Friday, July 27, 2012

Huaxi Village of China..

Huaxi Village is known as the "No.1 village under the sky". It was founded in 1961. All the inhabitants have a wealth of at least one hundred thousand Euros or more, according to the local authorities. This is a substantial amount by Chinese standards. The village has a multi-sector industry company that is listed on the stock exchange, has bought airplanes and plans to buy ships. The villagers are shareholders and are paid one fifth of the company's annual profits. In 2011 the company's turnover is expected to grow by about 6.5 billion Euros.

In addition to two thousand villagers, there also live in the area about 20 000 migrant workers and 30 000 nearby villagers. "My father was wealthy. Now I want that the villagers will also be that and healthy and happy," says the village chief, Wu Xiéen. His father, a former village chief, Wu Renbao once invested money in raw materials such as aluminum.

A new landmark skyscraper in Huaxi Village, the 328-meter Longxi International Hotel was opened when the village celebrated its 50th anniversary.

A Chinese village where everyone has a car, house, money and free cooking oil ... as long as they work seven days a week and never leave. On the other hand fierce opposition says: As many as 80% of the villagers have had to get into debt in order to buy a house, while the family of retired Communist Party boss Wu Renbao controls more than 90% of the village's assets. One of Wu's sons has taken over his former post as Party boss in the village and allmost all leadership positions in Huaxi are taken by family members of the three generations headed by Wu. Wu's four sons collectively control and manage 90% of the village's assets.

Makkah 2020

A great wishful and praised concept; unless provoked by obvious land policies, exaggerated economic drive and showcase of monetary capability..!

Why keeping useless royal waqf?
Why turn surrounding into tourist-use?
Why a $-Trillion investment, while 70% of Muslims are distressed..?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rohingya, a Complex Story..

They have been persecuted and discriminated against for decades but few can even pronounce their name let alone know their plight. The UN describes them as one of the most persecuted minorities, yet the suffering of Myanmar's Rohingya population increases. So are the world's democracies ignoring their plight?

It is a complex story and heartbreaking developments..

All players, including the famous Aung San Suu Kyi; had closed eyes and ears on the atrocities, in a global gamble for trade and minerals..

History, Geography and Resources set the practical borders for both sensible understanding and effective intervention..

When Senior Politicians speak history and geography, it means opening the doors for doing nothing.. it means accepting Butchering, Cleansing and Forcible Migration..

It is more than Muslims are slaughtered, but the humanity at crossroads..!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Birth of South Sudan

One of the main causes of South Sudan’s high maternal mortality rate is a dearth of qualified birth attendants: during the civil wars that raged since the mid-1950s conducting the necessary formal medical training was all but impossible.

Now, seven years after a peace accord was signed, and a year after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan, things are beginning to change.

IRIN’s latest film, South Sudan - Birth of Nation, focuses on Juba Teaching Hospital’s new college of nursing and midwifery. Students here, drawn from all of the country’s 17 states, speak of their determination to take their new skills back to their villages to reduce the scourge of maternal mortality.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Failed State is better than No-State..!

A Controversy: A Failed State is better than No-State..!

Despite my firm epistemic denounce of both pragmatic regime and immature opponents, I choose the common’s stand: The known devil (regime) is better than a naive angel (revolt).. In addition; there are no angels in politics..!

Revolution always satisfies the middle class and above.. while threaten both governors and commons.. When HDI declines, statesmanship decays and anarchy hides, only chaos is inevitable.. Exhausted commons worth more than selfish outspoken elites, more than motivated noisy protests, more than exaggerated useless martyrdom.. They simply demand sustainability.. Regardless how poor, limited or ill-fated.. People revolt when life is threatened, not when dreams are..!

At IDP camps, people are happier than who advocate on their behalf.. The same faces and smiles are unchanged for 3 decades.. Did anyone ask why? Did the commons in South choose partition? Did the commons in Darfur demand wealth shares?

Despite how harsh their lives are, they are ready to continue rather than walkout.. Since independence, any revolt was a back wording step.. The further failed protests are, the more harsh security will be.. The 2000 detained females will develop into worse scenarios, celebrated by colorful comrades..

