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Saving Humanity #essaycontest2017

Posted by Odu-Onikosi Oluwadamilare on December 16, 2017 at 5:09pm 0 Comments

Oluwadamilare Odu-Onikosi is an MSc. Candidate at the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His writings have appeared in a variety of national and international publications including the Nigerian Guardian and Leadership Newspapers. He was the 2nd place winner, Students Category of the 2017 edition of the Global Peter Drucker Challenge.



"The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on inexhaustible resources. We know now that the world is not a commodity"

Francois Hollande



"The violence that exists in the human heart is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things"

Pope Francis



It's breathtaking. With its mist-shrouded valleys, lush plains, picturesque scenery and a naturally fertile land. The town of Makurdi, Benue State Capital, Nigeria sits in a naturally fragile…

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Terrorism As A Global Challenge.

Posted by Guzal Akram on December 16, 2017 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

Guzal Akram

Lansing Community College, Michigan.

# essay contest 2017.

Every society, whether ancient or modern, has had to face some challenges in order to shine. Everyone has to cope with these problems in order to survive. Sometimes these challenges can prove to be a herculean task for societies. One thing is for sure these challenges can cause destruction for societies if left unattended.The same is true in today’s world.

Our world as of late has taken a wrong turn, and the outcome of this turn is in the form of mass destruction, or one can say, terrorism. And all this is due to one reason and that is no one is willing to give others their due rights of living. In this rift one thing is forgotten that nothing will come out of this.

Terrorism is one of the worst and major challenges faced by the world today. It has become a global challenge. It is hard to define and explain terrorism today. It has become a matter of perception. Terrorist acts are…

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The Fourth Estate: From Upholder of Freedom to the Slave of State Machinery

Posted by Otabek Akromov on December 16, 2017 at 3:00am 0 Comments

        It is uncontestable that freedom of the press is one of the backbones of democracy, without which the latter will lose its essence. But the press, which is supposed to be the voice of justice and freedom and function as the fourth estate to check the government from unlawful and unjust actions, conversely has become an inalienable part of state machinery today, getting involved in the dirtiest deeds of the latter; thus, undermining the kernel of freedom.

        The main exporter of freedom – freedom of speech and the press, freedom of movement, and other alike ethical principles of democracy – was and is none other than America, which came to existence on the ground of revolution against restriction of freedom. The Boston Gazette was recognized as the upholder of freedom and the engine of the American Revolution, since it pinpointed the “Center” in the face of the King; that is to say, the articles written by…

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Holidays

Posted by Lydia Kaplan on December 14, 2017 at 7:43pm 0 Comments

So what do you think: businesses and schools close for only some religious or cultural holidays. Should they close for all?

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Human Rights Day is actually tomorrow (December 10), so perhaps I should be wishing you a happy Human Rights Eve.This evening I will be getting together with some friends to participate in Amnesty International's Write for Rights (…Continue

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