Global Issues/Inspire

Know thyself (Part 2)

The Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey said ‘a people without the knowledge of their past, history and culture is like a tree without roots’. And we all know what happens to a tree that has no roots. It withers away and dies. They are many people...

Inspiring teen Malala Yousafzai joins Twitter

Malala Yousafzai has joined Twitter after finishing high school to urge others to fight for girls’ education. Yousafzai waited until finishing her high school exams before joining social media. The Pakistani teenager made headlines in 2012 after...

Cutting HIV and Aids treatments costs in Africa

India is among the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in the world, establishing itself as a global manufacturing and research hub. About 15% of their pharmaceutical exports arrive in Africa. In South Africa, generic anti-retrovirals (ARVs) from...

The Spirit of Manchester

        On the 22nd May thousands of people attended a concert in the MEN Arena, Manchester. Many of them were young people and girls in particular, excited by the prospect of watching their idol Ariana Grande perform. Twenty two...

Women can get paid less than men, court rules

A US federal appeals court has rules that employers are legally allowed to pay women lower salaries than men for the same work. The decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous lower-court ruling, according to Associate...

Tolerance versus Respect

It’s fair to say that we have had an interesting start to 2017, and we are indeed living in interesting, if not very serious, times. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in America seem to have unleashed a tsunami of bigotry, hatred and...

Run DMC sues Amazon for $50milion

One of the members of the rap group Run DMC are suing Amazon and Walmart for $50 million . The lawsuit is centred around trademark infringement. Filed on 29 December, the suit accuses the retailers of a string of offences. It accuses...

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