April 23, 2024
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By Helen Clark Rape is being used in conflict as a deliberate military strategy, and is feared most by women and girls as soon as the shooting starts. They are right to be afraid. It is vital to highlight just how shockingly common rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence have become in […]Continue Reading
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Despite the disruptions to the economy, owning majorly to coronavirus pandemic, Dangote Sugar Refinery recorded an increase in production volume which rose by 13.7 percent to 743,858 tonnes in the financial year ended December 31, 2020, compared to 654,071 tonnes in 2019. The sugar group also posted an increase in sales volume which rose by   […]Continue Reading
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By ChiefBisong Etahoben Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has dispatched a team of government pharmacists to Douala, the country’s economic capital, to meet with the Archbishop of Douala, His Grace Samuel Kleda and discuss on how best government can assist in advancing the production of his Covid-19 herbal cure which he calls “Essential Oils”. The […]Continue Reading
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By Adie Vanessa Offiong In the third week of November 2019, experts in health security from 29 Nigerian ministries, departments and agencies gathered. Their task was to use a 49-indicator tool of the World Health Organisation to access Nigeria’s capacity to detect, prevent or respond to a disease outbreak—in effect, whether the country was prepared […]Continue Reading
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By Ifah Ele Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari, on April 27, 2020 ordered the ease of lockdown in three major high-infection states in the country. The three states, Lagos, FCT, and Ogun, had been on lockdown since March 30. This decision was as a result of the impact the lockdown had on the economy. In his […]Continue Reading
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This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago […]Continue Reading
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Disclosure: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of Africa Check’s funders, providing 11% of our income in 2019. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and wife of US billionaire Bill Gates, has said the coronavirus pandemic “will make Africa have dead bodies lying on the streets”. That’s the claim in a 12 April 2020 post on […]Continue Reading
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The Committee to Protect Journalists have called on Ugandan authorities to investigate security forces’ recent attacks against journalists and hold those responsible to account. Since March 19, security forces have harassed or assaulted at least six journalists in the country while enforcing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to the journalists, who Continue Reading