The Journal of Global Issues and Solutions

VOL. XVIII NO.3 ISSN #1544-5399 MAY/JUNE 2018

Director's Letter:

A Presentation of This Issue’s Features

John Pellam
Publisher & Director
The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society
Institute for Postive Global Solutions

'Page One' Feature:

Empowerment: An Important in Aggravating Poverty, Inequality & Injustices in Sudan, 1989-2015

by Professor Ali Abdalla Ali
Omdurman Ahlia University, Sudan


May 1, 2018

I’m pleased to present you with the May-June 2018 issue of the Journal of Global Issues & Solutions.

This issue focuses on Economics in the Developing World. Our Page One Feature Paper, authored by Professor Ali Abdalla Ali of Sudan’s Omdurman Ahlia University, is titled “Empowerment: An Important Factor in Aggravating Poverty, Inequality & Injustices in Sudan, 1989-2015.” In his introduction, the author recalls that “In a very interesting lecture given by the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde at the London School of Economics (Friday 8 June 2014)... (Continued)

May-June Table of Contents


The story begins like this…
“A conference on Urban Planning was held in Paris. A top Sudanese official was sent to represent the Sudan in that conference. On his left happened to sit a French lady engineer. She greeted the Sudanese representative and asked him about his position in Sudan. The Sudanese proudly answered that he was the Head of the Sudan Farmers’ Union, a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Sudan, member of the Board of the Telecommunication Corporation, Head of the Human Rights Organization, the CEO of the Gum Arabic Company and a member of the Transitional Authority of Darfur. The French lady asked him with surprise as to his original occupation. He answered that he was a Medical Consultant... (Continued)

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