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East Africa: Beyond the Tokenism Women’s Political Participation in the Greater Horn of Africa is at a Dangerous Impasse

East Africa: Beyond the Tokenism Women’s Political Participation in the Greater Horn of Africa is at a Dangerous Impasse

We as the women’s rights activists of the We Cannot Wait Consortium* are in mourning after the loss of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi who was killed along with 47 others in a suicide bomb attack in Beledweyn. Amina was a member of the Union for Peace and Development Party and an MP on the committee […]

World Health Day 2022: Our planet, our health

World Health Day 2022: Our planet, our health

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.    WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the […]

Russia-Ukraine War: My fears for Nigeria, other African countries — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Russia-Ukraine War: My fears for Nigeria, other African countries — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Director General of  the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,  has warned that Nigeria and many African countries may face food crises due to the war in Ukraine. She made this warning during an exclusive interview with BBC World Service, which was monitored by Saturday Vanguard in Abuja yesterday. […]

The world needs more entrepreneurs, investments —Tony Elumelu at TIME100 Impact award

The world needs more entrepreneurs, investments —Tony Elumelu at TIME100 Impact award

By Babajide Komolafe, Economy Editor, LAGOS Chairman, United Bank of Africa, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu has advocated for more entrepreneurs and investments across the world to Fastrack the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, SGD. Elumelu made this appeal at the first-ever TIME100 Impact Award at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, where […]

Africa: Clean Energy Is Africa’s Chance for Climate Resilient Development

Africa: Clean Energy Is Africa’s Chance for Climate Resilient Development

By Deborah Ramalope | Climate Analytics Africa has sunshine all year round – with 7 of the 10 sunniest countries worldwide. The region has great potential for renewable energy, but requires international support to unlock it. A funding deal announced at last year’s UN COP26 climate summit between South Africa and the United States, Britain, […]

WHO Calls For Urgent Funding For TB Fight #WorldTBDay

WHO Calls For Urgent Funding For TB Fight #WorldTBDay

On March 24, as the world commemorates World Tuberculosis Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for an urgent investment of resources, support, care and information into the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Progress towards reaching the 2022 targets set in the UN High Level Meeting political declaration and the WHO Director-General’s Flagship Initiative Find-Treat[-All […]

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

By Ruth Ogden and Patricia Kingori It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, and since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end? This seems like a simple question, but historical analysis shows that “the end” of a disease […]

Calls For Support as Drought Ravages Horn of Africa

Calls For Support as Drought Ravages Horn of Africa

The Somali government is asking the international community for humanitarian aid for the 6.9 million people affected by the severe drought currently ravaging several parts of the country. Prime Minister Mohamed Roble in a statement issued in capital city Mogadishu, on March 14, 2022, urging donors to hasten aid as conditions are deteriorating. The UN […]

Stakeholders champion digital solutions to guarantee Nigerians access to nutritional staple foods

Stakeholders champion digital solutions to guarantee Nigerians access to nutritional staple foods

By Gabriel Olawale Worried by the increasing cases of micronutrient deficiencies in Nigeria, International partners, and the Nigerian government has unveiled a digitized system to ensure staple foods are fortified with the right levels of essential vitamins and minerals to support good health and nutrition. The programme which was facilitated by the Bill and Melinda […]

Movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria — UN Women Rep, Comfort Lamptey

Movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria — UN Women Rep, Comfort Lamptey

By Funmi Ajumobi The United Nations Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Comfort Lamptey has said that the movement for gender equality is a fight for sustainable development of Nigeria and not just women’s movement. Speaking at the inaugural International Women’s Day (IWD) Awards Gala held in partnership with the British High Commission, the European […]