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Executions tripled in sub-Saharan Africa as global figures increase by 30%

Recorded executions in sub-Saharan Africa tripled to 38 in 2023 as death sentences in the region increased by 66%. A report released by Amnesty International said Somalia was the only country known to have carried out executions in the region. The human rights watch said the sub-Saharan Africa region experienced a setback following progress made against the death penalty in… Read More
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Gambia’s Fatou Baldeh to receive 2024 Women’s Rights Award

Gambian women’s rights activist Fatou Baldeh will be honored with the Geneva Summit Women’s Rights Award later this month. She has been campaigning to end female genital mutilation, a practice that she survived and now dedicates herself to ending. Baldeh will receive the prestigious prize on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, a cross-regional… Read More
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Ghana: Minister quits job over alleged stashed cash

A Ghanaian minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been forced to leave her job after court documents revealed that she may have stashed cash amounting to millions of dollars at her home. Media reports last Friday revealed that the minister who was in charge of sanitation, reported two of her maids to the police for stealing money from her. The maid… Read More
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Malawi convicts Chinese national over child- racist content

A Chinese national has been convicted by a Malawian court for trafficking and procuring children to take part in entertainment. Lu Ke, also known as Susu, has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, which he has already served in police custody. He has been ordered to leave the country within seven days and is barred from ever returning. Lu Ke… Read More
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Africa Fellows in Education Program launched

The Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI), in collaboration with the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), has launched a research and policy development fellowship designed to build local capacity and improve education decision-making across sub-Saharan Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, PEP has a long history of building capacity for policy analysis in communities facing educational and economic inequalities. Supported by funding… Read More
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Kenya’s decision to lift six -year ban on logging criticised

Environmental activists have described Kenya’s decision to lift a six-year ban on logging as a bad move by the government. The ban has been in place since 2018 and was meant to protect the country’s forest reserve. Kenya’s President William Ruto announced the lifting of the ban on Sunday in a speech at a church event in Molo, a town… Read More
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Kenya: At least 52 killed after truck rams into vehicles and hawkers

At least 52 people are now confirmed dead after a truck run into vehicles and hawkers at a busy junction in Kenya. The lorry carrying a shipping container reportedly lost control at Londiani Junction, near the western town of Kericho. The accident which took place on Friday evening. Police said in a statement that the truck “lost control and rammed… Read More
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Top 10 Sub-Saharan Africa universities for 2023

The University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, has topped Times Higher Education’s (THE) inaugural Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings. The public institution, more commonly known as Wits University, celebrated its centenary last year and has Nelson Mandela amongst its alumni and now becomes the first university to top THE’s innovative new ranking. The second highest ranked university is University of Johannesburg in South… Read More
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Grammys announce Best African Music Performance category

Grammys has announced a new award category for African music called “Best African Music Performance”. The US music industry’s top honours will now include a new category solely for African performers. The latest move is to reflect the global appreciation for homegrown styles like afrobeats and amapiano. Grammys said the “goal at the Recording Academy is to recognize and honor… Read More
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Nigeria to provide interest free-loans to students

Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed into law a new bill, which provides interest-free loans to student. It is the first of its kind in the country, that offers financial support for poorer students in higher education. Nigerian students in tertiary institutions such as universities, colleges and polytechnics will now be able to easily get interest-free loans from the… Read More