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 Ewura Adwoa Larbi February 2 is World Wetlands Day. Picture a world where 96.5 per cent of the Earth’s surface is filled with ocean water and there is no buffer between the dry land and this behemoth. Floods would bombard every land and life on land would look dystopic. What are Wetlands? This is …

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by Lillian Efobi On Christmas Eve of 2023, gunmen stormed several communities in Plateau State, Nigeria,  burning houses and shooting residents. The International Crisis Group stated that deadly conflict and violence has killed  over 8,000 people since 2011, and displaced over 200,000, some into neighbouring Niger in Northwest Nigeria. This violence involves armed organisations, including …

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by Ruhamah Ifere Women and girls are on the run for their lives in Nigeria.  This is alarmingly so because in 2023, 30 million women and girls are still experiencing gender based violence in the country according to Action Aid. One in two women report that they or a woman they know have experienced violence …

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by Monica Islam Patriarchy is defined as “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.” Much to the dismay of radical feminists, I do not have a problem with this. It is fine for men to lead. Not everyone can be the leader if …

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by Kiyara Manaka Matambanadzo Healthcare in Zimbabwe has long been a sore spot for its citizens. The country is currently undergoing a healthcare crisis in which resources are thin, healthcare professionals are leaving the country en masse and those that do remain are underpaid and burnt out. Essentially two options are available to Zimbabweans seeking …

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by Archibong Bassey Imagine a world where everyone is peaceful and healthy, no one lacks food, clothing, or shelter, children get quality education, conflicts are resolved peacefully, and war is rare. Sound like a fantasy right? Given the world’s glaring conflicts, and worsening health inequities, one may wonder, are we ever close to achieving a …

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