David Uwakwe

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Analysis & Opinion

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.

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
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.

Current Affairs

My Europ
04/01/2019
EU ends migrant maritime patrols in the Mediterranean - My Europ

The European Union is to end the maritime patrols that have saved thousands of refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean, after the Italian populist government threatened to veto the entire operation. Operation Sophia was put in place in 2015 to rescue migrants making the treacherous journey from North Africa after some 3,771 people died ...

My Europ
04/04/2019
Ryanair ranked as 10th most polluting company in Europe - My Europ

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has been ranked as the 10th most polluting company in Europe, making it the first company operating outside the coal industry to occupy so high a place on the list. According to the data from the European Commission published on Monday by the NGO Transport & Environment, the low cost ...

My Europ
04/03/2019
European Commission opens third procedure against Poland for rule-of-law violations - My Europ

The European Commission has launched a third infringement procedure against the Polish government, this time targeting a disciplinary regime recently adopted in Poland for judges, which "does not offer the necessary guarantees to protect them from political control" . Poland now has two months to respond to the Commissions charges, which could see Warsaw referred ...

Travel writing

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.