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Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending
November 20, 2018
Violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, says the U.N. on its webpage “end violence day.” The reality of domestic violence is a plague that affects millions of women, often trapped in a toxic environment they cannot escape.  ... read more »
Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe
September 21, 2018
The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists wrote: “Global warming is making heavy rain more frequent in many areas of the country. With human alteration of the land—like the engineering of rivers, the destruction of natural protective systems, and increased construction on floodplains—many parts of the U.S. are at greater risk of destructive floods.“ ... read more »
Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize for Original Mobile Start-Up
August 16, 2018
At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. ... read more »
Institute of the Black World 21st Century Conference
August 9, 2018
More than two thousand came from the greater Newark/New York region, Black America and the Pan-African world, drawn by the urgent impulse to connect, network, bond, share and unite in the wake of the most hate-filled, demagogic and divisive presidential campaigns that produced a presidential regime, elected by less than a majority of the popular vote, embedded with racism, white nationalism and Islamophobia.  It was one of the most threatening moments since the arrival of Africans on these hostile American shores. ... read more »
Major AIDS Conference Aims to ‘Build Bridges’ Where Epidemic Still Surges
July 26, 2018
The International Conference on AIDS - the largest conference on any global health issue in the world – opens this week under the title “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.”  ... read more »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
Spain Gives ‘Safe Harbor’ to 629 Africans Stranded at Sea
June 13, 2018
The migrants had been picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend, in six different rescue operations, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. ... read more »
South African Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity
June 7, 2018
Dr. Dziba, who studied at Utah State University and Fort Hare University in the U.S., says he’s looking forward to engaging with people worldwide in finding solutions for the sustainability of the world’s natural assets. ... read more »
Me Too Movement Reaches Into African Halls of Power
May 31, 2018
The women, who work at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, appealed to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chair, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the AU chair, in a signed letter obtained by the paper. ... read more »
Did Trump Meet His Match in President of Nigeria?
May 15, 2018
By developing its own agricultural sector, Nigeria could reduce mass unemployment and an over-reliance on oil which has already left a huge scar on the local environment. ... read more »
Their Nightmare Ended, Freedom for ‘Chibok Girls’ is Still Out of Reach
April 19, 2018
Nearly four years after militants attacked a rural school and kidnapped over 200 girls in a well-planned raid, the nightmare has ended for about 100 Nigerian girls. ... read more »
Rwandans ‘Remember, Renew and Unite’ on Anniversary of Genocide
April 12, 2018
Rwandans at home and abroad marked the April 1994 Genocide that took the lives of more than a million Rwandans in just 100 days . ... read more »
Presidential Race Takes an Unexpected Twist in Nigeria
April 12, 2018
At a recent meeting with ruling party leaders, President Buhari explained that he heard “the clamor by Nigerians” urging him to run again in 2019. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Nigerian Parents Plead with Officials to Speed Up Rescue of Abducted Girls
February 28, 2018
Nigerian Parents Plead with Officials to Speed Up Rescue of Abducted Girls ... read more »
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