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Op-Ed: Science Journalism and Africa’s sustainable development

More than ever, as a development journalist, I now don’t harbor the slightest of doubts as to the ability of science journalism to meaningfully contribute to the advancement of the Science, Technology, and Innovation, STI, in Africa towards the realization of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in our dear

EDITORIAL: A healthy nation is a wealthy nation

Editorial: A healthy nation is a wealthy nation The healthy wellbeing of a people is doubtlessly a basic human right, guaranteed by the constitutions of their countries, and the healthy wellbeing of a people is hinged on the amounts of funds committed to public health by their national governments through their

UNICEF canvasses support for rescued Chibok girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari with 21 of the over 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by their Boko Haram in October 2016

Muhammad Kabir The emotional reunification with their families on Sunday of 21 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, highlights the need for intensive support for women and girls who have been held by the group. “The release is great news and we

Global Handwashing Day: Over 300 children died of diarrhea in 2015 

By Muhammad Kabir October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. With cholera spreading fast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, and with

Polio outbreak: 41 million children to be vaccinated in Lake Chad Basin

By Muhammad Kabir A major health campaign is underway in the Lake Chad Basin area to vaccinate over 41 million children against polio to contain the recent outbreak of the disease in north-eastern Nigeria. Populations fleeing conflict are on the move within the sub-region, raising concerns that the virus could spread across

Assisi: In the spirit of religious dialogue, tolerance

A cross-section

Between September 18 and 20, the community Sant’Egidio hosted religious leaders from across different faiths in Assisi, Italy, for a 3-day inter-religious peace meeting, aimed at achieving peaceful coexistence in the world             By Adam Alqali The world is today grappling with several conflicts and crises, many of whom could directly

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