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  • COVID-19 Brings Fresh Challenges to Nigeria’s Leprosy-affected
    People affected by leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, are often stigmatised. In countries like Nigeria, many of them end up as beggars due to the psycho- and socio-economic problems they face. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fresh challenges for them and life is getting increasingly difficult. Sam Olukoya in Lagos takes a look at […]
  • One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africa’s Challenges
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions. Many of the recent epidemics — Ebola, Zika and even Covid-19 — are emerging infectious diseases transmissible from wildlife species. In addition, other global health challenges greatly impact people, livestock, wildlife and agriculture which results in adverse […]
  • Kenya’s Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate
    It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya’s semi-arid Makueni County. But in Kithiani village, Justus Kimeu’s two-acre piece of land stands out from the rest. After embracing the regenerative agriculture (RA) technique, the 52-year-old farmer is looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize as all his neighbours […]
  • Equipped by US & Israeli Firms, Police in Botswana Search Phones for Sources
    Oratile Dikologang was naked when police officers pulled black plastic over his head during his detention in April 2020. It was difficult to breathe, but the interrogation continued, he told CPJ in a recent phone interview. “What are your sources, where do you get information,” he recalled them asking repeatedly. “It was the most painful […]
  • Africa Goes Digital
    The writer is special adviser on Africa to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and former finance minister of Cabo Verde.
  • How West African Leaders Can Tackle Youth and Gender Inequities
    Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent billed to elect new political leaders in 2021 alone. This is a good opportunity to improve conditions on the continent. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified other issues on the continent like youth unemployment that better leadership […]
  • Refugee Children Explain How Education Helped Put Their Trauma Behind Them
    Eighteen-year-old Chuol Nyakoach lives in the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Chuol is grateful that despite the trauma she has already experienced in her young life, she is able to continue her education in the refugee camp. Learning has given her a reason to wake up every day. “My life has changed and ECW’s […]

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  • Throw Back: Queen Luwoo, the first and only female Ooni of Ife
    Queen Luwoo was the 21st ruler of Ife, according to transcribed oral history, and a forerunner well ahead of her time. Her reputation has not been generous to her, despite the fact that she was once the most powerful Yoruba monarch. Ilè-If is a town in Osun state that is revered as the Yoruba people’s […]
  • Eid Mubarak: PDP Leader, House of Reps preaches tolerance, togetherness
    By Tom Okpe, Abuja Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) leader in the House of Representatives stated that muslims arround the globe, particularly Nigeria should imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and togetherness as they mark the end of the yearly fasting and prayers, Eid Mubarak. The House member, O K Chinda in his Sallah message on […]
  • Restructuring: Northern minority Reps back southern govs on anti-open grazing, others
    By Tom Okpe Members of the minority parties from the 19 northern states in the House of Representatives have thrown their weight behind the southern governors resolution banning open grazing and endorsing restructuring of the country. The position of the caucus was contained in a statement jointly signed on Thursday in Abuja by  Amos Gwamna […]
  • True Federalism: Southern Reps members supports Govs, demands restructuring
    By Tom Okpe Members of the House of Representatives from the 17 southern states of the federation has thrown its support behind the southern state governors forum on the demand for true federalism, restructuring and worsening insecurity in the country, among others. The House of Representatives members said after due considerations, it unanimously supports the resolutions […]

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  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo to Sanwo-Olu: Ignore rumoured IPOB plotted attacks in Lagos
    By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ignore the rumour that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are plotting to attack Lagos. Recall that Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, during a Security Townhall Meeting at the Lagos State secretariat, attended by Governor Sanwo-Olu, and otherRead […]
  • Auto crash claims 2 lives in Onitsha
    Two male adults on Thursday lost  their lives in a road accident involving three vehicles at the flyover in Upper Iweka, Onitsha in Anambra. Mr Utten Boyi, the Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka. Boyi said the accident, which occurred at noon, was caused byRead […]
  • Nigeria: Why Rep caucus support Southern Governors position – Idahosa
    BENIN CITY - THE member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Dennis Idahosa yesterday said the desire for the continued existence of Nigeria as one country was the reason why the members House of Representatives frm southern Nigeria took the decision to support the resolution of the Southern Governors. The post […]

