USAfrica: Nigeria appeals to Germany to probe IPOB, Nuremberg attack on Ekweremadu

The Nigerian government, through its Embassy in Berlin, Germany, has called on the government of Germany to investigate the role of members of proscribed IPOB (the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra) who are alleged to have attacked former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday. In a statement on Monday, the embassy said it “has requested a thorough investigation of this attack with a view to identifying the perpetrators and bringing them swiftly to justice in accordance with German laws.” “This would deter future acts of violence against…

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Can TV, radio and drama help Africans with climate adaptation?

Can soap operas change how people view climate change and motivate them to act? It’s possible, according to expert Robert Walker, who makes the case in a new blog post for the Wilson Institute’s Environmental Change and Security Program in the United States. Walker is president of the Population Institute and explores the connections between population and environment, sustainability and other spheres. His piece considers the success of radio and television serial dramas when influencing behaviors among their followers, especially on the African continent. “When thinking seriously about a world…

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SADC summit ends with focus on Burundi, Lesotho and Zimbabwe

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has wrapped up its two-day summit in Dar es Salaam, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli taking leadership of the 16-nation body from outgoing chairman President Hage Geingob of Namibia. For now, the SADC will remain at 16 members because Burundi – hoping to join – has not met all conditions for its membership. The SADC said it plans a progress report and verification mission to Burundi in the future. A communique issued at the summit’s end focused on economic development, with “great concern” that…

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Here’s How Badly Florida Wants To Keep Former Felons From Voting

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure approved by state lawmakers that makes the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt associated with their conviction. A coalition of civil rights groups immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the new law by having it declared unconstitutional. I’m a political scientist who researches the effects of restricting and restoring the voting rights of people convicted of crimes. I believe it’s not yet clear whether the new law will…

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Five causes, remedies for back-pain

It is fortunate that episodes of back pain heal with time. However, back pain can be a temporary but recurrent pain that is indeed a very uncomfortable occurrence. It has a way of interfering with your daily routine, aside making you very uncomfortable. It is important to identify the causes of back pain and know the remedies to help deal with it. Poor posture This is one of the major causes of upper and lower back pain. This pain usually occurs along with neck pain or shoulder pain. Poor posture…

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Non-Profit CLLCTIVLY Works to Raise $100K for Baltimore’s Black-Led Social Change Organizations

On August 22, 2019, according to eurweb.com, individuals and organizations throughout Baltimore, Maryland will demonstrate the pride they have for their city and the amazing people in it. In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, social impact organization CLLCTIVLY will launch its inaugural Day of Giving (CLLCTIVGIVE) for Black-led social change organizations serving in Greater Baltimore. This 24-hour fundraising event is part of CLLCTIVLY’s mission to be a resource for the Greater Baltimore community that seeks to find, fund and partner with Black social change organizations. The one-day campaign seeks to raise…

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The Digital Banking Summit

The Digital Banking Summit – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019, organized by the International Center for Strategic Alliances, is due to be held on the 19th & 20th of August 2019 in Accra, Ghana. Through the Digital Banking Summit 2019, we bring forth a C-level platform that will concentrate on global trends and disruptions, how market players can ascertain opportunities and respond to the threats. A gathering that focuses on the big issues from Fintech Disruption to Financial Inclusion, Blockchain and Regtech. The summit brings together specialists and experts in…

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