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From Gas To Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices

By Peace Oladipo One sunny mid-morning in Omu-Aran village, a community in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, Iyabo Sunday sat beside a firewood stand observing her pot of beans with rice (a combination enjoyed by many in Nigeria). The 52-year-old widow used her plastic dirt parker to fan the flames, occasionally blowing air through her mouth […]

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Women’s Involvement in Business in Africa Improved but Still Faces Enormous Challenges

A quarter of all businesses on the continent are started or run by women, in contrast to Europe where the share of entrepreneurial activity by women is a lowly 5.7%. “Africa does stand out in the global landscape when it comes to entrepreneurship,” according to Toni Weis, a financial specialist at the World Bank’s Gender

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The Ministry Of Ideas: An African Feminist Manifesto

Decolonial African feminist thought is equal parts rage and radical care. It is a col­laborative and unbiased call to action that insists on justice, self-determination, and autonomy, building on the legacies of fore­mothers to create our lifelines for our future and the ones that come after us. In the past year, the concept of ‘decolonization’

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Africa: Why Investing in Teachers is Critical to the Future of Every African Child Deserves

By Stephen Omollo and Farida Ally 2024 is the African Union year of Education, but when we step into a classroom and see more than a hundred students to one teacher, our hearts sink. Of course, we will see angelic smiling children having fun with their friends and learning new social skills. Some, through tremendous

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Zimbabwe: Bacteria Found in Harare Boreholes

By Precious Manomano Many boreholes in Harare are contaminated with a faecal bacteria, Escherichia coli (E.coli), according to the Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC), and this is a sign that cholera could also contaminate these boreholes across 13 residential areas of Harare. The areas listed are in: Mt Pleasant, Avondale, Glen View, Lyton industry, Greendale,

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Nigeria: NGOs Call for New Strategies Against Road Crashes

The coordinator and leader of the representatives of the non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations in Nigeria (NGOs/CSOs), Yusuf John Suberu, has harped on how to tackle pre-crash, crash and post-crash issues in Nigeria and the way forward. Suberu in a statement emphasised that relevant stakeholders of the initiative have been unable to reach the

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NGOs provide scholarships, educational materials to students in Abuja

The FIST Africa and the Madiba Foundation for Good Governance have partnered to provide financial support and educational resources to students and schools in Abuja. The representatives of the groups donated desks, chairs, whiteboards, and other essential teaching aids to LEA primary school in the Kabusa area of Abuja. Elizabeth Fred-Adetiba, the executive director of

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NGO distributes food stuffs, relief materials to Abuja IDPs

A non-governmental organisation, the Daurama Foundation, has through its “Daurama Foundation Support Initiative” on Sunday at the New Kuchingoro Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Abuja, distributed food items such as 5kg bags of rice, cooking oil, salt, spaghetti and other essential food items alongside monetary donations to 500 men and women to meet the

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Kingsley Holgate’s Afrika Odyssey Reaches Northern Africa

Legendary South Africa-based explorer Kingsley Holgate and his team are two-thirds of the way through their 41st humanitarian and geographic expedition which began in June 2023, and are now gearing up to reach some of the wildest and most isolated regions in central, north and west Africa. Utilising new Defender 130s, the Afrika Odyssey expedition that began in

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Nigerian NGO Sues President Tinubu Over Missing $3.4 Billion IMF Loan

What You Need to Know: A Nigerian NGO– The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)– has announced its intention today to sue President Tinubu over a $3.4 Billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan that is “missing, diverted, or unaccounted for.”  The loan, received in 2020 by former President Buhari was intended to finance the budget and enable

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