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Nigerian Diaspora Worldwide condemns mob killing of Deborah Samuel

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Worldwide (NIDO-WW) has condemned the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy. “We condemn in the strongest terms the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah for alleged blasphemy,” Gary Unamadu, the Co-ordinating Chairman of NIDO-WW, said in his official reaction to the incident which took place on 12 …

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World’s most powerful passports in 2022

The 2022 Q2 Henley index of most powerful passports in the world is out. The Henley Passport Index ranks 199 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. Leading the global ranking are Japan and Singapore’s passports, which have once again ranked first as the most powerful passports in the world, allowing their …

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Ukraine: Why WHO chief criticises unequal attention to world conflicts

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has criticised the unequal attention paid to crises in the world. While the focus of international media is beamed on Ukraine other conflicts continue to rage without attention being paid to them, he says. In the opinion of the Ethiopian diplomat, the world does not give equal attention …

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Dr Herzberger-Fofana on International Women’s Day 2022

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament representing Germany on the platform of the Greens, on the International Women’s Day 2022 and the unfinished work of redressing gender Imbalance —— The International Women’s Day is marked this year by the dramatic events we are experiencing: the military aggression in Ukraine. In addition to the Covid crisis and climate change, …

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What every African can do for Women’s Rights

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day – whose theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director of Advocacy group, Niyel, explains what every African can do to remove barriers to women’s rights in the continent —– Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity, according to the World Economic …

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Email Compromise Scam: How to protect yourself against it

A typical example of a “Business Email Compromise” was widely reported last June. In the report, a 38-year-old Nigerian, Raymond Abbas aka Hushpuppi was arrested and 11 others by the Dubai Police. They were accused of being involved in a “Business Email Compromise” and other forms of internet fraud in which 1,926,400 victims were said to have been targeted by …

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Dubai Expo showcases African cuisine, unites world through food

With more than 250 restaurants representing 191 countries all gathered in a place, the Expo 2020 Dubai has rightly been described as the largest gathering of the global culinary community. Beyond showcasing delicacies from various parts of the world, a cardinal aim of the food hall at the Expo, according to Simon Wright, Founder and Chairman of TGP International, the …

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Climate, Social Crisis top Global Risks in 2022, say Experts

In collaboration with Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich Insurance UK, the World Economic Forum has analysed the most pressing issues facing the world right now. Climate action failure, extreme weather events and biodiversity loss emerged as the top three global threats. — Geneva, Switzerland, 11 January 2022 – Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year …

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Germany takes over G7 presidency

During its presidency of the group Germany plans to focus on major issues, with climate policy as the top priority. Dealing with the COVID pandemic and with Russia and China will definitely also end up on the G7 agenda. Sabine Kinkartz reports —- Just before Christmas, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit unveiled the new G7 2022 logo: a white G …

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Germany-based Nigerian wins Facebook accelerator program

A Facebook-based support group for women in Nigeria has been selected to participate in the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator, a program for people who run groups/communities on Facebook. Germany-based Osamakue Izevbokun Iroha, who also runs Africans in Deutschland, created the Mothers, Kids and More (MKM) on Facebook in 2017 to provide a non-prejudiced platform for women and mothers to communicate, …

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Obama pays moving tribute to Colin Powell, describing how he saved his campaign in 2008

Colin Powell, the first Black US Secretary of State, died on Monday (18 October) of Covid-19 complications even though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. He was 84. The retired four-star general and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a trailblazer, as he was the first occupant of African …

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Russia Conference on Empowering Women in the Changing World

Our Moscow correspondent Kester Kenn Klomegah reports on a global women conference held last week in St. Petersburg and at which leading African female leaders took part Women play an increasingly important role in resolving issues that society and the state encounter and in the modern world, they should not face the choice between family and self-fulfillment, Russian President Vladimir …

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WHO approves first malaria vaccine in history

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the first malaria vaccine in history. WHO experts concluded that the vaccine, Mosquirix, could save tens of thousands of lives every year, saying “the real-world test of the jab showed it prevented 30% of severe cases of malaria even in areas with high uptake of other measures, such as bed nets impregnated with insecticide.” …

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Submit your story and get a chance to be featured by the United Nations!

NEW YORK, United States, October 4, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Do you have a favorite religious site? Do you often visit sacred sites? The United Nations wants to hear from you The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the leading UN entity on dialogue between cultures and religions, is launching a global call to action to inspire people around the …

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Global Nigerian Diaspora Conference holds on 2 October

A conference bringing Nigerians from across the globe together will hold on 2 October. The Nigeria Global Diaspora Conference, a one-day hybrid (physical and virtual) event, focuses on how to better engage Nigerians in diaspora in the development of their homeland at a time it’s going through many challenges. Organised by the Society of Young Nigerians in Diaspora for International …

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Initiative to increase smartphone ownership for 3.4 billion people launched

First multi-stakeholder initiative to address global mobile internet access gap has been launched by Vodafone Group and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as co-chairs via a dedicated Working Group under the auspices of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Of the 3.7 billion people not connected to the internet, 3.4 billion live within range of mobile networks but are currently not …

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Report finds stark disparities in COVID-19 impacts across the globe

New data reveals world stepped up to prevent worst-case scenarios from happening; spotlights need for long-term investments to ensure an equitable recovery and continued progress toward the Global Goals SEATTLE, USA, 14 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fifth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring an updated global dataset illustrating the pandemic’s adverse impact …

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