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Getting at the Roots of Arab Poverty

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  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Since the terrorist attacks, Americans have learned that in many Arab and Muslim nations there are large numbers of angry young men with time on their hands, unable to find jobs -- or jobs that make use of their education -- because of their countries' poverty. We've also learned that many Muslims blame us for their poverty. But in fact they are not poor because we are rich; they are poor because of the policies their countries pursue.

    What matters for economic growth is what a country does, not what it has. Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Israel have no natural resources, yet they have successful, developed economies; Nigeria and the Congo, with abundant resources, do not. Nor is the availability of capital, by itself, the answer. In many Arab nations, the local rich invest their money outside their own countries and may have good economic reasons for doing so.

    Perhaps the most important cause for some countries' continuing to fall behind is the monopolies that many of them tolerate or even create. The bin Laden family, for example, is rich because it was given a monopoly over much construction activity in Saudi Arabia. A recent estimate for sub-Saharan Africa estimated that the growth rates in all but a few countries could triple with no infusion of additional resources if state-created monopolies were dismantled in businesses like buying and selling grain or exporting textiles.

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    I will expect the Arabs to help Somalia and so like nations.
     
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    Psychological warfare.
     
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    miarabu haina upendo wa dhati, kazi yao ufirauni tu
     
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    maneno yako yanaonesha ufinyu wa akili zako au idadi kubwa ya chuki na ubaguzi ulionao juu ya waarabu ama kanisa linalokuposha. Mini siwezi kujumlish binaadamu wa race flani kwa ujumla lakini nikikuuliza sawli wewe na watu kama wewe mlio na urafiki wa dhati ukimithili waafrica wenye uraiki wa dhati mmtuma madebe mangapi ya mchele au mahindi huko Somalia ? Unangaja nini? Si mna jeshi huko ? Hilo jeshi lenu mbona hatulioni kugawa chakula chako huko somalia???Tazama donation za pesa za chakula huko somalia ni nchi gani ziko mstari wa juu? Au hilo kanisa lako lakuambia ni wazungu tuu? wanatumia pesa za nani? Come back and reason without prejeduce and hatred!
     
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    SAWA NATAKA UNIONESHE MFAANO KAMA HUU KUTOKA KWAKO. wEWE UMEFANYA NINI MPAKA SASA KUSAIDIA SOM
    ALIA AU NI DOMO TUPU?? UNAWEZA KUKONTRIBUTE UKITAKA! USITOE DOMO TU! kukufungua ubongo:

    1.0 KWANINI wewe usionyeshe mfano? ukaanza kutoa
    2.0 kwanini MSIFUNGE BAA ZENU lau kwa siku moja tu ILA MWANYAJI AKIJA KULEWA LEO ATOE ZILE PESA AMBAZO ANGELEWA KWA HAO ?
    3.0 ule ufirauni unaofanyika kwenye madisco mdogo si hizo hela mnaweza kuzitoa kusaidia somaliia ukifanya haya unahaki ya kusema

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    [TD="class: inner_page_time_author_name, width: 56%, colspan: w"]Rejimon K. and Fahad Al Ghadani
    Sun Aug 07 2011 08:36:41 GMT+0400 (Arabian Standard Time) Oman Time
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    [TD="class: caption_news"]Badly Hit: An internally displaced Somali woman and her child camp outside their makeshift shelter in Mogadishu, yesterday. Drought, conflict and a lack of food aid have left 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. – Reuters
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    MUSCAT: At time when people are starving across the Horn of Africa country and thousands are dying of hunger, a few good Samaritans from various regions in the Sultanate have decided to wipe as many tears as they possibly can.

    While some have formed a group called ‘Civil Initiative for Relief’ to collect money and food items for their starving brothers and sisters in Somalia, some Omani youths are launching a charity campaign named ‘Tenderness Touch’, tomorrow.

    A catastrophic combination of conflict, high food prices and drought has left more than 11 million Somalians in a desperate situation. If everything goes as per the plan of the ‘Civil Initiative for Relief’ group, a ship carrying 1,000 tonnes of food items will sail off Salalah to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, between August 12 and 15.

    “We have already collected approximately 600 tonnes of food items. The response is overwhelming. We have formed groups in Muscat, Sur, Jalan, Salalah and Samail. Day by day the number of groups is increasing,” Ahmed Abdullah Baomar, one of the members of Civil Initiative for Relief, told Times of Oman.

    “How can we sit idle when our brothers and sisters are starving? When a person needs help we should think beyond borders.”
    Ahmed added: “We are getting whole-hearted help from different sectors of the society.”

    The Initiative has already got a green signal from the Oman Charity Association to carry out the charity work. Hamed Mohammed Al Gheilani, who is in charge of collecting the aid money said, “Our contribution will be a small one but it will make a difference.”

    The account number to deposit money is Hamed Mohammed Al Gheilani 0145148390084012 BankMuscat.

    Meanwhile, the ‘Tenderness Touch’ campaign would operate from Al Hail City Center.

    This campaign comes in the wake of a call on the social networking website to form a team representing the Sultanate to collect aid for those afflicted by the famine in Somalia.
    “The goal of the campaign is to get official permission to open a bank account to collect financial aid for Somalia,” one of the organizers said.

    He said the idea of the campaign began with serious discussions on Facebook, where a special page was created for the issue. The page received an overwhelming response from youths and the number of supporters of the campaign page crossed 2,500 in no time.

    The plan is to intensify the campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan by organising events like the ‘Tenderness Touch’ exhibition, where contributions would be accepted in the form of paintings, books, jewellery etc and these would be re-sold on the same site to collect aid.
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    They are mentality and belief causes this.
     
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    Poverty is arabia, whaaaat!!
     
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    mojoki JF-Expert Member

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    tatizo waarabu washazoea kuwafanya wengine watumwa so hiyo dhambi ya ubabe wakuwakandamiza wengine inarudi kwao wanakandamizana wenyewe kwa wenyewe...nimeshawahi kuchat kwenye site moja yenye mchanganyiko wa arabs tanzanians na indians what learnt as a sample ni kwamba kuna ile hali ya kujiona kama yeye ndo binadam wengine ni kama wadudu tu na hata wakati mwingine wakibaguana wenyewe kwa wenyewe "Muarabu gan upo tanzania waarabu wako oman etc etc...siwezi kusema i can generalize that kwamba wote wapo hivyo lakini wana tabia flan yya dharau na kujiona too special hasa wakijilinganisha na wabongo wenzao...well japo wahindi wanasema ni wabaguzi lakini ni jamii ya watu wenye kushirikana sana (me i like that)...utasema walikaa kikao india wakakubaliana jaman twenden huko nchi za watu tukatafute maisha kwa pamoja...ni watu wenye kushirikiana sana indians...well sisi wabongo i dont know labda kwa vile tupo hapa tz na mfumo wetu wa maisha kwaujumla na jinsi tulivyolelewa kuanzia na wazazi wetu hadi serikali yetu tumekua watu wakutafuta shortcut always japo ni watu wenye upendo na tuko fair but we cant compete with arabians or indians (huko kwa jamii nyingine kama chinese ndo usiguse kabisa)...
     
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    Waarabu wa Pemba wanajiona ni bora kuliko wale wa Tanga!
     
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