Tag: Region


The Middle East Year in Review

The Middle East has seen tensions rise within the region in 2018. Just when tensions were at an all-time high, the Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in October. The finger has been pointed at Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Meanwhile, the vicious Yemeni Civil War between…


Kidnapped students in Cameroon returned

78 school children who were taken hostage in the West African country of Cameroon have been released unharmed. The group, consisting of 42 girls and 36 boys, were taken near Bamenda, in the North-West region of the country. Bamenda is a hub for Cameroon’s English-speaking population and is often at odds with the predominantly French-speaking…

OldVenue, TV

What about the Midlands?

In early 2015, Channel 4 announced a new comedy set in my hometown. Titled Not Safe for Work, it followed a civil service worker named Katherine, who was relocated from London to Northampton to work on immigration policy. She was met with a bleak landscape of grey skies, concrete, and housing estates, populated by drug…