Archive for the Politics Category

Crisis in Ukraine

What a difference a week makes. Last week Vladimir Putin and the rest of Russia were on a national high having successfully concluded the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Now they are on the brink of war having mobilized troops in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula apparently to protect their interest in the region. Whatever the case, I really wish that politicians would learn from the past respecting national borders and not be so eager to use military force. No doubt, from time to time, some military action is necessary. However, due to the destructive nature, it should only be undertaken after all […]

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Nelson Mandela’s Memorial & Funeral

I watched most if not all of the coverage surrounding Madiba’s death. I just felt this tremendous sense of loss and I wanted to absorb all I could and truth be told, if finances weren’t an issue, I really would have gotten on a plane to South Africa. But as that was not possible, even with the massive time difference, I was glued to the television listening to the speeches by the various religious and political officials. All were impressive, but my favourite from Mr Mandela’s memorial attended by nearly two hundred world leaders was given by President Barack Obama. […]

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President Barack Obama follows me on Twitter

In the middle of live tweeting the Nelson Mandela funeral, I discover that the current leader of the free world – President Barack Obama is following me on Twitter. This unearthing is beyond PRICELESS! Totally overwhelmed as President Obama currently has 40.5Million followers on Twitter and he is only following about 655K. So yeah me for being one of the chosen few. Interestingly, he has been following me for sometime and think this is because I was an early adopter of Twitter and did tweet about him extensively during his first run for the presidency of the United States of […]

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Rest In Peace Madiba

For months we have known that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, activist, lawyer, philanthropist and eventually President of the republic from 1994 to 1999 was near death. But it still doesn’t make the pain any less when the news eventually came on 5th December. Like a ton of brick, it hits at your core because despite all the pain at the hands of his white oppressors, he kept his dignity and didn’t call for retribution. Madiba as he is loving known, did so as more important than self, was making a difference in the […]

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Four More Years

It warms my heart to no end that a majority of the people in the United States voted for President Barack Obama to have another four more years. May God guide and protect him during this historic second term. A real triumph and proof that his 2008 victory wasn’t a fluke.

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