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 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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by Monica Islam “Ammu, will you sign this parental consent form for me to join the school football club?” asked Faatiha, my 10-year old niece to her mother. Faatiha studies at Bangladesh International Tutorial, a prominent private English-medium school in Gulshan, the heart of Bangladesh. The school has been operational since 1983 and therefore, it …

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by Lillian Efobi Quianna, a tech-savvy teenager with bold eyes, a curious mind, and a keyboard faster than lightning, found herself lost in the labyrinthine world of the Internet. It was a vibrant space, filled with endless possibilities to connect, create, and express herself. But recently, she encountered an online predator who tried to prey …

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by Ruhamah Ifere  On Tuesday, February 6, the International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation will be commemorated globally to essentially create awareness on the effect of Female Genital Mutilation on women and girls. Female Genital Mutilation affects at least 200 million women globally. It is the cutting and removal of parts of …

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by Monica Islam The People’s Republic of China, although an economic powerhouse, is no stranger to accusations of human rights abuses in the country. For instance, from an environmental perspective, China is the world’s top pollutant emitter. Nearly 60,000 people die due to water pollution every year in China. Other concerns are hostility towards religious …

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by Similoluwa Ifedayo In today’s political and leadership world, the imperative need for increased female representation has become paramount. Women continue to be underrepresented in governmental positions worldwide, despite comprising half of the population. This imbalance and gap impede the effectiveness of decision-making processes, hindering progress on crucial societal issues. A balanced political system is …

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