This has not been the best of times for Africa’s largest economy. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices hit them, Nigerians knew that Vision 20:2020 would not be realized this year. Omeye Chimaobi Kenechukwu, a 24-years-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Nigeria argues that it is unacceptable that yet again, his country has failed …

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The coronavirus pandemic has shown us the best of humanity. But it has also brought to light many inequalities and other issues that are often swept under the carpet. Ashlee Burnett, a 22-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Trinidad and Tobago, delves into how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected some the most vulnerable members of society—women. …

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Life in Cameroon is slowly returning to normal despite the continued increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases writes Promise Forsuh, 23-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Cameroon. The government of the West African country recently eased the strict restrictions that were implemented two weeks after the first confirmed case of the virus in Cameroon on March 6, 2020.  …

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Coronavirus has brought more than the risk of physical illness. It poses a real threat to mental health due to the fear, panic, stress, and anxiety, that many people are suffering from, writes Omer Fayshal Pavel, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since its discovery in November 2019, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to …

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As one of the countries in Africa hardest hit by the coronavirus, Nigeria is pushing through new health legislation to replace old laws dating back to 1926. Although most citizens understand the need to replace old laws to reflect new health challenges, Omeye Chimaobi Kenechukwu, a 24-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Nigeria, raises concerns about human rights infringements …

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The sudden death of Commonwealth youth trainer, internationally recognized activist and TV presenter, Esther Nakajjigo has been like the falling of an Iroko tree whose thud has shaken her family, her homeland Uganda, and young people across the Commonwealth. 24-year-old Chimaobi Omeye, our Correspondent from Nigeria, penned this piece in tribute of the late activist. …

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The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them. The announcement comes after both the Commonwealth Youth Forum and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were postponed due to COVID-19. Engaging young people The series aims to engage young people from the …

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