Instant Africa News

Giving Voice to the Deaf and Dumb

Communicating with the deaf and dumb may be a herculean task especially where there is no interpreter. IPAS in collaboration with Australian Aid recently seeks ways of giving voice to those with this form of disability in the society. By Reuben Nwankwo IPAS country director in partnership with Australian Aid has advocated that at least one sign language interpreter should […]

NITDA, EFCC Forge Alliance against Corruption

The Present administration has prioritized the fight against corruption and to do justice to this fight, some of the key agencies of government are stopping at nothing in tackling corruption. The latest agencies to partner in order to add bite to the anti-corruption fight are NITDA and EFCC. By Paschal Emeka The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) and the Economic […]

Quotable Quotes

“The agency claims no student will be forced to register for a religion against his/her wish. That is not true. In Kwara State, for example, the discriminatory curriculum has begun and Christian students who refused to register for it already had their bodies lacerated with cane. We have the names of the victims and their […]

Ohanaeze Accuses Northern Youths of Fanning Embers of War

Apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accuse Arewa youths of dragging Nigeria into another civil war. Ohanaeze said this while reacting to a letter written to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo by a coalition of Northern youths. In the letter, the youths had appealed to the Acting President to allow Igbos actualize their struggle for […]

HIV Infection among South African Young Women on the Rise

South Africa has about 7 million people living with HIV and manages the globe’s largest antiretroviral program, keeping about 4 million people alive with the drugs. At the South African National AIDS Conference in Johannesburg recently, specialists voiced their concern about the spiking rates of infections among young women, a trend reflected throughout the continent. “What does […]

Nigeria loses 100,000 infants to sickle cell

At least 100,000 Nigerian infants die annually due to Sickle Cell Disease. Meanwhile, Nigerian youths have been urged to know the genotype of their proposed spouses before marriage. Speaking at an event organised by the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta to mark the day in Lagos, Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Olubukola Temitayo Aseru, said […]

CAR: Peace at Last

The country has been plagued by interreligious and inter-communal conflict since 2013, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, prompting reprisals from the anti-Balaka militia, many of whose fighters are nominally Christian. Political crises have regularly rocked the country and tit-for-tat violence is on the rise again despite last year’s presidential election that was aimed at ending the bloodshed. In two weeks in […]

Poverty, Witchcraft Make Mozambique Risky for Bald Men

Police in Mozambique has warned bald men in the country to be vigilant, after at least two such men were killed for the use of their body parts in witchcraft rituals. According to local experts, widespread poverty is as much to blame for the killings as mystical belief. Sociologist Book Sambo, who lectures at Mozambique’s […]