Browsing: Diplomacy & Human Rights

Upon the death of his mother in September 2022, King Charles III ascended the British throne as the 40th monarch in history. As Head of the Commonwealth, he now presides over 56 independent countries, 15 of which he is the head of state. However, his new role comes with great expectations and challenges, particularly at a time when many question the relevance of a political monarchy in a modern democratic setting. King Charles III must now demonstrate the relevance of the monarchy to his subjects and the world, while also addressing issues such as racism and climate change. In this article, we explore the King’s public and political life, his approach to social and environmental issues, and his past controversies and philanthropic work, to predict what to expect from the longest serving Prince of Wales and the first heir to the British throne to receive a university degree.

The recent photo of UK Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch, and US Deputy Treasury Secretary, Wally Adeyemo, serves as a stark reminder of the phenomenon known as brain drain. Both individuals, who happen to be Nigerian, have reached the pinnacle of success in their respective countries – but at what cost to Nigeria? As we approach the general elections in a few weeks, it’s crucial that we as a nation take a closer look at how we can not only retain our own talent but also attract more global players to contribute to the development of our country.