An new type of African Renaissance
In mid-January, I decided to go on a TV cleanse. Over the past couple of months, I had noticed a gradual increase in the amount of time I was spending in front of the TV. I seemed to watch everything on demand from Netflix to Amazon prime videos. I longed for every opportunity I could … Continue reading How Eliminating Television Improves Your Productivity Levels in the Long-Term.
In keeping with the promise, I made to myself at the start of the year, I am embarking on a journey to read 12 books in 2018. So far, I have made good progress and successfully completed a biography (or rather a snapshot) of Kofi Annan’s life as Secretary General of the United Nations, between … Continue reading Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War
I am sure most of you know by now that Forbes has released its 2018 30 under 30 Europe edition. It has been all over social media. In all honesty I have never really follow the likes of such accolades, but this year I found myself very interested. Partly because one person I know is … Continue reading Let’s talk about the Africans featured in Forbes 30 under 30 2018 Europe edition.
On 12 January 2018, The Washington Post released an article with comments made by President Donald Trump concerning Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, where he allegedly referred to these countries as “shitholes”. Donald Trump who backs a very hard-line approach to immigration in the United States made these comments in protest to an immigration … Continue reading Is Donald Trump emboldening a global trend of racism?
Photo credit: TimeOut It’s a new year and with it comes the proverbial new year resolutions- where people promise to pick up new habits and leave old ones behind. But this year a new trend has emerged. Its all about new year evolution. I think of it as minimalist in nature because its focus is on … Continue reading Its 2018- the year of new year evolution
The crisis on the Korean Peninsula has reached boiling point. Without sounding alarmist, it is safe to say that we live in the most dangerous times ever-conflated with terrorism and other contributing factors of instability. Failure to avert the escalating tension between the US and North Korea will bring the world to the brink of … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like North Korea? A pacifist’s perspective
Last week, tech giant Google was at the centre of a media firestorm. But this time, it was not for web search manipulation . Google’s trouble stemmed from an anti-diversity memo promulgated by one of its own executives. In the incendiary memo, Google executive⸻ James Damore addresses the issue of gender gaps in the workplace … Continue reading The Anti-diversity Memo Matters More Than You Think.
Rwanda’s Paul Kagame has once again secured the reigns of political power in the country’s most recent August 2017 presidential elections. This is not the first time Kagame has won a landslide victory, even though he is increasingly unpopular in the country. His continued control of political power amid a suppressed political opposition, allegations of … Continue reading Paul Kagame wins again: Illiberalism at its best
For decades, the death penalty has remained a largely controversial issue because it violates the most basic of human rights- “the right to life”. Often referred to as capital punishment, the practice involves the execution of an individual by the state as a means of punishment for a crime. States generally impose the death penalty … Continue reading Reflections on the Death Penalty and why every country should abolish it.