AfricanScience: Pandemic tech innovation silver lining

Africa Science Focus is back with another exciting episode looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring health and education innovations. Young developers in Africa are changing the face of innovation with new ventilators, face masks and gloves, as well as digital learning. “These new innovations are pushing us towards the new normal, the new trend in the world that …

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VP Osinbajo to attend ECOWAS summit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will be in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the situation in Mali. Prof. Osinbajo, who is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit, will join other leaders in the sub-region to discuss the political crisis in Mali. According to a …

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Sudan signs peace deal with five rebel groups

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo Zenith Bank BetaLife Sudan’s government signed a peace agreement with the country’s five key rebel groups on Monday, a significant step in the transitional leadership’s goal of resolving multiple, deep-rooted civil conflicts. The rebel groups that signed the …

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Mali crisis deepen

Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Mali Tuesday, resuming their months-long push to topple President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who they accuse of presiding over corruption and impunity in the poor Sahel nation. Demonstrators gathered in a central square in the capital despite rainfall and pleas from mediators to stay at home, with many blowing plastic vuvuzela horns …

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Dubai crown Prince rescue Quadruplets Nigerian Mum

The Dubai Crown Prince came to the rescue of a Nigerian mother stranded with four premature quadruplets receiving special care at Latifa Hospital. Tijani Abdulkareem, 32, and his wife Suliyat, 29, faced costs of about Dh800,000 after she gave birth to quadruplets on July 1 following a cesarian section but had no health insurance after her hospital cleaning contract ended. …

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Minister sack over viral sex video

Zambia President, Edgar Lungu sacked the Cabinet minister, David Mabumba, for appearing in a leaked nude video that went viral on social media. Mabumba appeared to be video sexting with a woman who was not part of the clip leaked online. Local media said the minister made the video when he was in quarantine. “I have relieved Minister of General …

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Najib Razak: Former Malaysian PM guilty on all charges in corruption trial

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials. Najib denies all wrongdoing and says he was misled by financial advisors – in particular fugitive financier Jho Low who has been charged in both the US and Malaysia, but also maintains his innocence. The scandal around Malaysia’s …

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Nigerian climate activist bags ‘Green Ring Award’

Nigeria climate change activist, Gloria Bulus, has bagged the “Alfredo Sirkis Memorial Green Ring Award” from former U.S Vice-President, Al Gore, at the 44th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training. Newsmen report that the Green Ring Award is presented to outstanding Climate Reality Leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their role as climate communicators and activists. Presenting the …

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