March 2010

Lazy Brits are losing the fight against obesity

Ylenia LemosEating too much, doing too little. This is the big problem that results in the ridiculously high number of obese people in the UK. The British population needs to start realising that obesity is just as bad as climate change and that it is obli ...

Nigeria's leaders beware: The Young Shall Grow

Lamide AkintobiEnough is Enough. I’m sick and tired, angry and frustrated.  And as the popular American phrase (from the movie Network) goes: “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not gonna take it anymore.”Nigerian youths are taking action over the many ills ...

Celebrities prop up Scientology as number of defectors grows

Hollywood, the historical centre of film studios and movie stars in America, helped make the Church of Scientology famous, and the church claims its membership is "most definitely in the millions in the US", according to spokesman Tommy Davis. Yet the Amer ...

Tanzania struggles in its quest for democracy

David ShooShortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1 ...

The dark side of Lady Gaga

Joanna Aniel BidarAmerican pop songstress Lady Gaga aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta went to the top of the music charts with her debute album The Fame which sold over 10 million copies worldwide. And as if that wasn't enough, she bagged 3 gongs at t ...

Off the Endz is a modern day tragedy

Fineke AfobeSquashed between tube passengers under a shelter in front of Sloane Square train station in the heart of London, the sky continued to throw itself at the ground.My poor attempt to helmet my freshly tonged, premium hair with the Evening Standard ...
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Infant mortality crisis in Sierra Leone

Almost every family in Sierra Leone has lost a child to a treatable illness. This small West African country has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. A study by the government and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) revealed that 1 out of 4 ...

Mugabe eyes shares in all foreign-owned firms

Andrew MeldrumJust in case you were thinking that Zimbabwe's power-sharing government is successfully returning the country to stability and normality, think again.A new law came into effect on Monday that requires all foreign-owned businesses to sell 51 p ...

Australians bare all in the name of art

American artist and photographer Spencer Tunick's latest art-photo installation in Australia drew more than double the expected turnout, with approximately 5,200 volunteers gamely doffing their clothes to pose nude in front of the Sydney Opera House this w ...

Why closing rehab centre for teenagers is wrong

 Why closing rehab centre for teenagers is wrongTom BarnesTeenage addicts are being denied 'life saving' treatment, a top drugs educator has claimed. Referrals to Middlegate Lodge, the only dedicated youth drug rehab centre in Britain, have been axed ...

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