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Is Lagos Really The 8th Most Dangerous Place For Women?

Is Lagos Really The 8th Most Dangerous Place For Women?

The day I arrived in Lagos after deciding to move here, I felt a mixture of exhaustion, excitement and disbelief; I still couldn’t quite believe I’d decided to do it. As I started unpacking, my dad came into my room and we started chatting. As I started taking my clothes out of my suitcase, he […]

What’s Your Survival Plan?

What’s Your Survival Plan?

The news is filled with horrific headlines involving sick and violent individuals hell bent on harming as many innocent people as possible. What can you do to increase your chances of surviving a deadly attack should you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time? That’s what the military veterans who run Route Iron want to teach […]

Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity For Women

Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity For Women

Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts’ poll on how females fare in the rising number of cities with over 10 million people. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey asked experts in women’s issues in 19 megacities how well women are protected from […]

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. “Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He added […]

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

It is estimated that every year more than 500,000 parents and caregivers call poison control centers because a child got into medicine or was given the wrong dose of medicine. That’s almost one call every minute of every day. And roughly 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they get into […]

Female Tourists Should Not Wear Skirts In India, Says Tourism Minister

Female Tourists Should Not Wear Skirts In India, Says Tourism Minister

India’s tourism minister has said foreign women should not wear skirts or walk alone at night in the country’s small towns and cities “for their own safety”. Discussing tourist security in the north Indian city of Agra, site of the Taj Mahal, Mahesh Sharma said foreign arrivals to India were issued a welcome kit that […]

China’s CNPC Evacuates Most Of Its Staff From South Sudan

China’s CNPC Evacuates Most Of Its Staff From South Sudan

China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) has evacuated the bulk of its workers from South Sudan after fighting started in the capital Juba earlier this month, but its operations were unaffected, a CNPC-run paper said on Tuesday. Many foreigners have been evacuated from South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, which is still recovering from a two-year […]

Somali Refugees In Kenya Fear Being Repatriated

Somali Refugees In Kenya Fear Being Repatriated

All of Deck Yusuf Mohamed’s childhood memories begin and end within the confines of the world’s largest refugee camp. Deck, 25, fondly reminisces about playing football with his friends as a child in the dusty grounds at Ifo, one of the camps at Dadaab, unaware that he was even a refugee. When war broke out […]

Here’s How You Should Be Sitting at Your Desk (According to Ergonomics)

Here’s How You Should Be Sitting at Your Desk (According to Ergonomics)

Don’t let this infographic fool you—we know sitting can be bad for our health. It’s been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer . Not to mention, sitting for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become inactive, and has you burning one calorie a minute, a third […]