Trump’s Treatment of WHO Boss Is a Lesson for Africa

June 04, 2020

We may not like what President Donald Trump is saying about the World Health Organization (WHO), China and the world at large. In fact, we do not like it at all, but Trump has a point, and acknowledging it would empower us to address him in earnest, with honesty and efficiency. The world is led...

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

January 24, 2020

No one can claim that US president Donald Trump lacks empathy for at least some of the downtrodden. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump responded to a question about Elon Musk. Given all that Musk has been through in recent times, Trump acknowledges that the poor fellow...

Davos Is Losing Its Shine

January 28, 2019

Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice. This year is already witnessing a profound global political instability. Britain’s confusion over the Brexit deal continues, and so do the weekend protests by the gilets jaunes, or the yellow vests, in...

Big Surprise: Rich Globalists Love Trump

February 02, 2018

Trump the calm globalist is just as dangerous, if not more so, than Trump the raging populist. As a candidate, Donald Trump enjoyed pillorying the globalists. “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism,” he said in his first major speech on...

Can World Poverty Be Eradicated?

November 30, 2017

Extreme poverty rates continue to fall, but the current conditions might prove more difficult to overcome. As of 2015, the World Bank designates anyone surviving on less than $1.90 a day as living in extreme poverty. Based on estimates from 2013, 10% of the world’s population was living under...

The Nigerian Health Sector: A Cat with Nine Lives

August 28, 2017

Nigeria's health industry struggles on despite the odds.  In order to understand the full extent of Nigeria’s health crisis, all you need to do is walk into any hospital in the heart of Lagos or any city across the country. What you will see is the real-life meaning of a cat having nine...

The Billion-Dollar Problem in India

August 21, 2017

While India teems with billionaires on one end, many are left counting pennies. When the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index was released in July, it did not make for merry reading for the second most populous country in the world. India cut an alarmingly sorry figure when it came to the...

Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?

March 19, 2017

What if everyone on the planet received a guaranteed income whether or not they worked? That’s the idea behind the universal basic income (UBI)—and it is gaining ground globally. Government officials, some technology executives, philanthropists and academics from every continent are...