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.
If you are a job-seeker or recruiter, then you have probably come across the popular business and social networking site called LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking service that allows recruiters to post jobs vacancies and job seekers to post CVs. It also connects people with shared professional and career interests. Some recruiters even use … Continue reading Here’s why LinkedIn could be detrimental to your privacy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2XlI8oeh0 I watched a Ted Talk by CNN news anchor⸻Zain Asher, (who happens to be Chiwetel Ejiofor’s (from 12 years a slave) younger sister. Her talk which was titled, ⸻“Trust your struggle”, literally changed how I view life and the process of becoming a #GirlBoss. I believe most of us have heard the famous saying … Continue reading #Girl Boss Routine
It was recently reported in the Telegraph (a popular British media outlet), that the Bank of England may use palm oil (yes you read that right) on a new £20 note, following an outcry from animal rights lobbyists and religious groups, over the use of animal fat in the new plastic £5 notes. … Continue reading Another reason why the West needs Africa.
At the start of the year, I decided it was time for me to go ‘natural’. A number of factors prompted me to make this decision. First, I wanted to fall in love with my hair again and learn how to take care of hair. In my 30 something years on this planet, it dawned … Continue reading How Youtube taught me how to make my first wig
In celebration of International Women's Day, I dedicate this post to all strong women. May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them. While listening to the local LBC station one morning, the radio presenter introduced the topic- Are women better leaders than men? In the wake of David Cameron's resignation as … Continue reading Woman; the stronger of the sexes
Since moving to the United Kingdom about a year ago, I have found myself slowly adjusting to the fast pace of living in the Western world. This was something I wasn’t accustomed to, but I had to learn fast if I stood any chance at surviving in Europe’s concrete jungle. The first couple … Continue reading 5 things I love about London