Explaining Differences in Outcomes of Governance in Countries Rich in Mineral Resources
Some observers have challenged this negative policy outlook by pointing to mineral-rich countries that have performed relatively well. Commonly singled out are Botswana, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and mineral-rich OECD countries.Profiling the Nigerian As a Terrorist – The Cultural Issues
The cultural reasons why profiling the Nigerian as a possible terrorist could be another effort in futility for the global community. The Christmas Day incident, while it has a Nigerian citizen as suspect, does not reflect anything of the Nigerian spirit which is more resilient than revolutionary and self protecting than sacrificial.Olympic Pandas Set Up New Home in Guilin
2 Olympic Pandas, called Meixin and Fengyi, set up their new home in Guilin, China’s most beautiful city, on Dec. 28, 2009. Enjoying close contact with pandas becomes a must-do in Guilin.Jacob Zuma Superstar
South Africa is getting so much press coverage. So much positive press coverage. But, what changed in the past year? Has our leadership changed to one that is less corrupt? Have we found new, highly valuable, natural resources? Have we won major international sporting events?Famous People From Panama
Panama is a Central American nation and has a population of more than 3.3 million people. Panama was ruled by Spain until 1821 and later it gained independence and became a democracy. The Suez Canal is a popular feature of Panama. The United States helped the nation in its war against Colombia.Child Abuse Cases in Malaysia
Child abuse can be defined as intended or unintended harm to a child by another person who may be parents, relatives or guardians. There are four major categories which are physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. The cases in Malaysia are getting serious; according to Social Welfare Department of Malaysia indicated each year at least 1,000 children in Malaysia are reported as victims.Kosovo – The Unnecessary War
We assume that behind the Kosovo issue, there is today the most important operation to build a Great Albany. In our opinion Kosovo should have an autonomy status similar to the Basque Provinces for a certain period and then being included into the EU as well as Serbia.An Issue For President Obama’s First Visit to China – China’s Worry About Japan’s Military
China and other Asian nations are beginning to assess how the recent election victory by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will alter Japanese defense policies. Beijing is hoping for a reversal or at least a slowdown of Japan’s efforts in recent years to build up its defenses against the growing military power of China, especially any joint defense efforts with the United States. Asian security issues are expected to be high on President Obama’s agenda when he visits China in November.Indian Festivals Are on the Way – Makar Sankranti and Lohri
As India is one of the largest countries in the world with 28 states and seven union territories. Every year thousand of tourists attract towards India from all over the world. India is one of the countries with multi religion people of different customs and traditions living together and celebrates various events and festivals together.The European Union – Paradise Or Purgatory?
Incredibly, the governments of 27 European countries have decided to hand over their independence to the bureaucrats in Brussels. But was this a wise move?