by Similoluwa Ifedayo “Is this how you will be doing in your husband’s house?” One of the most widely debated and deeply entrenched topics on social media in Nigeria is the place of a woman. As a young Nigerian woman, it’s rare to go through a week without encountering a thread and trend on social …

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by Lillian Efobi Military humanitarian intervention to protect the fundamental human rights of the citizens of another state, has become increasingly prominent in debates about the role of ethics in international affairs. Ethical objections to such intervention focus on two issues in particular: the violation of national sovereignty and the use of armed force with …

Ethical Dilemmas of Trusting and Intervening in Conflicts Read More »

by Samara Ali It’s the beginning of March 2020, and amid the excitement of a mundane school break, children are directed to gather for a school-wide assembly. “You are all requested to return to your homes until further notice. Your school schedule and study materials will be communicated to you in due course,” announced the …

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by Archibong Bassey Like many children living in Nigeria – a malaria endemic country, I battled Malaria while growing up. Despite my mother’s tireless efforts with limited resources, the disease always struck, leaving her burdened with guilt as she nursed me to recovery. In Nigeria, at that time, only 2 per cent of households reported …

World Malaria Day 2024: Reflections and Call for Equitable Action Read More »

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 …

To “Sixty Million and More” Read More »

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 …

Pioneering Gender Equality – Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Indian Labour Market Read More »

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 »

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 …

World Wildlife Day: A Prospective Grandmother’s Hope Read More »

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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