Why we should amplify youth voices on society issues

By Stella Bosire — Life is about transitions. In moments of transition, just like the General Election has brought us, I find it useful to carry out exercises in hope. I think about the things that continue to bring us hope for a better future and nothing makes me more hopeful than the vibrant and …

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Counting Queers

By Egerton Neto — Brazil’s statistics agency is refusing to include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in its census, perpetuating the exclusion of queer people from official figures. That’s no accident: the lack of national data makes it extremely difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community to fight for their rights. LONDON – …

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Now is the moment to launch an African vaccine industry

By Ngozi Erondu — The lack of an African vaccine industry has been a glaring concern for decades. Before the pandemic, 99 per cent of Africa’s vaccines were manufactured outside the continent. As well as endangering the lives of millions, this situation has inhibited social and economic progress on the continent. In response, the Africa …

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Monkeypox: 5 Things You Should Know Now

By Ifeanyi Nsofor — The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This declaration should spur international collaborations and actions to respond to this current global outbreak of monkeypox, which has more than 25,000 cases across 83 countries (76 that not historically reported monkeypox), with several deaths reported. Monkeypox …

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