#Recession: Every Crisis Is An Opportunity In Disguise

Over the years I have come to understand that certain events happens just for the upliftment of some people. The Coronavirus outbreak created variant upturn on the IOT (Internet of Things) whereby attention of the world had been shifted from the analog patterns of performing certain job functions, apparently, this shift has generated turns of opportunity’s for Fintech most especially E-Commerce and Tech companies. Read Also: https://theemage.com/elon-musk-becomes-world-number-second-richest-man/ Zoom’s CEO Eric Yuan made $12 Billion over this period, the company didn’t get a global recognition in the past but achieved that…

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Insight: It Is A Challenge To Provide Disability-Inclusive Education, But It’s Worth It

By Dr, Manos Antoninis Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa get bad press for their progress in providing inclusive education. Just two in three children complete primary school on time, while the number of out-of-school children and youth is 97 million and growing. Less is said, however, about the range of tools many countries in the region are deploying to include some of those furthest behind in mainstream schools: students with disabilities. These efforts should be celebrated and there seems no better time to think about inclusion than now. Inequalities in…

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Opinion: What Happens When Girls Say “No”?

By Lolo Cynthia Ihesie A recent United Nations report finds that one-in-four women globally feel powerless to refuse sex with a husband or partner. Yet, the problem could be even worse, as the report does not consider girls under 17. In Nigeria, where masculinity is too often weaponized, girls may be even more vulnerable. Especially now, during the stress of a pandemic and intermittent lockdowns, girls and women need the power to say no. I was once among those girls who could never say no. When my high school boyfriend…

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Featured: Big Tobacco Companies Wants African Nations To Do Its Bidding

By Leonce Dieudonné Sessou, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) There was a time when tobacco companies could market their deadly and addictive products with cartoon characters, svelte women and handsome Cowboys. Decades later, with growing evidence and public awareness of the harms of tobacco use, such unscrupulous advertising has been outlawed in many countries. Now, there is increasing evidence that the purveyors of cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products look hungrily at Africa, a region ripe for expanding demand for their products. The continent has low tobacco…

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