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Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Burundi Bans Non-Governmental Organizations

Aid groups are decrying Burundi’s decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country. The action by Burundi’s National Security Council stops the work of groups such as Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, both of which deliver vital health care to some of the country’s most vulnerable […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Compassion, Empathy, Humanity

These are words that sound quite simple and straightforward but in reality are quite powerful and mean so much. As human beings we have been created to have these qualities inherently within us. These are some of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us as human beings that separate us from the animal kingdom. […]

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

THE Edo State Government has received no fewer than 1,800 returnees who were repatriated from Libya amidst growing concerns over modern-day slavery in the North African country. The returnees were among thousands of other Nigerians airlifted by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration.  The state government had set up a […]

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to expend $100 million (about N36 billion) over the next five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation’s Managing Director and CEO, Zouera Youssoufou, disclosed this during the just concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, in Milan, Italy. The event was attended by government […]

United Nations Day

United Nations Day

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since […]

Genocide? Never Again

Genocide? Never Again

That’s what leaders in the United States and throughout the world declared after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur millions of people lost their lives, lost their families or were forced to flee their homes. History doesn’t have to keep repeating itself. The powerful movement in response to the Darfur genocide […]

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future.Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, […]

UN Refugees And Migrants Summit: All Talk, No Action

UN Refugees And Migrants Summit: All Talk, No Action

  I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the UK, a refugee. I remember the policeman at immigration control looking down at me, a lost and distraught young African girl. He’d caught me with a forged $100 bill. I tried to explain, “I didn’t know it was fake.” The Idi Amin dictatorship in […]

Extraordinary Humans – The Hospitals For Humanity Team Visits Abuja

Extraordinary Humans – The Hospitals For Humanity Team Visits Abuja

Reading Nigerian newspapers, or browsing the plethora of social media platforms, it is easy to think that the country is doomed. On some days, this feels especially so in the health sector. There seems to be no end to the list of things that are not working for Nigerians when it comes to their health. […]