Category: Essay Competitions

Essay Competitions
// 3 May 2019
Leadership Essay Competition 2019

African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 years are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Leadership Essay Competition organised by UONGOZI Institute. The Competition aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and…

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Essay Competitions
// 15 February 2019
Space in Africa Essay Competition

The Space in Africa Essay Competition invites young women between age 18-35 to submit essays on innovative ideas that can increase the participation of women in African Space industry. Africa is witnessing a growing interest in the space sector. However, there is no indication of growth in the number of women who are joining their…

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Essay Competitions
// 4 February 2019
International Essay Contest for Young People 2019

The International Essay Contest for Young People is an annual essay contest organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of…

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Essay Competitions
// 3 February 2019
NEPAD Youth Essay Competition 2019

In an effort to promote African youth’s active participation in the continent’s development, the African Union Development Agency/NEPAD is running a short essay contest. The NEPAD Youth Essay Competition 2019 is targeting young African people and its diaspora in proposing concrete pathways through which Agenda 20632, the continent’s framework for transformation, can be fast-tracked. The contest…

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African Art
// 8 October 2016

We believe in Rainmaking in my village, Amagu, and in most villages around the planes of the east. We believe in placing leaves and mirrors in the gaze of the sun and begging the clouds to hold its temper.

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African Art
// 8 October 2016
The Seer

Once upon a time! In the time when cars are in use and houses are built in concrete. In a time when giant dragons made of iron and steel fly in the air. In a time, when people have a voice so loud that they could converse with each other even when they are continents…

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African Art
// 6 October 2016
Gambling

Slaves are everywhere, indeed anywhere you turn to. But, many point at others, most times those from the hinterland, not knowing that they themselves are bigger slaves. There is a form of slavery that recruits millions daily. You definitely know it, but might not have considered it to be slavery. Are you a slave?……..

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African Art
// 6 October 2016

Traditional norms and values are meant to entrench peace, harmony and orderliness in our society. However, when misapplied, they can destroy much more than they can build. Here, love, which is the essence of life, is threatened by some strongly held codes.

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African Art
// 6 October 2016
Innocence

We were born with love Each and every one of us. We were born with courage Warriors in the womb Every child is an open book

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
Bus Preachers

“Your right to swing your fist stops where my nose starts”, so says a popular dictum. However, some people seem to be riding on the crest of religion to bend this principle. Should this be encouraged, simply because, no one wants to be tagged an atheist or agnostic?

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
African Cobwebs

Africa is a land with unique peculiarities. Almost nothing is actually thought to be just what is obvious to the eyes. Superstition is almost as entrenched as the doctrine of life itself. But, can this retard human progress? Is this a system that should endure?

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
Bus Conductors in Nigeria

Cities are unique for many things: huge population, traffic, buildings and structures, and also NOISE. But amidst the noise, there is a rhythm; some music; coming from where? A certain group of ‘Hustlers’….

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African Art
// 1 October 2016
The Riot

A story set in Northern Nigeria where religious crisis and communal violence tear friends, families, neighborhoods and communities apart. Here, two friends who have never known their differences get entangled in one of such violent episodes where their love is put to the test. How far can love really take them?

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