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Gunmen Abduct 25 Persons In Fresh Attacks On Niger Local Govts

  Gunmen have abducted no fewer than 25 persons in both Wushishi and Rafi Local Government Areas of Niger State. According to the residents of the community, the armed men invaded the Kutuku community in Wushshi Local Government Area around 10 am on Monday. They were said to have shot sporadically in the air to … Continue reading Gunmen Abduct 25 Persons In Fresh Attacks On Niger Local Govts Read Full Story

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Niger’s outgoing president wins coveted Mo Ibrahim prize

Mahamadou Issoufou, who is stepping down as president of coup-prone Niger after two terms in office, on Monday won Africa’s top prize for leadership. He was awarded the 2020 Mo Ibrahim Prize for facing “seemingly insurmountable challenges”, ranging from deep poverty to jihadism and desertification. Despite these enduring problems, “Issoufou has led his people on
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Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market Place

Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market PlaceKasi Insight (www.KasiInsight.com), Africa’s leading data, metrics and information provider, announced that its consumer confidence dataset is now available to Bloomberg Data License customers (https: //bloom.bg/3rlKLTD) via Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point (https://bloom.bg/3kMt6lz). This provides an additional way for alpha-seeking investors and financial professionals to experience Kasi Insight data. Download the document: https://bit.ly/38jOE40 Kasi Insight has been collecting, analyzing and standardizing consumer data since 2016 through consumer surveys carried out monthly in Africa’s largest markets. The Kasi Consumer Confidence Index, which is our flagship index, is the first round of monthly consumer sentiment data in Africa, providing a necessary consumer-level view on economic activity and expectations on the biggest African markets. The methodology of the index conforms to the well-known consumer confidence data set and uses a balanced approach (-100 to +100). The index which was launched in 2016 consists of seven data series tracing several data points on consumers such […]

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U-19 men’s volleyball championship: Cameroon beats Gambia 3-0

U-19 men’s volleyball championship: Cameroon beats Gambia 3-0By Georgina Adegbie / Aderonke Ojo The Cameroonian under-19 volleyball team on Sunday beat their Gambian counterparts 3-0 in the African Nations Volleyball Championship underway in Abuja. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that in the match at the indoor gym at Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Cameroon showed a good performance to win overall. Cameroon won the first set 25-18, 25-19 in the second set and 25-16 in the third set. Speaking after the game, Gambia head coach Marie Wadda said it was a wonderful game they did not expect to lose. “My boys didn’t do well in the three sets of the match. Our performance was not good and it is unfortunate that we did not win their game. “Our center was not functioning at all and we had blocking errors. “The Cameroonian side was playing outside of the attack and our blockers could not contain them. “But if […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Internet Connectivity Restored In Niger After Post-Election Blackout

  Internet connectivity was restored in Niger late Friday, an AFP journalist found, after ten days of interruption following unrest over official results handing the ruling-party candidate a win in last month’s presidential elections. Neither the government nor the west African country’s four telecoms firms explained the outage, which hobbled communications and the financial system … Continue reading Internet Connectivity Restored In Niger After Post-Election Blackout Read Full Story

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AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SG

AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SGMr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), described the AfCFTA as an engine for Africa’s recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. He said this would help restore the effects of the pandemic on the continent’s industry growth and development agenda. Mene made the claim during a courtesy visit to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday in Lagos. He said the continent’s ability to trade goods and services, including the airline industry, tourism and other components, was critical to its recovery. Mene said Africa, before the start of the pandemic, was an important market with a growth rate of 3.4% per year, and the producer of six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies. “With COVID-19, we went from that to a contraction of a magnitude that we haven’t had in about 30 years. “But with the objectives of […]

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Insecurity: Aliyu Calls For Creation Of State Police

  Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has called for the establishment of state police in the country as a major step to tackle the security challenges in the country. Speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Friday, the former governor explained that state police will be better positioned to complement the efforts of the … Continue reading Insecurity: Aliyu Calls For Creation Of State Police Read Full Story

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“The Experimenting Public Relations Book is our contribution to the body of knowledge in Public Relations,” says Olorundero.

