Prior to the First World War, the United Kingdom used to be the world’s sole superpower with a third of the earth’s landmass colored pink on a map; yet if we were to fast forward over one hundred years later, we see a wind battered island on the the edge of the European continent with it’s back literally turned to its continental partners.
Business, Life, World
Africa is the world’s richest continent. Crammed full of diamonds, manganese, copper and other precious metals, the potential of the ‘dark continent’ is enormous, yet so little has been achieved in terms of development.
Opinion, Politics, World
We’ve all been there. You start a new, low-paid, crappy job to make ends meet whilst at college, or perhaps you happen to be born a millennial and thus, through no fault of your own, enter the all-familiar slave wage job market. Following a job offer, you are herded into a mundane looking training room, alongside a middle-aged colleague with a mullet and a pimply braced teen, then you begin to be told about your job role through dated training, chewed-up VHS tapes. The acting is just as bad as the career prospects, and you soon realise that the only benefit through watching these training videos is the fact that you are getting paid.
Life, Politics, World
Terrorism was a word that was rarely used before the mid-1980s, yet it has now become synonymous with everyday life. What defines terrorism, however, is still incredibly murky as there is no textbook definition of the term.
Africa, Angola, Politics
Vanity Projects? What’s that?
Let’s face it; we all want to leave a legacy on this planet. Whether we are a butcher, baker or a candlestick maker, we want to folks to recognise and appreciate our achievements after we die. Sometimes, people go a little too far and squander public money for vanity projects, often leaving monuments and buildings that tarnish their legacy rather than uplift it.
Africa, South Africa, Politics
We have some affection for Angola’s election because the voters are steppin’ to a flag with a weapon.
Asia-Pacific, South Korea, Life
The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) used to be a feared force in South Africa, espousing a bizarre rhetoric of white supremacy in a desperate attempt to preserve the apartheid state during the early 1990s. Having failed in their attempt to capitalise on the breakdown of minority rule, they faded into the political shadows, yet somehow the AWB is still intact. Therefore CrowdH asks; who are the AWB, and what ever happened to this paramilitary group?
Asia-Pacific, Singapore, Politics
There is a suicide epidemic amongst teens and the elderly in South Korea, and the government is doing nothing about it.
Africa, South Africa, Human Rights, Politics, World
“Lee Kuan Yew is dead. Finally! Why hasn’t anyone said, ‘Fuck yeah! The guy is dead?'” These are the words of sixteen-year-old Amos Yee; who at one point was the world’s youngest prisoner of conscience according to Amnesty International.
Many of us have heard about the dichotomy between terrorist and freedom fighter; and it is often the subject of intense debate.