A blog by Badamasi Muhammed In West Africa, a peculiar relationship exists between the people and a dish called jollof rice. The meal is a favorite among locals and is considered a regular and celebratory dish. It is also a catalyst for banter among people in several countries, who all claim to have the best …

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Food plays a huge role in bringing people together during celebrations and ceremonies in India and often the surplus food resulting from this goes to waste and ends up in landfills, all while another part of the same society sleeps hungry and malnourished. According to the UN, Indians waste 1.3 billion tonne of food every …

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Lalita Gopaul, one of the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards finalists, does not mind getting some dirt under her fingernails. As founder and CEO of Eco Club in the Guyana, she is passionate about educating young people about environmental conservation and protection. Promise Forsuh, a 23-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Bamenda, Cameroon, caught up with the eco-warrior to …

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Joshua Ebin from Nigeria was one 16 finalists for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards. The 29-year-old is the co-founder of Jumela Ltd., an agro-technology venture that specializes in the production of plant-based compost for crop farmers in Nigeria. Jumela also tackles poor food waste management, pollution problems and low agricultural yield in Africa. Sola Abe, …

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Can any good come from a global pandemic that has devastated economies, crippled the health sector, left more than 380,000 dead and thrown millions into poverty? Erandi Thanippuliarachchi, a 27-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Sri Lanka, looks at some of the silver linings coming out of COVID-19 in her home country, including an initiative cultivate paddy …

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