Oscar Pistorius: the Shooting Star

Oscar Pistorius: the Shooting Star

  The 27-year old South African star Oscar Pistorius rose to prominence during the last Olympics in London, where he became the first disabled athlete to compete alongside the best able-bodied colleagues. The “Blade runner,” as he was nicknamed on account of the prosthesis replacing his lower limbs, was banned in 2008 from competing against […]

Ukraine Faces Russian Invasion

Ukraine Faces Russian Invasion

After a commando of armed men took parliament buildings in the Crimean city of Simferopol on Thursday, Ukraine now faces an invasion by several thousand Russian troops that were reported to be entering the Crimean region on Saturday. In the aftermath of the regional parliament’s seizure of Simferopol, the invaders nominated the pro-Russian Sergei Aksyono […]

Uganda to Pay a Price for Anti-Gay Law

Uganda to Pay a Price for Anti-Gay Law

Forget the color of the skin, the modern paradigm to judge whether a country is civilized or not is to assess its degree of tolerance toward homosexuals. The East African country of Uganda is not faring well in that respect since it just passed a draconian anti-gay law for which it will probably pay a […]