Christian and Muslim Values: Just how far apart are they?

A lot can be said about ‘values’; ‘British’ values, ‘Christian’ values, ‘their’ values. The context in which the whole term has been thrown about has nearly always been ‘us’ versus ‘them’. So how different are Syrian refugees, who are predominantly Muslim, from Christians? Let’s make it simpler. How different are the values of Islam from Christianity? One event in history …

Protests erupt across Tunisia

Protests have erupted across Tunisia, beginning in Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid (the birthplace of the Arab Spring) and spreading to include Siliana, Jendouba, El-Kef and Sousse. At least one policeman has been killed in what is being seen as some of the worst protests since 2011. Some youths have been setting themselves alight, reminiscent of Mohamed Bouazizi in 2011 who …

Africa’s Soaring Demand for Energy Creates Oil Storage Opportunities for Investors

Africa’s annual appetite for gasoil and gasoline is expected to climb by as much as 8%, while demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has hit double digits. The continent’s growing home-grown energy supply will help satisfy some of the burgeoning demand. Africa produced 8.2m b/d of crude last year – 76% came from Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Angola, according to …

Doctors are striking: Are patients in danger?

Doctors are striking. The NHS is in trouble. Negotiations have failed. So are patients in danger now?   The problem Doctors hours are divided into two categories; ‘sociable’ and ‘unsociable’ hours. In laymen terms, the nearest comparison would be ‘normal working hours’ and ‘overtime’. The government is proposing to redefine ‘unsociable’ hours, or ‘overtime’, from outside 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday to outside …