Sophie Kamya

New rules for the Ballon d’Or contest

Raise your hand if you believe Virgil van Dijk was robbed. Keep it up if you think we should have a recount with full disclosure of who backed who! I know even Liverpool haters agree that the best defender right now deserved it!  No offence to Messi. His stats speak for themselves, which to...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

40 years of Aids

Hard to believe Aids has been with us for 40 years but it has! No cure yet but tremendous progress with the Antiretroviral Therapy and other forms of treatment that have enabled carriers to live relatively healthy lives for several years.  Which is why it’s surprising that some...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Grandparents are the best

I stumbled upon a show lauding grandparents for their outstanding role in their grandkids’ upbringing and I couldn’t agree more.  They don’t get anywhere near the praise they deserve for putting their retirement on hold to take care of their grandchildren without so much...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

China’s Singles’ Day should go global

It kind of is already, judging from the global celebrities and influencers recruited to publicise it even more and everybody knows it’s not only Single people who shop like crazy on November 11th even though couples and families have their own offers especially around Christmas! ...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Love at the office

Have you or would you date a colleague at work? It’s one of those “never say never” scenarios. You may be determined to keep things professional at the office and then this guy or girl comes along and before you know it, you’re hopelessly in love.  Some workplaces...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Drink all you want, just don’t drive!

A common joke is that drunkards somehow always find their way home. No mention of the havoc they may cause along the way. Jokes aside, driving under the influence can be dangerous not just to the driver but the other occupants in the car, which usually is the case.  It also endangers the...

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Brexit is not meant to be and here’s why

The views expressed here are those of a non-British Citizen whose opinion doesn’t really matter but I’ll express them anyway!  Britain was meant to have left the European Union by March 2019 and yet here we are several months later and they’re starting to look a lot like...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

I’m a walker, not a runner

While Eliud Kipchoge was running his under 2-hour marathon, I was running errands and that is the only running I do lately. I can’t remember the last time I ran or even jogged. My go-to exercise?  Walking. I’ll walk anywhere, morning, afternoon or evening, so effortlessly. Not...

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

My idea of retirement

I admire US Presidential contender Bernie Sander’s resilience. If I suffered a heart attack, I would slow down but he doesn’t appear to be doing that. His family must be worried though. I think he needs to take a break.  Politics is not my cup of tea and I’ve always...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Corporal punishment: Would you do the same to your child?

I’m still shocked by accounts of hundreds of boys and young Nigerian men recently rescued from a “correction” facility where they had been held against their will and tortured only to read about another little boy forcibly shaved by his teacher to teach him a lesson on hygiene....

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Power to Greta

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is doing more to save the planet than I’ve done my whole entire life! From rousing speeches that have inspired kids around the world to stage their own climate change protests to weeks-long sea journeys just so she can limit her carbon footprint.  That...

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why quit a winning team?

Everyone has their reasons for leaving a job or position. Could be financial, career advancement, desire for a new challenge or personal reasons.  For Neymar, it was to get out of Messi’s shadow. Two years later, he’s desperate to rejoin his former teammates and, sadly for him,...

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

I’d spend it like I earned it!

A Pennsylvanian couple is in trouble for spending $120,000 erroneously credited to their account. They must have saved some because they’re out on bail! I would have spent that money too!  Maybe not exactly the same way or as quickly as they did but there’s no way I’d have...

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Let people rest in peace

I didn’t know much about Ivorian DJ Arafat until his fatal accident a few weeks back and I can only imagine the distress his family must be undergoing knowing that some crazy fans opened his casket to confirm that he was “really dead”.  And as if that wasn’t bad...

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Do you ever question your faith?

There was a time I believed almost everything my pastor preached and I had absolute blind faith in God. Today, I question many things as I’m sure many people do.  I still believe in God because you have to believe in something and I still read my Bible, though I have to be honest, not...

Sunday, September 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Domestic workers’ lives matter too

Let me know if you have a better hashtag because we need to get this trending, given the numerous accounts of abuse and mistreatment of mostly young African women trying to make a living in the Middle East and elsewhere.  While we should be concerned and even outraged at their unfortunate...

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Does wealth increase the odds of divorce?

Relationship Experts and Marriage Counselors often stress that communication is the key to a lasting relationship but I’m starting to wonder if being broke isn’t the magic trick! Think of all the celebrity marriages falling apart, the latest being Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, both...

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

This heat calls for a water allowance!

Is it hot where you are because it’s burning where I am and according to the forecast, this heat wave is not about to cool down. I know I’m not the only one who thinks this calls for a water allowance! Kind of like when fuel prices go up and adjustments are needed so staff can get to...

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

A family that steals together…

If you’re one of those principled people who never ever take anything from a hotel you’re staying at, not even the complimentary stuff, the world needs more people like you. That said, don’t judge those of us who do. After paying all that money, we feel entitled to helping...

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Now’s not the time for skepticism

Dear Ebola skeptics, now’s not the time to spread skewed conspiracies. Ebola is real and deadly. Over 1,700 people have already died in this latest outbreak and more will die if we keep getting in the way of those trying to stop the epidemic from spreading further. We should all be grateful...

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:00 AM