Patsy Nwogu

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

Kenya’s Mobile Money Transactions Rose By 63% In 2021

The mobile money agency industry in Kenya is a fast-rising one that became very popular at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike other businesses that thrived during the pandemic, the digital money transfer business has continued to soar, even as Kenya’s government continue to ease off the pandemic restrictions. According to data provided by […]Read More

Insecurity: Gunmen Kill 48 In Northwest Nigeria Attacks

At least 48 people have died after heavily armed men attacked three villages in Zamfara State, according to local authorities. The administrative head of the Bakura district where the villages are located, Amin Suleiman, told reporters that the gunmen arrived in the villages on motorcycles, shooting sporadically at villagers trying to flee. “A total of […]Read More

14 Dead In Bloody Attack By Rebels On Refugee Camp

An official report from the army has shared the gruesome murder of at least 14 people after rebels attacked a displaced people’s camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Army spokesman Jules Ngongo Tsikudi said on Tuesday that rebels raided a site outside the town of Fataki in the Djugu region of eastern Ituri […]Read More

How Much Is Libya Losing In Oil Field Shutdowns By

Following mounting sanctions against Russia’s oil, the West has struggled with little success to contain a likely oil supply crisis, despite the surge in Brent crude price to over $109 a barrel. At the moment, the West is reliant on the boost in crude production and supply from OPEC and their allies as agreed in […]Read More

A Look At South Africa’s Transition To Low-Carbon Economy

To prevent the catastrophic impacts of climate change, a pact signed and detailed in the Paris Agreement called for countries to limit global warming to 2ºC. To stay within the carbon budget, the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gas emissions should not exceed 450 ppm CO2 for E5.  Like other continents in the world, Africa recognizes […]Read More

South Sudan Records First Cholera Outbreak In 5 Years

At least one person has died in South Sudan in the latest cholera outbreak to be reported in South Sudan since the devastating outbreak in 2017, affecting more than 28,000 people with 644 deaths. According to the Health Minister, Elizabeth Acuei Yol, a total of 31 cases, including one death was reported from Rubkona town […]Read More

Terrorism: Nine Dead In Rebel Attack on Chibok Community in Northeast

Since 2009, Nigeria has struggled with terrorist attacks and high-powered kidnapping in its northeast by armed groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). More than 35,000 people have died and millions have been displaced by the violence, according to the UN Development Program. In April 2014, Boko Haram attacked the […]Read More

DR Congo Records New Case Of Ebola Virus

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported a new case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in a city in its northwestern region, four months after the end of the country’s last outbreak. According to a report by the National Institute of Biomedical Research, a 31-year-old male in Mbandaka city tested positive for the deadly virus on Saturday. […]Read More

Ivory Coast Police Seize 2,000 Kilograms Of Cocaine Worth $67m

In recent years, coastal countries in West Africa have become the favoured passage for the transportation of cocaine to end markets in Europe. The interior ministry of Ivory Coast revealed that over 2,000 kilograms of pure cocaine with a street value of about 41 billion CFA francs ($67.7 million), was seized by police officers in […]Read More