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New report warns education under siege in central and west Africa with over 2500 attacks in past 5 years alone

Schools, universities, students, teachers, and academics in West and Central Africa have suffered over 2,500 attacks over the past 5 years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a 300-page report released...

South African President heartbroken as COVID-19 kills Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile of the AmaRharhabe Kingdom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile, Regent of the Royal House of the amaRharhabe.  Queen Noloyiso, widow of the late King Maxhobha...

Harvard University and MIT sue Trump admin over order to deport all foreign students, including tens of thousands of Africans, taking classes online amid...

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday asked a federal court to temporarily block an order by the Trump administration to expel foreign students whose universities are not holding in-person classes this fall amid...

Senator protests exclusion of FCT indigene as Buhari replaces two non-career Ambassadors-designate

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the replacement and confirmation of two non-career Ambassadors-designate. The request was contained in a letter read during plenary by the...

Human Rights Watch calls on Nigeria to release Mubarak Bala, humanist arrested for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook

The Nigerian police should immediately disclose the whereabouts of Mubarak Bala, president of the Nigerian Humanist Association, who has been detained incommunicado since April 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.  Bala was arrested...

Global health expert Amanda Glassman alarmed by Trump administration’s decision to notify Congress of intent to withdraw U.S. from WHO

Amanda Glassman, the executive vice president and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C. has criticized the Donald Trump administration for formally notifying Congress of its intent to withdraw the United...

Nigeria sexual harassment bill to guarantee safety of students in schools

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the passage of the sexual harassment bill by the Senate will ensure the safety of students of tertiary institutions in the country.

Nigerian activists call for fair treatment of detained anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has expressed “concerns about reports that the apparently arbitrary arrest of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, may be ‘the outcome of...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after...

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after a night in police custody. Mr....

Atlanta mayor and Biden’s running mate candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” the 50-year old mayor tweeted. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

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Charles Lufumpa, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

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Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

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