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Commemorating the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Today is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the innocent children of Palestine who are victims of aggression by the Israeli forces and by extension the lives of all those children who are caught in similar circumstances.

Stopping the blame game

Recently Sizzla, the Jamaican-born reggae artiste called on Africans to stop using the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a scapegoat for our current miseries...

Medieval and contemporary acts of torture, genocide, war crime, ethnic cleansing and crime against humanity through religion (part 3)

In India, the Muslim conquest of Sind was master minded by the governor of Iraq and effected by his commander Muhammad bin Qasim in Ad 712. Qasim's instructions were to “bring destruction on the unbelievers, and to invite and induce the infidels to accept the true creed, and belief in the unity of God ”....

Ensuring food security

Food and all basic necessities are human rights that should be guaranteed and ensured for all people without reservation. The prerequisite for a healthy development, meaningful and continuing progress lies in giving people the basic needs that keep their sanity and human abilities intact...

Medieval and contemporary acts of torture, genocide, war crime, ethnic cleansing and crime against humanity through religion (part 2)

More than a year later, Jeannie and Al Mills, who had spearheaded the exposure of the Peoples Temple evils, were killed by shots in the head at their California home, along with their 15 year–old daughter...

Ain’t no body’s business: On the policing of female sexuality

I live in a world that tries to police both my body and my sexuality. Different people, during different and unrelated conversations, feel the need to tell me how long I should wait to have sex with a new partner. My father thinks I should wait until I get married again. My friend and coworker thinks I should wait six months....

My Tanka Tanka experience

Tanka is a psychiatric hospital owned by the government of The Gambia. It was formerly Campama that used to be in Banjul. Built by a Dutch foundation, it was officially opened on 19 February 2009 and began operations on 7 May 2009.The hospital is somewhere in Salaji, a distance of 1.5km from the coastal highway....

Stemming the tide of gambling and spot betting

The proliferation of gambling and spot betting in our society should be a cause of concern and worry to every responsible parent and good citizen in the country. At a time when technology has taken giant strides in making life easy and accessible, many have used aspects of it to destroy and corrupt society. The increment of gambling spots around the country for example, mainly using sports as their setting is a popular case in point...

Medieval and contemporary acts of torture, genocide, war crime, ethnic cleansing and crime against humanity through religion (Part 2)

Individual scientists and philosophers also experienced the grim of religious persecutions from ancient times to present day. Galileo Galilee (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), the Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher played a major role in the scientific revolution....

Backway or suicide trips

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