Topping this growing list of governments with the greatest gender parity is Rwanda where women make up 61.3% of the lower house.
The FNC voting process is strenuous from a cultural perspective as well for it puts a mainly tribal nation at odds with itself
White supremacy and its ideology is on the rise, unabashedly metastasizing and leaving a trail of casualties in its wake.
Gulf Today prides itself on being a platform for local writers who through their voices have shed light on great many issues affecting the region. It is of utmost importance that local opinions be heard and Gulf Today has been at the centre of many crucial debates.
The voice of reason is being drowned out by the obnoxious callings of those who sell hate, the space for debate is being eradicated leaving behind a black hole filled with insults and meaningless attacks that keep people preoccupied with childish behaviour which never moves things forward
It is a fast-paced world, this world of news. A world where speed and brevity have out-ranked what are the core values of journalism, those elusive concepts of credibility, impartiality and accountability.
Realising that the information torrent is not to be restrained we built dams, cyber dams that attempted to identify us and according to our online actions, categorised and sorted information based on what the algorithms concluded our interests were.
As a year comes to a close we tend to look back in reflection at its most memorable moments and although this year had many it remains distinguishable from the rest, for it is not often that we witness a tangible shift in perspective happen in the span of 12 months.
I wrote a few lines explaining to a loyal community that had been sharing my life and words I was to leave for an unspecified amount of time, wished it well and logged off.
Editor-in-Chief, Gulf Today News and Media.