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‘Alarming’ Level of Malnutrition And Famine-Like Conditions In Northeast Nigeria

‘Alarming’ Level of Malnutrition And Famine-Like Conditions In Northeast Nigeria

Humanitarian convoys have uncovered emergency levels of severe acute malnutrition and famine-like conditions in Nigeria’s Borno State, particularly in 15 satellite camps, where some 275,000 people are living, the United Nations relief aid wing has warned. According to a report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), these camps are in […]

Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors. But 22 years later, it is a story of victory and resilience which is closely […]

Justice For Slain Abuja Female Evangelist

Justice For Slain Abuja Female Evangelist

THE gruesome killing of a female evangelist, Eunice Elisha, in Abuja on Saturday is the latest episode in an ongoing escalation of sectarian hatred in Nigeria. It raises real fears that Islamist fanatics and their sponsors are spreading their murderous tentacles from the Northern states to the Federal Capital Territory. Their jihad is made easier […]

AU Appeals To Countries To Increase Contribution

AU Appeals To Countries To Increase Contribution

The African Union has called on African countries to increase their contributions to the union in order to reduce reliance on external funding. The AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Anthony Mothae Maruping, told The New Times, yesterday, that by increasing contributions to the body, countries would also impact on their decision-making process. Mothae, who was […]

Uganda: Catholic Church Suspends Fr Kibuuka

Uganda: Catholic Church Suspends Fr Kibuuka

 Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga yesterday announced the suspension of controversial priest Jacinto Kibuuka, withdrawing all his priestly duties, including celebrating the sacraments, preaching the word of God and pastoral care of the faithful. This means that Fr Kibuuka, whose Mamre Prayer Centre – Uganda at Namugongo, has also been banned, is not allowed […]

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

 A programme has been inaugurated to attract more women to management positions, decision-making processes and on boards of directors of companies. Under the Female Future Programme, launched by the Association of Tanzania Employers (Ate) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), women will be trained on leadership, rhetoric and board competence. Thirty-three women from 17 […]

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Klim Eva Dickson, has disclosed that Sierra Leone was ranked 15th among countries with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, with nearly 40 percent of girls married by age 18. She said child marriage deprives teenage girls of their youthfulness and […]

Headhunt For Young Female Scientists

Headhunt For Young Female Scientists

For the Mnister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the key policy direction of the present administration is bequeathing a generation where Science, Technology and Innovation drive the economy. Little wonder the government promised free science education. But unfortunately, several Nigerian children are scared of science subjects, especially Mathematics. Nonetheless, a non-governmental organization, Society […]

N60m From Missing Bullion Van Found In Port Harcourt Supermarket Premises

N60m From Missing Bullion Van Found In Port Harcourt Supermarket Premises

The display of N60 million, reportedly recovered by the Rivers State Police Command, after a bullion van conveying over N100 million went missing on Friday, left many dumbfounded. The command said the money, belonging to one of the new generation banks in the state, was recovered on Monday after it was abandoned at the premises […]

Amnesty: Hundreds ‘Disappeared’ By Egyptian Forces

Amnesty: Hundreds ‘Disappeared’ By Egyptian Forces

“Officially, you do not exist.” That’s the alarming title of a new report published by Amnesty International alleging human rights violations occurring in Egypt. Activists say people are being detained without access to family or a lawyer, and held incommunicado without formal charges or a trial. They call it “enforced disappearances,” and in the first […]