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Who Takes Care of the Doctors? Nigerian Doctors Blame the Government

Like many other sectors in the country, the healthcare sector complains of poor leadership and lack of support from the government including low remunerations and poor facilities. As a result, the country saw its doctors going on strike as well as looking elsewhere to practise and work happily. In a recent job interview where the …

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Malawi: Mwikala recognized for eradicating malaria

Since 2017, Mwikala, a village in Machinga, Malawi, recorded zero cases of malaria infection. In June 2021, the village, a home of 12,000 people, was awarded by the president, Lazarus Chakwera, for becoming a model in eradicating the mosquito-borne disease. The community initiated an anti-malaria campaign in 2016 with the help of a group of …

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Covid-19 Vaccination Africa: Tunisia vaccinates people over 40

Tunisia’s population is about 12-million and by mid-October, the government plans to carry out the first jab, vaccinating half of the population. Currently after receiving over 6-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Western and Arab countries, people over the age of 40 are now being vaccinated.  According to President Kais Saied, another round of 6-million …

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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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How About The Things COVID-19 Revealed?

Last year wasn’t funny for both the rich and poor. And 2021 appears to be an extension with little achievements globally in curbing the Covid-19 surge. Has it been all bad for everybody? But buildings never stopped going up. Quite a number of business owners and investors in certain businesses like the social media, ecommerce, …

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How has Africa been handling COVID-19?

In a recent interview, Dr John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC director, says the continent has been working in combating the Covid-19 crisis and hasn’t been idle. Currently in South Africa battling with the third wave of the disease, the government has authorized partial lockdown and also extended nighttime curfew. Here’s what Nkengasong has to say …

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COVID-19: Tunis Goes On Lockdown As Cases Skyrocket

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, has gone on a partial lockdown today due to Covid-19 crisis reaching its highest daily rate since the outbreak globally. In some areas where the cases are way too high, the Tunisian government went all out authorizing a full lockdown. The areas include four regions — the governorates of Beja …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

On Monday, 22nd of March, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, mentioned that Nigeria has, courtesy of its scientists, produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are, by virtue of his testimony, currently awaiting clinical trials and certifica­tion before becoming useful …

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G-Gateway

How G-Gateway is Coding Digital Opportunities for Women in IT

G-Gateway is pioneered by the two women remarking their ingenuity amid the pandemic, climate change crisis, and in a male-dominated industry. It is the first female-led tech company in Gaza founded by Bassma Ali and Tasha Abu Safieh. Out of the uncertainties of an unusual year, the ICT company has set out to support women …

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Harry

HARRY BARNES-DABBAN: The Maven Designing Health Into The Future of African Ports

Harry Barnes-Dabban is the Founder and Executive Coordinator of Ports Environmental Network-Africa (PENAf), an organization created with the sole aim of securing the environmental health of African ports. Harry is influencing the future of African ports towards addressing existing challenges through local and international partnerships for a better future. He studied Environmental Policy and Governance …

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