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Pope Francis Calls For Peace Among Sudan’s Belligerent Leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Francis’ latest stop in the war-torn region of South Sudan is part of his historic trip aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country. The Pope’s visit to South Sudan comes at a time when the country is facing numerous challenges, including ongoing conflict, political instability, and economic hardship. During his visit, Read More…

Niger: Violence Derails Youth’s Future In The World's Youngest Country
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Niger: Violence Derails Youth’s Future In The World’s Youngest Country

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: Tom Peyre-Costa Forced displacements and massive school closures have drastically increased the number of children out-of-school in Niger, threatening the future of a generation, highlights the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Currently, 42 per cent of children are out-of-school, up from 34 per cent five years ago. This reverses the progress made on education in Read More…

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A Night of Inspiring Poetry: Writers Space Africa Flash Poetry Contest

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Night of Inspiring Poetry: Writers Space Africa Flash Poetry Contest On January 15, 2023, Writers Space Africa hosted a unique flash poetry contest that brought together poetry enthusiasts and literary lovers from across Africa. Held via Google Meet and WhatsApp, the contest was moderated by Anthony Onugba, the founder and President of Writers Space Read More…

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Over 80,000 People Line The Streets Of Tel Aviv To Protest Netanyahu’s Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv to voice their opposition to the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. According to estimates, the crowd size exceeded 80,000 people, making it one of the largest protests in Israel in recent years. The protesters, who came from all walks of life, Read More…

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4 Steps To Bring A Temporary Truce Between Israel and Palestine

Reading Time: 2 minutes The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is a complex and longstanding issue with deep historical, political, and cultural roots. There is no easy or straightforward solution to this conflict, and any efforts to bring about a lasting peace will need to address a wide range of issues and concerns on both sides. That being Read More…

What 3 Countries Remain Complicite In Practicing Apartheid?
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What 3 Countries Remain Complicite In Practicing Apartheid?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination that was enforced in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. The apartheid regime was characterized by the legal separation of different racial groups and the suppression of the rights of the non-white majority. The system was eventually dismantled after years of struggle and resistance, and Read More…

Nova Scotia Turns To Kenya To Fill Vacant Healthcare Positions
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Nova Scotia Turns To Kenya To Fill Vacant Healthcare Positions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nova Scotia has been facing a shortage of healthcare workers for some time now, with many positions remaining unfilled despite efforts to recruit locally. In an effort to address this shortage, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has turned to international recruitment, specifically targeting Kenya. The NSHA has partnered with the Kenyan government and several Read More…

Why Has Africa Been So Successful Limiting The Spread Of COVID-19?
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Why Has Africa Been So Successful Limiting The Spread Of COVID-19?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Africa has so far been relatively successful in limiting the spread of COVID-19, despite facing a number of challenges and having limited resources compared to other parts of the world. This success can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the early implementation of prevention measures, the relatively young population of the continent, and Read More…

Taliban Ruling Afghanistan Is A Human Rights Crisis, Especially For Women
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Afghan Women Continue To Suffer Under Taliban Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The decision by the Taliban to ban schools for women and restrict their human rights is a grave violation of international law and basic human rights. The international community has a responsibility to take action to address this issue and to support the rights and dignity of women in Afghanistan. There are a number of Read More…

Netanyahu's Re-election Complicates Peace Talks Between Israeli and Palestine
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Netanyahu’s Re-election Complicates Peace Talks Between Israeli and Palestine

Reading Time: 2 minutes The re-election of Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu as Israel’s Prime Minister further complicates matters in the region. He has been seen as a hard-right leader with little regard for wanting a truce between the Palestinians. It is also problematic to see him fill his cabinet with several right winged anti arab Ministers to govern. The West and Read More…

U.S. Opens $1,450,000 Hospital Surgery Pavilion in Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia
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U.S. Opens $1,450,000 Hospital Surgery Pavilion in Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The funding for this project is through the USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad initiative. Addis Ababa, December 16, 2022—The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the opening of a new surgery ward in Soddo Christian General Hospital in Soddo City, Wolayita Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region Read More…

