by Lilian Efobi Disinformation now permeates contemporary conflicts and has terrible effects on people, groups, and society at large. This article investigates the motivations behind the dissemination of false information during conflicts, looking at the psychological, social, and political aspects that influence these behaviours and emphasizing the necessity for focused efforts to lessen its negative …

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by Duncan Gaswaga Freedom of speech, often considered the cornerstone of any democracy, is the liberty to express opinions without censorship, restraint or legal penalty. Today it is considered a fundamental human right and is included by multiple countries in their constitutions, one of the most famous being the First Amendment of the United States …

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A short bio about yourself I am Deliwe Makata from Malawi. I hold a Master’s degree in Development Policy from the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, which is in South Korea. I am also the founder and team leader of Swift Capital, an author, and a speaker. Tell us a little …

A Year of Youth Spotlight Series – Deliwe Makata of Malawi Read More »

by Monica Islam Would you like your children to learn about ABCD in their schools or about LGBT? I request you to let that question sink in before you read any further. As the world is celebrating the LGBT Pride Month, I decided to report on the LGBT scene in Bangladesh. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BANGLADESH …

From ABCD to LGBT Read More »

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to support in tackling health issues facing young people in the Commonwealth? The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to recruit someone to support the Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN), a platform for young people to advocate and engage on global issues related to health, through individual and collective action, …

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by Chimaobi Omeye Eight years ago, I authored an article assessing the first year of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, titled “A Year of Sorrow or Positive Change?” and after eight years, some consider Buhari’s government to be the worst in the history of the West African country. As a patriotic Nigerian, I feel obligated …

Nigeria’s Tinubu – Shettima Administration at One Year Read More »

by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

Food Insecurity: Contributory Factors, Implications and Solutions Read More »

by Joshua Kimera Judicial accountability refers to the idea that judges and judicial systems should be responsible and answerable for their actions and decisions. It is an absolute necessity for the judiciary to remain impartial, transparent and fair. Uganda recently had a National Court Open day, a first of its kind under the theme ‘A …

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