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We Need New Heroes in Nigeria

            Oluwafunminiyi Omojola – a peace & conflict resolution professional – writes from the US, providing a snapshot of the current political reality in Nigeria, prescribing a single political and ideological movement spearheaded by the youth as solution   2019 is at hand and lots of impressive personalities have emerged as presidential aspirants but President Buhari must be having a laugh. First off, Nigeria is not France where an Emanuel Macron woke up one…

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Children of Dapchi and Education in Northern Nigeria

          In this opinion-editorial, Rotimi Olawale writes from Abuja, Nigeria highlighting the effect of terrorism on the worsening state of education in Northern Nigeria. There is something unrivaled about our collective sense of outrage as Nigerians. It does not exist. I could wage a bet that our gene for outrage has long been isolated and smashed. Some of the reactions to the recent release of the Dapchi girls leave ashes in the mouth. For anyone…

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When a Book Recommends a People: On Ayobami Adebayo’s ‘Stay With Me’

          Monique Kwachou, a Cameroonian Writer, Youth Worker & Development Scholar shares her thoughts on what it means to come from a country where a poignant story exposing family love and secrets, cultural and traditional riches, political revolution and societal evolution is set.   It is often said that a book can recommend a person. This typically suggests that one reader may earn the respect and admiration of another based on their tastes in literature….

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A killing in Belo – the Bloody Price for Cameroon’s Freedom?

  In this opinion-editorial, Washington D.C based Cameroonian writer, Kangsen Wakai writes about the alleged killing of a young man in the small town of Belo, Cameroon by the security forces and how a quest for self-determination is resulting to loss of freedom, rights, lives and property in Cameroon.   Three weeks ago, Sam Soya still ran a small kiosk on Belo’s main junction where he sold bread, sardines, cigarettes and candy to the townspeople. Customers like my source,…

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Powerful Women: From Fiction to Fact by Trish Nicholson

    The world is happy to celebrate powerful women – as long as they are fictional. From the Greeks’ mythical Amazons and the Valkyries of Icelandic sagas, to Wonder Woman striding heroically across our cinema screens, powerful women are the stuff of fantasy, the exception. But women have always been brave, smart, resourceful, strong – it’s the narratives that changed – and new findings are revealing women’s power as fact. The recent discovery by modern genome research, that…

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