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One Paediatrician To 100,000 Children In Africa, As Universities Join Forces To Expand Workforce

One Paediatrician To 100,000 Children In Africa, As Universities Join Forces To Expand Workforce

  University of Cape Town says it has trained 151 paediatricians, paediatric sub-specialists, and paediatric nurses from across Africa under the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP).    The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UZKN) will also train additional 150 paediatric specialists under the programme in the next three years.   APFP is the preeminent education program dedicated to training African paediatric doctors and post- […]

South Africa: Let’s Fight For Our Children’s Rights — Deputy President Mabuza

  Deputy President David Mabuza has challenged all South Africans, black and white, to fight for the rights of children in townships and villages. Addressing the national Human Rights Day commemoration at the George Thabe Cricket Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Emfuleni Local Municipality, on Wednesday, the Deputy President recited a poem from Ingrid Jonkers, “The […]

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Nigerian NGO Supports Kaduna Community Track N165m UBEC Projects

  Civil Society Action Coalition of Education for All (CSACEFA), has mobilised communities to track N165,450,480 million Universal Basic Education Commission’s (UBEC) projects in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The NGO’s Finance and Administration Manager, Mr Adamu Nathaniel said at a Town Hall Meeting organised by the NGO in Kwoi on Tuesday that […]

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British Broadcasting Corporation Opens West African Bureau In Lagos

  Nigerians on Wednesday celebrated with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), as it inaugurated its new Bureau in Lagos, Nigeria. The bureau will be providing three new services in Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba, with a new state-of-art TV studio and two radio studios. The Director of the BBC World Service, Jamie Angus, said the Bureau was […]

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Nigeria: Kogi Earmarks N5m Bounty For Information On Assailants

  Kogi State Government in north-central Nigeria, has offered a N5 million reward for any information that can lead to the arrest of assailants behind recent bloody attacks on some communities in the state. The government in a statement in Lokoja on Wednesday said that the offer was to ensure that the perpetrators were apprehended […]

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Impasse: Zimbabwe Stops Salaries Of Striking Doctors

  Zimbabwean government Wednesday says it will not pay salaries and allowances to striking junior doctors, taking a hard line in the first big labour dispute President Emmerson Mnangagwa has faced since he took power. The doctors immediately said they would not be intimidated and would not return until their demands were met. Doctors at […]

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Oil Marketers In Nigeria Begin Disengagement Of Workers Over N650bn Debt

  Oil marketers in Nigeria have commenced laying-off of their workforce due to their inability to pay staff salaries, the says News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Some of the marketers, who preferred anonymity, confirmed to NAN on Wednesday in Lagos that they resorted to adopt a massive sack of their workers as the Federal Government […]

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Nigeria: Bauchi To Enforce Use Of POS In Revenue Collection – Official

  Bauchi State Government in northeast Nigeria, is to enforce the use of Point of Sale (POS) machine for collecting revenue for prudence and accountability. The newly appointed Chairman of the State Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), Jibrin Jobo, said this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi. […]

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