by Amelia Mitchell What is the source of the tragic degradation of the English language which is apparent all around us today? Why, when new scientific discoveries, staggering architectural achievements, and the amazing rise in living standards for many are taking place throughout the world, is our once rich English language on its way to …

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Katerina Panagi In our rapidly changing global landscape, the advocacy for inclusion has transformed from a mere concept to a critical necessity for building a just and progressive society. The essence of inclusion extends beyond acknowledging differences; it demands actively promoting and embracing diversity, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, abilities, or characteristics, is …

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by Ainesh Dey INTRODUCTION The prospect of nuanced civic engagement  in democratic processes, plays an important role in spearheading transparency, accountability and representation, and in strengthening the overall socio-political and economic character of the contemporary administrative discourse. At a time, when we are experiencing a paradigm shift from traditional redressal of grievances to instances of …

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by Alphonse Akouyu Recently, I was invited to reflect on ‘Why Community Initiatives Fail’ with a diverse group of youth who are nursing dreams of becoming game changers in their communities. Harboring any ambition of trying to bring about hope and transformation in any place which can be associated with the word ‘community’, is extremely …

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by Daniel Jack Following long-term safety concerns and cost considerations, the Australian government has grounded and planned the early retirement of the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter. This decision was prompted by a fatal crash on July 28, 2023, which tragically resulted in the deaths of the four crew members on board. In light of the grounding …

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by Lillian Efobi Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development.  Subsequently, this day has …

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by Sylvester Stephen Mtenga Diaspora: the movement, migration or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland. Merriam-Webster dictionary Pan-Africanism: a movement for the political union of all African nations Merriam-Webster dictionary The two terms hold synonymous weight in tandem with each other. On one hand you have the diaspora, centered around …

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by Cody Mitchell The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has always struggled to meet recruitment and retention targets. However, in light of an increasingly volatile geostrategic situation, these challenges are increasingly acute. The news broke recently that the Australian Government was considering “mothballing” one or two of the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates—the backbone of …

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by Sameer Misra In rural Odisha in India, an innovative initiative is changing the lives of tribal children in ways not imagined before. The story not only reveals a dynamic educational approach, but also seamlessly aligns with participatory strategies in sport for development, placing the community at the forefront of transformative progress. Gram Vikas Vidya …

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by Samara Ali From David Beckham’s sensational free-kick at the England World-Cup in 2001 to Javed Miandad’s inspiring last-minute sixer at the Sharjah series in the 1980s, sports represents the human spirit that is electrified with the beat of vigour, enthusiasm and empowerment. While several countries have successfully implemented training programs and development initiatives to …

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