Next Steps Necessary for Improving Nigeria’s Low Immunization Rates

[The Aspen Institute] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced a donation of equipment to Nigeria’s National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre. The Centre was set up after Nigeria declared a state of emergency on the rout…

[The Aspen Institute] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced a donation of equipment to Nigeria's National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre. The Centre was set up after Nigeria declared a state of emergency on the routine immunization crisis in June.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Questions Over Social Security Agency’s Relief Programme

[GroundUp] A total of R105 million was spent on blankets by the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) in the financial years from 2014 to 2017, according to Social Development minister Bathabile Dlamini.

[GroundUp] A total of R105 million was spent on blankets by the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) in the financial years from 2014 to 2017, according to Social Development minister Bathabile Dlamini.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Elect Quality Leaders for Progress, Cleric Tasks Nigerians

[Vanguard] Lagos -General Overseer of the Trinity House Ministries International, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, has said for the country to make any meaningful progress, there is a need for Nigerians to elect quality leaders.

[Vanguard] Lagos -General Overseer of the Trinity House Ministries International, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, has said for the country to make any meaningful progress, there is a need for Nigerians to elect quality leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Army Chief Commissions Human Rights Office in Maiduguri

[Premium Times] The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State, commissioned a new office building for handling cases of human right abuses by soldiers.

[Premium Times] The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State, commissioned a new office building for handling cases of human right abuses by soldiers.

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Job Woes for Trillian Whistle-Blower After Exposé

[Daily Maverick] Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka rips into software giant over bizarre circumstances around the “resignation” of a state capture whistle-blower, and offers her a job. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

[Daily Maverick] Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka rips into software giant over bizarre circumstances around the "resignation" of a state capture whistle-blower, and offers her a job. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tensions Revealed in DA Western Cape As Leadership Battle Looms

[Daily Maverick] It’s not a good look for both the Cape Town mayor and one of the city’s most prominent councillors to be placed on “special leave”. But this was the unusual move announced by the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday following an acrimonious …

[Daily Maverick] It's not a good look for both the Cape Town mayor and one of the city's most prominent councillors to be placed on "special leave". But this was the unusual move announced by the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday following an acrimonious dispute between Mayor Patricia de Lille and councillor JP Smith. Allegations and counterallegations have been hurled regarding upgrades to De Lille's private home and the disbanding of a special police investigative unit. The wider picture, however, is with regards to the DA'

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Preserving Cultural Heritage Responsibility of Every Citizen

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Muhad Suleiman, cultural researcher at the Culture and Sports Commission, said that preserving cultural heritage and especially that of intangible is the responsibility of every citizen.

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Muhad Suleiman, cultural researcher at the Culture and Sports Commission, said that preserving cultural heritage and especially that of intangible is the responsibility of every citizen.

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‘Persistence and Contribution of Conscious Youth Vital for Ensuring Continuity of a Nation’ – General Philipos

[Shabait] Asmara -At a seminar conducted on 01 October in Sawa for the 31st round members of the national service, General Philipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, said that ensuring the continuity of a nation depends on y…

[Shabait] Asmara -At a seminar conducted on 01 October in Sawa for the 31st round members of the national service, General Philipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, said that ensuring the continuity of a nation depends on youth with clear vision, conscious as well as possessing developed way of thinking and equipped with the necessary knowledge.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes – the Ethiopia Case

[HRW] Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillan…

[HRW] Recent stories from Edward Snowden's disclosures show how the US government's involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government's criminalization of dissent and politically motivated detentions. The United States is not alone in its assistance. Ethiopia has also used hacking technologies obtained from abroad to spy on diaspora living in

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia