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LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

Saratu could not stop staring at the woman who was speaking. She was not sure what her name was because people kept calling her different things. Some called her “Her Excellency”, some addressed her as “Madam” and others called her “Doctor” or “Hajia”. She thought she heard the name “Amina”, but she was not sure. […]

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 […]

UK Companies Seen Missing Sustainability Targets Due To COVID-19

UK Companies Seen Missing Sustainability Targets Due To COVID-19

About two thirds of British companies expect to miss at least one of their sustainability targets as the coronavirus pandemic forces many to focus on staying afloat, a survey of 500 senior business leaders showed on Friday. While seven in 10 said their firms had put climate or sustainability initiatives on hold, many thought a […]

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

Coronavirus pandemic set to reverse fragile gains on gender equality in Africa South Sudan, Chad and Eritrea are the worst African countries to be a girl, a first-of-its-kind index found on Friday, with researchers warning that the pandemic could set back efforts to keep girls in school, out of work and safe from violence. The […]

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

 Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines […]

40,000 Young People In Nigeria To Benefit From Young Africa Works-IITA Project Training Program

40,000 Young People In Nigeria To Benefit From Young Africa Works-IITA Project Training Program

 In May this year, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to start the Young Africa Works-IITA Project. This project was developed in consultation with young people, policymakers, educators, and entrepreneurs as part of the Mastercard Foundation’s strategy to enable 30 million young people in Africa to access dignified and […]

Continent Passes 2-Million Mark in Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

Continent Passes 2-Million Mark in Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

As of November 20, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 2,028,207. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 48,702 and recoveries 1,711,359. South Africa has the most reported cases – 759,658, with deaths numbering 20,671. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (311,554), Egypt (111,955), Ethiopia (104,427), Tunisia (83,772) and Libya (76,006). The numbers […]

COVID-19 cases soar In Brazil’s Largest Indigenous Reservation

COVID-19 cases soar In Brazil’s Largest Indigenous Reservation

 The coronavirus has spread rapidly through the Yanomami indigenous reservation in northern Brazil and more than a third of its 27,000 people could have been exposed, according to a report produced by their leaders. The Yanomami’s territory, which is also home to 600 Ye’kwana people, is the largest indigenous reservation in Brazil. It is threatened […]

Minister Timothy Mtambo Warns ‘Thorough Crackdown’ Against Sexual Offenders

Minister Timothy Mtambo Warns ‘Thorough Crackdown’ Against Sexual Offenders

Civic Education and National Unity minister Timothy Mtambo has warned rapists and those who defile underage girls that the long arm of the law will deal with them. Mtambo said this Tuesday during community sensitization meetings in the north. He also warned that perpetrators of sexual violence and mob justice have no place in Malawi. […]

MP Vows To Shoot Down BBI Over Gender Representation

MP Vows To Shoot Down BBI Over Gender Representation

The radical proposal to abolish 47 Woman Representatives through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has drawn the wrath of women leaders. Narok Women Representative Soipan Kudate says women countrywide will launch a ‘No’ campaign if BBI scraps gains women have made this far. She said they will mobilise women to reject the report in totality […]

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