Igwe Latest Lifestyle 

Tribute to My Father – Leo Igwe

By Leo Igwe I knew that this day would come. My mind had been psychologically prepared for it but I was unsure who would be the one paying tribute. I have been told that cats have nine lives. This characterization is because cats have the ability -and agility- to survive despite close encounters with death or disaster. My father, Oliver Iroanuonwu Igwe, was a cat. He had the phenomenal ability to defy life-threatening odds. He sailed through nine lives at the astonishment of many. Simply put, on many occasions, he…

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Morrocco Africa Latest Lifestyle 

Local Communities Are the How

By Yossef Ben-MeirMarrakech The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are aspirationally universal, addressing globally relevant issues with earnest objectives. Despite the profound good that they represent, fundamental problems exist with the Goals. They lack prescriptiveness, even to the extent of not explicitly aligning with what we know is indelible to sustainability: local people’s participation. Relatedly, the process of how the 17 SDGs were conceived was not based upon the totality of needs expressed by local communities worldwide. As a result, the people whose lives the Goals are meant to…

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Latest Malawi 

Malawian Female peacekeeper killed in DRC by unknown armed group

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has confirmed that one its officers on peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed by unknown armed group. MDF has identified the fallen hero as Lance Corporal Chitenji Kamanga who was based at Malawi Maritime Force Headquarters in Monkey-Bay, Mangochi. Acting MDF spokesperson, Major Emmanuel Mlelemba said in a statement she was killed around 13:30hrs when her base was attacked by an unknown illegal armed group. She was serving in DRC under the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in…

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Latest Lifestyle Nigeria 

TB Joshua Speaks on Pastor Dare Adeboye’s Death, Prays For RCCG

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has sent a message of condolence to Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the sudden death of Pastor Dare Adeboye.  “God does not need our permit; God’s time is the best,” Joshua stated in a live service broadcast on Friday 7th May 2021 on Emmanuel TV.  “It is not how long we live that matters but how well we live,” he continued in the short condolence message also uploaded to his social media accounts. “Pray that the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, will…

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Africa Latest 

Mubarak Bala: Blasphemy Allegations, Religious Oppression and Muslim Majority in Northern Nigeria

It is now almost four weeks since the police arrested Nigerian atheist, Mubarak Bala following a petition that he insulted the prophet of Islam. The police have, in the quest to appease the petitioners and the Islamist base, held Mr. Bala incommunicado, without access to lawyers and family members. The police have yet to charge him in court. And in an apparent endorsement of the detention, the Islamic establishment has remained silent in the face of this outrage. There has not been any press statement from Islamic organizations regarding the…

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Latest Nigeria 

Police: Where is Mubarak Bala?

As it stands now, the fate of Mubarak Bala, Nigerian humanist who was arrested last week is unknown. Nobody is sure if Mr. Bala is alive or dead. If he is alive, no one knows the conditions of his detention. Mr. Bala was last seen on April 29, 2020, a day after police detectives from the Kano State Command arrested him in Kaduna. As soon as the information reached me that Mr. Bala was in the police custody, I contacted the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kaduna and the Police…

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Global News Latest Lifestyle 

ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME GLOBAL CITIZEN, TOGETHER WITH LADY GAGA, ANNOUNCED $127 MILLION IN COMMITMENTS TO DATE IN SUPPORT OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners Will Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities (Saturday, April 18, 2020 – New York, NY) – International advocacy organization Global Citizen, together with Lady Gaga, tonight announced $127 million in commitments to date in support of healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporate partners and philanthropists announced their support for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN…

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Africa Latest 

Facebook launches Tools to keep faith-based communities connected during COVID-19

The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in keeping communities safe, connected and informed during this pandemic JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2020/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” (www.Facebook.com/community/faith) and the Faith on Facebook toolkit (https://bit.ly/3a2b4F3), both providing guidance and step-by-step tips that faith-based groups can use to keep their communities engaged while observing social distancing. The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in…

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Botswana Latest 

ACADEMIC PRODIGY CITES TB JOSHUA AS HER INSPIRATION

A 14-year-old girl from Botswana who has gained national attention for her academic achievements has explained that one of her inspirations is Nigerian cleric TB Joshua and his popular channel Emmanuel TV.  According to a reportpublished in Mmegi, Botswana’s most-read newspaper: “In a rare development, a 14-year-old Form 2 student, Naomi Higgins has lifted Nxakato Junior Secondary School’s flag high after obtaining the only Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) A grade overall pass.” The newspaper explained that Higgins surprisingly outperformed all her seniors despite studying simultaneously with two different year groups. “I…

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Latest North Africa 

Can Carob Save a Nation?

Benefits of Carob Now and Then and Its Potential for Sustainable Development in Morocco. by Nora Martetschläger The carob tree has been appreciated for its various features throughout the ages. Nowadays, people are starting to rediscover this amazing plant. It is both a wild growing forest tree, and an easy to cultivate fruit tree. Because of this combination, the carob tree lends itself to a wide range of uses, thus making it the perfect tree to solve many of Morocco’s pressing economic and environmental issues. But what is it that…

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