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70 Entries Longlisted for Writers Space Africa Awards 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes 70 Entries Longlisted for Writers Space Africa Awards 2022 The 2022 African Writers Awards is scheduled to take place in Cameroon later in the year. We are pleased to announce the longlist for the following awards: 2022 African Writers Awards (AWA) Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature African Teen Writers Awards We received hundreds of Read More…

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IRAQ: Repeated Displacement Causes Trauma Among A 3rd Of Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes One in three children who experienced repeated displacement in Iraq has developed a fear for their safety and trauma. Ahmed Bayram, Regional Media and Communications Adviser, NRCMiddle East Regional Office: ahmed.bayram@nrc.no; +962 7 9016 0147 The new figures highlight the impact of protracted displacement for tens of thousands of Iraqis, years after military operations with the Read More…

Almost 2 Million People Displaced Amid Worst Food Crisis In Burkina Faso
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Almost 2 Million People Displaced Amid Worst Food Crisis In Burkina Faso

Reading Time: 3 minutes Displacements in Burkina Faso have increased by over 7,000% since August 2018 Tom Peyre-CostaRegional Media Adviser, Central & West AfricaEmail: tom.peyrecosta@nrc.no | Whatsapp: +33 6 58 51 83 91 | Skype: tom.peyre-costa Nearly one in 10 people in Burkina Faso have been displaced by conflict. Most worryingly, the rate of severe food insecurity has nearly doubled compared to last year, with Read More…

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Is This a Movement?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Is This a Movement? “This may be a movement. It’s tough to beat a movement.”—Howard Wolfson, Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director. January 2008. The scandalous realization of Hillary Rodham Clinton of what she was running against in the run-up to the 2008 American presidential election may help us understand the potential presidency of Peter Obi in Read More…

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That Incredible Guy

Reading Time: 3 minutes That Incredible Guy MI’s The Guy studio offering has lived up to its prerelease delights. The concern here is not the ongoing buzz about streams on social media platforms because that is still unfurling and will, perhaps, continue for a long time. The excitement in fans is because MI is beloved in Nigeria’s musical family. This digital Read More…

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How One Man And His Friends Are Walking For Literacy

Reading Time: 4 minutes How One Man And His Friends Are Walking For Literacy On 8 September 2021, Namse Udosen woke up to a morning attended by a mood of trepidation. The day harbored the unknown. A few days back, he shared an innovative idea with some of his friends and associates, and they planned to go for a Read More…

UK Sending £40 Million In Water And Food Aid To West Africa
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UK Sending £40 Million In Water And Food Aid To West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK has announced £37.65 million in UK humanitarian funding to help people across the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin area. The UK will support around 1 million of the most vulnerable people across the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin with food, water and sanitation. Growing instability and violent extremism across the region and the Read More…

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Mr. Macaroni Says You’re Doing Well

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mr. Macaroni Says You’re Doing Well Mr. Macaroni showed good intentions that he would occupy an iconic place in Nigeria’s cinematic culture. He exhibited a fondness for comedic and dramatic acting from his teenage years. And this propensity for the screen landed him roles in the once popular Television hit, Papa Ajasco in 2014. A Read More…

President Weah Reaffirms Commitment to Improve Citizens’ Well Being
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President Weah Reaffirms Commitment to Improve Citizens’ Well Being

Reading Time: 2 minutes As it has been all through his tours across the country since last year, thousands of citizens came out to meet and interact with the President The President of Liberia, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, continued his nationwide tour, otherwise called the citizens’ engagement initiative, in District #5, Montsererado County, Read More…

Namse Udosen’s Silly Sally Teaches Kids to Read
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Namse Udosen’s Silly Sally Teaches Kids to Read

Reading Time: 2 minutes Namse Udosen’s Silly Sally Teaches Kids to Read Most parents often find teaching kids to read a burdensome family exercise. This experience is primarily the case with hyperactive kids who can prove to be a handful for busy or new parents. But this needs not to be the case. And that is why there is Read More…

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In the Tradition of Military Poets: Umar Abubakar Sidi’s Like Butterflies Scattered About By Art Rascals

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the Tradition of Military Poets: Umar Abubakar Sidi’s Like Butterflies Scattered About By Art Rascals Umar Abubakar Sidi’s second book of poems has been generously praised by early reviewers, lending credence to his burgeoning place in Nigeria and Africa’s literary firmament. He made his first promising impression three years ago when he notched his Read More…

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A Glimpse of Amanda’s Crime

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Glimpse of Amanda’s Crime Amanda is a hero in the police department. But she has an emotional underbelly and can’t solve her heartaches. But she possesses a social and professional veneer that is difficult to fault. The novelist, Anthony Onugba, offers a professional treatment of Amanda’s Crime, such that fictional elements begin to linger Read More…

