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Commentary: Clearing up biblical misunderstandings


Akilah Holder is a former journalist at the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday and a former columnist at the Trinidad Express’ Woman Magazine. She is now an author, and published her first book, “Apart from Me, You can do Nothing: a Spiritual Explanation for the Origins of Mankind” in 2016. She is also a blogger, and her blog can be viewed at www.intelligenttalk.wordpress.com. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in French. She also holds a Master of Arts in Political Science. She obtained her degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where she worked as an adjunct lecturer of Political Science.

By Akilah Holder

I decided to write this after reading Michael Abrahams’ article, “The Bible a Poor Guide for the…

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Clearing land mines in Africa will require more concerted efforts – World


‘Currently 179 life-saving Mine Action projects are taking place in 22 countries, many of which are in Africa’, Colonel Nurudeen Azeez, Head of the Operational Support and Advisory Unit at UNOAU, underscored at this year’s International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

The day was observed at the African Union headquarters on April 4th, 2018 by AU Member States, partners, the African Union and the UN taking on the global theme: ‘Advancing Protection, Peace and Development.’

While remarkable successes have been scored by countries through on-going efforts to reduce risks associated with land mines, explosive remnants of war and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), it was noted that more needs to be done. Increasing resource mobilization, developing personnel…

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