Cheerleaders..Oops; Political Leaders import and excessively slogans of MB who already rules the country.. What a chaotic unprecedented misconduct..!!

Such small facts should not pass unnoticed.. This is not to put off the cause, but to make it mature.. and sustainable..

My facebook "cookies" had started with:”A Controversy..” An early realization of how thoughts and reactions will vary.. This is fair enough for any intellectual launch or debate course, which was well received and maintained in the responses..

The base point was not on what’s going on, but what was the advocacy and who were advocated.. Reaching at this kick start requires practical understanding of commons psychology and envisioning their simple manifest.. This is the continuous legacy of both democracy and public governance..

Using the terms of Devil and Angels were extracted from our folklore; which is indispensible tools to draw national characteristics and cultural framework. It was an attempt to import nothing but logic, emphasis nothing but broader expectations and value nothing but core values.. It was an attempt to change course from crippled enthusiastic activities in a time of evolution..

Pointing to the IDP faces and smile was reference to my personal service among them, pointing to HDI was a reference to academic intake on bilateral correlated influences and reactions.. Pointing to MB is far serious on organizational maturity of political activism.. The three points would justify why the Commons had stayed at home..? Why the Commons had lost faith in political activists..? These questions are far deeper and authentic than any journalistic clichés..

Referring back to sustainability, was an attempt to clearing the minds from the boiling enthusiasm in order to set workable logic for a successful new manifest..

Both my facebook page and contact list are proudly mature literates, who are impliedly entrusted for a trustworthy future..

Inevitably, we need everyone.. who think, who shout and who make mistakes..
“C'est la vie”

Apology for abbreviations:
HDI: Human Development Index
IDP: Internal Displaced People
MB: Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sudan 2012

This post synchronizes the planned protests (Friday; 6 July) across Sudanese cities, against AlBasheer regime.. It was precisely meant for this venue, and prior to any results or developments.. It addresses the protest from a remote point of view, which assesses both pros and cons in a static stat..!

So, why euphoria in Sudan did not reach the public boiling point..?

Despite how AlBasheer regime had various scandals, atrocities and suppressions; the public response is almost cooling down, with less appetite for revolt and change. Despite the heat-up exercised by various fictions, and enthusiastic youth, people do not leave their homes and workplaces to protest and bring the forcible changes, as done earlier in Sudan and elsewhere.. What is the missing chip in this puzzle..?

Among the regime and the opponents, there are many principle issues to note..

Certainly, Security Forces had proven smart enough to avoid any bloodshed and serious causalities or fatalities during the days of protest. Number of detainees is limited compared to campaigns and demographics. They had learned the lessons of Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and accordingly set their response plans. On the contrary, opponents were confused by this lean responses, unable to change tactics (which was built on provoking security till they violently respond), or to elevate the public support (which is usually triggered by bilateral violence). Security was also successful to disconnect the protests, disenable any large streams to be formed, while no on-ground opposition coordination was effectively active..

Obviously, Political and Operational Leadership of protest had serious miscarriages, despite the fierce campaigns on social media (which is reachable for no more than 10,000 activists), or the international campaigns across the globe (which have serious creditability quest to the national public). Political parties, opponent fictions and rebel groups are short to develop any reliable leadership. Therefore, slogans are beyond the public demand, roadmaps are extremely eloquent and public mode is notably calm rather than excited. Using the repeated slogans of Arabic Spring shakes the foundations of the protest, as those were products of Muslims Brotherhood bloc, who already rules Sudan..!

International Support for political change in Sudan is shy rather than busy. Activists disagree on how fundamental the international role is, in order to materialize national political changes. Syrian chronicles prove the same, as well as Libyan, Yemeni and Bahraini. Sudanese activists (and many others) are obsessed with the Egyptian Drama (which was in fact well orchestrated scenarios; with various players, advisors and observers) aiming at its advocated political changes. The likelihood to repeat this drama is greatly doubtful; considering the amount of uncertainties it had created. However, despite the enthusiastic voices, the Sudanese Quest is much simpler, defined and regulated than the Egyptian one..

