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On the Origins of Gender Balance

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 13, 2012

Worldwide, some people would admit that the relationship between men and women is top-heavy and even biased. Others wonder if gender balance is not a western invention and culture. I believe hindering women’s rights is individual’s commitment not to consider women as human beings. This situation has been existent in the world for ages, it is not particular to a given community.

There exist too many debates on gender balance throughout the world. This is often referred to as gender equality. We note today that in some countries consensus exists that equalities of opportunities, such... (more)

Tags: discrimination, women, men, balance, gender, origins

African Military Expenditure and Development

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Dec 28, 2011

In Africa, most countries invest huge amounts of money in the military though it is not productive. This makes the net effect of the Military Expenditure (milex) on economic growth in African countries remain a big issue for discussion.

The relationship between milex and economic growth in developing countries is that the milex promotes development but this only in the sense that it increases human capital. If we consider the increase of econometric sophistication and particularly in the context of economy, expenditure of the military has no value.

Military activity does not grow... (more)

Tags: development, military, african, expenditure

Former President of Ivory Coast Before the ICC

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Dec 6, 2011

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast has finally appeared at the International Criminal Court, ICC yesterday, Monday, December 5, 2011. He is actually facing charges of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape. Laurent Gbagbo is the first former head of state expected to be tried by the court since it was created; that is in 2002.

Laurent Gbagbo is aged 66 and he was arrested and flown from Ivory Coast to the Netherlands last week. Since then he was held at a detention centre in the Hague. He shares the same roof with many other personalities; great personalities... (more)

Tags: president, former, ivory, coast, gbagbo, before, icc

The Second Democratic Election in the DRC.

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Nov 30, 2011

The Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC has been under the fires of rebellions for more than a decade. The wars that the country has been experiencing were a hard moment for Congolese. The first free election in 2006, since the DRC got its independence in 1960 brought Joseph Kabila at the head of the country for five years. This year, November 28, a new election was organized. Incumbent president Kabila affronted 10 other president candidates among whom the eternal opponent Tshisekedi Etienne. At the same day legislative election was also held; there were 500 seats for which more than 1800 individuals... (more)

Tags: democratic, election, second, the drc.

Nairobi’s Night Club Hit by a Grenade

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Oct 25, 2011

The terror was caused in the morning of Monday; that is yesterday. Kenya's police chief said investigations had shown no links with the Somali militant group al-Shabab. This has happened a week after Kenya sent troops to Somalia to track down members of the group, which Nairobi blames for several kidnappings. Al-Shabab threatened reprisals if the troops did not leave Somalia.

It is believed that Al Shabab is an Islamist group related to Al-Qaeda. It controls much of southern and central Somalia and has denied carrying out any abductions. We will remember that in last December three... (more)

Tags: nairobi, night club, hit, grenade

First African Woman Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 71

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Sep 30, 2011

Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize. Wangari was of Kenyan citizenship. She was particularly recognized because of her fearless social activism and crusade for protecting the environment. It was in this vein that she founded the Green Belt Movement. She decided to found this movement in 1977 and planted tens of millions of trees in Kenya. This was a great thing since it was in the context of fighting desertification in Kenya. Now, she passed away this week, last Sunday at the age of 71 after a long struggle with a cancer.

Indeed, her death... (more)

Tags: winner, african, woman, first, nobel, prize, dies

An Unjust Justice

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Sep 22, 2011

Troy Davis (TD) was an Afro American, aged 42. He was executed in Georgia State the night of Wednesday-Thursday. He was accused of having killed MacPhail in 1989, who was an off-duty white police officer. He had always claimed he was innocent until he was conducted into the slaughtering room, but his claims always fell in deaf ears. As was laid to a gurney in the death chamber, TD repeated to MacPhail’s relatives that he never killed anybody, therefore not responsible for his 1989 slaying.

TD was declared dead at 11:08 p.m. The lethal injection began about 15 minutes earlier, after... (more)

Tags: justice, unjust, troy, davis

Yesterday Enemies, Today They Shake Hands

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Sep 13, 2011

Kagame and Sarkozy, respectively presidents of Rwanda and France have shaken hands with smiles on their faces. Both presidents will hold face to face discussion about the future of their countries this Monday. This shows a good sign for both leaders who have been apart for ages. The contact between these leaders was cut as Rwanda repeatedly accused France for having strongly supported the Interahamwe Militia and the FDLR who committed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In addition, Rwanda has demonstrated black on white that France was also involved in supporting the Interahamwe with arms and other... (more)

Tags: hands, enemies, yesterday, today, shake

Reasons for People to Kiss

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Aug 22, 2011

When people get married, each feels boiling until the priest or the pastor allows the bride and the groom to kiss each other. I believe you have at once attended a wedding of a friend, if not your own. You could not wait for the time for kissing, isn’t it? Each of us is familiar with that moment after the exchange of wows when the priest proclaims that we may now kiss the bride.

I personally have been to many weddingss where that announcement seems to catch the couple unaware. It is some sort of drama, full of hesitations and miscalculated gestures. In the same context I have also been... (more)

Tags: where did kissing originate, cultures and kissing

Flood Takes Lives of 4 in Pittsburgh

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Aug 20, 2011

Floods are natural hazards; today they are caused by the deterioration and destruction of natural conditions of mother nature which cause climate change. It is believed that climate change is impacting negatively different areas of the world. In east Africa, the lands are becoming drier than ever. This causes animals lack drinking water and plants dry and so people and animals starve.

In Pittsburgh, something different but related to the destruction of mother nature has caused the death of two mothers and two kids. This happened in a flash kind of floods that at random submerged... (more)

Tags: pittsburgh, flood, takes, lives, 4

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