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Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

A safety analysis of a new software program that was installed on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft reportedly had crucial flaws. Boeing is facing scrutiny over the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a software program that was created to help its new planes avoid stalling in mid-air. The 737 MAX was developed to be more fuel […]

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

The death toll from the devastating cyclone that hit Manicaland, Masvingo and parts of Mashonaland East rose to near 100 late Monday according to government statistics. In updates issued on its Twitter account, the Ministry of Information said hundreds of children at St Charles Luwanga High School who had been trapped since the cyclone made […]

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president, Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it. The chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. The report recommended that N30, 000 […]

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos has been ranked as the sixth cheapest city in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit survey. The survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies, and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help, […]

AW WomenPreneur Series : Meet Jojolola Olufemi- Babalola The CEO of Flower Just Fine

AW WomenPreneur Series : Meet Jojolola Olufemi- Babalola The CEO of Flower Just Fine

Above Whispers WomenPreneur Series is a platform to showcase amazing business women. Young women who have taken the bold step to start a business, fighting the odds surrounding entrepreneurship in Africa. We share in their journey, share in the challenges and growth process to inspire other women. We believe that when a story is shared, […]

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

From Sudan to South Africa, many African countries have embraced austerity measures, giving a growing number of citizens the feeling they are being left behind, and provoking a crisis of representation and legitimacy. Demanding budget cuts, which in practice have a direct impact on public services, is not only the bedrock of populism, authoritarianism or […]

Defying Threats, Afghan Singer Aryana Comes Home For Women

Defying Threats, Afghan Singer Aryana Comes Home For Women

Rural Afghanistan remains more conservative than the cities, and many people object to Aryana’s clothing and her promotion of women’s rights Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous singers, returns to the country of her birth, she braves threats and endures scrutiny right down to her choice of clothes. Still, she returns often, […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

Croats Protest Against Domestic Violence

Croats Protest Against Domestic Violence

The rally was prompted by a recent case where a father threw his four children out of an upper floor window Several thousand Croats demonstrated in Zagreb on Saturday, demanding tougher measures against domestic violence and more training for employees in state institutions to help them tackle the problem. The rally was prompted by a […]

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga Pushes For Special Fund For Refugee Women

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga Pushes For Special Fund For Refugee Women

A special fund to cater for women raising families in refugee camps should be created, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Speaking during the 14th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference (PUOIC) in Rabat, Morocco, Ms Kadaga said the funds will come in handy to save women battling difficulties in […]