Cameroon: COVID-19 is not over. We need to follow the Barrier Measures – Experts Say

By Boris Esono Nwenfor Officials say the respect of barrier measures against COVID-19 is imperative by all Health officials say Cameroonians should continue to adhere to the barrier measures put in place against the Coronavirus. This according to the officials will help in flattening the curve in the country. In a webinar organized by the Nkafu Policy Institute of the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation titled “Assessing Cameroon’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on July 30, 2020, the experts say everyone has the responsibility to sensitize their communities against the…

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Students with Disabilities in the Age of COVID-19: How We’re Faring 30 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act

I am a single mother of two sons on the autism spectrum. I am beyond frightened and concerned about shifts to online-only learning. You cannot leave a child alone in the home who has high needs, at any age. Online-only instruction is not a solution for children who need wraparound services, for children from single-parent […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/opinion/students-with-disabilities-in-the-age-of-covid-19-how-were-faring-30-years-after-the-americans-with-disabilities-act/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=students-with-disabilities-in-the-age-of-covid-19-how-were-faring-30-years-after-the-americans-with-disabilities-act

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A Letter to EBONY Stakeholders

Dear Stakeholder, Over the past few weeks, the Board of Directors of EBONY Magazine has made a series of painful but necessary decisions. These decisions were made to restore honor and integrity to Ebony’s business operations and re-position EBONY Media to better serve the needs of Black Americans in the 21st century. We recognize that […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/a-letter-to-ebony-stakeholders/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-letter-to-ebony-stakeholders

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Gabiro Mtu Necessary taps Asen B for new album

‘MPITO EP’  Coming from the Swahili word meaning ‘Transition’ sees both artists join forces to collaborate on this infectious summer EP.  The six-track Dancehall release contains every element to get the listeners reminiscing, singing, and replaying it 24/7. “Mpito” takes the listener on a musical journey with african flavored beats, drifty uplifting rhythms, and infectious energy. The vocals and instrumentation work seamlessly together in every track for a must-listen record.  The story-telling lyricism paired with the feel-good vocals will have listeners relating to certain situations in their lives. The engaging…

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Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

SPONSORED Covid-19 is on the rise, both in its incidence and distribution across all the provinces of South Africa. It has been stated repeatedly that Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for those with underlying health conditions, because it affects the respiratory system, causing breathing difficulties.  Smokers are one group of adults who are at particular risk if they catch the virus, and this was the underlying justification for the tobacco ban. However, many are questioning whether the ban is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended. When the…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020

Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects Reps’ move to establish Cancer Registry. Patients groan as federal government-owned LUTH makes them buy medical supplies for surgery. Covid-19: FG in fruitful dialogue with NARD, spends N15.8bn on health personnel. Lagos PSN seeks inclusion…

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Tanzania: Milestone as Poaching Falls By 80%

Dar es Salaam — Elephant poaching has gone down by 80 percent during the past five years, a government official said on Wednesday. Assistant director of Anti-poaching (Wildlife Division) in the ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Robert Mande, said the move was possible due to the involvement of various stakeholders in the anti-poaching drive. The players include members of the business community – through the apex body, the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) – and ordinary citizens. Mr Mande was speaking at a breakfast debate on biodiversity conservation…

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A New Book on Plantation Coffee in Jamaica, 1790-1848

This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Plantation Coffee in Jamaica, 1790-1848 was recently published by the University of the West Indies Press. *** Author of Plantation Coffee in Jamaica, 1790-1848, Kathleen E.A. Monteith is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. In addition to her several articles published in the Financial History Review, Slavery and Abolition, The Journal of Caribbean History and Plantation Societies in the Americas, Monteith’s…

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Africa: Over 900,000 Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent

As of July 31, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 909,124. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 19,320 and recoveries 556,639. South Africa has the most reported cases – 482,169, with deaths numbering 7,812. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (93,757), Nigeria (42,689), Algeria (29,831), and Ghana (35,142). The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments.…

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Pan-African Women’s Day (PAWD) 2020 Webcast

PAWD 2020 Theme: “The need for political-ideological coordination of women’s mass organizations and of people’s revolutionary organization in Africa” This Years PAWD will be webcast on Zoom and Facebook Live on Friday 31 July 2020 starting at4:00pm GMT | 19h00, East Africa | 18h00, Southern Africa | 17h00, Nigeria/England | 12:00pm EDT, US/Canada | 11:00am CDT, US/Canada | 10:00am MDT, US/Canada | 9:00am PDT, US/Canada Watch PAWD Webcast on Facebook Watch PAWD Webcast on Zoom PAWD Panelists Share this: Like this: Like Loading… source: https://aaprp-intl.org/pan-african-womens-day-pawd-2020-webcast/

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