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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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by Similoluwa Ifedayo Leadership is the act of guiding a group of people or an organisation. Every good leader with the aim of building a system that transcends time requires the ability to take risks and challenge the status quo. Leadership in sustainable development plays a key role in addressing poverty and fostering inclusive economic …

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by Faseeh Abbas The turmoil in the Middle East, a daily fixture in global news, can be traced back to historical decisions made by Western powers, particularly the British, in the aftermath of World War I. At the heart of this complex narrative lies the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1915, where the Triple Entente divided the …

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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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by Ewura Larbi Imagine that midnight. The night Dr Kwame Nkrumah declared our freedom, with a very famous speech, marking the major win of that year. Just imagine the scene for a moment. Increasing heart palpitations, blood rushing to heads, goosebumps dancing on skins, the cool night winds of March blowing; most probably the freshest …

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Katerina Panagi In our rapidly changing global landscape, the advocacy for inclusion has transformed from a mere concept to a critical necessity for building a just and progressive society. The essence of inclusion extends beyond acknowledging differences; it demands actively promoting and embracing diversity, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, abilities, or characteristics, is …

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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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by Monica Islam National elections are approaching fast in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). In Bangladesh, the elections are set to be held on January 7, 2024. Concerns are growing about the validity and reliability of the elections, i.e. whether the elections will be free, fair, credible and inclusive for all the parties …

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by Katerina Panagi Democracy and participation are two essential pillars of a just and equitable society. In the modern world, democracy has become the predominant form of government, with its principles deeply rooted in the belief that people have the right to govern themselves and participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives. This …

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