Finally; the Epistemic Structure of Sudanese Politics is still immature; despite 3 public revolutions, 4 political regimes and uncounted numbers of military coups. Certainly, the low Human Development Stat justifies uprooted attempts to created mature, democratic and coherent systems. On the contrary, Sudan is partitioned and expected to witness more serious divides, rather than building up any form of sociopolitical governance. Deterioration of identity, declining of probabilities and uncertainty of approaches had collectively created stat of anarchy that supports the current opportunitists, frustrates the change activists and exhausts any helping hands, and certainly bore the public..!

Monday, July 2, 2012

5 million Test-Tube People..

Louise Brown, front centre, with Alastair Macdonald front fourth left, the first in vitro fertilised female and male babies born, at the 25th anniversary reunion at the Bourn Hall Clinic near Cambridge, England Saturday July 26, 2003.

Paris: In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people since the first test tube baby was born in England 34 years ago, according to an estimate released on Monday.
As the initial controversy over man's scientific manipulation of nature has faded, about 350,000 babies conceived in petri dishes are now born every year, said the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

That represents about 0.3 per cent of the 130-million-odd babies added to the world population annually.
“Millions of families with children have been created, thereby reducing the burden of infertility,” said David Adamson, chairman of the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART).
IVF, which involves placing an egg and sperm together in a petri dish for conception, and a sub-category known as ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) where the sperm is inserted with a micro-needle directly into the egg, have become commonplace.
But it has proven controversial over the years, with some fearing it paved the way for so-called designer babies whose characteristics are chosen by parents.

The Vatican considers it immoral because of the wastage of a large number of embryos, and the procedure has been criticised for allowing women to have children until a much older age.
The five million milestone “justifies all the legal and moral battles, the ethical debates and hard-fought social approval”, said Simon Fishel, a member of the team that helped conceive the world's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, born in 1978.
The birth estimate was done by ICMART for the 28th annual meeting of ESHRE which opened in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday.

It was based on the number of IVF and ICSI treatments recorded worldwide up to 2008, and estimates for the years thereafter for which confirmed figures are not yet available.
The data showed that about 1.5 million IVF and ICSI treatments are now administered around the world every year - more than a third of them in Europe.
Success rates have stabilised, with about a third of fertilised embryos implanted resulting in a live birth.
ESHRE said there was a trend in Europe to implant fewer embryos at a time, causing a drop in multiple births which carry a higher risk of complications for the mother, a lower baby birth weight, and developmental difficulties.
The number of triplets has fallen below one per cent, said the statement, “and for the first time, the twin delivery rate was below 20 per cent”.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Failed Sudanese Official

He is an Assistant to AlBasheer
He was a Professor for Agriculture Engineering at University of Khartoum
He is simply proven "disqualified.."

There is a need to define the governance; who's who.. what's what..
Being a Professor is only accredited by sustained mentoring capacity.. Being an academic institution is only sustained by upgraded contributions for society, science and development.. Otherwise, adjectives and nouns are just spelled letters..!!
If UoK truly functions, it should strip affiliations from such clowns.. However, itself requires practical, shameless and academic assessment..

Sorry enthusiastic guys..!!

True courage is to admit wrongdoings and facilitate serious attempts for recovery and corrections..
True Progress has no conciliations with the “addicted” norms..
This is how true and lasting change happens..

The Southern World..

Making wider sense..

Africa, Sudan, Cultures and Urbanism are great subjects for fictions, while realities are further greater concern for People, Governments and NGOs..
Challenges are greater than any expressions, threaten with inevitable natural and political cleansings..
Lots had been fabricated to suffocate the simple truth of the Southern World..
The collapse of referrals and intellectual road maps is unrecoverable despite the $ spend on development..
Corruption of people, regimes and epistemia is remarkably contagious, sensational and slippery as well..

Resultant: fast growing uncertainties lead to fierce competitions producing unprecedented atrocities..
It is a helplessly pessimistic vision to predict a future, despite the wonderful smiles of innocent kids.. and wishful thinking of the good people..!