South Africa in the 1990s restored the faith of all Africans in their continent and put to shame the racist system that had plagued the nation for many decades. In the last major elections however, its citizens had to settle for a choice in leadership, not in the best person to lead, but between the lesser of two evils. Read more »
Archives for 2008
Al Jazeera and the released terrorist’s birthday party
The problem with watching Al-Jazeera in Arabic isn’t just that the channel gives ample airtime to militants and terrorists to share their “perspective”, but because its conspiracy theories and controversies give the station so much influence on the easily-swayed Arab mindset. Read more »
A Tale of Two Rich Siblings
The late giant of an entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani, who once proudly proclaimed that he bet on people, almost certainly always won. Sadly, one bet he seems to have lost is that on his sons. How sibling rivalry could potentially destroy shareholder value. Read more »
Sudan, the ICC indictment and the house that China built
It is imperative the ICC does not waver in its resolve to bring Bashir to justice, as this is a test case being monitored by other sitting heads of state in the Arab world, Africa and beyond. The international community must not be intimidated as it has been in the case of Zimbabwe by countries such as China and South Africa. Read more »
Have you ever heard of the ‘Muslim Effect’?
The Foreign Policy magazine asked its readers to vote for those they deemed most deserving of the highest honors — 500,000 public votes later, an interesting fact emerged: the top 10 was dominated by intellectuals of the Muslim faith. Read more »
Oil at US$ 200 is still cheap
Sultan on why the best thing for everybody everywhere is a high oil price.