Why Kenyan teen girls are wishing they were boys

For Mary Asigi, a 17-year-old pupil at Damascus primary school in the slums of Dandora on the outskirts of Nairobi, it is usual to miss a few days of school each month because she has no sanitary towels to use when she has her period. "This affects my performance in class," she says. Like many … Continue reading Why Kenyan teen girls are wishing they were boys

Irobiko Chimezie

Danjuma calls on Nigerians to wake up and save themselves

Nigeria's former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma (retd), has said that the country was at a very disturbing bend in its journey as a sovereign state. Danjuma, who spoke on Thursday at the launch of a book by the Nigerian Tribune in Ibadan, Oyo State, stated that happenings in the country outside public … Continue reading Danjuma calls on Nigerians to wake up and save themselves

The link between governance and economic growth in Africa

Lots of countries have not always been able to understand the essence of politics from the economic perspective over the past several decades and thus have not transferred the focus of national work to economic construction. Some countries have ignored the fundamental goal of economic development over a long period and became deeply entangled in … Continue reading The link between governance and economic growth in Africa

The importance of establishing long-term development goals

A big problem faced by contemporary Africa is how to establish long-term economic stability  and  development  strategies. African  countries  should  engage  the domestic populations in determined efforts to solve African issues through self-reliance and hard work, rather than relying on foreign assistance to get the problems solved quickly. At present, lots of African countries are … Continue reading The importance of establishing long-term development goals

‘Corruption and Poverty’ killing African elephants

In 2016, Kenya burnt 105 tonnes of ivory to demonstrate its commitment to tackle poaching. African elephants are threatened with extinction. With numbers shrinking by a third in just seven years, there are now fewer than 350,000 left in the wild. And their dwindling numbers are not just the concern of nature documentaries – they play vital … Continue reading ‘Corruption and Poverty’ killing African elephants

Land ownership in Latin America

  The International Land Coalition (ILC) was established by civil society and multilateral organisations who were convinced that secure access to land and natural resources is central to the ability of women and men to get out of, and stay out of, hunger and poverty. In 2008, at the same time as the food price crisis pushed … Continue reading Land ownership in Latin America

More than 100 million people are falling into poverty each year – U. N.

According to a United Nations-sponsored study, at least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay. “It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the most essential health services,” … Continue reading More than 100 million people are falling into poverty each year – U. N.

$21m allocated to provide Life-saving Food Support, Water, and Health Facilities in South Sudan

The United Nations today allocated $21 million to provide life-saving food support, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and other assistance to thousands of Sudanese in newly accessible areas in Darfur's Jebel Marra area, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. “Our response will address both the immediate needs through emergency, life-saving assistance and strengthen resilience of the … Continue reading $21m allocated to provide Life-saving Food Support, Water, and Health Facilities in South Sudan

Factors That Decide If You’ll Be Rich or Poor.

There has never been an easier route to becoming rich. Life is full of surprises that could bring one up from grass to grace; and sometimes, down from grace to grass. A lot of factors, however, can be used as a yardstick to determine if someone will be rich or poor in the future. Quality … Continue reading Factors That Decide If You’ll Be Rich or Poor.

Everyone Can Be Rich, Even You!

Each time I read about someone who committed suicide, depression becomes my companion and I tell myself" "What a precious life lost in the most gruesome manner". Then I think about hope, patience and perseverance as virtues. People pass through difficult times in life. Everyday is a battle for survival as we face hurdles from … Continue reading Everyone Can Be Rich, Even You!