HistoryThought-provoking

How do you solve a problem like Marie?

(4 minute read)
Joe Cook opens the curtain of history and discovers some alarming truths about the “Woman of the Millennium”.

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Exploring life’s big (and not so big) issues through the spoken word.

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COVID-19Mental Health

Healthy minds and healthy bodies

(4 minute read)
Ronnie Convery examines the practical steps we can take to keep our lives in balance, not neglecting mind or matter, as we enter a new version of “normal” after lockdown in many parts of the world.

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COVID-19Social IssuesThought-provoking

The race to save the planet: can we still win?

(7 minute read)
To save the planet and save lives even the shock drop in emissions caused by the pandemic is not enough. We need a new world economic order, argues Margareth Sembiring.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19Latest

The party’s over, and why this might be just what Nigeria needs

(7 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu investigates the extraordinary cult of celebration in African society, and suggests the pandemic may have forced much-needed change.

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LatestSocial Issues

Not just skin-deep: racism’s lasting wounds

(9 minute read)
Joseph Evans finds himself reflecting deeply on the reality of racism during a panel discussion, and discovers new horizons of pain he had never before considered.

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COVID-19LatestThought-provoking

Is a new form of journalism possible in the internet age?

(6 minute read)
Thanks to the internet anyone can be a journalist. But has this really contributed to truth and social cohesion? Ronnie Convery learns from a master communicator that there is a better way forward.

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Thought-provoking

Life is not that deep: the art of taking offences without taking offence

(7 minute read)
Nana Boatemaa offers a nine step guide to finding inner peace even when wounded by others.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

The underbelly of undernutrition: notes from the field

(6 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh describes his fieldwork in an urban slum for his research into malnutrition in his native India and reports an alarming lack of progress in the battle against hunger and disease.

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Social Issues

Nigeria’s lights and shadows: finding hope in a sea of fanaticism and secularism

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu looks at the challenges overlooked by western commentators in the ongoing battle for the soul of Africa.

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