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Strategies For Vaccinating Africa Against Covid-19 – CFA Forum with Africa CDC

Strategies For Vaccinating Africa Against Covid-19 – CFA Forum with Africa CDC

 The Constituency for Africa (CFA), in partnership with the Africa Trade Desk in Ottawa, will be organizing a public forum with the Africa Centres for Disease Control in Addis Ababa to discuss Africa’s strategy for vaccinating the continent. The forum will take place on Monday, April 19th from 10 am to 12 pm EST. The keynote speaker for the forum […]

Covid-19 Stirs Human Trafficking, UN Warns

Covid-19 Stirs Human Trafficking, UN Warns

A new report by the UN drug and crimes agency warns that the Covid-19 pandemic could also be contributing to a rise in the trafficking of persons. The Trafficking in Persons Report released on Tuesday says poverty arising from lost jobs or other economic opportunities has, over the last one year, increased the pool of […]

Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Human traffickers worldwide are increasingly targeting children and will likely exploit school closures during the coronavirus pandemic to abuse the young, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Children make up a third of trafficking victims who are uncovered – a share that has tripled in the past 15 years, with girls mainly exploited for sex […]

Govt Distributes N56 Million to 2,800 Indigent Women in Anambra

Govt Distributes N56 Million to 2,800 Indigent Women in Anambra

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, yesterday said it distributed N56million to 2,800 indigent women, including widows, the vulnerable and the disabled in Anambra State. Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, flagged off the ceremony at the Prof. Dora Akunyili […]

Russia’s First Female Train Driver Takes The Wheel After Decades-Long Ban Lifted

Russia’s First Female Train Driver Takes The Wheel After Decades-Long Ban Lifted

Elena Lysenko-Saltykova loves trains so much she got married on one. Yet fulfilling her childhood dream of working as a train driver has proved challenging. In fact, until Dec. 31 she was legally barred from doing so. 25-year-old Lysenko-Saltykova last week became the first female driver in Russia to operate a passenger train, chartering her […]

Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay is keeping in custody a 23-year-old Gift Bazirio for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally challenged girl aged 23. While confirming the development, the district police spokesperson Kondwani James said the law enforcers also arrested the wife of the suspect, Margret Mhango, for aiding the sexual assault. The offence was committed […]

A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19 Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to leave no one behind. Achieving transformative and lasting change on disability inclusion through the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy is a priority for the United Nations, including in times of crisis. The COVID-19 […]

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. […]

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 […]

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Healthcare workers fighting coronavirus in dozens of countries are facing violence from fearful communities who have attacked doctors and burned down clinics, aid agencies said on Tuesday. In Colombia, ambulances were blocked from entering a town to screen for COVID-19 cases, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which recorded 611 incidents targeting […]

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