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Govt Cancels Independence Celebrations Due to Covid-19 Fears

Govt Cancels Independence Celebrations Due to Covid-19 Fears

South Sudan’s Council of Ministers has resolved that there will be no official celebrations for the country’s 10th independence anniversary on Friday over the fear of coronavirus. The council also postponed the arranged swearing-in of the new transitional legislature from Friday to a date yet to be announced. In an extraordinary sitting chaired by President […]

COVID-19 Crisis Makes Electricity Too Costly For Millions In Africa, Asia

COVID-19 Crisis Makes Electricity Too Costly For Millions In Africa, Asia

The economic toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 25 million people in Africa and Asia unable to afford electricity, threatening a global goal to provide power to everyone by 2030, international agencies warned on Monday. Two-thirds of those affected were in sub-Saharan Africa, deepening disparities in the region’s access to electricity, according […]

400 GBV Cases Withdrawn in 2020

400 GBV Cases Withdrawn in 2020

Despite growing calls by government officials discouraging the withdrawal of gender-based violence cases, the country has recorded 404 withdrawals last year, Chief Justice Peter Shivute announced yesterday. Domestic violence cases brought before the lower courts took a sharp increase in 2020, with a record of more than 2 300 cases. This, according to Shivute, surpassed […]

Women Work The COVID Frontline But Lack A Voice, Poll Shows

Women Work The COVID Frontline But Lack A Voice, Poll Shows

Seven in 10 workers on the frontline of the pandemic are female yet women are left out of many COVID-19 response and recovery plans, according to a global survey published on Thursday. The survey, by New York-based women’s rights advocacy group Women Deliver and Paris-based research organization Focus 2030, gathered the views of 17,000 men […]

Old Mutual Medical Equipment Donation Breathes Life Into Malawi’s Covid-19 Fight

Old Mutual Medical Equipment Donation Breathes Life Into Malawi’s Covid-19 Fight

Premier financial services provider, Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited, has donated assorted medicine and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K30 million to Blantyre and Lilongwe District Health Offices (DHOs) to help the two offices in the fight against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Chief Executive Officer for Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited, Edith Jiya, said the donation is […]

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 […]

‘Corona carriers’: Stigma Halts Medication And Meet-Ups For HIV+ Malawians

‘Corona carriers’: Stigma Halts Medication And Meet-Ups For HIV+ Malawians

Malawian student Kondwani has fought against the stigma of being HIV-positive for most of his life, but COVID-19 has reignited old prejudices and given rise to a new term of abuse – “corona carrier”. A widely held misconception that HIV-positive people are at high risk of catching the coronavirus is fueling discrimination and making it […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting […]

COVID, Climate And Conflict Conspire To Push Up Poverty

COVID, Climate And Conflict Conspire To Push Up Poverty

Extreme poverty will rise for the first time this century as COVID-19 hammers the global economy, the World Bank said on Wednesday, predicting the pandemic could spawn 115 million “new poor” this year alone. A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 looks increasingly […]

COVID-19 Unveiled The Intense Need For Creative Work

COVID-19 Unveiled The Intense Need For Creative Work

As the COVID-19 outbreak became more and more serious, companies learned a valuable lesson: the difference between success and failure is creativity. People in creative industries have seen their work undervalued for decades. Artists, photographers, writers and more are expected to work “for exposure” or have their rates severely undercut. One surprising example comes from Apple. With the […]

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