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  • HealthEmpowering Women in Global Health Leadership: A call to action

    Empowering Women in Global Health Leadership: A call to action

    In the dynamic landscape of global health leadership, where challenges are vast and solutions are urgent, the voices echoing from the Women’s Health Conference 2024 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with the theme “ReIMAGINING LEADERSHIP: NEW APPROACHES TO NEW CHALLENGES,” resonate with a clear call to action: It’s time to empower women leaders. In spite of constituting 70 percent of the…

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  • foreignU.S. lifts ban on New Zealand fish exports

    U.S. lifts ban on New Zealand fish exports

    The United States (U.S.) has lifted a temporary ban on some New Zealand fish exports due to measures to meet the standards of Maui dolphin protection. Lifting the ban means seafood exporters will no longer have to provide a certificate of origin when sending seafood products to the U.S. New Zealand Agriculture Minister Todd McClay said on Wednesday. The decision…

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  • Featured

    New Zealand passes law allowing change to birth certificates

    New Zealand has passed a law that will allow people to change the sex recorded on their birth certificate, the government announced on Thursday. The new law will mean New Zealanders will no longer require proof of medical treatment or need to persuade a court to have the sex on their birth certificate match the gender they know themselves to…

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  • foreign

    New Zealand relaxes COVID-19 restrictions in largest city

    New Zealand’s largest city has planned to move out of a strict COVID-19 lockdown, as the country contained a Delta variant outbreak. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that Auckland would see restrictions slightly eased from Wednesday. The country was put in a hard lockdown within hours of a single case being detected on Aug. 18, with all schools…

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  • NEWS

    New Zealand moves to protect whistleblowers

    New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday introduced a bill that will strengthen protections for whistleblowers. Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said that the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill will replace the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. “Whistleblowers are critical to maintaining public confidence in the integrity of government and business in New Zealand. “The current laws are now 20 years…

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  • Crime

    New Zealand freezes $90m linked to currency trader

    New Zealand police have frozen 140 million New Zealand dollars (90 million dollars) in funds thought to be linked to a crypto-currency firm whose owner has been accused of money laundering. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said in a statement on Monday that “the money is linked to the Canton Business Corporation and its owner Alexander Vinnik, who was holding funds…

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  • Crime

    New Zealand charge 3 cops with manslaughter

    Three New Zealand Police officers have been charged with manslaughter, authorities said on Wednesday, following the death of a man in custody last year. The 55-year-old man died while in custody at the Hawera Police Station, some 190 kilometres north of Wellington, in the early hours of June 1, 2019. The charges allege the officers, who cannot be named for…

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  • Nigeria

    Eid-el-Fitr NAHCON Felicitates with Muslims

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has facilitated with Muslim Ummah in the country on Eid-el-Fitr. NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja. Hassan prayed that almighty Allah accept the fasting of the Ummah as an act of worship. ”On behalf of board members, management and entire staff of NAHCON, I…

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  • Nigeria

    Magu Will Remain EFCC Boss, Defiant Osinbajo Tells Senate

    A defiant Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, tired of Senate stalling the administration’s nominee to lead the EFCC on Thursday revealed that President Buhari has resolved to work with Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman to stamp out endemic corruption in the country. “Mr Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me…

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  • Africa

    Chinese firms control $500bn of industrial production market in Africa

    Chinese firms operating in Africa now control a share of the continent’s industrial production market estimated at about $500 billion.   This is according to a new report released on June 28 by McKinsey, which also claimed that “Chinese firms already handle 12% of Africa’s industrial production—valued at $500 billion a year in total.”   In infrastructure, Chinese firms’ dominance…

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  • NEWS

    Kano speaker denies collecting N100mn bribe from Dangote to stall Sanusi’s probe

    Speaker of the Kano State house of assembly, Kabiru Rurum, on Tuesday denied rumors being peddled that he has collected a N100 million bribe from Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, as an incentive to suspend the probe of Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano. Rurum contested that the intervention of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Northern Governors Forum and…

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