Month: September 2018

World leaders are sidelining an extremely important issue at the UN General Assembly, and it affects the lives of millions In 2005, my stepfather in Zambia, David Busiku Mainza contributed to a pamphlet on the Tonga people, some 57,000 of whom were resettled in 1957 and 1958 from the Zambezi […]

‘Through Our Ignorance, We Are Branding Everything Concerning Islam As Anti-Women’ Mumbai: In July 2018, when the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) announced its intention to expand a little-known 25-year-old network of around 50 darul qazas (counselling centres based on the teachings of sharia or Islamic law) to every Indian district, right-wing Hindu commentators were outraged. Meenakshi Lekhi, a Bharatiya Janata […]

Nepal doubles its tiger population, raising hope for global recovery of endangered big cats  Nepal has taken great strides towards saving tigers from extinction by nearly doubling its population of the big cats in the space of nine years. Local conservation groups welcomed […]