Rwanda calls for unity as genocide commemoration mourning week ends
Rwanda’s National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations on Saturday called on Rwandan politicians to promote unity of Rwandans at a ceremony to close one-week mourning.
Nigerians want government to tackle waste problem with recycling
Nigeria and the world at large has a huge waste problem. Fishes are found with plastics in them, drainages are blocked; we are literally drowing in plastic waste. In response to the growing menace of single-use plastic, many countries in the world have enforced laws and policies to fight the deadly plastic pollution in their…
Stakeholders urge government to focus on affordable housing
With the population outstripping available homes, stakeholders in the industry have asked government to focus more on the provision of quality and affordable housing. They canvassed for houses that meet people’s standards and delivered in record time, without the usual bottlenecks associated with acquiring properties in the country. The experts spoke at the 7th edition…
Rwanda begins week of memorial events for genocide victims
Rwanda has begun a solemn commemoration of 800,000 people killed with knives, clubs and other weapons during three months of genocide of 1994. President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at a memorial site where more than 250,000 people were buried in the capital city of Kigali. Songs were sung and poems recited at the beginning…
Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began
Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
How Africa can quell next disease outbreaks
African and global health experts and policymakers, last month, gathered in Addis Ababa to discuss how to enable national public-health institutions (NPHIs) to keep emerging and re-emerging infectious disease in check. At the top of the agenda was empowering local leadership to act fast. Africa’s population is expected to double from 1.2 billion now to…
Macron under fire for skipping Rwandan genocide commemorations
When a smattering of leaders gather this weekend in Kigali to mark the 25th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide there will be one conspicuous absence: French President Emmanuel Macron.
‘Millions of Nigerians may miss homes by 2050’
Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries, including Nigeria, will lose their homes against their will in the next 30 years. A ground-breaking study by Prindex, a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), asked adults across 33 countries whether they fear losing the right to use their homes…
Nissan-driven ICC cricket World Cup trophy wrap up Nigeria tour
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy otherwise known as #CWCTrophyTour driven by Nissan recently concluded a two-day tour of Abuja and Lagos. The trophy which arrived in Nigeria on 11th through 13th February 2019 was in furtherance of an extensive expedition around the globe, which began Monday 27 August 2018 at the International Cricket…
No to xenophobia, no to bloodshed
The words we speak either heal or wound, bless or curse, build or destroy, give life or kill, enlighten or deceive. One word can destroy a whole nation.
Rwanda invites Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide
Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7.
‘I receive DUSUSU Award on behalf of mothers working to change stereotypes against women’
The Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up (DUSUSU) programme was first launched in March 2013, in Lagos, at the Pan-Atlantic University, and in other schools in partnership with the US Consulate in Lagos. The team has since expanded the initiative to other 13 countries including Malawi, Mexico, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia,…