PRA Health Sciences pioneers connecting clinical trial patients with their real-world data with Synoma

RALEIGH, N.C., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today an innovative tokenization solution using Synoma , PRA's proprietary technology that allows for the generation of enhanced evidence for drug development. PRA's solution makes it possible to connect clinical trial data and secondary data sets with privacy at the […]



Latin America & the Caribbean Assess Climate Ambition and Action Ahead of COP26

Wallhouse, Dominica, 2017, a few days after Category 5 Hurricane Maria struck the island. At the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week the Dominican Republic called for a consolidated regional vision in the face of climate change that would bring a strong regional position to COP26. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS By Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, May […]



Russia’s Sputnik Diplomacy

Older adults are amongst the first Peruvians to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination site in Lima, Peru. “The World Health Organisation’s Global Vaccine Access Fund, or Covax, amounts to a clearinghouse for the West’s leftovers,” says the writer. Credit: UNICEF/Jose Vilca By Valentina LaresMADRID, May 13 2021 – While Western countries were busy with […]



Will the UN hold Myanmar’s Military Accountable for Its Crimes against Children?

People holding a vigil in Yangon, Myanmar. Credit: Unsplash/Zinko Hein By Yanghee LeeSEOUL, May 13 2021 – In one particularly bloody day in March, Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least ten children, some as young as 6, in violent crackdowns against peaceful protests. Since the military seized control over the country three months […]



COVID-19 Brings Fresh Challenges to Nigeria’s Leprosy-affected

By Sam OlukoyaLAGOS, Nigeria, May 12 2021 – People affected by leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, are often stigmatised. In countries like Nigeria, many of them end up as beggars due to the psycho- and socio-economic problems they face. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fresh challenges for them and life is getting increasingly difficult. […]



It Takes a Community to Defeat COVID-19

A local cemetery working running on the ground collecting logs for funeral pyres, to perform the last rites for patients who died of Covid, on 29 April at the Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi. (Ghazipur Cremation Ground/File-Amit Sharma) By Shubha Nagesh and Ifeanyi NsoforDEHRADUN, India/ABUJA, May 12 2021 – The media is awash with […]



The UN’s Guterres, an Incumbent With Strong Backing by Europe, Is Bound to Win Another Term

The General Assembly held a “dialogue” on May 7, 2021, with the UN’s member countries and António Guterres, the only officially recognized candidate for UN secretary-general and an incumbent. Only two civil society groups were able to ask questions across the three-hour session. Credit: ESKINDER DEBEBE/UN PHOTO By Barbara CrossetteNEW YORK, May 12 2021 – […]



Reimagining Education with Imagination

Credit: UNICEF By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, May 12 2021 – The month of May marks mental health awareness month or mental health awareness week in several countries around the world. Many people will be reading posts and blogs about the importance of getting more sunshine and exercise to avoid the blues, about ways to deal […]



Montauk Renewables, Inc. Expands Agricultural Waste Segment Through Technology Acquisition

PITTSBURGH, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Montauk Renewables, Inc. (Montauk) (NASDAQ: MNTK) announces the acquisition of privately–held NR3, LLC, (NR3) a pioneering environmental technology and renewable energy company, based in Greensboro, NC, that specializes in the recovery, refining, and recycling of natural resources from the waste streams of modern agriculture. Montauk, historically focused on […]



Pakistanis in Italy: Against All Odds

Daud Khan, Ahmed Raza and Mahnoor Malik speak to a young immigrant in Italy about his journey to Europe By Daud KhanROME, May 11 2021 – We met 22-year old Ali B. in a park in Rome’s city center on a rather cold and windy April evening. We could not share a meal, or even […]



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