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Nigeria’s Plastic Waste Hits 1.25mt

The United Nations has said that the consumption of plastics in Nigeria jumped by 116.26 per cent within a period of 15 years to 1.25 million tonnes. The UN said this through its Industrial Development Organisation said plastic waste in Nigeria has been on the increase due to the increasing consumption of plastics by citizens […]Read More

Nigeria’s Population Hits 216 million

Data from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has said that Nigeria’s population has reached 216 million in 2022. This, according to the UN agency, accounts for 2.7 per cent of the global population. According to its latest World Population Prospects 2022 released to mark World Population Day, the global population has […]Read More

How Morocco Plans To Regulate The Legal Use Of Cannabis

The government of Morocco has set up a monitoring agency that would ensure the legal use of cannabis just before the North African country completes the legalization of cannabis resin. Morocco is the world’s largest producer of cannabis resin and could potentially make billions in revenue with the export or legalized local trade of the […]Read More

Mapping The Migration Of Thousands Of Congolese Escaping The M23

Thousands of people have fled their homes as the conflict between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the M23 rebels rage on in the territory of Nyiragongo, near Goma, the capital of North Kivu. An estimated 3,000 residents from six villages in eastern DR Congo – including, Bukima, Nyesisi, and Ruhanga… You must be registered to […]Read More

Eleven Soldiers Dead In Attack On Army Base In Burkina

Authorities have reported an attack on a military base in eastern Burkina Faso that claimed the lives of seven soldiers, leaving over 12 others injured. According to a statement by the army, a counter-attack successfully neutralized 15 attackers trying to flee after the attack in Madjoari in Kompienga province on Thursday, while the injured soldiers […]Read More

East Africa: Caught Between Drought And Conflict

On the peninsula often referred to as the Horn of Africa lies drylands that stretch up to 637,657 km2. This is Somalia, home to over 15 million people suffering from the harshest impacts of climate change as well as escalating internal conflicts. Somalia is on the frontline of climate change and has experienced more than 30 […]Read More

Over 1 Million People In Madagascar In Need Of Urgent

Amnesty International has asked the world and Madagascar’s government to step up relief efforts for over a million people affected by drought in southern Madagascar. More than a million people on Madagascar’s parched southern tip are on the brink of famine and some are already dying, the global rights watchdog said in a report on […]Read More

What To Know About The New Malaria Vaccine

With close to half a million deaths from malaria in 2019, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization has approved for the first time a new vaccine that scientists have spent decades working on. However, with only a 30 to 40 percent efficacy, some have questioned its worth among… You must be registered to […]Read More

NGO Reports Dehumanizing Detention Of Over 5000 Migrants In Libya

A human rights worker for the Norwegian Refugee Council has reported the detention of up to 5,000 refugees in Lybia since Friday, October 1, 2021. The allegations were made on Sunday, after a crackdown on Friday by the Libyan police force against migrants. “This is the largest crackdown on migrants in Libya that we’ve seen in […]Read More

Scores Of Villages Killed In Ethiopia’s Amhara Region, Officials Say

Local officials have said more than 120 civilians were massacred in Ethiopia’s Amhara region earlier this month by Tigray forces, but the group from neighbouring Tigray have denied their involvement. The killings in Chenna village, near the town of Dabat, took place in early September, according to Sewnet Wubalem, the local administrator in Dabat, and […]Read More