Moyo Arewa

Articles by Moyo Arewa

Graphic by Charlie Hebdo

Of cartoonists and extremists

Jan. 7 would have been just another typical production day at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, but for the shooting by two gunmen of 10 staff and two police officers.

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Putin to annex Scotland

Putin to annex Scotland

That’s right, you heard it here first (Satire)

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The value of a university education

Somewhere along the way, we have become wired into conceiving of formal education not as an end in itself, but as a means to material wealth, power or influence.

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Our obsession with war

Last week while scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a poorly taken photo of a child. Normally this wouldn’t be worth mentioning, but this child — no more than five or six years old — was without a head. The caption on the photo read: “Pray for Gaza.” In the past couple of months, especially with the emergence […]

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The allure of the World Cup

The 2014 World Cup is finally over. In retrospect, many would wish they had not invested as much emotionally as they did. The very nature of the tournament makes it a cruel mistress that leaves all but a select few disillusioned and dejected. In the beginning, participating countries and their supporters come into the tournament hoping for the sort of […]

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Stephen Harper’s statement about the chief justice is a supreme mistake

When Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin placed a phone call to the Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, she probably did not think it would spark this much uproar. However, nine months after the phone call was made, both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and MacKay have publicly condemned her and accused her of misconduct. McLachlin’s phone call was prompted by the possibility […]

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An account of Nigeria’s abducted girls

“I abducted your girls, and I will sell them. I will sell them in the market, by Allah. There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women.” Those were the words jovially declared by Abubakar Shekau, the supposed leader of Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram. […]

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UN marks new international day

UN marks new international day

World Radio Day, International Mother Language Day, International Day for Happiness, International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, International Day of Human Space Flight, English Language Day, World Migratory Bird Day, International Day of Friendship, International Day of Democracy, and World Toilet Day (yes, really). The aforementioned ‘international days’ are only a few of the 116 official […]

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