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Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Peninah Wanjiru wasn’t really one to take chances. Her friends said the 35-year-old Kenyan sex worker was careful how she conducted business at her home in Majengo, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, where she only allowed clients in for a “quickie”. But on the night of May 7, a curfew imposed to […]

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

  Growing evidence suggests that, as the Covid-19 pandemic moves across the world, it may drag a second slow-motion pandemic behind it. Even though Covid-19 is a viral illness not affected by antibiotics, early data from hospitals shows that very high proportions of patients—more than 90 percent in some cohorts—are being treated with those drugs […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

Sometime in February, I was having a conversation with someone who wanted me to provide a date in March for an event at which I was meant to be the Guest of Honour. I told the person that I would not be able to give any dates before May. To prove my point, I took […]

Nigeria Announces Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

Nigeria Announces Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

The federal government has announced five new cases of coronavirus disease in the country, in addition to the existing three cases. With the development, Nigeria now has eight confirmed cases of the disease. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in an ongoing press conference in Abuja, on the update of the disease in the country, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, known as CSW, takes place in New York every March. The Commission is the UN body charged with the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Every year, there is a review on progress made by UN member States during a ten-day inter-ministerial session. The CSW […]

From Nannies To Helpers, Coronavirus Spotlights Asia Women’s Job Insecurity

From Nannies To Helpers, Coronavirus Spotlights Asia Women’s Job Insecurity

– When coronavirus began to spread around the world last month, Hong Kong babysitter Tina Yeung found herself out of work – one of many Asian women whose jobs in informal sectors are threatened by the pandemic. The virus has infected more than 134,000 people globally and caused nearly 5,000 deaths since it was first […]

Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The British award-winning actor and musician Idris Elba has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus. He says he feels fine and currently has no symptoms, but has been isolated since he found out that he may have been exposed to the virus. His wife Sabrina is yet to get tested. The popular actor said that he was […]

Poor Nations May See Higher Corona Virus Deaths, Warns UN Official

Poor Nations May See Higher Corona Virus Deaths, Warns UN Official

Governments and health systems in wealthy nations are struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the poorest countries may be hit far harder if the virus gains a foothold there, a top U.N. official warned. Mami Mizutori, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), said even in developed countries, health services […]

Ghana Bans Cluster Gatherings In Churches, Mosques As Covid-19 Cases Increase

Ghana Bans Cluster Gatherings In Churches, Mosques As Covid-19 Cases Increase

Ghana moved swiftly to ban mass cluster gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country’s number of infected cases of the COVID-19 pandemic climbed from two to six Sunday. President Nana Akufo-Addo, in an address on Sunday evening, ordered the suspension of public gatherings, including religious services for the next four weeks. […]

The Story Corner : Corona On Tour

The Story Corner :  Corona On Tour

People of the world, the way Corona virus has been going from city to city is scary mehn.  First, from China to Iran, to Italy, To America, To some African countries.  I really don’t know what to make of this virus but it’s a no respecter of persons. Right now, the manager of Arsenal football […]

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