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Daily Archives: March 31, 2021

Land dispute drives new exodus in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Land dispute drives new exodus in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The dusty buses keep coming, dozens a day, mattresses, chairs and baskets piled on top. They stop at schools hurriedly turned into camps, disgorging families who describe fleeing from ethnic Amhara militia in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Four months after the [...]

March 31, 2021 Africa
Nigeria loses over N576b yearly to medical tourism

Nigeria loses over N576b yearly to medical tourism

Almost two years after his last private trip to the United Kingdom (UK), President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, jetted out of the country on a medical trip to London for the sixth time since he was sworn into office in 2015. The [...]

March 31, 2021 Economy
COVID-19 sets gender equality back a generation

COVID-19 sets gender equality back a generation

According to a report on Wednesday, the pandemic has rolled back years of progress towards equality between men and women, showing the crisis had added decades to the trajectory towards closing the gender gap. A range of studies have shown that the [...]

March 31, 2021 Societal issues
Two Catholic Bishops Sanctioned Over Sexual Abuse

Two Catholic Bishops Sanctioned Over Sexual Abuse

Twin statements from the papal nuncio said on Monday that the Vatican has punished two Polish bishops for negligence in combating sex abuse against minors within their dioceses. Following investigations, Slawoj Leszek Glodz, Archbishop emeritus of the Gdansk Archdiocese, and [...]

March 31, 2021 Religion
Osinbajo Defies Expectations As Vice-president

Osinbajo Defies Expectations As Vice-president

The role of vice-president is one that John Adams, the first person in the US to hold the position, called “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”. Nigeria’s Patience Jonathan captured the situation in her sarcastic [...]

March 31, 2021 Government and politics