by Similoluwa Ifedayo “Is this how you will be doing in your husband’s house?” One of the most widely debated and deeply entrenched topics on social media in Nigeria is the place of a woman. As a young Nigerian woman, it’s rare to go through a week without encountering a thread and trend on social …

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by Ruth-Ann Briscoe This year, we need to be attending way more music festivals and events just because! The first stop so far was Earth Hour Ja, at Hope Gardens, Jamaica, which is an annual event hosted by the Esirom Foundation. Originally put on by the World Wildlife Fund, the purpose is to encourage people, …

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A short bio I am Yahyaa Khan, an 18-year-old student at TNS Beaconhouse, DHA Lahore, in Pakistan. I am the founder of TNS Monologue Slam. Tell us a little about your event/project (how it came about, the number of young people who benefited and the impact it had) My Project started at TNS Beaconhouse, DHA …

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by Amelia Mitchell Bleary eyed and half asleep, I reluctantly stumbled out of bed and began my preparations for an important day. It was April 25, Anzac Day, and as an Australian Air Force Cadet I was anxious not to be late for my local town’s Dawn Service. In Australia and New Zealand Anzac Day …

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by Oluwatosin Oludele From “why you dey cry? No be man you be?” to “man no suppose dey gentle my guy”, society has always instructed men on how to act, think, and live. We are constantly bombarded with messages from the media and our environment on the Dos and Don’ts of being a man as …

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by Monica Islam Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Logical reasoning is an indispensable “soft skill” that today’s graduates need to demonstrate at work. It is an attribute that is tested during college admissions; Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); and undergraduate essays. Outside academia, a well-formed argument enables us to persuade others and win their admiration. …

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by Ruhamah Ifere Barely 10 days past the 2024 commemoration of International Women’s Day, women and girls in The Gambia are facing a potential infringement of their human rights, ironically, by the institution that ought to promote and protect the rights of girls. There has been an uproar, and rightly so,  since lawmakers in The …

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by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie Bias simply means a strong inclination of the mind or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. It is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that …

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Commonwealth Correspondent Katerina Panagi represented YourCommonwealth in Cyprus on March 11 as the British High Commission Nicosia & British Council Cyprus celebrated #CommonwealthDay 2024. Katerina, who is the first Cypriot Correspondent said it was an amazing experience to organise a workshop on culture and creativity for aspiring students. “As this year marks the 65th anniversary of the Commonwealth Scholarships …

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