“The Experimenting Public Relations Book is our contribution to the body of knowledge in Public Relations,” says Olorundero.… As Nigerian Women in PR concludes its plans to host participants at its annual conference LAGOS, Nigeria, – March 5, 2021- / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Public relations as a profession has been misunderstood and largely unappreciated over the years, especially as many cannot identify the characteristics hallmarks of their sister professions: advertising and marketing. This, Nigerian Women in Public Relations has said, is why they have written the book Experiencing Public Relations which will be released on Saturday, March 6 at 11am. M. Speaking ahead of the event, keynote speaker Omotola Oyebanjo, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Africa and Middle East at Upfield, said: “The public relations profession is often underestimated, largely due to a lack of understanding of what it is all about, and yet its impact on organizations is crucial. As reputation managers and image makers, we have an important responsibility to build […]

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COVID-19 lockdowns threaten mental health of 332m children worldwide — UNICEF

COVID-19 lockdowns threaten mental health of 332m children worldwide — UNICEFThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warns  that stay-at-home policies are threatening the mental health of 332 million children worldwide. In a report released on Thursday, UNICEF said the affected children had been caged at home for at least nine months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the agency, 139 million children globally have lived under required nationwide stay-at-home orders since March 11, 2020 when COVID-19 was characterised as a pandemic. This, it said, means that they are required to stay at home with few exceptions, and they include children living in Nigeria, Paraguay and Peru. The remaining 193 million have lived under recommended nationwide stay-at-home policies for the same amount of time, UNICEF said. The agency quoted its UNICEF Executive Director, Ms Henrietta Fore, as saying that this had left many children “feeling afraid, lonely, anxious and concerned about their future”. “With nationwide lockdowns and pandemic-related […]

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America and Gay, Lesbianism, Others By Carl Umegboro

America and Gay, Lesbianism, Others By Carl UmegboroUnited States President, Joe Biden a moment ago launched a campaign towards shielding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people with directives to embassies to ensure that violence and discrimination against the group are resisted, and with sanctions to noncompliant nations. Biden further directed all agencies to come up with protective plans within 180 days. This controversy which began from his former boss, Barack Obama but suffered severe setback under Donald Trump, incidentally resurfaces despite criticisms from many quarters particularly religious bodies. In his memorandum, Biden emphasized; “All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love”. This statement no doubt reflects the position of the UN Charter on Human Rights which many nations are signatory to, and domesticated in their respective laws. The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has also overtly […]

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America and Gay, Lesbianism, Others By Carl Umegboro

America and Gay, Lesbianism, Others By Carl UmegboroUnited States President, Joe Biden a moment ago launched a campaign towards shielding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people with directives to embassies to ensure that violence and discrimination against the group are resisted, and with sanctions to noncompliant nations. Biden further directed all agencies to come up with protective plans within 180 days. This controversy which began from his former boss, Barack Obama but suffered severe setback under Donald Trump, incidentally resurfaces despite criticisms from many quarters particularly religious bodies. In his memorandum, Biden emphasized; “All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love”. This statement no doubt reflects the position of the UN Charter on Human Rights which many nations are signatory to, and domesticated in their respective laws. The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has also overtly […]

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Zion Williamson and Ja Morant lead 2021 NBA Rising All-Star roster

Zion Williamson and Ja Morant lead 2021 NBA Rising All-Star rosterTwo-time Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Reigning Rookies of the Month LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton join Williamson and Morant on US team roster; RJ Barrett (Canada) and Rui Hachimura (Japan) Headline World Team Roster. NBA All-Star Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans and Kia NBA Rookie of the Year 2019-2020 Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies topped the list of 20 players selected by the NBA assistant coaches for the 2021 NBA Rising Stars rosters, which were revealed today on NBA Top Shot (https://bit.ly/3bgwNNb). NBA Rising Stars, the league’s annual showcase for top young talent during NBA All-Star, will not be played this year due to the limitation of All-Star events to one night. To recognize deserving players, the NBA has kept the custom of having league assistant coaches vote for the Rising Stars rosters, which include 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States (American team) and […]

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Nigeria: children traumatized by kidnapping need urgent rehabilitation, say UN experts

