4th February 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

The first international conference on public health in Africa (CPHIA), which was postponed earlier in the year due to COVID-19, will take place virtually from 14-16 December 2021.     Several African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders will share scientific findings and public health perspectives. There will also be opportunities for collaboration for research, innovation and public health […]

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The Omicron variant is classified as  (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern. Variants of Concern are usually more transmissible and deadly. This variant was first reported by South Africa to the World Health Organization on November 24. So far, cases have been reported in over 11 countries including Botswana, Belgium, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, United […]

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In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, an anonymous woman has been found to be ‘cured’ of HIV. The Argentinan woman known as ‘Esperanza’ was diagnosed with HIV-1 in 2013. After 8 years of follow-up checks and a total of 10 commercial viral load tests, there was no evidence of HIV-1 disease […]

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Keisha Thorpe has been announced as the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2021.    Keisha was one of the ten shortlisted finalists from over 8000 nominations around the world. She is an English teacher at International High School Langley Park, Bladensburg, Maryland, United States. French actress Isabelle Huppert announced Keishia as the winner of the […]

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 The AKO Caine Prize 2022 is open for applications from December 6th to January 31st 2022.     The AKO Caine Prize for African writing is an annual literary award. This Prize is awarded for a short story by an African writer published in English regardless of where they reside. The winner will receive £10,000, and the […]

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The United Nations Climate Change Conferences has existed since 1995. These yearly conferences are guided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim of these meetings is to assess the progress in dealing with climate change, and to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. At […]

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The last week of the Climate Summit at Glasgow has been eventful. From the interesting address given by a Tuvalu minister knee deep in water, to China and the US committing to reduce their emissions and the 503 mystery. Currently, COP26 has stretched past its deadline into Saturday.  The 503 mystery     503 is the number […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for syringes. Either in vaccination or treatment of COVID-19, millions of syringes have been in use all over the world. The WHO expert, Lisa Hedman called attention to this during a United Nations briefing.      About 6.8 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally. This number is almost twice […]

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More than a year after the first case was announced in Wuhan, the coronavirus continues to be a global problem. Fortunately, breakthrough has been recorded in the rollout of vaccines. However, only half of the world’s population has been vaccinated. Regardless of the inequity of the vaccine distribution particularly to low-income countries, several people are […]

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The Climate Summit in Glasgow has not been without controversy. Several people have been dissatisfied with the program so far. China’s absence in the Summit could be a potential drawback for any progress made. The first controversy was in the speech of the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. He pledged to reach net zero carbon emission by […]

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