The International AIDS Society (IAS) Mourns The Loss of Friends & Colleagues Aboard Flight MH 17

(Melbourne) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has today confirmed the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, including former IAS President Joep Lange, were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 that crashed over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. “The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend or express,” said President of the IAS, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. “We grieve alongside all of those throughout the world who have lost friends and family in this senseless tragedy.” The IAS has paid tribute to former IAS President Joep Lange who was travelling with his partner Jacqueline […]

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The Problem with “Bendable” Democracy

July 11, 2013 7:35 pm0 comments by:
The Problem with “Bendable” Democracy

It is a cliché to say that democracy means different things to different people. As it happens, its meaning might be different with time as well. Take the Ancient Greek City states with their direct democracy. Only free adult male constituted “the people”. The women and slaves, regardless of their genders didn’t make the cut.

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Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

June 15, 2013 11:28 am3 comments by:
Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

Often Western leaders or negotiators have their national interests first, while African leaders are known for having their personal interests first. Let’s change!

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U.S. Takes Off the Gloves and Takes on the Competition with China for African Markets

May 2, 2013 10:01 pm0 comments by:
U.S. Takes Off the Gloves and Takes on the Competition with China for African Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Boozman (R-AR) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced legislation today that will help create American jobs by dramatically increasing the number of U.S. exports to Africa.

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