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Travel & Destination: African Countries Often Overlooked by Tourists

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world after Asia, and it is one of the most diverse places, thanks to its cultures and expansive geographic. The continent boasts a warm tropical climate, friendly people and exotic wildlife. It is also one of the most multilingual continents on the planet, with over 2,000 languages. Arabic is the most spoken language, mostly in Muslim African countries. For instance, Nigeria and Cameroon alone have more than 500 and 200 languages respectively….

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Human trafficking in Africa: the Multi-Billion Dollar Business Venture

“Maybe slavery has been with us for centuries because of the inclination to maintain economic systems geared more toward commodifying human existence than developing its spiritual, creative, or scientific potentials. Such commodification instantly erases any recognition of humanity as a priceless value unto itself and reduces individuals as well as entire races, or a specific gender, to a bargain-priced ‘other.” ― Aberjhani, Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah The United Nations Trafficking Protocol 2003 defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation,…

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Bride Price in Africa: He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune

Dowry, a payment made by the family of the groom in the form of money, presents, or a mixture of both, to their future in-laws at the start of their marriage, to enable the groom to marry the bride, has endured the strong wave of westernization in the Africa continent. The long-standing customary practice is shared across the societies from Egypt to South Africa, down to Ghana and Rwanda. On the other hand, in the Hindu culture, the bride’s…

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Nigeria and SARS: Beat a Child, Forbid it from Crying

It is said in Igbo proverb (South East of Nigeria) that “Ebulu Ozu onye Ozo, odika ebu ukwu Nku.” Translated: “when another person’s corpse is carried, it seems as if it is a bunch of firewood.” The proverb seems to summarise the above reaction of the Nigerian government amid social unrest from Nigerians. They are demanding an end to police brutality and other social ills, amongst them, unemployment, poor education and housing, decayed health system, miserable infrastructures, endemic corruption,…

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Fighting Gender Inequality in Africa: The Botswana Model

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern African society. Gender inequality, which is a by-product of the sexist ideology, which maintains that the female is inferior to the male, persists through the enaction and (re)enforcement of…

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Food: Ways of Reducing Food Waste

Imagine a world with less hunger and enough food for everyone. Would you believe that a greater percentage of people worldwide is often very afraid to wake up the next day, not because they don’t want to live, but simply out of fear and uncertainty of putting a plate of food on their tables? Such a dicey situation can be very scary although, but it is indeed more disheartening to know that much of the food that is desperately…

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Understanding why COVID-19 is Indeed a Virus, Tearing the African Social Fabric Apart

You may call the COVID-19 perhaps the worst pandemic of recent time, and definitely, one of the greatest health challenges the world has ever seen. That definition would not be hyperbolic because the virus has caused insurmountable damages and untold miseries, ranging from the deaths of loved ones to the collapse of the world economy.  But to some, the deadly virus is just what it is. So is the COVID-19 data. The opposite of evil. The reminiscence of anything…

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Zimbabwe: Tensions Intensify as Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Clash.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga have clashed on Wednesday in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front  (Zanu-PF) Politburo meeting, where other party members were in attendance. The factional intrigue between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, once friends, has seriously exposed the crack in their relationship as well as high lightened the level of a power struggle within the ruling Zanu-PF. Ironically, the bloodless overthrow of late President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, which brought in Emmerson Mnangagwa as…

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Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

For several months governments across the globe have been working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, a crisis which has brought the entire world to a standstill.  To reduce the risk of transmission, countries have been urging their citizens to embrace the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Some of the measures in place are, wearing of masks in public places, keeping social distancing, regular washing of the hands and sanitizing of the hands using alcohol-based hand…

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Denial, Death and Destruction.

Denial does not change reality for everyone else. Only for the one denying and those who are foolish enough to believe the fantasy. Elle Casey Denial and inactivity prepare people well for the roles of victim and corpse.      John Leach The two quotes above, simply summarise the obvious reality facing the world as we battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become the single most challenging health catastrophe facing the world today. From millions of infections, thousands of deaths,…

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Coronavirus Pandemic: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s poison

Have you ever pondered over the adage one man’s meat is another man’s poison? If you did, how relevant is the proverb to the present coronavirus state of affairs? Like a hurricane,  the pugnacious pandemic descended, tormenting the world community with impunity. Deaths, sickness, alienation, uncertainties, poverty, joblessness, hopelessness become synonymous with the virus; and those social threats would soon metamorphose into a norm. But not everyone sees the pandemic as an existential threat. For some a few individuals,…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic, WHO and USA: Give a Dog a Bad Name and Kill it

If there is something very interesting about the audacious presence of the Coronavirus and the global war against the pandemic, it is the fact that the virus has mercilessly and disrespectfully exposed the weaknesses and self-centeredness of many world leaders and how far these seemingly invincible leaders can go to safeguard their political ambition and survival. From denying the existence of the COVID-19, calling it just the common flu, the Wuhan virus, tactically mandating subordinates to coordinate the Corona-related…

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