on G4S’s role in the Israeli occupation, several Danish charities and a bank have decided to end security service contracts with the company.
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From icon to politician. Aung San Suu Kyi’s and the future of Burma

Posted on | september 27, 2012 | No Comments

On September 24th Burmese pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi visited the University of Louisville as a guest of the McConnell Center. I had the enormous honor and privilege both to meet her in person and to sit in on a private question and answer session she had with our McConnell Scholars after her public talk. When we were introduced I informed her that I held the Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy named in her honor. She asked with a note of surprise in her voice “there is a Chair in Asian Democracy?” When I said there indeed was she followed up by saying with a smile “well I could learn something from you then”. Flattered I countered with “I was hoping to learn from you”.

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South Africa: Gender Bill targets are unrealistic

Posted on | september 26, 2012 | No Comments

South Africa has made significant progress in regard to gender equity since 1994. The draft Gender Equality Bill published on 29 August is intended to accelerate this process.

“Promoting gender equality is an important part of this country’s commitment to transformation,” says Sandra Burmeister, CEO of the Landelahni Recruitment Group. “The question is whether we have the resources to meet the proposed 50% targets.”

The draft Gender Equality Bill aims to empower women and prohibit unfair discrimination. It proposes 50/50 gender equality and is applicable to organisations of all sizes in the public and private sectors.

“Equity targets can assist in increasing representation of women in the workforce, provided they are realistic,” says Burmeister.
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