Africa Day: CSOs task African leaders on health, water, agriculture, other

By Gabriel Ewepu AS African Union, AU, formerly known as Organisation of African Unity, OAU, marked 57th Africa Day on May 25, 2020, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, Thursday, tasked African leaders on health, water, agriculture, innovative governance, discontinuation…

Group conducts perception study on COVID-19 in Lagos

The Lagos Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 says it has embarked on a perception study to ascertain the success, impacts and unintended consequences of responses deployed by the Lagos State Government toward containment of COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Razaq Olokoba, who is the Executive Director of…

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will…

Beware of false negatives in diagnostic testing of COVID-19

Researchers have found that the chance of a false negative result — when a virus is not detected in a person who actually is, or recently has been, infected — is greater than 1 in 5 and, at times, far…

Africa’s most vulnerable are called to bear the brunt of a pandemic.

Securing farming communities through and after COVID-19 is a priority.   One of world’s harshest terrains for farming threatens to crumble under COVID-19.  West Africa’s farmer collectives, small businesses and other stakeholders in agriculture reveal their plight as rains approach…

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions

The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last — according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists. The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that…

COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Two new studies in AGU’s…

Tamar Braxton Joins Nick Carter, Chaka Khan & Andy

The dancing competition show, which will not see Len Goodman come back to sit at the judges’ table with Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, will return with Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as co-hosts. Dancing With the…

M.I.A. Reveals She’s Working With Skrillex For New Album

Handwritten Revisited will include 16 songs in all, including four new songs and five live recordings from the the 17-year-old pop star’s Aug. 16 show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Presently it swung full upon us and—stopped. The…

Lily Allen Has Two New Songs on ‘Pan’ Soundtrack

Lily Allen has released two new songs from the Pan soundtrack. Written and produced by Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley, “Something’s Not Right” and “Little Soldier” speak to Allen’s vocal strengths and match the movie’s wistful narrative. Alice dodged behind a great…

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