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THE MAKING OF A LIFE

THE MAKING OF A LIFE

“Children are from God”, says the couple with a large family. “She won’t give me a son”, says the father with an all-female child. “If you can’t give my son a child, I will bring him a new wife”. Says the mother whose son’s marriage has no child. These trio realities pose the question, “Who […]

QUEENS ON STREET

QUEENS ON STREET

By Jesutofunmi Janet Adeyemo Her voice would send chills down the spin of the strongest of men, she was Amanda. Daughter of the King, who swore that his daughter would be the prize to be won by the bravest of men. This was the beginning of the strange. Ken was a foreigner who had just arrived […]

UNICEF: 6 Ways Explosive Weapons Threaten Children

UNICEF: 6 Ways Explosive Weapons Threaten Children

No matter where they are used, explosive weapons endanger a child’s most fundamental rights. During and after conflict, children and the services they rely on must be protected. As armed conflicts move increasingly into cities and other populated areas, it should come as little surprise that more and more children around the world are suffering […]

East Africa: Beyond the Tokenism Women’s Political Participation in the Greater Horn of Africa is at a Dangerous Impasse

East Africa: Beyond the Tokenism Women’s Political Participation in the Greater Horn of Africa is at a Dangerous Impasse

We as the women’s rights activists of the We Cannot Wait Consortium* are in mourning after the loss of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi who was killed along with 47 others in a suicide bomb attack in Beledweyn. Amina was a member of the Union for Peace and Development Party and an MP on the committee […]

World Health Day 2022: Our planet, our health

World Health Day 2022: Our planet, our health

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.    WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the […]

Russia-Ukraine War: My fears for Nigeria, other African countries — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Russia-Ukraine War: My fears for Nigeria, other African countries — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Director General of  the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,  has warned that Nigeria and many African countries may face food crises due to the war in Ukraine. She made this warning during an exclusive interview with BBC World Service, which was monitored by Saturday Vanguard in Abuja yesterday. […]

The world needs more entrepreneurs, investments —Tony Elumelu at TIME100 Impact award

The world needs more entrepreneurs, investments —Tony Elumelu at TIME100 Impact award

By Babajide Komolafe, Economy Editor, LAGOS Chairman, United Bank of Africa, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu has advocated for more entrepreneurs and investments across the world to Fastrack the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, SGD. Elumelu made this appeal at the first-ever TIME100 Impact Award at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, where […]

Africa: Clean Energy Is Africa’s Chance for Climate Resilient Development

Africa: Clean Energy Is Africa’s Chance for Climate Resilient Development

By Deborah Ramalope | Climate Analytics Africa has sunshine all year round – with 7 of the 10 sunniest countries worldwide. The region has great potential for renewable energy, but requires international support to unlock it. A funding deal announced at last year’s UN COP26 climate summit between South Africa and the United States, Britain, […]

WHO Calls For Urgent Funding For TB Fight #WorldTBDay

WHO Calls For Urgent Funding For TB Fight #WorldTBDay

On March 24, as the world commemorates World Tuberculosis Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for an urgent investment of resources, support, care and information into the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Progress towards reaching the 2022 targets set in the UN High Level Meeting political declaration and the WHO Director-General’s Flagship Initiative Find-Treat[-All […]

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

By Ruth Ogden and Patricia Kingori It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, and since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end? This seems like a simple question, but historical analysis shows that “the end” of a disease […]