Death Certificate

Leçon: Lessons from Karbala

Every year, in the month of Muharram, millions of Shi'as and Sunnis alike, mourn Imam Husayn's martyrdom. It is regrettable, however, that of these mourners very few focus their attention on the objective for which the Imam not only sacrificed his life but also the lives of his kith and kin.

It is but natural for his family members and those who foster feelings of love, respect and empathy for his family to express their grief over his martyrdom. The nature of this sadness and grief is apparent universally and also from those who bear relations with them.

En attendant 2015...

Par Abu Abdallah
Que peut-on retenir des dernières élections générales ? Les analyses n'ont pas manqué, les unes plus politiquement "correctes" que les autres. Et la vie semble avoir repris son cours…

Il n'y a rien à ajouter. Sauf qu'il paraît, des fois, que nous sommes prisonniers d'une illusion. Nos yeux voient une chose, alors que la réalité est, probablement, tout autre.

Sinon, pourquoi se fait-il que nous cherchons tant à voiler, à masquer ou à maquiller ce qui est si apparent ?

Malcolm X

Early Life

Civil Rights Activist. Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little. Louise was a homemaker and Earl was a preacher who was also an active member of the local chapter of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and avid supporter of the black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. Because of Earl Little's civil rights activism, the family faced frequent harassment from white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and one of its splinter factions, the Black Legion. In fact, Malcolm X had his first encounter with racism before he was even born. "When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later," he said, "a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home... Brandishing their shotguns and rifles, they shouted for my father to come out." The harassment continued; when Malcolm X was four years old, local Klan members smashed all of the family's windows, causing Earl Little to decide to move the family from Omaha to East Lansing, Michigan.

Plaine Verte constrained by its limited territorial space

by Assad Bhuglah

Land constraint will always be problematic in Mauritius due to the country’s small size and high population density. The pressure on demand for land will grow as more spaces will be needed for farming, residential houses, factories, recreational zones, sport complexes, hospitals, educational buildings, tourism resort, malls, parking, offices, transport system, water catchment areas, waste disposal and environmental conservation. Mauritius cannot afford to waste its land space and must maximize every inch in order to sustain its economic growth and future development. The daunting challenge for urban planners is to conceive high-rise building given that the space in sky is almost unlimited.