Government and regulatory bodies must be able to strike the balance between the formulation of policies that are intended to increase the coverage and delivery of health services; and enforcing regulatory controls that limit the spread of harmful medical practices which impair the quality of care.
The Local Content Policy framework of 2010 set up by the Nigerian government to generate and retain local value has been in operation for a decade. This article seeks to dissect into the framework, its advantages, its shortcomings and where the Nigerian state stands one decade later.
Passaris' words have not been received well by Kenyans. Many have lashed out on social media, while others went out on the streets to demonstrate. Some agreed with her, some expressed disgust and anger, and some Kenyans feel there is a need for judicial intervention.
Just before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, armed factions with Turkish artillery and missile support launched attacks on several axes in the rural areas of Aleppo and Idlib, apparently in an attempt to achieve gains.
Young children learn faster than Doug Ford and his government. In the Ford government's battle with educator unions, there have been a few lies here and there, including statements regarding the Vaughan Working Families group and texts to Doug Ford regarding educator strikes.
Stop the lying. Stop the spin. We've had enough. Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce are deliberately misleading the public, and they are cutting education and healthcare instead of less vital areas of funding.
What does humanitarianism look like in the wake of globalization? I believe that stopping reliance on foreign aid would never prevent the exploitation of Africa because aid in itself is covered by the seal of humanitarianism.
War between China and the United States is not inevitable. An alliance of cooperation could usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for the world.
Money to reimburse parents while teachers strike, but no money or desire to return to the bargaining table?
In 2013, the National Credit System of China was conceived and began to take shape. It is a system having little to do with financial credit and a great deal to do with social and political behavior. It is a method for China to control its citizens through a process of rewards and punishment.
The United States of America is the world's pinnacle of democracy. Throughout the years, third-world countries fighting for democracy have always looked to the stars and stripes for inspiration and help. That's why America's politics have always had a ripple effect on third-world politics.
Germany has apologized for the Nazis, but Turkish authorities have not done the same regarding state-sanctioned genocide. This is why we can never forgive Turkey for their crimes.
Narendra Modi came into power in 2014 and consolidated his hold in 2019. Momentous changes have taken place under him, and it appears that he may emulate the famed Indian king Chandragupta. But there are many pitfalls faced by the Congress party that need tackling.
Discussing politics or religion in polite company is asking for trouble. However, the consequences of avoiding political discussion could be much worse than the discomfort they cause; we'd be subjecting future society to increased political polarisation where leaders are unable to hear each other.
General Omar Torrijos, Panama's “maximum leader," brought about the era of the caudillo, and Manuel Noriega continued it with his succession. They were political-military leaders of semi-authoritarian governments, Simón Bolívar’s Bonapartist style of governance, disguised with democratic ideals.
The European Union (EU) made Europe great again in the aftermath of World War II. With the birth of the EU came the birth of a new currency—the euro—which turned out to be a powerful economic tool for EU countries that use it. Will it be used to unify Europe further?
The Hunger Strike of 1981, which followed the earlier, equally determined but unproductive 1980 Hunger Strike, was the zenith of the blanket and no-wash protests that had begun in 1976 following the summary removal by the British occupational administration of Special Category Status
With so many people visiting Ireland these days and Gaeltachts (Irish speaking areas) being established even in cities, the aim of this article is to provide some basic translations of significant words from English into Irish.
Connolly's Republican Socialism, his militant trade unionism, his adherence to Marxism, his membership in the Irish Socialist Republican Party and his rejection of one-dimensional nationalism, are irrefutable and uncomfortable truths for those who have erroneously attempted to hijack his legacy.
The United States can no longer ignore the harm Russia is causing since further disintegration of the rules-based international order from a delay to confront Russian actions will lead to disruptions in the world economy, endanger alliances, and create unnecessary human suffering.
The Falkland Islands war provides an illuminating examination into the Argentine military junta’s failed strategic aims entering the war against Great Britain. The Junta’s series of misconceptions and miscalculations found its roots in the ruin of their strategy formulation.
China presently exists under a contradiction of social and therefore economic thought. The contradiction is between the historical culture of the Chinese people, represented by Confucius and the culture of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their ‘Chairman’, Mao Zedong.
This article explores the status of women in Pakistan and Pakistani people's attitudes and behavior towards women's rights and empowerment. It discusses violence against women and the possible ways Pakistan could improve in these areas.
Experts guarantee that Al Qaeda will find a sanctuary in Afghanistan if Donald Trump pulls out now without doing nation-building work.
I'm tired of hearing about balanced budgets. If the government can't bring their debt load to zero, how is it that Canadians can bring their own individual debts to a zero balance?
Trump once said he truly believed Putin that Russia did not invade the Ukraine, blaming it on Obama. Well, we know Trump is just despicable as a person and POTUS, but since 2014, there is solid evidence that Trump is also gullible about many things. Ukraine is one.
The BRIC economies are comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. They are emerging markets predicted to be able to surpass the G7 countries—U.S.A., U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and Japan—sometime in the future. This article will look at their chances of accomplishing this.
Corruption has become a problem of global proportion. This article will look at what I believe are the six most corrupt world leaders in recent history. Unfortunately, there are many more than just these six.
The moral sensibilities of Western nations are often hyped up as the best of human ideals. Various countries have sought to preach it in every part of the globe. Yet, many times they fail to take root. If our values are superior, why would they fail to catch on?
Ronnie Bunting, assassinated along with his friend and comrade, Noel Little, was a prime example of an IRSM activist. He gave his life for a secular, Socialist Irish Republic. Ronnie's ideology lives on and will never go away.
Napoleon reportedly said: “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” This is an anachronism and in any case, it's only partially true. China is a sleeping giant, but like Gulliver, only a giant to the Lilliputians. China has now awoken a Brobdingnagian.
Toby Harnden's book, 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh', is very pro-British in outlook. However, it is worth reading, not least for its insight into the often naive British military occupation's thinking into the capabilities of South Armagh's elite insurgents.
The Thai King, who surprised many by announcing his marriage just before his coronation, has now taken a consort and awarded her the title of royal consort, making her the 5th woman in his life.
Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Their poverty and traditions of political corruption and political violence go back to the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Daniel Ortega continues his stranglehold on the country.
Domestically and internationally, China continues to act as a miscreant. What should our approach be? Is a trade war the solution?
Central America has been abused both by Spain during colonial times and later by the United States. This article provides the reader with a brief look at what has occurred in the past.
Brendan Hughes, the urban guerilla fighter, the prison escaper, the hunger striker, the IRA intelligence officer who bugged the British Army's HQ and later evened-up Republican firepower with his introduction of the Armalite into IRA arsenals, will never be forgotten.
An analysis of James Connolly, the Irish Republican leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Marxist revolutionary and Trades Union Organizer.
A Very British Jihad, published on Kindle in 2019, was a groundbreaking expose of state-sanctioned murder in the North of Ireland. These were dangerous times, not just for Republican activists or Catholics but for lawyers, journalists, and human rights campaigners.
What once drove German aggression may now drive Germany again. This time using the outlet of diplomacy, but still ending up in the same place: German domination of Europe, economically and militarily. Will it work?
Irish Republican flags are potent symbols of resistance and patriotism in what has become history's oldest occupation. At various times in Ireland's history, many of these flags and emblems have been banned, such were their revolutionary significance.