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  • Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is Part of a Larger Attack on Civil Society
    Four years ago, Omoregie* and his friends were arrested without cause and taken into custody. When they got to the station, Omoregie watched as the police began to beat his friends. Afraid, he began to discreetly tweet about the attacks as they took place. I and many other Twitter users could read his fears while […]
  • Education Cannot Wait Investments Transform Children’s Lives in Somalia
    Ten-year-old Sabah Abdi from Ali Isse, a small rural village on the Somaliland-Ethiopian border, scored well in her recent exams, placing third overall in her local village school of 400 students. Yet is was just three years ago Sabah spent her days helping with household chores and herding goats, rather than studying because her pastoralist […]
  • Death toll of Burkina Faso Attack Reaches 160
    On the night of Friday 4th June, a group of unidentified armed men stormed the village of Solhan in the north of Burkina Faso, shooting indiscriminately, looting the market and burning homes. A report by RFI, the French radio station said there could have been as many as 200 attackers by some accounts of survivors. […]
  • Why We Need More Women in Power
    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read the words, women and power? The accepted wisdom is that women can be powerful, but not without the constant reference to their gender – which is often based on a set of unconscious biases towards them. Is she competent enough, effective, articulate […]
  • Child Marriage and Domestic Violence: What We Found in 16 African Countries
    The number of girls who marry before their 15th birthday has remained unchanged for 20 years in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has the highest rate of child marriage, with nearly four in 10 girls married before age 18. In Niger, for example, over 77% of girls are married before the age of […]
  • Calls for Zimbabwean Journalist Jeffrey Moyo to be Given a Fair Trial after Bail is Denied
    As international correspondent Jeffrey Moyo was denied bail for allegedly breaching a section of the Zimbabwe Immigration Act by helping two foreign journalists work in the country without proper media accreditation, local organisations have called for his release and for him to be accorded a fair trial. Moyo (37), a correspondent for Inter Press Service (IPS), […]
  • Africa’s Forgotten Crisis
    Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait   World leaders need to act for children and youth struggling to survive and thrive.

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  • June 12: Many do not care about Nigeria’s democracy – Tinubu
    The National Leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said some Nigerians do not care about the country’s path to democracy. The former Lagos State governor said this in a statement he signed on Friday titled, ‘June 12, 2021: Democracy Day Statement’ – amid secessionist agitations from the South-East and […]
  • Ogun State Gov, Abiodun begs residents not to protest as protesters begin mobilization
    As the nation celebrates June 12 as Democracy Day, Governor Dapo Abiodun has urged residents of Ogun State not to join any protest. Gov Abiodun feared that resorting to protest could breed violence, saying such protests could be hijacked by those he called hoodlums and enemies of democracy, harbouring ulterior motives. In a statement made […]
  • How Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey joined Nigerians to mark June 12 democracy day
    Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has tweeted a photo of the Nigerian flag on his official Twitter handle in likely solidarity of Nigeria’s Democracy day. The photo was shared at exactly 12am (Nigerian time) on June 12, which is now being celebrated in Nigeria as “Democracy Day”. READ ALSO: Creative industry will continue to get attention […]
  • June 12: Read MKO Abiola’s Letter To Gani Fawehinmi Two Days Before He Was Murdered
    Two days before the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, was assassinated, he wrote a letter to a renowned constitutional lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The letter that was written on 05/07/98 and given to Lola Edewor & Bisi, Abiola’s 3rd wife during their visit to Abiola was published by SaharaReporters. Read […]

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To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics

Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDs By Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 – As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better […]



Global Leaders to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed: Stop the Atrocities in Tigray

The rugged landscape of Tigray, Ethiopia’s most northern region, stretches away to the north and into Eritrea. The Tigray Region has been rocked by conflict since November 2020. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS By External SourceDILI, Jun 11 2021 – Seven highly respected leaders in conflict resolution have issued a call for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed […]



Why Mixed Messages Could Turn Boris Johnson’s Glasgow Climate Summit Dream into a Nightmare

Boris Johnson’s recent pledge to cut emissions by 78 % by 2035 (compared with 1990 levels) is impressive in its ambition. Opponents are asking how such momentous pledges can be achieved. Credit: Edgardo Ayala / IPS By Felix Dodds and Chris SpenceNEW YORK, Jun 11 2021 – How are preparations for the Glasgow Climate Summit […]



UN Scientists: Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss. Two Parts. One Problem.

While the Caribbean boasts endemic species, rich land and marine ecosystems, for some countries limited land for economic development results in natural habitat degradation and deforestation, which is exacerbated by climate change. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS By Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 11 2021 – Earth is in the throes of multiple environmental crises, with climate change […]



Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Their Education Cannot Wait

By Yasmine SherifJun 11 2021 (IPS-Partners) The right to an inclusive quality education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Delaying or ignoring the right to an education equals failing to protect human rights. The longer we wait, the less we contribute to justice. Yasmine Sherif For the 128 million children and adolescents […]



A Staggering 160 Million Are Victims of Child Labour

Children work at a mine in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN says child labour figure has risen to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk. Credit: UNICEF/Patrick Brown By Simone GalimbertiKATHMANDU, Nepal, Jun 11 2021 – Among the many daunting issues leaders of the G7 will have […]



Preventing Hunger While Building Peace

Agroecology can fight malnutrition, curb conflict AND build community self reliance and resilience–in hunger hotspots and beyond By Daniel Moss and Amrita GuptaBOSTON / NEW YORK, Jun 11 2021 – Acute hunger is expected to soar in over 20 countries in the next few months, warns a recent report on global “hunger hotspots” from the […]



Nyxoah Issues First Quarter 2021 Results

Nyxoah Issues First Quarter 2021 Results Mont–Saint–Guibert, Belgium "" June 10, 2021, 11:45pm CET / 5:45pm ET "" Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels: NYXH) ("Nyxoah" or the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced its unaudited, interim financial statements for the […]



Nyxoah files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering in the United States

Nyxoah files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering in the United States Mont–Saint–Guibert, Belgium "" June 10, 2021, 11:30pm CET / 5:30pm ET "" Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels: NYXH) ("Nyxoah" or the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced […]



Layout International Partners with Sophi.io to Fully Automate Print Production

TORONTO, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sophi.io, a suite of AI–powered optimization, prediction and automation tools developed by The Globe and Mail, has partnered with Layout International, a supplier of cutting–edge enterprise technology, to transform print production. Sophi will provide the smart AI/ML technology to fully automate the end–to–end print production workflow to save […]



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