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Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. The pandemic has caused a global economic crisis and Liberia, being one of the poorest in Sub-Sahara Africa, has not been spared its brunt. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

WHO Endorses ‘Historic’ Malaria Vaccine for At-Risk Children

WHO Endorses ‘Historic’ Malaria Vaccine for At-Risk Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine, in what the UN health agency’s chief described on Wednesday as “a historic day” for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease. The vaccine is geared towards children, in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high transmission. The […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Peace

LOUD WHISPERS: Peace

In July 2000, I spent one week in Monrovia, Liberia. It felt like three months. I was based in London at the time, working with AMwA, an international development organization for African women. We established an African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) in 1996 which I have written about a number of times here. The AWLI […]

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Dr Stergomena Tax to be the Minister for Defence and National Service. She becomes the first woman to hold the title since the country’s independence. Dr Tax was nominated this week to become the Member of Parliament (MP) just a few days after she retired as Executive Secretary at […]

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Algeria Suffers From Devastating Wildfires

Dozens of forest fires have raged through forest areas across northern Algeria. So far at least 90 people have reportedly died as a consequence. Natural hazard expert, António Bento-Gonçalves, provides insights into wildfires in Algeria and what must be done to manage them better. How often do wildfire incidents take place in Algeria and which areas are […]

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of August 2, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,746,085 while over 46,413,600 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 171,029 and  5,900,014  people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,456,184 and 72,191 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (629,717), Tunisia (595,532), Egypt (284,311), Ethiopia (280,565), […]

UNICEF to Ship 220 Million Doses of J&J Covid-19 Vaccine to African Union

UNICEF to Ship 220 Million Doses of J&J Covid-19 Vaccine to African Union

UNICEF said Thursday it has signed a deal to provide up to 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to African Union member states by the end of 2022. The child humanitarian group announced in a statement the agreement was reached with Belgium-based and J&J-owned Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. An additional 35 million […]

Millions Of Ugandans Denied Vital Services Over Digital ID Cards

Millions Of Ugandans Denied Vital Services Over Digital ID Cards

 Millions of Ugandans struggle to access vital public services and entitlements as they lack digital identity cards, six years after they were introduced, human rights groups said on Tuesday. Government data shows that a quarter of Ugandan adults, or 4.5 million people, did not have a biometric identity card in 2020, with pregnant women being […]

Tanzania Making Headway in War On Gender-Based Violence

Tanzania Making Headway in War On Gender-Based Violence

Maria Holmström, a lady from Finland who has lived in Tanzania for 12 years, is among the people who have made a remarkable contribution to ending violence against children and women in the country. Anna-Maria says Tanzania is on the right track in the FGM fight – given that the numbers are going down. With […]

Tobacco Sales Hit U.S.$100 Million in 14 Days

Tobacco Sales Hit U.S.$100 Million in 14 Days

Tobacco sales have hit US$100 million within a fortnight from the official opening of the 2021 marketing season indicating almost a 100 % per cent increase from figures recorded in the first nine days. The latest statistics released Thursday show that tobacco sales have now surpassed US$100m, 14 days into the marketing season. Records show […]

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