South Africa Welcomes Calls for Public Sex Worker Bill
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South Africa Welcomes Calls for Public Sex Worker Bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes The CGE has always maintained that the criminalisation of sex work goes against the human rights of sex-workers in South Africa The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Ronald Lamola, that the Sex Work Bill is open for public comments. This marks significant progress towards Read More…

2022, The Year Of Political Coups, Thwarted And Successful
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2022, The Year Of Political Coups, Thwarted And Successful

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is no shortage of extremist groups and anti-government establishments wanting to over through democratically elected governments 2022 has seen more political coup attempts to over through elected governments than in recent years. From US January six insurrections to the thwarting of far-right extremists in Germany and, most recently, the arrest of Peru’s President trying Read More…

Fintech Revenues Could Grow By 8X To Reach $30 Billion By 2025
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Fintech Revenues Could Grow By 8X To Reach $30 Billion By 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes African fintech has a significant impact on day-to-day life on the continent. With its current upward trend, it can be perfectly poised to advance Africa’s global competitiveness rapidly. As the fastest-growing start-up industry in Africa, African fintech raised over US$1,3 billion in 2021 alone; the success of fintech companies is fuelled by several trends, including Read More…

Mali: 148,000 Displaced Children Lack Birth Certificates and Face Exclusion
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Mali: 148,000 Displaced Children Lack Birth Certificates and Face Exclusion

Reading Time: 2 minutes By: Tom Peyre-CostaRegional Media Adviser for Central and West AfricaNorwegian Refugee CouncilEmail: tom.peyrecosta@nrc.no | Whatsapp: +33 6 58 51 83 91 A new assessment by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) estimates that a staggering 148,600 displaced children in Mali – more than half of the total number of displaced children in the country – do not have state-issued birth Read More…

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Will the Stars Align for Africa at Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Will the Stars Align for Africa at Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup? One hopes Qatar 2022 will present a November novelty rather than a Fall failure for African teams in soccer. Africa had a single representative at its first attendance at the prestigious FIFA world cup. This appearance was in1934 in Italy, and Egypt represented Read More…

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More Ghanaian Students Pick the United States for Higher Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ghanaian students studied at 700 U.S. colleges and universities in all 50 U.S. states in 2021-2022 Ghanaian students continue to choose the United States as a top destination for higher education.  The 2022 Open Doors Report released today confirms that 4,916 Ghanaian students studied at U.S. colleges and universities during the most recent (2021-2022) academic year.  This Read More…

Israel’s Election Result May eMan Further Oppression For Already Suffocated Palestinians
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Israel’s Election Result May Mean Further Oppression For Already Suffocated Palestinians

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jessica WanlessGlobal Media AdviserNorwegian Refugee Council (NRC)Advocacy and Media Section, Oslo The vicious cycle of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory will not stop unless Israel ends its occupation; instead, Israel’s election results forecast a new government intent on permanent rule over Palestinians, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today. “I’m alarmed Read More…

European Bank Invest €100m To Expand Nigeria High-Speed Network
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European Bank Invest €100m To Expand Nigeria High-Speed Network

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investment to enhance capacity and expand coverage of the 4G network in Lagos and Ogun States The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to EUR 100 million in financing with MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) to support the telecommunications company’s network expansion programme. The investment will aid the acceleration of 4G coverage in Nigeria and Read More…

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Games of Goals at Mozambique 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Games of Goals at Mozambique 2022 Senegal has shown grit and goals worthy of a defending Champion, and the Teranga Lions may roar their way into the final. Earlier today at the Vilankulo arena, Senegal bled Madagascar and created a goal bath at the ongoing Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations, Mozambique 2022. Playing in Read More…

Multiple Prison Breaks In South Sudan, Has Become A Public Safety Crisis
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Multiple Prison Breaks In South Sudan, Has Become A Public Safety Crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prison breaks have over the past years hampered the ability of law enforcement officers to ensure prisoners serve their sentences fully and can be reintegrated into society. In the Warrap Prison, a facility located in Tonj North county, 250 detainees jostle for space. Theoretically, the prison has the capacity to house only 150 inmates. Prison Read More…