David Uwakwe

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Sonneil
Costa De Mallorca guide - Sonneil Homes And More

Mallorca, that beguiling gem of the Mediterranean, has long been a favourite destination for European holiday-makers and second home buyers. From retirees looking for somewhere that offers a slow pace of life to twenty-something's hell bent on partying till dawn, Mallorca´s appeal is universal.

Sonneil
Costa Del Sol guide - Sonneil Homes And More

Few places conjure up such evocative images on hearing its name as the Costa del Sol. It is the original sun, sea, and sand destination, and still remains the most popular.

Sonneil, homes and more
12/06/2019
Top five Museums on the Costa Blanca

If you are looking for something indoors to do on one of those (very rare) rainy days on the Costa Blanca or if you just fancy taking in some of the culture and history that makes the region so rich, Sonneil's presents its five favourite museums on the Costa Blanca.

Analysis & Opinion - Spain

Medium
02/20/2020
A Venezuelan-sized problem for the new government in Spain

Two weeks into the mandate of the new Spanish government and it is already having to deal with its first crisis. Given the turbulent nature of Spanish politics this may come as little surprise, and given the left-wing makeup of the government, it may come as even less of a surprise to learn that Venezuela is involved.

Medium
02/20/2020
VOX MEP accused of calling for military takeover in Spain

Two political parties have filed a legal complaint against a VOX MEP who said the army should intervene to stop the formation of the left-wing coalition government. Podemos and Izquierda Unida, who entered into coalition with the Socialist party on January 13, made the complaint against the VOX MEP, Herman Tertsch, on Friday.

Analysis and Opinion - International

Fair Observer
09/23/2016
Trump, Putin and the Kremlinization of American Politics

The only interesting thing about Donald Trump's interview with Larry King on RT was the way it ended: abruptly. The American TV host had just asked the Republican presidential candidate what his "feelings" were toward Mexican immigrants, adding that he had known him a long time and wanted to get something straight on this "immigration issue" before beseeching him again with, "what do you feel?"

Medium
11/16/2016
The Culture Wars Are About To Get Real

In the wake of the democrats defeat to Trump, the grassroots have been quick to lay the blame on the corporate wing of the party represented by Hillary Clinton and her pay-to-play Wall Street supporters.

Medium
04/14/2017
Is Nigeria Sliding Inexorably Towards Civil War?

( Originally published in Village Magazine on 4 March 2017) Rumours of his death may be greatly exaggerated, but Nigerian presidentMuhammadu Buhari's extended "medical vacation" in London is another cause for concern in the already crisis-wracked West African country.

Fair Observer
03/11/2016
A Lesson in Democracy From Syria

There are two visions of a stateless society emerging from the crucible of civil war in Syria-one seeks to enslave the world, the other to free it. Despite what its name suggests, the objective of the " Islamic State " (IS) is the creation of a stateless society, a global caliphate that effaces all borders and unifies humanity under a fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law.

Miscellaneous/satire

Medium
02/21/2020
What A Poem About A Goose Teaches Us About Property

In the 18th and 19th centuries a series of laws were passed in Britain called the Enclosure Acts. Which is a more boring sentence than I had hoped to start with, but what can you do, It´s a fact. Now, here's a poem about stealing a goose. There´s a connection, I promise.

Medium
02/21/2020
A Tribute to the Best Script in the World

Imagine it's the late 1920's and you're a screenwriter about to write the first words ever to be heard on film. That was the fortunate if daunting position that Alfred A. Cohen found himself in when writing the script for the Al Jolson movie, The Jazz Singer, which upon its release in 1927 marked the death of the silent era and the birth of "talkies."

Medium
02/21/2020
A letter to Russell Brand

Look I get it, I really do. The world is a hellhole of corruption and injustice. I don´t disagree with you. When I criticise you it´s not because I mean to defend any of that, but the truth is (and...