Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • John Lennon Imagine Strawberry Fields Memorial - Central Park

    Imagination is the key to our future

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    The UK has decided to leave the European Union. The EU itself has now far more ‘far right’ xenophobic parties in the European parliament than ever before in its history. On the back of very virulent xenophobia, Trump, otherwise a sideshow freak in the branding/entertainment industry, is now a presidential contender in the […]

  • The Infant and Toddler Team engaging the children in music therapy and gross motor skills

    Different but not without dignity

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    Literary skills and social interaction can be daunting for Blind and Visually Impaired(BVI) children as well as children with multiple disabilities. It is imperative that their learning starts at a very early age. When all of them cannot be integrated into mainstream schools, access to support services such as accessible […]

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    Tackling Nigeria’s Beast of Child Marriages

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    In March, social media woke up to a really startling story: a young girl, a 13-year-old child that had been kidnapped from Bayelsa, taken to Kano state, rechristened Aisha in an apparent conversion to Islam, and married off to a young man. The girl? Ese Oruru. The man? Yunusa Dahiru, […]

  • Some of the participants at the 2016 DW Global Media Forum in Bonn (Photo by Mubatsi)

    The Defenders of Freedom of Expression in Uganda

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    The 2016 DW Global Media Forum ended on June 15. One statement that will always remain fresh in my mind was made by Peter Limbourg, the DW Director General; ““The end of the freedom of expression is also the beginning of the end of democracy.” He said this while opening […]