Ending terrorism in Nigeria: is Operation Safe Corridor the right approach?

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In Nigeria, data shows that a large number of individuals, particularly in Northern Nigeria choose to join Boko Haram due to poverty, lack of education, unemployment, the willingness to learn more about Islam, and the knowledge that Nigeria tolerates impunity.

COVID-19 measures worsening health inequalities in slum communities, experts say

Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle-income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by the University of Warwick.

Pandemic profits for companies soar by billions as poorest struggle to get by

Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by $109 billion more in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare an economic model that delivers profits for the wealthiest on the back of the poorest, according to a new Oxfam report released this week.

Uganda: How previous Ebola outbreaks helped respond to COVID-19

Several Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) were constructed across the country and these have in turn been used in the COVID-19 response. Although these centers have not been used to accommodate confirmed COVID-19 patients, they have however been used as quarantine centers for people under observations.

‘Half of the world’s refugee children out of school due to COVID-19’

The risks to refugee education do not stop with COVID-19. Attacks on schools are a grim and growing reality. The report also elaborates on Africa’s Sahel region where violence has forced the closure of more than 2,500 schools affecting the education of 350,000 students.

Over 360,000 people displaced in Chad’s Lake Province, over half of province’s population

Since 2015, the region has been the target of repeated attacks by non-state armed groups conducting an insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria), which have forced millions of people across the four countries to flee their homes.

Bboxx launches bPower20, aims to make solar energy more accessible in Africa 

Bboxx, a next-generation utility that manufactures, distributes, and finances decentralized solar powered systems in developing countries, has launched the bPower20 product, to make solar energy more accessible at scale.

As COVID-19 deepens, digital platforms give lifeline to Kenya’s creatives

In many developing countries, digital entrepreneurs face various barriers to scaling their activities, especially as global digital platforms dominate most product categories.

More than 100 children killed and injured as violence intensifies in DRC

At least 83 children have been killed in the northern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April and July, reports Save the Children.

Student returns to South Sudan with a UK degree, starts a vegetable farm that...

He set up a new cooperative vegetable farm that is estimated to benefit over 15,000 beneficiaries. Mr. Barsabas also started working for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and trained over 300 women in conflict management.

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