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It is Not Enough to be Compassionate You must ACT

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  • Posted on July 19, 2019

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“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chain, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” (Nelson Mandela) World Day of International Justice 2019 Every year on July 17, World Day for International Justice is observed all around the world. The aim of the day is…



World Youth Skills Day

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  • Posted on July 12, 2019

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World Youth Skills Day is 15th July. The 21st Century has been termed by many academics as the ‘African Century’.  This is because many predict that with new technologies and socio-economic development the continent is primed to ‘explode’ as the new engine room of mankind. There is another important factor if this transformation is to…



Celebrating Malawi Independence Day

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  • Posted on July 5, 2019

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Charting its history from the Maravi Empire Malawi, known as “the warm heart of Africa” because of its friendly people, gained independence from the United Kingdom on the 5th July 1964. Formerly known as Nyasaland, this small African nation has to its name one of the continents’ most impactful histories. The Kingdom of Maravi was…



The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Paradox of Plenty

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  • Posted on June 28, 2019

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The paradox of plenty, or the resource curse, refers to the paradox that countries with an abundance of natural resources tend to have less economic growth, less democracy, and worse development outcomes than those with fewer natural resources. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a prime example of a country which falls foul of…



Invisible Women: ACT for the people otherwise forgotten

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  • Posted on June 21, 2019

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“You feel frustration and shame that your own children cannot go to school, or worse that they have been thrown out of school.  This is not because they are incapable academically, but simply that they cannot afford school fees or buy school uniform or school books”. – Fathi, (Hamdalaye, Burkina Faso) In many countries with…