by Adedoyin Ajayi The will to live, to subsist is perhaps one of the strongest desires in mankind. The world population totaled eight billion in November 2022, and is projected to peak at over ten billion in mid-2080s. This astronomical rise is staggering, considering the world figure was a mere 2.5 billion in 1950. Rising …

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by Sarmad Shahbaz Pakistan has been in a vitriolic tornado for quite some time now. Though the country has been dependent upon International Financial Institutions (IFIs), friendly countries, and strategic-war-aided pouring of finances for the past three decades, the unprecedented turmoil we are seeing today is rock bottom, if not a complete catastrophe. The country …

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The rocketing costs of fuel and foodstuffs are a major cause for concern for developing countries and the poorest members of society. Genitta Pascal, a 19-year-old from the Caribbean island of St Lucia, reports. There is talk of a coming crisis like the one that produced riots in 2008 and 1974. Latest figures show that …

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The rocketing costs of fuel and foodstuffs are a major cause for concern for developing countries and the poorest members of society. Genitta Pascal, a 19-year-old from the Caribbean island of St Lucia, reports. There is talk of a coming crisis like the one that produced riots in 2008 and 1974. Latest figures show that …

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Schoolchildren need a solid foundation in financial literacy to equip them with life’s challenges, writes Undwye Jean-Baptiste, a 25-year-old from Bridgetown, Barbados. An article I read in my local newspaper a few days ago sparked my interest. It stated that a UNESCO official had criticsed the educational system in the Caribbean as being prehistoric and …

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If foreign imports of agricultural and other products continue to grow, many domestic Australian companies could face closure, with dire social consequences, argues 18-year-old Amanda McClintock. For decades, Australian’s have been eating the apples of Australia and nowhere else. In an economy that is so commonly importing its products, apples have stood the test of time …

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If foreign imports of agricultural and other products continue to grow, many domestic Australian companies could face closure, with dire social consequences, argues 18-year-old Amanda McClintock. For decades, Australian’s have been eating the apples of Australia and nowhere else. In an economy that is so commonly importing its products, apples have stood the test of time …

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Christian groups in Nigeria fear a move by the country’s central bank to introduce Islamic banking could fan the flames of the country’s deep rooted religious conflict. Tayo Elegbede, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Lagos, reports. A move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to introduce an Islamic banking system in Nigeria has generated much controversy …

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Christian groups in Nigeria fear a move by the country’s central bank to introduce Islamic banking could fan the flames of the country’s deep rooted religious conflict. Tayo Elegbede, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Lagos, reports. A move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to introduce an Islamic banking system in Nigeria has generated much controversy …

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In Jamaica, a decision to merge housing and environmental responsibilities into a single ministry has stoked controversy and raised questions about the government’s priorities, writes 24-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Nakeeta Nembhard. Recently there has been much discussion surrounding the re-allocation of the environment portfolio to the Ministry of Housing & Water in Jamaica. The range of views …

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