Nigeria: children traumatized by kidnapping need urgent rehabilitation, say UN expertsUN experts today urged Nigeria to prioritize specialized rehabilitation measures for the hundreds of abducted children deeply traumatized after their release and to strengthen protective measures for those at risk. “The social inclusion of these children requires the establishment of long-term measures aimed at restoring their physical and psychological well-being,” said the experts. Sensitizing families and communities to the importance of reintegration is imperative so that they are able to build renewed social relationships with families and communities and overcome stigma. Experts also criticized the lack of an effective investigation into the kidnapping of 344 students from a boy’s boarding school in Kankara, Katsina state, in December 2020 and released a few days later. “We are concerned about the complete lack of transparency and effective action almost three months later,” the experts said. “There has still not been an impartial and independent investigation into the kidnappings and specialized rehabilitation of […]

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New Innovations Help SAP Africa Code Week Inspire the Next Generation of African Coders

New Innovations Help SAP Africa Code Week Inspire the Next Generation of African CodersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 3, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – SAP Africa Code Week, Africa’s largest digital skills initiative, is celebrating a successful 2020 program that included a shift to fully virtual teaching, the launch of a smartphone app, a continent-wide coding competition, and an online Train the Trainer series aimed at training teachers in critical digital teaching skills. The 2020 program had to deal with the impact of a global pandemic that forced the closure of schools across the continent and left some 250 million young people away from physical classrooms. Claudio Muruzabal, SAP Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Southern Regional President and Executive Sponsor of Africa Code Week, highlights the program’s impact on enabling sustainable coding learning for Africa’s youth. “Faced with immense challenges, ACW’s thriving ecosystem of partners, ambassadors, volunteers, teachers and students strove to ensure that girls and boys across the continent […]

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Facebook launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a book highlighting women leaders from across Africa

Facebook launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a book highlighting women leaders from across AfricaAs part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life lessons from African women ‘, a collection of beautifully inspired stories and life tips from 19 women who break boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business. Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book offers inspiring real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and a life lesson on how these women navigated their path to success, as well as the challenges they had to overcome along the way. ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women aims to encourage, inspire and guide the reader – whatever their background, age or ambitions. ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women’ follows the successful launch in 2020 of ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: lessons from life and business’ in South Africa. This 2021 book comes to life […]

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Over 50 Passengers Abducted In Fresh Niger Attack, Police Yet To Confirm

  Less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped, gunmen have again abducted over 50 passengers along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi Local Government of Niger State. Speaking on Tuesday in Minna, a source told journalists that the gunmen blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town. According … Continue reading Over 50 Passengers Abducted In Fresh Niger Attack, Police Yet To Confirm Read Full Story

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Statement by UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins on the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria

Statement by UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins on the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria“We are relieved to learn of the release of over 200 students from the government secondary school for girls in Jangebe, Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, who were on Friday February 26th. “As we welcome the release of the schoolgirls and look forward to their safe return to their families, we reiterate that the attacks on students and schools are not only wrong but a violation of children’s rights. to education. It is a right that any society can hardly afford to violate. “UNICEF calls on the government of Nigeria to take all necessary measures to protect schools across the country so that children are not afraid to go to school and parents are afraid to send their children to school. ‘school. “Schools should be safe places to study and develop, and learning should not become a risky business. “UNICEF will provide psychosocial support to girls and their families and work […]

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Rising violence in Nigeria drives displacement to Niger

UNHCR to relocate thousands of Central African refugees to safer placesUNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is alarmed by the rise in violence in northwestern Nigeria, which has fueled displacement to the neighboring region of Maradi, Niger, where violence is also rife. increase. Fearing armed groups and community clashes, more than 7,660 refugees have fled Nigeria in Maradi this year and 3,500 other citizens of Niger have been internally displaced. Most of the refugees are women and children, displaced by recent attacks in Nigerian state of Sokoto. The Maradi region in southern Niger is now home to nearly 100,000 displaced people, including 77,000 Nigerian refugees, who have fled relentless attacks in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states. UNHCR applauds Niger’s generosity as it continues to grant access to asylum, despite border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. UNHCR teams in Niger recorded a spike in deadly violence inside Maradi itself, with more casualties and serious incidents reported in January and February […]

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