21st August 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 12:14 pm Separatist Leader, Sissiku Ayuktabe writes from Prison to Cameroonian President Paul Biya: Let My People Go
  • 11:25 am Analysis on Chimamanda Adichie’s speech on women in Pre-colonial Igbo culture
  • 12:54 pm Ethiopia breaks tree Planting record with 350 million trees planted in a day
  • 12:31 pm How one man from Cameroon turned waste into a business
  • 11:33 pm World Health Organisation says quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for their own health
Igbo women in society

Chimamanda Adichie was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Igbo conference where she gave a deep insight into Igbo women in precolonial Igbo culture. I found it very enlightening and interesting. I was indeed inspired! Here is what I gleaned and my conclusion:  Culture is used as a silencing tool in Nigeria. For example, when […]

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say no to sexual education

It is truly unbelievable that in this day and age, education has turned into brainwashing. science is corrupted. altered. changed ignore and swept under the rug just because it threatens the interests of a few powerful people and the corporations they hide behind Arjun Walia I watched the video on children’s sex education and fear […]

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Sajid Javid

By now, I am sure you must have heard that Sajid Javid was appointed by Boris Johnson as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom. Being Chancellor is one of the most important positions in the UK government cabinet because he has overall responsibility for the work of the Treasury. He will also be moving […]

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Woman know thyself

When I started my Masters Degree programme, I behaved like a regular student. I attended lectures, read the recommended papers, did everything that regular students did. Then I saw my first semester results. In one of the courses, I got a B-. B- in Nigerian grading system is a D. In my mind, I was […]

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Mothers don't be afraid of stepping out of the spotlight

Few weeks ago I wrote about Ursular von der Leyen, the recently confirmed President of the European Commission. She is a 60-year-old mum of seven and the first female European Union Commissioner. Her nomination is very personal to me. On my Facebook wall, I talked about how she was a housewife for four years and […]

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Pregnant Girls Should be Allowed to Return to School

Gaps in education attainment and achievement are the result not only of the general social and economic context but also of its reflection in education systems. Girls’ early school leaving often comes just before or after early marriage or in the wake of pregnancy. About 90% of births among 15- to 19-year-olds occur within marriages […]

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Singapore Lee Kuan Yew

One of my Lecturers recommended Lee Kuan Yew’s Book “From Third World to First.“ It’s a very big book of about 700 pages. It took me a whole month to finish it which usually is a long time for me. I get bored easily reading lengthy books so I try as much as possible to […]

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One commonly held view in some societies is that women’s primary role is to be wives, housewives and caregivers

Such beliefs can lead to a vicious circle of reduced opportunities in employment and education. In the case of migration, there is an expectation that women who migrate, as many Filipino women do, should enter domestic or home care work, even if this results in a loss of skills.

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African Union Young Women Leadership Fellowship Programme

You are invited to apply for the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme – a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This exciting partnership aims to build a new generation of young African women leaders and experts to serve Africa and the world in designing and implementing development programmes in the context of the […]

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Lesley Nneka Arimah

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. She was awarded $12,500 for winning this prize. Nneka told the BBC that a conversation she had with her friend inspired her to write the story. Her friend is “quite strange and her strangeness was something […]

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