Reflections on Dubai – Part One. A Cliché is a Cliché is a Cliché.
I work abroad from time to time. Currently, I`m based in Dubai. Before departure I faced many Dubai related clichés and got the notion that allthough everybody has an idea about the emirate, few have actually been there longer than a day or two. That´s why I want to tell […]
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World AIDS Day 2012: When Will We Live in an AIDS-free World?
On Nov 20, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibé announced the main findings published in the latest AIDS report. Encouragingly, the number of adults and children worldwide acquiring HIV infection in 2011 was 20% lower than in 2001. Noticeably, AIDS-related deaths have decreased by […]
Youth Unemployment and Education in Africa
In the year 2005, Africa’s youth unemployment was at 21 percent, much higher than the world average of 14.4 percent and second only to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s 25.6 percent. Youth unemployment in Africa is a problem of alarming proportions precisely because 65 percent of the […]