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Africa growing faster than Asia?

The fastest growing country in the world is actually Angola. No you didn’t get it wrong. China comes second followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda, all growing at least 8% a year. So has Africa’s time finally come and will the continent now forge ahead? [...]

How can Iraq be rebuilt when the money is stolen?

We have all heard about how officials and companies are making the money assigned to rebuild Iraq disappear. But did you know that recently there’s even been a record number of US soldiers convicted of such theft and bribery? [...]

What a wonderful surprise – Saudi women will vote!

Saudi women recently woke up to the news that they will be able to vote and run in municipal elections. But Western media managed to put a negative spin on it. We should focus on the giant step forward and rejoice that gender equality in the Kingdom is on the right track. [...]

Investors have lost confidence in politicians – Have you?

The recent inability of US politicians to compromise have lead to US credit rating being downgraded. Add to that European politicians’ inadequate response to the debt crisis in the euro zone and it’s understandable markets are in turmoil. Politicians all over the world really need to step up to the plate and do something drastic to reduce the risks to the global economy. [...]

What would make you flee to Iran?

Exactly, desperation. And that’s precisely why there are one million refugees there.They have escaped war torn Afghanistan and Iraq for the relative safety of Iran. Contrary to popular belief the majority of refugees are not in the West. A staggering 80% have taken refuge in developing countries. [...]

Cyber Warfare – Hackers to the rescue?

Internet-based attacks on critical systems such as gas, power and water have increased around the world. So it’s high time for the world to wake up drastically increase online safety. The most intelligent solution I have come across is the way Israel is handling the problem. [...]