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Gambian Chapter of Writers Space Africa out with Storms Don’t Last Forever

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gambian Chapter of Writers Space Africa out with Storms Don’t Last Forever The Gambian chapter of Writers Space Africa has published an anthology of poems titled Storms Don’t Last Forever. This anthology focuses on several issues affecting African societies. The young poets whose poems are featured in this book are concerned with themes around poverty, Read More…

Central African Republic: Alarming fuel shortage exacerbates worst levels of humanitarian needs since 2015
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Lack Of Fuel Leaves African Countries In Major Humanitarian Crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Central African Republic: Alarming fuel shortage exacerbates worst levels of humanitarian needs since 2015 By: Tom Peyre-CostaEmail: tom.peyrecosta@nrc.no | Whatsapp: +33 6 58 51 83 91 | Skype: tom.peyre-costaNRC Regional Advisor for Central & West Africa A growing lack of fuel in the Central African Republic, (C.A.R) exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is worsening an already critical situation for the Read More…

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Arts Council of Wales Supports Write & Sip Writer-2-Writer Mentorship Program in Cameroon

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Write & Sip Writer-2-Writer Poetry mentorship program of the Cameroon chapter of Writers Space Africa was held on Saturday, 9th July, at Quartier Mozart in Yaounde, Cameroon. This was held with sponsorship from the Arts Council of Wales through the Madarajra artist, Nnane Ntube. Write & Sip brought together ten Cameroon poets to explore Read More…

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GHANAIAN STORIES IS THE FOCUS OF WSA-GHANA’s AWENS3M

Reading Time: 2 minutes GHANAIAN STORIES IS THE FOCUS OF WSA-GHANA’s AWENS3M WSA-Ghana, a chapter of the Writers Space Africa Foundation, has published a biannual magazine called Awens3m, which literally translates as ‘woven words. Ghana is one of the most exciting countries in the world, with rich traditions and stories that need to be told.  Its vibrant writers are poised to take the lead in how Read More…

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Lesotho Chapter of Writers Space Africa Receives A $10,000 Grant From Global Fund For Children

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lesotho Chapter of Writers Space Africa Receives A $10,000 Grant From Global Fund For Children Writers Space Africa (Lesotho Chapter) has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Global Fund for Children (GFC) to run a National High School Debate in the Kingdom of Lesotho. This project will run for two years to promote freedom Read More…

Somalia Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As 4th Rainy Season Fails
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Somalia Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As 4th Rainy Season Fails

Reading Time: 2 minutes An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary-General Jan Egeland warned today. Michelle DelaneySenior Media Adviser to the Secretary-GeneralPhone: +47 941 65 579 | michelle.delaney@nrc.no | | Twitter: @michelledelaneyNorwegian Refugee Council “Somalia’s climate emergency is a hammer blow to millions, combining years Read More…

"Nigeria's Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria" 
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“Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria” 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Award-winning Investigative Reporter Speaks on Pentecost Sunday Attack at St. Francis Catholic Church & “Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter-Genocide in Nigeria”  David Hundeyin, award-winning investigative reporter, founder of https://westafricaweekly.substack.com/,and one of the compilers of Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter- Genocide in Nigeria and Implications for the International Community, has explained the June 5 Pentecost Sunday terrorist attack at St. Francis Catholic Read More…

Attacks On Schools Leave 500,000 Kids Without An Education
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Attacks On Schools Leave 500,000 Kids Without An Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes Insecurity and lack of funding forced over half a million children of Mali out of school By: Tom Peyre-Costa, NRCtom.peyrecosta@nrc.no | Whatsapp: +33 6 58 51 83 91  The critical shortfall in humanitarian funding for education, combined with attacks on schools by armed groups, is currently keeping 519,000 children out of school across Mali. In the last year, the number Read More…

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African Teen Writers Awards Receives Lifetime Sponsorship from Award-winning Tanzanian Writer Nahida Esmail

Reading Time: 2 minutes African Teen Writers Awards Receives Lifetime Sponsorship from Award-winning Tanzanian Writer Nahida Esmail Two winners in this year’s African Teen Writers Awards will receive $100 each. This is courtesy of a lifetime sponsorship commitment from award-winning Tanzanian writer Nahida Esmail. Speaking on the motivation for this sponsorship, Nahida Esmail says: “I want to help teenagers Read More…

The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore
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The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Political Courage of Omoyele Sowore “Free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.”—Barack Obama. Omoyele Sowore’s recent emergence as the African Action Congress presidential candidate bears testimony to his political fortitude over the years, despite personal and collective losses, threats to personal safety, and loss Read More…