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LOUD WHISPERS: A Prayer For My Country

LOUD WHISPERS:                                     A Prayer For My Country

Every year, at this time, I say a prayer As my country marks another year of independence I say a prayer of hope As I flip through newspapers, switch channels And read one WhatsApp post and Facebook rant after the other Sometimes unable to discern fact from fiction Real news from fake Almost all bearing […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Police Arrest Abusive Harare Teacher

Police Arrest Abusive Harare Teacher

POLICE in Harare have arrested Micheal Freeman Chingwaru (39), a teacher at Einstein Tuition Centre for violently assaulting a student at the private school. The arrest follows a national public outcry after a video of Chingwaru physically assaulting an unidentified male student went viral on social media Thursday. In the video, captured in a classroom […]

AU Endorses Joint Mission With UN for Somalia

AU Endorses Joint Mission With UN for Somalia

The African Union says it wants to partner with the United Nations in a proposed joint mission to support Somalia in its efforts to battle armed extremists and achieve stability. In a statement, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council said it endorsed an independent assessment team’s recommendation for a hybrid operation that would replace […]

1.3 Million Girls Drop Out of Junior Schools Annually in Nigeria – UNICEF

1.3 Million Girls Drop Out of Junior Schools Annually in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has revealed that not less than 1.3 million Nigerian adolescent girls dropped out of schools before completing their Junior Secondary Schools annually. This is as the federal government, through the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), maintained that it would focus on improving access to digital literacy […]

Men Are Embarrassing Us, A Call for Harsh Penalties for Rapists

Men Are Embarrassing Us, A Call for Harsh Penalties for Rapists

Namibia’s police chief has called for severe punishments for adults who rape children as a deterrent for a crime that has become all too prevalent. Lieutenant general Sebastian Ndeitunga says the judiciary should punish men, who rape young girls, “with many years in prison”. He said his office has noted that regions in the north […]

Nearly 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Nearly 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of October 12, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,394,443 while over  99,670,975 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  214,113 and  7,722,557 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases  2,912,346 and  88,346 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  939,356 ), […]

Rotary Club Launches Empowerment Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Rotary Club Launches Empowerment Program for Women Entrepreneurs

The Rotary Club of Monrovia in partnership with Educare and international partners has launched the Empowering Women in West Africa program. The project is a pilot exercise specifically designed a year ago to focus on ways in which women entrepreneurs already engaged in small-scale businesses in Liberia can improve their capacity and expand the operation. […]

Sarah Everard Case Pushes Brits To Learn How To Stop Street Abuse

Sarah Everard Case Pushes Brits To Learn How To Stop Street Abuse

The murder of Sarah Everard has led to a spike in demand for training on how to help if you see someone being harassed on the street, course providers in Britain said, as her killer was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Everard’s abduction from a residential street in London earlier this […]

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 […]

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