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 …

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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 …

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by Karishma Arora Sit idle no more. Go, get education. End misery of the oppressed and forsaken. You have got a golden chance to learn. Savitribai Phule These are the words from the pen of the pioneer of women’s education in India. Uneducated at the time of her marriage, Phule was religiously taught by her …

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by Lillian Efobi Investing in quality education for all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, must remain a top priority for all Commonwealth nations, for quality education is cornerstone of progress, and our collective future depends on harnessing its transformative power. Nigerian Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman Investment in education isn’t confined to …

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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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Written by Adedoyin Ajayi In commemoration of the International Day for Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade – March 25. “Mr. Garner,” she said, “why you all call me Jenny?” “Cause that’s what’s on your sales ticket, gal. Ain’t that your name? What you call yourself?” “Nothing,” she said. Beloved, Toni Morrison …

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by Joshua Kimera              Across the globe, urbanisation continues to surge, leading to the proliferation of informal settlements known as slums. These densely populated areas, characterised by inadequate housing, limited access to basic services, and precarious living conditions, pose significant challenges to sustainable urban development. While slums persist as a pressing issue in many countries, the …

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by Monica Islam As the month of Ramadan begins, there is a renewed vigor in the Muslim community worldwide to achieve peace and unity, to spread happiness and love, and to be mindful of a Superior Being. It is also a time for introspection. Although reformation of the Muslim world is not on the top …

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