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Ethiopians Hold Mass Funeral For Plane Crash Victims

Ethiopians Hold Mass Funeral For Plane Crash Victims

A memorial service has been held in Addis Ababa for the 157 people killed in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Investigators hope the plane’s black box recorders will reveal what caused the disaster. Thousands of Ethiopians gathered at the capital’s Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday for a mass funeral to honor the 157 victims of […]

30 Killed In Angola Mine Collapse

30 Killed In Angola Mine Collapse

At least 30 people died after a mine collapsed at Chipindo municipality in Angola’s south-west Huíla Province, state media confirmed. According to Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA), the tragedy happened at Chiwele locality where the illegal gold miners were at work.   “The prospectors were extracting gold in the mine when it collapsed due the […]

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

People’s Party (PP) national executive committee (NEC) members are meeting at the residence of former president Joyce Banda to discuss a possible electoral combination with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to compete as one force in the coming elections continue, Nyasa Times understands. Joyce Banda has let PP national executive committee members to meet and discuss […]

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

WOMEN are of vital importance to rural economies. Rearing poultry and small livestock and growing food crops, they are responsible for some 60% to 80% of food production in developing countries According to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2009 policy brief, many farming communities, women are the main custodians of knowledge on crop varieties. It […]

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

Boeing Suspends Deliveries Of 737 Max Jets

Boeing Suspends Deliveries Of 737 Max Jets

Boeing announced Thursday that it was suspending deliveries of its 737 Max jets to airlines after nearly every country grounded the plane following Sunday’s deadly crash in Ethiopia. “We continue to build the 737 Max airplanes while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system,” a Boeing spokesman said. This […]

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. Mr Lawson, the Board Chairman of Stop TB partnership Nigeria, disclosed this at a pre-World TB Day press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The World TB Day is celebrated March 24 to raise awareness about the health, social […]

Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) says it intends to link up with organisations that can teach girls how to make reusable sanitary pads to curb school dropout. LCCC’s Governor for Malawi and Mozambique Lion Chisomo Gunda disclosed the intention Saturday at Sunga Primary School in Lilongwe where the club donated over 300 sanitary pads, […]

Use Your Influence To Uplift Fellow Women -First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa

Use Your Influence To Uplift Fellow Women -First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa

The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has urged women in leadership positions to use their influence to uplift fellow women. Speaking on the sidelines of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women underway here yesterday, the First Lady — who travelled in her capacity as the patron of Angel of Hope Foundation and the country’s […]

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

At least eight people have been killed after a three-story school building collapsed in a densely populated area of Lagos. Thirty-seven people have been rescued from the rubble, but dozens are feared trapped. Emergency crews are scrambling to rescue dozens of schoolchildren trapped under debris after a three-story building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, […]