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Leo Igwe OP-ED West Africa 

Atheism in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

Atheism is now an ‘incorporated belief’ in Nigeria. The news, coming out of Africa’s most populous nation, says that the country’s Corporate Affairs Commission has, at last, issues a certificate to the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN). The person who announced the registration for the first legal atheist (by official name, not the mission) organisation on Facebook used the phrase “AND BOOM!!!” which clearly indicated a pleasant shock and surprise. It was indeed a milestone, a longstanding process that many imagined would never be finalised. A Nigerian atheist, on hearing…

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Mr Evasoni Loki Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Ending Avoidable Blindness in Malawi

On Monday 13 March, Commonwealth Day, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, daughter-in-law of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and Vice Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, will begin a visit to Malawi to see Trust programmes there. Four out of five people who are blind in Malawi and across the world do not need to be.  Their blindness can be prevented or treated using simple, proven methods.  The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, set up in 2012 to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The…

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