December 2011

Aid in Africa

Dambiso Moyo has her Ph.D in economics, she was born and raised in Zambia and has worked for Goldman Sachs for almost a decade. Her personal ties to Africa and professional background have led her to the fact that foreign aid in Africa is actually weakening the continent instead of its intended effects and herbook Dead Aid is a must read for those wanting to learn more about Africa, aid, and the consequences.

Saudi Woman Executed for Practicing Witchcraft

"Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was beheaded after being convicted"



On Monday, a Saudi woman named Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was beheaded after being convicted of witchcraft and sorcery. Authorities had searched her home found a book about witchcraft and veils full of unknown liquid. It was known that Nassar was a “healer” in the region and was selling her veils for upwards of $400.