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How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has filled life with a lot of unknowns. Will we get sick? Will a family member or friend end up hospitalized? Will we lose our jobs? Will we need to cancel our wedding? How long will the virus be at the forefront of our everyday lives? All these what-ifs piling on top of […]

Japan Airlines Lets Female Crew Ditch High Heels After #KuToo Campaign

Japan Airlines Lets Female Crew Ditch High Heels After #KuToo Campaign

Female flight attendants working for Japan Airlines will be allowed to wear trousers and abandon high heels next month, the company said on Thursday, after a feminist campaign took off. The airline becomes one of the first major Japanese firms to announce the shift after a campaign known as #KuToo last year called to reject […]

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic abuse charities in Europe have called for hotels and holiday lets to be turned into refuges as they warned that coronavirus lockdowns would lead to a massive jump in the numbers of women fleeing violence. Governments, support services and charities are scrambling to help thousands of women facing weeks of isolation at home with […]

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa is ahead of the continent in gender equality, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute on the Power of parity in advancing women’s equality in Africa. Rwanda leads with a gender parity score of 0.69, Ethiopia has a score of 0.63 while Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have 0.62 each–which is slightly above the […]

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-19 which has ravaged the world where Rwanda has so far registered 41 […]

Farmajo Lauds Somalia’s Achievement On Debt Relief

Farmajo Lauds Somalia’s Achievement On Debt Relief

President Mohamed Farmaajo has commended both the country’s achievement to reach interim debt relief. In a statement, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said the decision by the World Bank and IMF was critical for reforms in Somalia. “This debt relief decision by IMF, WB, IDA and the support from friends of Somalia, is a timely boost […]

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

The United Nations (UN) resident coordinator Maria Jose Torres has called for increased efforts in the promotion of gender equality as a means of achieving the global set targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres speaking at the meeting UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres and other officials during the […]

To Fight Coronavirus, Distilleries, Brewers And Monasteries Start Making Hand Sanitizer

To Fight Coronavirus, Distilleries, Brewers And Monasteries Start Making Hand Sanitizer

From gin distillers to monasteries, businesses are turning their hands to make hand sanitizer for people most in need and for charities to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Here are five ways that businesses aiming for social good have changed their operations to produce hand gel as supplies sell out globally: Alcohol makers brew […]

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has called for intensified efforts in fighting gender violence which also violates human rights. Kagera Regional PCCB Chief, Mr John Joseph explained that gender violence incidents were on the increase but the victims do not report them to relevant authorities for necessary action. “PCCB cannot work alone. […]

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

 The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Mkhize said.   One at a private hospital and another at a public hospital in the Western Cape. “We will give more […]

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