by Sylvester Stephen Mtenga Graphic designed by Freepik Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as defined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a measure of the monetary value of final goods and services produced in a country in a given period of time. It counts all of the output generated within the borders of a country. …

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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 Ainesh Dey The Indian labour market reflects persistent disparities inclusive of occupational segregation, unequal leadership, limited access to leadership roles and the impact of traditional gender norms as byproducts of complex challenges and opportunities shaped by multifarious historical, societal and cultural factors. Over the years, Indian state and central governments have made multiple labour …

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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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by Ewura Larbi I remember being as tall as a short five-year-old Ghanaian girl could be, excitement bubbling within and radiating from my petite frame as I entered the Accra Zoo, my tiny hand engulfed by my father’s larger one. Had I been an elephant, 90 per cent of my memories from that day wouldn’t …

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by Lillian Efobi Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development.  Subsequently, this day has …

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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 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 Amelia Mitchell Each year on January 26, special Australia Day ceremonies are held all around my nation. These ceremonies serve to officially welcome migrants from across the globe, who wish to commit themselves to Australia and her people by becoming Australian citizens. These special services are called Australian Citizenship Ceremonies—or Naturalization Ceremonies. After speeches …

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