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Oluwamayowa Akinyemi

Oluwamayowa Akinyemi is a digital and web content developer with experience in web content development and management as well as research and writing. He is an avid reader of random subject matters and a sucker for movies and video games. He is also passionate about youth empowerment and is a global affairs analyst and enthusiast.

#FixTheCountry: Youths In Ghana Clamour For A Better Economy Amid Covid-19 Crisis

#FixTheCountry: Youths In Ghana Clamour For A Better Economy Amid Covid-19 Crisis

When the heat is too much for the sea to handle, it rises. So as the people of Ghana. Thousands flooded the streets of Accra, Ghana on Wednesday repeating three words glued together in solidarity: “#FixTheCountry”. It is a powerful protest against the government trending on Twitter They spoke their minds fearlessly: “corruption breeds poverty” …

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OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

Obiageli Ezekwesili was born on the 28th of April, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. More popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili,she  is a former vice president of the World Bank (African Region), co-founder and founding director of Transparency International, co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement and has also served twice as Federal Minister in Nigeria. She is also …

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Tokyo 2020 Recap, African Medalists: Ghana, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Ethiopia, Others

So far into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which started in July, 11 African countries have stood on the podium to put a wide smile across the face of the continent. The performance of African athletes at Tokyo 2020 has been remarkable with teenagers sending home gold as a result of their unwavering determination, passion and …

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World Breastfeeding Week: Low rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria, WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has looked into the numbers of exclusive breastfeeding rates as the world celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week themed “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”. With data from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), WHO and UNICEF find the rate of exclusive breastfeeding …

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Zambia Election: The military, not just the police, to ensure peaceful elections

Due to the political violence going on in Zambia, which has caused some political parties’ supporters their lives, the government in power has deployed the military to calm the situation and to ensure peaceful elections on August 12. President Edgar Lungu made this announcement on Sunday. While the leaders of Patriotic Front (PF), the governing …

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Interview with Dr Rashid Sumaila: "When Africa calls, you've to go"

Interview with Dr Rashid Sumaila: “When Africa calls, you’ve to go”

Dr. (Ussif) Rashid Sumaila is a Professor and the Director of Fisheries Economics Research Unit & the OceanCanada Partnership at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  He is the author of a forthcoming book: “Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries”  who specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such …

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Climate change: Somalia’s pastoral living affected

The effects of climate change affect the world at different levels and certainly not equally. In Somalia, recurring floods at the coastal region have greatly affected people negatively, displacing about 2.9 million. Back-to-back droughts have also plagued pastoral living, causing a huge threat for sustainable traditional living. Looking at the recent waves of locust infestations, …

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