Days of Reckoning for Hosni Mubarak
Egypt was ruled by King Farrukh in the early fifties. However a military Coup led to the establishment of dictatorship under Gamal A Nasser and Farrukh fled Egypt. This man had an allergy to Israel and the Western powers,notably England and France.Turmoil In Egypt! What Does This Mean For You And Me?
None of us like to see the chaos emerging in Egypt, and what seems to be a cascading effect through Tunisia, Syria, and now Pakistan. Well what does this really mean for you and me? Can we profit from this turmoil, or is it all bad?Chronicle of a Doomed Uprising: The Egyptian Revolution
In January 2011, the peoples of the Middle East began their march towards seizing a share in the leadership and resources of their countries, with uprisings that broke out in first in Tunisia and then spread to Egypt. This first round – the present uprising in Egypt – will not be without some achievements, but it is ultimately doomed to failure.2011 – The Year for People of African Descent
In late 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated the year 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. 2011 will be a year for communities around the world to celebrate and commemorate Blackness.African Engineers: Coups and Consequences
The story of Appropriate Technology in Ghana has been punctuated by military coups and it is of interest to see how these changes of regime affected the rate of progress and areas of emphasis. The overthrow of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first prime minister and president, on 24 February 1966, heralded the first military regime which ended in 1969 with the election of the government of Prime Minister Dr Kofi Busia. The focus changed from the Nkrumah policy of promoting big industries, and the trickle-down theory of economic development, to encouraging growth upwards from the grassroots in agriculture and small-scale rural industries. The new approach also embraced an interest in the urban grassroots with the commissioning of a survey of Ghana’s largest informal industrial area, Suame Magazine in Kumasi. Dr Busia’s survey proved to be seminal to the establishment of a serious and long-term programme to promote small-scale enterprise throughout the country.