Unprecedented joint call to shield children on the move from violence

With more than 42 million children displaced worldwide and increasing exposure to multiple forms of violence, the Office of the Special Representative on Violence against Children co-launched a new brief, Protecting the Rights of Children on the Move in Times of Crisis, which draws on past lessons, and outlines key principles to boost child protection. In this unprecedented joint call,… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Afrobarometer set for fieldwork after planning meeting in Accra

Afrobarometer, an African data gathering organization has announced it is set to roll out its next series of surveys expected to be conducted in 40 African countries. The network successfully concluded its round 10 planning meeting in Ghana, setting the stage for upcoming field work. At its Accra meeting high-profile policy makers and thought leaders as well as the network’s… Read More
Africa Business World 

IFX Brokers: A Quick Guide to their Account Types

IFX Brokers is a leading South African online broker, providing traders with cutting-edge tools. IFX Brokers offers private and institutional clients a convenient one-stop-shop for trading and investing by way of the cutting-edge MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 platforms for online trading of over 200 products in 6 asset classes. IFX Brokers Account Types Standard, Premium, VIP, Islamic, Swap-Free, and… Read More

Ukraine: Power loss at nuclear plant underscores ‘highly vulnerable’ safety situation

This marked the seventh time that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant had been completely disconnected from the national electricity grid since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion 15 months ago, the agency said, noting that the facility was forced to run on emergency diesel generators once again.  The plant’s only remaining external 750 kilovolt power line had been cut… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines World 

Foreign students in the UK to be banned from bringing family over

Foreign students in the United Kingdom would no longer have the chance to invite their families to come over. UK’s current immigration law allows for dependants to accompany their spouses or parent(s) who have a valid student visa. But the UK government is concerned about what it calls rocketing numbers of migrants and wants to control that. The UK authorities… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Nigeria busts narcotics worth $1.2m

Nigerian authorities have seized a 30kg consignment of methamphetamine valued at $1.2m. The substances seized by the anti-nacotics agency was to be shipped to the UK through the main airport in Lagos. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement said the methamphetamine consignment was concealed in powdered custard containers as part of a consolidated cargo going to… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DRC’s education minister impregnates his deputy

Some citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) have taken to social media to express their disgust over reports of Education Minister impregnating his deputy. Several newspapers are reporting that the Congo minister of Primary Secondary and Technical Education (EPST), Tony Mwaba Kazadi has impregnated his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia. The reports suggest that the minister claims it was an… Read More
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Pope gets involved in seeking peace in Sudan as parties agree to ceasefire

The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis has called for warring factions in Sudan to lay down their weapons. He expressed sadness on Sunday at the violence that has continued for more than a month in the African nation. “In encouraging the partial agreements reached so far, I renew my heartfelt plea for weapons to be set aside,”… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian-Scottish architect is first African to curate the Venice Biennale

Ghanaian-Scottish architect Lesley Lokko has successfully curated this year’s Biennale in Venice, Italy. She becomes the first African to do so. The fiction writer and academic is using her curation to give a platform to voices that have long been silenced. This year’s architectural Biennale, the18th is titled “The Laboratory of the Future,” and explores decolonisation and decarbonisation. First images… Read More

Survey reveals war’s ‘immense’ mental health toll on Ukrainian refugee mothers in Poland

The finding is the result of a survey conducted by the UNICEF Refugee Response Office in Poland, which also revealed that 53 per cent had considered getting, or had already accessed, mental health support since arriving in the country.  ‘Not a surprise’  “The psychosocial toll of the war in Ukraine is immense so the results of this survey are not… Read More