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  • Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide
    What stands between Soi Cate Chelang and her dream of turning her small pallet-making business into a major enterprise is capital. In Kenya, Chelang may well be a pioneer in making seats out of wooden pallets — the flat pieces of wood used to support goods or containers during shipping. While she has no formal training […]
  • Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health
    When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had […]
  • Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say in a new study that urges swift policy changes and a sound financial framework to attract investment. The country has been reeling from one of the worst droughts in decades, with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) […]
  • Climate Change: A Tale of Weather Extremes with Mixed Fortunes for Zambia
    It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the “heavens have opened” and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell.  “This is welcome after two weeks of a dry spell,” says Hatuleke […]
  • In Dealing With Climate Change: Foresight is Key
    United Nations World Food Program recently released 2020 Global Hotspots Report. According to the report, millions of citizens from Sub-Saharan African countries will face hunger in the first half of 2020 for several reasons including conflict, political instability and climate-related events such as below-average rainfall and flooding. Focusing in on the latter, climate-related extreme events […]
  • U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?
    While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics, behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa.  A December report in the New York Times claimed […]
  • The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions
    One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an “annual temperature check” on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of […]

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  • NGO donates improved seedlings to 50, other items to 340 IDPs in Plateau
    The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau. Presenting the seedlings, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Gana, the Assistant Coordinator of the NGO, said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the […]
  • FRSC doctorates 25 newly promoted officers in Nsukka
    The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Saturday decorated 25 newly promoted officers in Nsukka Unit Command. READ ALSO: FRSC decorates 24 newly promoted officers in Badagry Mr Kalu Ogbonnaya, the Enugu State Sector Commander of FRSC, at the decoration ceremony in Enugu, congratulated the officers and urged them to be more committed to their […]
  • Africa has potential to be biggest economic miracle, says AfDB President
    Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, President,  African Development Bank (AfDB) on Saturday said Africa had the potential of becoming the biggest economic hub with the right policies and investments. Adesina made the assertion at the Inspiration Conference 2020 of the Redeemer’s Men Fellowship (Lagos Regions) in Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had as […]
  • Kaigama tasks Gov Lalong on inclusive governance
    The Catholic Apostolic Administrator of Jos, Arch Bishop Ignatius Kaigama, has urged Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, to ensure an all-inclusive governance in order to foster peace in the state. Kaigama made the call on Saturday in Jos, at the award of the Knight of St Gregory the Great, to Lalong, as directed by the […]

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  • Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states — NCDC
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation. The post Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states — NCDC appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Impeachment: Trump lawyers prepare to deliver defence in Senate
    Donald Trump’s lawyers prepared to deliver his first full-throated defence Saturday in the Senate’s historic impeachment trial after Democratic prosecutors spent three days making their case for the United States president’s removal from office. Capping 24 total hours of arguments, Democrats told the 100 senators that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuringRead […]
  • Police arrest Abuja monarch, secretary over cop’s murder
    …CP condemns barbaric act, vows to fish out other culprits. By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja. Following the murder of a senior Police Officer, ASP Eric Isaiah and one Moses Emmanuel over land dispute by persons mobilised by the traditional ruler of Ushafa community, Alhaji Mohammed Baba and his secretary, Danlami Busa in Abuja, and injuriesRead […]

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