In the UK, JK Rowling's MS clinic will be officially opened at UK's Edinburgh University by the Princess Royal. The centre will look at finding treatments to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
The Anne Rowling Clinic was established with a £10m donation from Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Named after the author's mother, who died of multiple sclerosis aged 45, the centre will look at conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as autism and early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
How wonderful that the author has used some of the profits from her novels and films to benefit others. Everyone has a right to earn money if they sell a good product. The Harry Patter stories delight millions of youngsters. But, like other pop stars and movie stars, she has chosen to share her wealth. There are so many needy people in the world.
The Nigeria-based Ventures financial magazine has announced that Africa has 55 billionaires, far more than previously thought. Twenty are Nigerian, nine are South African and eight are Egyptian. They include three women: the mother of Kenya's president, a daughter of Angola's president and a Nigerian oil tycoon and fashion designer.
Inequality continues to be one of the most contentious issues amongst the population of every country in the world.
It seems to me that if the very rich shared what they owned, it would go a long way toward leveling out the differences.
Outside our local supermarkets, people collect money for charities, relying on shoppers giving spare cash. But, for most people, this is an increasing difficulty. Money is tight and must be juggled to meet higher costs. Pensioners are some of the hardest hit. Some of us have to go without the food we like to make the money last from one pension payment to the next.
What do you think about inequality?