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  • Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge
    “I have never planted a tree in my life,” laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country’s afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country’s forests into deserts and dust bowls. […]
  • Can Eswatini’s Traditional Healers Encourage HIV Testing Among People Not Accessible via Routine Healthcare Systems?
    Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods. “But as a traditional healer, there are certain things that I can’t see,” Khalishwayo […]
  • TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide
    Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) is likely to be of particular concern for communities with high rates of TB and HIV. Sars-CoV-2 and its resulting disease (COVID-19) haven’t […]
  • Djibouti Intensifies Awareness-raising Efforts Against FGM
    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still widely practised in the African country of Djibouti. Despite efforts by the government and development agencies to curb this practice, culture, tradition and religion continue to slow down progress. According to Hassan Omar Mohamed, a Member of Parliament from the Djibouti House of Assembly, FGM is a deeply-rooted practice […]
  • Health Workers Are the Frontline Soldiers Against Covid-19. Let’s Protect Them
    Many soldiers have seen first-hand the horrors of war and, terrifying though it often was, they knew who they were fighting, and could recognise their enemy. The COVID 19 or the new Corona Virus is different. In this virus we have an enemy which is invisible and sometimes deadly, and the task is harder. About […]
  • The UN and International Community united in fighting COVID-19 in Kenya
    The Government of Kenya, United Nations and International Community convened today at the UN Complex in Nairobi to combine their forces in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is in lockstep with the UN Secretary General’s call to action and it continues to mobilize full support […]
  • Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus
    Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch The post Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus appeared first on Inter Press Service.

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  • Military neutralises several terrorists, destroys their logistics facilities in Sambisa forest
    Abuja The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) have been neutralised in air strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) at Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno. The Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, added that […]
  • COVID-19: C/River bans religious gatherings of more than 5 persons
    Calabar – The Cross River State government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state. The ban was revealed in a statement by the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Matters, Rev. Fr. Bob Etta, in Calabar. It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade […]
  • Covid-19: Taraba govt. announces interstate travel ban
    Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Saturday announced a ban on travels in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29. The post Covid-19: Taraba govt. announces interstate travel ban appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
  • COVID-19: Gombe Govt. suspends N30,000 minimum wage, slashes political appointees salaries
    The Gombe State Government has suspended payment of the N30,000 minimum wage following dwindling finances due to the effect of coronavirus pandemic on the economy. The post COVID-19: Gombe Govt. suspends N30,000 minimum wage, slashes political appointees salaries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers

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  • No stoppage of fuel supplies nationwide, NUPENG assures Nigerians
    By Victor Young Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, this morning assured Nigerians of uninterrupted fuel supplies nationwide as the nation battled to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The union explained that uninterrupted product supplies nationwide are part of its contributions to lessen the hardships and pains Nigerians areRead […]
  • How to stay protected during COVID-19 pandemic
    In January, the World Health Organization, WHO, declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency International Concern, PHEIC. What this means is a formal declaration by the WHO of “an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated internationalRead […]
  • What makes COVID-19 different from past pandemics that killed millions of people
    WITH the death toll in the raging  COVID-19 pandemic kissing 25,000 and those affected hitting 575,767, there is global unanimity to contain the disease to minimise the collateral damage. The post What makes COVID-19 different from past pandemics that killed millions of people appeared first on Vanguard News.

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