The Scarf Culturalist

The Scarf Culturalist. In vain have I tried to make sense of the paradoxes that surround me.  A courteous smile with a tint of dislike, a genial greeting with a sense of resentment, and a friendly look with a hint of anxiety. I am puzzled by this paradox, but I am more puzzled by the fact that I am its instigator. Is it my head covering, or my code switching? I definitely don’t have an accent and this hesitation is incomprehensible. One day I was walking my dog and a…

Social Media: Build a Better World

Social Media: Build a Better World. “Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone's rights. It's where we're reminded that we're all human and all equal. It's where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them.” - Queen Rania of Jordan. Social media is catching up aggressively and its significance cannot be underestimated internationally. Individuals and organizations started to depend on this powerful media. Social media played a crucial role during American elections…

Read more about the article Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in Malawi
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Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in Malawi

While 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. Tree planting has been the main driver to rehabilitate the destroyed forest resource in the country. Tree planting and forest conservation efforts have been focused at the village level where communities are at the centre…

Read more about the article People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi
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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. Amid all the increased forest destruction that goes on, almost unabated, the government still recognizes the important contribution of forests to the national economy. According to the Economic Valuation of…

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Monopoly Game

As the Arab Awakening unfolds, Egypt is going through a transitional state, fighting for democracy and searching for its new identity. A Monopoly Game of a political nature recently emerged in the blustering political arena. A game oddly played by five disparate bickering forces, yet they were the only forces to be involved and affirmed an active role. Washington, Qatar, Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the mainstream media, five pivotal entities guided by their own interests, they gained an exclusive monopoly privilege and dictated their political agenda over Egypt.…

Read more about the article Justice is Protecting the Rights of All
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Justice is Protecting the Rights of All

“There is enough to serve everyone's need, but not enough to cater to everyone's greed.” Mahatma Gandhi. Human Justice = Human Rights for All. It could also be labeled as Social Justice. Earth Justice = Preserving Nature and the Environment. It could also be labeled as Environmental Justice. Global Justice = Human Justice + Earth Justice. Universal Justice = Global Justice + preserving all elements of our universe including outer space, other planets and our celestial neighbors distant or close. Eternal Justice = Universal Justice + the final account of…