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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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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 …

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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 …

True In(ter)dependence; Reverting to Democracy Read More »