Bono Celebrates Largest Multilateral Investment in Global Health in History

Op Ed ESG, World Politics

Pledges to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria are expected to save 8 million more lives MONTREAL — World leaders came together this weekend to make the largest multilateral commitment to a global health project in history, raising nearly US$13 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund is a public-private partnership …

Art and Technology: A Crucial Marriage in a Post-Digital Society

Op Ed Culture and Arts

By Paola Perrin de Brichambaut Art and technology. At first these disciplines may seem distant, their link dubious, and yet they share a rich history and today are increasingly intertwined. An example of the intricate relationship between the two would be the invention of photography at the beginning of the nineteenth century, a defining moment in the history of fine arts, which …

Erdogan the latest addition to a growing list of disillusioned US allies

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa, Turkey

Erdogan’s visit to Russia has drawn much debate and discussion, centering around whether it is a humbling realisation of the realities of the region after years of the former’s bravado over Syria and shooting down a Russian jet, or a political ploy to put pressure on the US following the attempted coup. Rarely are these matters black and white, and …

Corbyn Coup Saga Threatens War With Party Members

Sami Hamdi UK

The fundamental problem with this attempted coup on Corbyn is that at its core is an inescapable reality that the entire fiasco is nothing short of a declaration of war on the party’s grass-root members. Corbyn received a mandate with such overwhelming support that the move to remove him can only serve as a testament to just how out of touch the current crop of Labour MPs are with their party base.

#Leave Renege on Key Promises. So What did Brexit-ers Vote For?

Sami Hamdi UK

So now that the Leave campaign has won the day, closer scrutiny is now taking place of the promises made that resulted in this extraordinary result. However, remarkably, the Vote Leave leaders are swiftly reneging on these key promises that formed the foundation of the entire campaign. So what did, and what have, Brexit-ers voted for? NHS Within hours of the final result, Nigel …

The Referendum Is Over: It’s Time for a New Britain

Sami Hamdi UK

In an historic vote, the UK has voted to leave the European Union following a vicious campaign from both sides and a referendum that has claimed the political career of David Cameron. Given the magnitude of the decision, its political, social and legal repercussions, there is no doubt that the time has come for a New Britain. This is not …

Brexit would be the Greatest Propaganda Coup of our Time

Sami Hamdi UK

As the EU referendum approaches, the debate on Brexit has taken an ugly turn. With the murder of the MP and pro-EU campaigner Jo Cox by Thomas Mair, a man most likely radicalised by the hyperbolic headlines of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express, and Nigel Farage demonstrating a keen understanding of Mein Kampf, it remains unclear what the …

Saudi Arabian Economy Braces for Foreign Domination

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa, Oil and Gas, Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, the Saudi cabinet agreed to allow 100% foreign ownership of companies in the retail and wholesale industry. The wording of the announcement was careful; ‘only in retail and wholesale’, suggesting a limitation on foreign ownership when in fact, the industries in which foreign ownership has been permitted are some of the most lucrative. The retail industry thrives off …

An Uber Corrupt State of Affairs

Ahmed Ghoneim US

I have been visiting the Mid-West since I was a teen and suffice to say that I have had many memorable experiences here. But until my most recent trip last month, I had never really not contemplated the level of corruption and injustice prevailing in this supposed beacon of the free world. The dirt reaches right to the top and …