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Africa #8

  • Floods in Nigeria
  • WTO leadership
  • Kenyan varsities
  • What price hikes mean
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The Conversation

Waiting for trial can be worse than facing the sentence: a study in Nigerian prisons

Two types of people are held in prisons. First, convicted persons who have been found guilty of an offence and sentenced according to the law of the land. The other group are people who are awaiting trial. They have been arrested and detained in prison until their cases are investigated and tried.

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Daily Trust

Flood of Tears, As Homes, Farmlands Get Washed Away

Floods have again hit several parts of the country, severely affecting farmlands and displacing thousands of people, especially in Kebbi State where our correspondent reports that it ravaged over 500,000 hectares of farm produce estimated at over N5billion, while also rendering people homeless in other states, heightening threats to food security.

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The Conversation

Another Pandemic Looms: Global Heating will put new Areas at Risk for Malaria

Of an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, around 93% are in Africa. This proportion is more or less the same for the 405,000 malaria deaths globally.

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Punch Nigeria

Implications of price hike on petrol and electricity

Since the increments in the price of Premium Motor Spirit and electricity were announced in quick succession last week by relevant authorities, many Nigerians have kicked against the move as being very insensitive, ill-timed and punitive from a government which promised ‘change’ and ‘Next Level’.

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Front Page Africa

Government, Partners Strengthen Health Workers’ Capacities in Combating Covid-19

Kakata — The Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Agriculture and Health has begun a six -day training for Community Health Volunteers, Community Animal Health Workers, Port Health and Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) officers to support Community Event-Based Surveillance for COVID-19 in Margibi County.

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New Times Rwanda

It’s not just a virus but the masked-19 virus

Thinking of what could possibly kill hundreds, thousands, and millions of people, battles in which many die of dozens of bullets bruising their bodies and nuclear bombs frying their skins crossed my mind.

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Mail & Guardian

Searching for justice in the war on womxn’s bodies

Whether in Kinshasa or Cape Town, the situation hasn’t changed for womxn.

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African trio set out battlelines for decisive phase of WTO leadership fight

ADDIS ABABA — It is increasingly likely that it will fall to a new boss from Africa to revive the World Trade Organization just as it has never seemed so powerless.

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The Africa Report

Spotlight on abuse of local workers after public allegations

Allegations of abuse surfaced in August against Nigerian employees by managers of a Chinese company in Abia State, south-east Nigeria.

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Daily Nation (Kenya)

Kenya: Why Kenyan Varsities Lag Behind in Global Scores

The recent release of the 2020 academic ranking of world universities by Webometrics was greeted with much celebration in South African universities and resounding silence by their Kenyan counterparts.

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