When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career.
For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially those needed for food production. Exponential population growth would outstrip food output.
El'Vee are an Afropop duo, which consists of twin sisters Lilian and Vivian Nwaneho. They were born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Reading, UK. Their love for music, drew them back and forth to Nigeria, and as independent artists, they have been opportune to work with...
The dilapidated building in the densely populated Lagos Island area of the city came down without warning on Wednesday morning. Locals, firefighters and other emergency services workers picked through the rubble to find those trapped in a chaotic scene.School bags, toys and...
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Sexual Violence Surging In South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” said the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville.

Lagos School Collapse: Deaths of Children Confirmed

A building containing a primary school has collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, with students trapped in the rubble.The school was on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos island, in Nigeria's commercial capital.
Mzansi Youth Choir

Mzansi Youth Choir Off To Flying Start In 2019

The Mzansi Youth Choir, made up of 55 performers aged 14 to 24, put many hours of heartfelt energy into their rehearsals, and their hard work has paid off. In December last year the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir invited them to join them in a unique...
Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro

Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

In the East African region, communities around the continent’s largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace. But in Lagos, some women are converting them into a resource, to make handicrafts.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria’s Protesters Want Change

Bouteflika was hailed as a savior when he assumed office in 1999, at the end of Algeria’s brutal civil war. He was an old face — a veteran of the country’s war of independence from France who became foreign minister at the age of 26.
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UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—enroute from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the Fourth UN Environment Assembly March 11-15
Professor Pius Adesanmi

Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in...

The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family— enroute from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the Fourth UN Environment Assembly March 11-15
Men and women from Kalawa ward in Kenya’s Makueni County

Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

“Women are increasingly playing a key role in economically uplifting of their households, unlike before, but they need access to affordable loans from financial institutions and requisite skills to run own enterprise.”

Assessing Africa’s Readiness For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This year’s World Economic Forum theme of Globalisation 4.0 addressed the fourth industrial revolution which is taking place globally at an unpredictable rate. Is Africa ready? Tune into CNBC Africa for a panel discussion about the disruptions of digital technology across industries and all economic sectors and...

Ethiopian Plane Crash – What We Know and What We Don’t...

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at about 8:44 am local time, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, en route to Nairobi, Kenya.  All 157 people on board, 149 passengers and 8 crew, were dead.People...
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Ballots Counted After Nigerian Governor Elections Vote

Votes are being counted in 29 of Nigeria's 36 states, after polls to elect state and local representatives.The state elections, which took place on Saturday, came two weeks after the presidential election.In oil-rich Nigeria, some state governors control budgets...
one of the many refugee camps outside of Somalia’s capital

The Hidden Economic Costs Of Displacement

In a new report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) examines the financial costs of internal displacement across major crises around the world, raising awareness of the importance of preventing future displacement as well as responding to such situations efficiently.