21st October 2021
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 9:52 am Research confirms that intermittent fast produces weight loss.
  • 3:20 am AfricTivists Releases list of 10 Pre-finalists for AfricTivists Civic Action Prize.
  • 7:32 am Pursuing the ‘Made In Africa’ dream: Google, AFDB to invest over $3 billion.
  • 8:50 am Global Teacher Prize 2021: Who will take home $1 million?
  • 8:23 am 11 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle
Family friendly policies

UNICEF in a press release has urged businesses and governments to urgently invest in families to reduce poverty. These family friendly policies will lay the foundation for children’s healthy development and adults’ success at work. They also noted that policies such as paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, child benefits, and affordable, accessible and quality childcare […]

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Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. President Mandela was the first leader of South Africa ever […]

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Hunger, Overweight and Obesity

According to a recently released report from the United Nations entitled The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, an estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. The pace of […]

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Teaching is a Female Profession with Men in charge

Teaching has been characterized as a ‘female’ profession, especially at lower levels of education. Very few men work in early childhood education, at least partly because of persistent gender stereotypes and norms. There are far more men at higher levels of education and in school leadership positions. Nearly 94% of teachers in pre-primary education, but […]

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ACET Africa on Skills

Stakeholders from various sectors will on Tuesday 16 July convene at a policy roundtable to be organised by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in Lagos, Nigeria, to explore how developing countries are skilling their workforce to leverage the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR or Industry 4.0). The policy roundtable will bring […]

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Africa

There are a few people I follow on social media and one of the few is Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe on LinkedIn. He uses his platform to enlighten people about economic, financial and social issues in Nigeria and Africa. Yesterday, he talked about the University of Nigeria’s (UNN) electric car manufactured by undergraduate students. Of course, […]

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AFCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an inclusive undertaking for Africans from all walks of life: Government, Civil Society, Academia, Women, Youth, Diaspora, Labour, Entrepreneurs and several other stakeholders at the national level. The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The […]

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UNDP - TEF

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso. The partnership will target […]

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In Nigeria the campaign promise is a complete contrast from what the elected personnel works achieve. The inconsistent is abysmal. This author has no intention of criticising a particular administration in Nigeria but asking for a holistic view of the Nigerian state in the light of the issue discussed thus far.

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The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou is setting up a writer’s residency for young African writers (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso. This residency program aims to give a platform for free expression– to writers who project the vision of (another) future in their writings,– to writers who have restrictions of expression […]

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