Minority-rights Nigeria Opinions 

Nigeria and Rights of Religious and Sexual Minorities at the UN

By Leo Igwe Once again, Nigeria has been rebuked for its homophobic stance at the United Nations. In a statement that its representative delivered at the ongoing session of the Human Rights Council, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (now Humanists International) urged Nigeria to rethink its official hostile disposition towards gays and atheists. Nigeria has been asked to uphold the rights of sexual and religious minorities. It is sad that Nigeria has become a global ‘advocate’ of the persecution of minorities. Incidentally, within Nigeria, there is so much talk about the…

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African Population Africa 

List of African countries by population

nigeria With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. Country (or dependent territory) Official figure (where available) Date of last figure Source  Nigeria 173,000,000 2013 Official estimate  Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate  Egypt 94,408,000 February 12, 2019 Official population clock  Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate  South Africa 54,956,900 July…

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Kenya Nurses Africa OP-ED 

Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development

A recent conference in South Africa raised issues on whether universal healthcare should be a private or state-driven endeavour. Many of the news stories about African Union (AU) member states focus on the outbreak of infectious diseases, which are a direct result of the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism, where the healthcare institutions were deliberately left underdeveloped. A conference held recently in the Republic of South Africa discussed the potential for the building of a universal system for providing medical care in the most industrialised state on the continent. On…

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News about Cameroon Separatists OP-ED West Africa 

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists ‘illegal’

Lagos (AGV) – A Nigerian court has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday. In January 2018, Nigeria arrested and deported 47 anglophone separatists who had fled Cameroon following a crackdown by the authorities. The move was denounced by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, which said most of them had filed asylum claims and accused Nigeria of breaching international agreements. “Justice Chikere declared the arrest and detention of the 12 applicants illegal,”…

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Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria 

The next four years will be tough, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari says the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The President stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the State House, Abuja, on Friday to congratulate him on his electoral victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Wednesday, declared President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the 2019 presidential election held on February 23.…

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Buhari Nigeria 

Nigeria: Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari

The Nigerian presidential elections pitting incumbent Muhammadu Buhari against former vice-president Atiku Abubakar remains close. What we know so far: Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken 3 states (Ekiti, Osun and Kwara) Atiku’s People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Read the original article on Theafricareport.com : Nigeria – Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari | West Africa Follow us: @theafricareport on Twitter | theafricareport on Facebook. – The Africa Report – The two most high-profile casualties have been…

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Roslyn Mould Ghana Lifestyle 

Roslyn Mould Appointed the Coordinator of the West African Humanist Network

West African Humanist Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Roslyn Mould to the position of a Coordinator. Ms. Mould is a former President of the Humanist Association of Ghana and a former Chair of the African Young Humanists Working Group. As a Coordinator of the Network, she will work to bolster organisedhumanism in West Africa. The establishment of the West African Humanist Network was discussed at a humanist conference in Ghana in 2012. Unfortunately, not much has been done since then to grow the network. Ms. Mould will be working to revive…

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Wakanda vs Eswatini Africa Getaways Tourism 

Wakanda vs Eswatini: How Africa’s two ‘New’ countries square up!

2018 was a momentous year for Africa in many ways but not least because two ‘new’ countries emerged from this glorious continent! In April 2018, at a glittering festival celebrating national pride, King Mswati III announced that South Africa’s diminutive neighbour Swaziland would henceforth become ‘The Kingdom of Eswatini’. A couple of months earlier, the more northerly nation of Wakanda revealed itself to the world in Marvel’s acclaimed, ground breaking and Oscar-nominated Black Panther movie, and was then the site of the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War. Black Panther…

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Displaced Africans Africa OP-ED 

African countries must step up their support for displaced people

With the Kampala Convention, African countries have taken the lead in promising protection and assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Norwegian Refugee Council calls on African leaders to ensure its full implementation. From 10th – 11th February, Heads of State and Governments are gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the 32nd African Union Summit. This year, AU’s theme is: “Refugees, Returnees and IDPs: Towards achieving durable solutions for forced displacement in Africa.” The intensity of several armed conflicts across the continent has increased over the past decade and…

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David Malpass for World Bank top job Africa OP-ED 

Mixed news for Africa in Trump’s pick at World Bank

from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the main funder, Washington’s choice for the job gets the nod, though in theory it’s up to the bank’s board. The Korean-born Dr Kim was appointed by Barack Obama in 2012 and quickly imposed a ban on lending for projects using coal.…

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