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Terror has no religion

Terror has no religion

By Chidi Emmanuel

The ferocious attack in Norway that has claimed 91 lives so far has grabbed the headlines of almost all the major print, radio and television news media. Interestingly and surprisingly, however, one phrase is invariably missing from the headlines and most commentaries – ‘terror attack.’ Many newspapers and other news channels are shying away from calling this a terror attack. The attacks have rather been described as massacre, bloody, deadly,… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 28, 2011 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

SOS: Save dying Somalis, instead of arming rebels

SOS: Save dying Somalis,

instead of arming rebels





By Chidi Emmanuel

A desperate situation requires urgent and desperate action. “Please help us. Where are our Western, Muslims, Christians and African brothers?” one Somali nursing mother cried out on the Al-Jazeera TV channel as she clutched her malnourished baby. It is very pathetic to watch the flood of exhausted, rail-thin hungry, pale looking men, women and children on the TV, limping into refugee camps in Kenya… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Frankenstein you create will ‘haunt you sooner or later’

Frankenstein you create will ‘haunt you sooner or later’



By Chidi Emmanuel

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, as years go by, the West still doesn’t get it: ‘The Frankenstein you created will come back to haunt you sooner or later.’ The Mujahedeen and Taleban were armed in Afghanistan to fight off the Soviet forces in earlier wars, but have since turned those arms and expertise against those who armed them (US). In Vietnam it was a similar story.

UN Resolution 1973 only… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 3, 2011 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

Mafi oil in Syria

By Chidi Emmanuel

How many dead bodies will be enough before the Big Three (US, Britain, France) and their Arab League counterparts move for a resolution (even if it is non-binding) against Syria? ‘Gaddafi is killing his own people’ was the chorus from this Tom, Dick and Harry trio when the Western powers justified their Libyan invasion. The question at present is: What is President Assad doing right now? ‘Maybe he’s killing his own animals’? Hundreds of people have been slaughtered in… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 5, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

The We vs Them Dichotomy; the unanswered questions

IN MY VIEW



The We vs Them Dichotomy; the unanswered questions



By Chidi Emmanuel



When the US-led coalition forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11, many said it fuelled terrorism. When Israel launched a war against Hezbollah (though it was disproportionate), no one bothered to ask why. The reason for waging the war- (Hezbollah-Katusha rockets raining on Northern Israel, unprovoked Hezbollah attacks and the kidnappings of two Israeli troops) fell on deaf… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2010 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Gays becoming more tactical

Gays becoming more tactical

By Chidi Emmanuel



They look very responsible and are always eager to help. Many offer gifts at random with smiles on their faces. Beware of these ‘innocent’ looking faces that appear to be harmless many are gays roaring around on the streets looking for preys. At the bus stops, they offer lift enthusiastically even when you don’t need them. To them every nationality is good and nice. Nothing makes them angry, as they are hell bent on getting you on… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2010 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to South Africa- it’s possible

Welcome to South Africa- it’s possible







By Chidi Emmanuel



‘Yes we can’ -The road to South Africa



KUWAIT: After years of unrelenting hard work and intense global scrutiny of its ability to deliver, the ‘Rainbow Nation’ is telling the world ‘Yes We Can.’ South Africa has produced 11 World Cup stadia - matching and exceeding international standards. In an exclusive interview with the Kuwait Times, the South African Ambassador Extraordinary and… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 7, 2010 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Is Paracetamol the only drug made for Kuwait expatriates?

Is Paracetamol the only drug

made for Kuwait expatriates?



By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff Writer





Is Paracetamol the only medicine made for the expatriates in Kuwait hospitals and clinics despite our KD 50 yearly medical insurance?" Ahmed Abdullah, a disenchanted Egyptian expatriate, queried in dismay as he narrated his ordeal at Farwaniya hospital. "The last time I came here, I was given Paracetamol and Cephalexin and the doctor told me to come back after four days if… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 14, 2010 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Nigeria 'safe, good for business': Kuwait envoy

Nigeria 'safe, good for business': Kuwait envoy…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 15, 2010 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

The power of L-O-V-E



By Chidi Emmanuel

It is a four-letter word that has a lot more than its dictionary meaning as it cuts across race, religion, culture and tradition. A lot has been said about love. Some say love is blind, while others say it is not blind but rather - it sees more but chooses to see less as it ignores others. All clerics preach about love but few people explore the intricacies of love. Ordinarily, one must be in love - for one thing or the other. No matter who you are, there must be… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 16, 2010 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Chidi Emmanuel- Curvy, bootylicious mannequins provoke protest

Curvy, bootylicious mannequins provoke protest…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 10, 2010 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

Chidi Emmanuel=Amir inaugurates major petrochemical project

Amir inaugurates major petrochemical project… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on February 25, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

EQUATE CEO lists gains, sees bright future

EQUATE CEO lists gains, sees bright future…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on February 25, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Planning is about drawing from the past to decide in the present what to do in the future.

Planning is about drawing from the past to decide in the present what to do in the future.

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on February 4, 2010 at 5:59pm — No Comments

‘Hijab is not a ticket to heaven’

‘Hijab is not a ticket to heaven’



To veil or not to veil?

Kuwaiti women face off





By Chidi Emmanuel



KUWAIT: As the row over the wearing of the hijab, veil, niqab and burqa continues to rage, the Kuwait Times recently talked with some female Kuwaiti students at Kuwait University about the issue. Below are some excerpts of their views about the controversy over the subject. While many Muslims see wearing the veil as a religious obligation for women, some… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 29, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Paan, guthka eaters on ‘spitting rampage’

Paan, guthka eaters on ‘spitting rampage’

Kuwait ‘going red’ as

other cities go green



By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: As other cities of the world go ‘green and clean’, Kuwait City appears to be going red with red-dabbed walls, cat shit, garbage, crowded buses, unruly auto drivers and the list is endless. From the edges of the elevator to that of the public buses, one will always be greeted with a disgusting red-like salivary substances carefully deposited at one corner by… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 21, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

"It is better to be a failure to what you like than to be a success to what you hate"

 It is better to be a failure to what you like than to be a success to what you hate.

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 17, 2009 at 1:48am — No Comments

The plights of maids

The plights of maids



Al-Razi last stop for distressed maids





By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff writer







KUWAIT: Lying helplessly on her bed in the female ward of the Al-Razi Hospital, Sarah (last name withheld), a Sri Lankan maid, could not contain her tears as she narrated her ordeal. "I had no option other than to jump from the third floor of the building after I received the worst beating of my life from my madam. She locked me inside the bathroom and… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 13, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 kicks off

‘The mother of all races’





Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 kicks off





By Chidi Emmanuel





SHARJAH: The Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 Championship kicks off today (10th December 2009) at the Sharjah Khalid Lagoon. The two-day event branded as ‘the mother of the races’ was organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Participants were drawn from across the globe including -American Jay Price, UAE Thani Al Qamzi, Finish Sami Seilo,… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 10, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Curvy, bootylicious mannequins provoke protest

Curvy, bootylicious mannequins provoke protest







Published Date: October 02, 2009

By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff writer







Male passersby couldn't stop casting lustful glances at the provocative mannequin at one shop in a big mall in Kuwait. A mannequin is a life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes. Whereas some see them as tailors' dummies, others say that some of them at least are very… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 14, 2009 at 12:56am — No Comments

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