IT and Nigeria’s 2020 Goals

The Centre for International Development at Harvard University quotes this now well-known excerpt from former UN secretary general Kofi Annan’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech of 2001 in a rare document. The Centre’s Global IT Report for 2001-02 analyses the complex dynamics of nations adapting to a ‘Networked World’ through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The report includes a unique Network Readiness Index of 75 countries around the world, based on their ability to harness and take advantage of ICT networks.

The Burden Called Commonwealth Games – Organisation and Logistics – Part 4

The organizers have no idea as to how the logistics will be handled during the games. In fact they have no idea about the logistics itself!

True Vietnam Stories – Preserving Life in Death

December 2009 has been a busy month for tales of the recently departed and not-so-recently departed. As with all things Vietnamese, there is a continuum between the living and the dead that often defies explanation. The following three snippets offer an insight into the manner in which life is preserved in death in an ageless Vietnam.

Three Important Issues in 2010 – The Year of the Tiger

The year 2010 marks a new and some say exciting decade, but some issues will be come to their head in the year of the Tiger. What are these three important issues, and how could they affect the next decade?.

The Startling Prophecies of Vanga

One winter’s night a phantom knight in full armour appeared in the village, entered her house and said: “The world is on the threshold of disaster. Millions of people will die. You will stand here and prophesy. Do not be afraid! I’ll tell you what you should say.” From there on even the all powerful visited her, including it is claimed Adolf Hitler who ‘departed a very sad man’. The date was January 1941. It was significant as the war at that point dragged in the USSR and USA, plunging tens of millions into death and slavery. As world events unfold more people are taking an interest in the predictions of the prophetess Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova (Vanga).

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