Muslim woman goes viral after posing in front of anti-Muslim protesters in Washington D.C.

Muslim woman goes viral after posing in front of anti-Muslim protesters in Washington D.C.

A bright smile, a sign of peace addressed with the right hand, a peach hijab, a washed denim jacket and rust-coloured trousers … Shaymaa Ismaa’eel, a 24-year-old African American, released Sunday, April 21 on his Instagram account, a photo that looks like … a finger of honour to the intolerance of Muslims in the United States. To make good measure, she accompanied her photo with a word of the Prophet Muhammad: Continue reading Muslim woman goes viral after posing in front of anti-Muslim protesters in Washington D.C.

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London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

London (CNN Business)The world’s biggest metal exchange is changing its rules to combat child labor, money laundering, bribery and corruption.

The London Metal Exchange will require producers that operate in high-risk and conflict zones to demonstrate that their products are responsibly sourced by 2022.
It’s a major policy shift for the 142-year-old exchange, which until now certified metals for trade only by evaluating qualities such as their shape, weight and chemical composition. Now it’s trying to ensure that the metal that ends up in cars or electronic devices is ethically sourced. Continue reading London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

Uganda gets two first planes in revival bid and a ‘jail’ for the popular opposition legislator and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

Uganda gets two first planes in revival bid and a ‘jail’ for the popular opposition legislator and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine


Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!||For Ugandans, both metropolis and rural; actually East Africans in general – uh, EVERYONE, there was never a ‘funeral’ for the old Uganda Airlines.



People murmur.


The infamous and financially notorious airline, whose name was actually nicked by some speculators (people are saying) simply fizzled out of the theorem.


Rumours abound; at one time panicky ministers registered the sorry carrier under a different name to skip creditors – the government spokesman spilt the dry beans today. Finally!


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IS CHINA A FRIEND TO CANADA OR NOT? – LESSONS FROM ARISTOTLE: CHARLES BURTON FOR INSIDE POLICY

IS CHINA A FRIEND TO CANADA OR NOT? – LESSONS FROM ARISTOTLE: CHARLES BURTON FOR INSIDE POLICY

Canada-China relations,

The friendship of pleasure is, according to Aristotle, primarily associated for young people. These people are people you hang out with for fun, drinking buddies and the like. I don’t judge that Canada can have a friendship of pleasure with officials from Beijing – a regime that is complicit in the arbitrary brutal detainment of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor for no valid reason.


It’s also a regime that is, it should be remembered, currently imprisoning over 1 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs in concentration camps referred to by China’s Communist authorities as “re-education facilities” but quite clearly with intention to the cultural genocide of these non-Han Chinese peoples. Then there is the PRC’s persecution of Christians, of human rights defence lawyers and its support for dangerous rogue regimes around the world, including North Korea. A friendship of pleasure exchanging smiles and laughter between the leaders of Canada and China is not a good direction for Canada to take.


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