[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: A U.S news politics report that recently trended online showed how Nigerian immigrants have carved a niche in the United States as highly skilled workers. The numbers are impressive, with Nigerians ranking highest in the percentage of immigrants with a bachelor’s degree, at 59%. The applause for this is commendable, yet it also means that as a country Nigeria is consistently and increasingly exporting its skilled workforce to other climes.
[Nation] Ethiopia’s Ababel Brihane is the new world half marathon record holder.
[ISS] Since the early 1990s Ethiopia has experienced reduced state repression, a relatively stable political climate, and has made encouraging strides to improve the living standards of its people. Education, health, infrastructure and economic growth have all improved, especially in the past decade.
IT IS PROBABLY the first time in years that Lebanon has wanted to turn down a loan. With the economy in free fall the country’s new government, seated in January after months of horse-trading, has reluctantly turned to the IMF for help. They held a first round of talks on February 20th
[UNFPA] Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled
[Deutsche Welle] Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient – who is not from Egypt – did not show any symptoms of being ill.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) has instructed Sudan’s Real Estate Bank to freeze 47 accounts in the name of leaders of the deposed regime of Omar Al Bashir.
FOR DECADES Qatar has promoted itself as a beacon of openness in a repressive region.
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia has seen dramatic transformation and change over the past century.
[News24Wire] Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe has apologised for a remark he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, where he told US President Donald Trump at a dinner that “Africa loves America”.