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African students reach for the stars

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MultiChoice has announced the return of the DStv Star Awards for 2012. The awards take the form of a competition open to 14-19 year old students in 42 countries.

Malawi’s regional marketing manager for the Centre and the North, Titania Katenga Kaunda said that students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how…

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Kano is running to the sands

Touch the sun





Riding behind a commercial motorcycle in the ancient north-central city of Kano, Nigeria is a wonderfully two-pronged experience. While it gives you an easy and faster escape from the terrible traffic congestion and its antecedent effects, it also provides the chance to be refreshed with air – a freshness determined by exactly which…

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Pakistan’s inaccessible education system needs reform

I have previously written on the exploitation and inequality here in Pakistani society and I see that the virus of unfairness and exploitation has spread to the roots of my country. It is spreading and prevailing from this point to the next…

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Empowerment through education in the Philippines

Volunteering overseas: a typical college experience of a student majoring in political science and international development, wouldn't you agree?

I cannot recall the number of times that I have heard about the adventures of college students who offer their services at an NGO in a developing nation and return to their home country with…

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Kenyan students have a right to better education despite the strike

Every institution formed around the world has mandates that need to be addressed in order for it to fulfill set goals and aspirations, but when a problem arises and everything falls into disarray, the most affected people are its clientèle. When this happens, a…

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IYC South Sudan gears up to promote peace through sports

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Reducing waste is as easy as it is necessary

Did you know that the average Ontarian (of which I am one)  produces approximately 385kg waste per year? In this article, you will explore the idea of Zero Waste, and the benefits of keeping waste out of landfills. You’ll learn what you can do to contribute to this futuristic practice.…

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Prolonged industrial action cripples Kenya’s education

G. K Chesterton detailed that “education is simply the soul of society as it passes from one generation to another”.  If this is so, then Kenya currently has a little soul-searching to do, as the government tries to bring a solution to a strike involving secondary and primary schools, and all…

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A good chance in life is currently a right of the rich

Outside

 

It was nearly dawn in Karachi and my day had started before the first ray of sun. It was one dark ending of a night; still the sun is taking time to show his colors to the people of Pakistan, particularly the residents of Karachi – I waited for the ray of hope, the start of the day…

I saw two boys of the same age as of me…

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Malawians able to self-test for HIV

Malawians are ready for HIV and AIDS testing through an oral testing kit which is not only convenient and easy but also private, the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) recent clinical research has revealed.

Liz Corbett, reader in Infection and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Tropical Medicine, was…

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Youth must work together in battle against unemployment

The population of the world currently stands at seven billion. The number is fast growing and access to employment is becoming an increasingly difficult struggle for many. Of the 200 million people unemployed worldwide, youth form over a third, with 75 million without work, often despite being…

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Hurricane Katrina: seven years later

Seven years ago, one of the worst storms in American history ravaged New Orleans.  Newspapers swarmed to cover the disaster; aid poured in from all across the country and throughout the world to the city that suffered the worst damage from Hurricane Katrina.  Today, few people talk about it.  Some don’t…

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A bright future for youth requires more than good education

There is a common saying that goes "one who fails to plan, is planning to fail". This, I believe, is very important when considering the youth and their role in our future: if the youth are ignored, we are neglecting or impairing our future. It is as simple as that.

There is a strong perception…

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Green economy or greed economy?

The Bamboo Forest and some great Twitter Lists to follow





UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon touted the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) as “one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time,” but it will now be remembered as a tragedy and failure. This conference, also called Rio+20, took place on June 20-22 in…

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Malawi to host Commonwealth Youth Parliament in 2013

 

 

The Malawi National Assembly has been announced as the host of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament, 2013. The announcement was made by the speaker of the National Assembly, the Right Honorable Henry Chimunthu Banda, at Wednesday’s launch of the Youth Parliament in Malawi.

Youth in Malawi were starting a week long parliamentary sitting for…

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Malawi to host Commonwealth Youth Parliament in 2013

 

 

The Malawi National Assembly has been announced as the host of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament, 2013. The announcement was made by the speaker of the National Assembly, the Right Honorable Henry Chimunthu Banda, at Wednesday’s launch of the Youth Parliament in Malawi.

Youth in Malawi were starting a week long parliamentary sitting for…

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A youth’s perception of human security in Africa

Air Drop of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Port au Prince, Haiti

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International Youth Day celebrated across the world

On Sunday, International Youth Day was marked across the world. Conferences, workshops, rallying calls and a whole host of other sources of inspiration for the world's youth were organized in the countries of many of our chapters - and beyond. Some of our writers were themselves…

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IYC Malawi makes donation at a children’s charity home

The Malawi Chapter of the International Youth Council have made a donation to the Faith Child Care Center, a charity home in Mitundu, about 15 kilometers from the capital, Lilongwe. The donation comprised of toothpaste and tooth brushes for the children at the home, which is managed by Kara Mvalo. It was made…

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Rights body calls for concerted effort on street children and prostitution

A national human rights body, Malawi Watch, says there is a need for collective effort to deal with the issues of street children and commercial sex workers in cities.

 

Malawi Watch executive director Billy Banda was commenting on…

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