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Ugandan midwife nominated for 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her involvement in saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies in the country. Madudu, 32, is an enrolled midwife employed by the government of Uganda. She has also become the poster girl for the ‘Stand Up for African Mothers’ campaign which aims to reduce maternal[Read More...]

World Bank “aid” program embroiled in human rights row

World Bank “aid” program embroiled in human rights row

The World Bank has come under the spotlight after allegedly funding systematic civil rights abuses across Africa. A multi-billion dollar “aid” program financed by the World Bank, the European Commission and other Western governments has been at the centre of a legal challenge by Ethiopian residents following allegations of forced evictions and torture. The Promotion of Basic Services (PBS) aid[Read More...]

Is the weather being controlled by the government?

Is the weather being controlled by the government?

It is bizarre that in recent months we have been under the influence of cold air and depression. Normally in the month of May we should have temperatures that average 17 degrees and beautiful sunshine. Instead we have temperatures that average 11 degrees and up to 14 if we are lucky. Therefore one starts to wonder what is happening. Is[Read More...]

Fridges that order food, TVs that change the channel..welcome to the living, breathing “smarthome”

Fridges that order food, TVs that change the channel..welcome to the living, breathing “smarthome”

Imagine you lived in a house where all of your household appliances made decisions upon your behalf. Suppose you had a fridge which had the power to order food for you when it sensed it was running low, or an oven which ensured your food was ready when you arrived home. You press a button to wash your clothes, and[Read More...]

Military officials use big data to keep tabs on the public

Military officials use big data to keep tabs on the public

Is it possible to visualise a scenario where both military and police authorities are regularly keeping tabs on the civilian population by monitoring their use of applications such as Facebook and Google? Much ado has been made about the use of big data in recent times, where the electronic footprints of every man, woman and child has come under scrutiny.[Read More...]