Category archives for: Africa

Professor Akinkugbe: Doyen Of Medicine In Ibadan Has Left A Rich Legacy

Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe UI Directorate of Public Communication Adesola Ogunniyi, University of Ibadan Nigeria’s medical world stood still for a moment when news of the death of Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe was received on June 15, 2020. He was only one month short of his 87th birthday. One year ago we celebrated his 86th birthday. […]

Film Shows Conditions for African Migrant Workers In Italian Labour Camps

Rome, Italy,  July 3, 2020// – A new film by Doha Debates and acclaimed Italian filmmakers Carola Mamberto and Diana Ferrero has drawn attention from Pope Francis, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Milan’s mayor for its footage of Italy’s African migrant labourers during the height of the Covid-19 crisis. 

COVID-19: 39 Organizations Call on Gov’ts to Ensure Access to Asylum Seekers

London, UK, June 22, 2020//-A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers.

Child Marriage Worries Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown in Cameroon

NGAOUNDÉRÉ, Cameroon, June 11, 2020//-Sixteen-year-old Inna won’t be returning to school in Cameroon, even though coronavirus restrictions have eased.

List of Most-neglected Displacement Crisis Countries in Africa Out

Geneva, Switzerland, June 10, 2020/ — The Norwegian Refugee Council today highlighted countries with neglected displacement crises, a list that included several countries where the International Committee of the Red Cross  (ICRC) also has deep concerns for people uprooted by violence.

Misinformation Leads To Increasing COVID-19 Stigma In Sub-Saharan Africa

London, United Kingdom, June 1, 2020/ — Several rapid assessments carried out by Save the Children in April, along with increasing anecdotal reports from staff, indicate that misinformation around how COVID-19 spreads is a concerning barrier to reducing infection rates of the disease.

New Ebola Outbreak Detected In Northwest DR Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 1, 2020/ — The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province.

Urban Refugees Struggling to Survive as Economic Impact of COVID19 Worsens

Geneva, Switzerland, May 26, 2020//-Refugees in urban areas across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa are struggling to meet their most basic needs as the economic impact of COVID19 begins take hold.

SA Parliament Marks Africa Day Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cape Town, South Africa, May 25, 2020/ — Parliament’s Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, joined the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa’s special day – Africa Day.

Nigeria Was Once an Indisputable Leader in Africa: What Happened?

Ink Drop/Shutterstock Sheriff Folarin, Covenant University May 24, 2020//-The traditional leadership and redeemer posture of Nigeria in Africa has, in recent years, been put into question.

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