India’s Trinity of Challenges

Normally bustling streets in cities across India were mostly deserted as the country observed the shutdown. Credit: UN India By N Chandra MohanNEW DELHI, Mar 27 2020 – The exigencies of combatting the coronavirus pandemic on a war-footing — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide stay-at-home lockdown for 21 days to break the […]

Coronavirus & Early Lessons from China

Credit: UN Population Fund (UNFPA) By Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang, & Changyong Rhee, International Monetary Fund (IMF)WASHINGTON DC, Mar 27 2020 – The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. China’s experience so far shows that the right […]

Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS By Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Mar 27 2020 – “I have never planted a […]

Coronavirus Worsens Yemen’s Long Tale of Woe

Credit: United Nations By Abdul MohammedSANA’A, Yemen, Mar 26 2020 – In every room in Yemen’s Al-Saba’een hospital, patients in critical condition waited on chairs, and still others laid on the bare ground. I saw women and girls sharing beds in pairs, and children laying close together being treated. This is Sana’a, Yemen’s best-supplied and […]

TRENDS E-Symposium to Address Post-Corona Globalization Challenges

By Ehtesham ShahidABU DHABI, Mar 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) TRENDS Research & Advisory is organizing its first-ever E-Symposium to discuss the global impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and offer insights on the steps needed to mitigate its negative effects worldwide. This will be the first online symposium of its kind to be organized since the outbreak […]

A Positive Policy Turn for People Most Vulnerable To Drought Worldwide

By UNCCD Press ReleaseMar 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) The international community is developing policy measures and actions to help the people most vulnerable to drought to take early action to avoid loss of life, and the heavy and growing losses of livelihoods and damage to property and ecosystems following droughts. The Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought […]

East Asian Lessons for Controlling Covid-19

By Nazihah Muhamad Noor and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 26 2020 – By the third week of March 2020, the number of Covid-19 deaths in Italy had overtaken the number of deaths in China. Authorities all over the world are restricting the movements of their populations as part of efforts to control the […]

COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal By HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanAMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 2020 – Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear that […]

Chinese vs. Western Governance: The case of COVID-19

Emergency room nurses wear face masks at Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen in China. Credit: Man Yi/ UN News By Martin JacquesLONDON, Mar 26 2020 – During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government’s handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, was merciless. The Chinese government stood […]

Can Eswatini’s Traditional Healers Encourage HIV Testing Among People Not Accessible via Routine Healthcare Systems?

Doctor Khalishwayo, a traditional healer in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini, distributes HIV Self-Test Kits to his clients to get more people to know their status. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE, Mar 26 2020 – Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. […]

RSS Daily Times Nigeria

  • 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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RSS Vanguard News

  • 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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