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LOUD WHISPERS: Even The Devil Should Be Ashamed

LOUD WHISPERS: Even The Devil Should Be Ashamed

Even the Devil himself would be ashamed at some of the things that have been done in his name lately.  When murderers and sexual predators are caught, they often claim that ‘it is the devil’s work’. Perhaps it is time for the devil to start issuing disclaimers. The devil now seems to have authorised a […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Women’s Rights Leader Detained in Sudan Capital

Women’s Rights Leader Detained in Sudan Capital

The head of Sudan’s No to Oppression of Women initiative, Amira Osman, was detained during a midnight raid by security forces on her home in Khartoum in the early hours of Sunday morning. Her detention has prompted condemnation from within Sudan, as well as from the United Nations mission in the country. The initiative said […]

Kenya Lifts Ban on Passenger Flights From UAE

Kenya Lifts Ban on Passenger Flights From UAE

The government has lifted the ban imposed on all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) two weeks ago. According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe, the flight was lifted on Monday at midnight. “Kenya shall do a NOTAM lifting the suspension of flights to and from […]

Malawi’s President Fires Cabinet Over Corruption Charges

Malawi’s President Fires Cabinet Over Corruption Charges

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday dissolved his entire Cabinet over corruption charges against three of its members. Chakwera told the nation in a televised address that “all the functions of Cabinet revert to my office until I announce a reconfigured Cabinet in two days.” He vowed to “confront all forms of lawless conduct by public officials.” […]

Burkina Faso Military Claims to Have Taken Power

Burkina Faso Military Claims to Have Taken Power

A group of soldiers in Burkina Faso said on Monday that they had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, closed the borders and dissolved the parliament. The announcement came hours after soldiers detained Kabore in his residence. A soldier read the statement aloud, which was signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, on live television. Earlier reports […]

The Gambia Looks To Africans To Revive Its Stricken Tourism Industry

The Gambia Looks To Africans To Revive Its Stricken Tourism Industry

In an effort to revitalise Gambia’s flagging tourism sector, which has been decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the West African country is looking closer to home, and even at its own, to bolster the once-vibrant industry. Beaches normally teeming with British and Dutch sunseekers are nearly empty, hawkers of fresh juice and souvenirs standing idle […]

UN Appeals for $60 Million for Victims of Violence in Cameroon

UN Appeals for $60 Million for Victims of Violence in Cameroon

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is appealing for nearly $60 million for tens of thousands of victims of intercommunal clashes over dwindling resources in Cameroon’s Far North region. The United Nations Refugee Agency Friday released an appeal for just under $60 million for support for those fleeing intercommunal violence in Cameroon’s Far North region. […]

Incomes Dip For South Asia’s Women Home Workers As Heat Rises

Incomes Dip For South Asia’s Women Home Workers As Heat Rises

Rising heat and heavier rains across South Asia, as the planet warms, are forcing home-based women workers to cut down on hours as their houses get hotter or are flooded often, resulting in a loss of income they cannot afford, researchers said on Thursday. In a survey of 202 women in cities across India, Nepal […]

Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

As of January 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   10,580,634 while over 205,275,858 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   236,169 and  9,436,859 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases  3,581,359 and   94,117 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 1,098,413 […]

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