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USA and ISIS: What Next?

USA and ISIS: What Next?As the U.S counter-strikes garners greater momentum, ISIS has begun training its militants to fly war planes, considered a major leap forward in combating the U.S forces. The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS to be in possession of three warplanes in Northern Syria. More than over a month since Obama went vocal with his aim to “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS”, the ground situations has worsened, with every passing day drudging even deeper into oblivion.…
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Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in Malawi

Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in MalawiWhile tree planting and forest conservation has been at the centre of the Forestry Department of Malawi since 1976, deforestation seem to have gained more ground within the same period. These noble efforts have been frustrated by the increased bare grounds in the country side, especially on the periphery of the growing towns and cities.…
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People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi

People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi“My forest, my life” echoes as the theme for the National Forestry Season for 2013/14 in a Malawi, a country reputed to have the highest deforestation rate and land degradation on the African continent. Illegal charcoal production, wanton cutting down of trees and encroachment in protected forests have destroyed the picture of the once lush miombo forests of the country.…
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Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa

Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa“It would not be right to compare me to Gandhi. None of us could equal his dedication or his humility. He showed us it’s necessary to brave imprisonment if truth and justice were to triumph over evil.” Nelson Mandela.

With the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, the world has lost one of the towering personalities of the 20th century.…
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Human Rights in Malawi, is it Misunderstood?

Human Rights in Malawi, is it Misunderstood?The United Nations secretary general, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, is to travel to Malawi this weekend to discuss with the country’s president, Mr. Bingu wa Mutharika, among other issues, the 14 year sentencing of a homosexual couple, a sentence which Mr. Ban Ki-moon has described as “violating human rights principles that ban both discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, as well as the criminalization of sexual acts between consenting adults”.…
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