Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

What Is The Rave About The Valneva COVID-19 Vaccine?

French pharmaceutical company Valneva has recently joined the vaccine manufacturing ring with its vaccine they claim is different from the rest in the market. The Valneva vaccine, also known as VLA2001 is built to stimulate an immune response to the entire virus as opposed to targetting just the spike protein of the coronavirus, like its […]Read More

Armed Rebels Kill Over 12 People In Northern DRC

At least a dozen people have died after armed rebels attack displaced civilians in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a military spokesperson.  Jules Ngongo, a spokesperson for Ituri’s military government, told the Reuters news agency that suspected fighters from the Cooperative for the Development of the Congo (CODECO) […]Read More

Central, West Africa Rank Highest In Child Soldier Recruitment

Central and West Africa regions have the highest number of child soldiers in the world, as well as the most underage victims of sexual violence, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Several countries in the Sahel– a semi-arid region that stretches from northern Senegal through parts of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina […]Read More

Libya Partners With Total Energies To Build Solar Plants

Libya has initiated plans to construct a solar plant with the help of French multinational company Total Energies. Libya’s Minister for Oil and Gas, Mohamed Oun, announced the launch of the Libya Energy and Economy Summit in Tripoli. “We seek to encourage the investment of oil wealth, its good exploitation and development, and the increase […]Read More

Pfizer Produces First COVID-19 Antiviral Drug

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has produced the first COVID-19 antiviral drug, reported to cut the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID by 89%, according to data from clinical trials. Pfizer’s pill known as Paxlovid would be taken orally to fight severe symptoms of the virus. The drug would be administered intravenously by a health care professional […]Read More

FINTECH Rising To Become Africa’s Investment Magnet

Digest Africa reports that African fintech firms raised $906 million in the third quarter of 2021 alone, an amount that represents more than 60 percent of all venture money that flowed into Africa’s last quarter, and more than all other sectors combined in the first half of 2021. A separate analysis by BFA Global’s Catalyst […]Read More

Nigeria Signs Development Assistance Deal With America

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday signed the $2.1 billion Development Objectives Assistance Agreement (DOAG) with Africa’s most populous country. The agreement amongst others was signed at a meeting in the presidential villa with hopes of broadening ties as persistent unrest and human rights concerns prompt calls to revamp the US relationship with Nigeria. […]Read More

ECOWAS Places Sanctions On Members Of Malian Government

Over 150 members of Mali’s transitional government, including the interim Prime Minister Choguel Maiga, have as of today been sanctioned by the ECOWAS in a bid to enforce a return to constitutional rule in the West African country. In May, Mali junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita staged a coup that saw the arrest of transitional […]Read More

2.4 Million People In Need Of Urgent Aide As Drought

Since September, much of Kenya’s north has received less than 30 percent of normal rainfall – the worst short-rain season recorded in decades, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. The lack of rainfall has wiped out pastures and exacerbated food and water shortages. Last month, the United Nations said it predicted about 2.4 […]Read More

Angola To Invest $445 Million In Logistics Hubs

The Angolan government plans to invest over US$445.5 million (392.3 million euros) to build 21 logistics centres, by 2038, to minimise the challenges of goods transportation.  Minister for Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, made this known at the launch of the international public tender for the concession, construction, operation and commercial management of the Soyo and […]Read More