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Kenyan Hospital Lays off 100 Striking Doctors Amidst Labor Dispute

A public hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has laid off 100 doctors who are taking part in a nationwide strike that has been ongoing for almost a month, its management said Tuesday. The Kenyatta University Referral Hospital said new doctors had been hired in place of those striking. Doctors in Kenya went on a nationwide …

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Vatican Issues Condemnation: Rejects Gender-Affirming Surgery, Gender Theory, and Surrogacy Practices

The Vatican has declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy to be grave violations of human dignity in a new document endorsed by Pope Francis. The 20-page Dignitas Infinita, or Infinite Dignity, published on Monday by the Vatican’s powerful Department of Doctrine, is the culmination of five years of work. It was released as the Catholic Church …

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Global Fund Suspends Vital Medical Shipments to Ghana

The Global Fund has halted shipments of crucial medical supplies to Ghana, citing delays in clearing previous donations held up at the Tema Port. Among the items affected are life-saving antiretroviral drugs crucial for HIVIAIDS patients Expressing deep concern, the Africa Center for Health Policy Research and Analysis (ACHPR&A) criticized the government’s slow response in …

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Record-breaking Journey: Nigerian Solo Driver Conquers London to Lagos Expedition

A UK-based Nigerian travel content creator and solo driver has finally reached Lagos after a 68-day journey driving from London to Nigeria. Pelumi Nubi, who announced her ambitious road trip in January, was welcomed by Nigerian officials upon her arrival at the Nigeria border with Benin on Sunday. The 28-year-old solo traveller’s arrival was broadcast …

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Rwanda’s President Kagame Vows: ‘Never Will Our People Be Left for Dead Again’

Rwanda President Paul Kagame said, Sunday, his country would never again experience what happened in the 1994 genocide. Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the genocide against the country’s Tutsis, Kagame emphatically stated “Never will our people be left for dead again.” He was speaking during a commemoration ceremony at the BK Arena. While squarely pointing …

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Senegal Celebrates 64 Years of Independence: Reflecting on Progress and Challenges

Senegal marked Thursday(Apr. 04) the 64 th anniversary of its independence from France. The newly inaugurated President Bassirou Diomaye Faye attended the ceremony in Dakar. According to the state news agency APS, this year’s celebrations were reduced to a flag-raising ceremony because of the uncertainty which prevailed ahead of the March 24th presidential poll. President …

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Gaza War: UN Security Council Passes First Resolution Urging Ceasefire in Gaza Conflict

The UN Security Council on Monday (Mar. 25) passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the month of Ramadan.** It also demanded the release of all hostages taken captive during Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel.  The vote comes after six months of deadlock at the council’s which has primary responsibility …

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Putin says he’s ready to use nuclear weapons if Russian state at stake, but ‘there has never been such a need’

Moscow is ready to use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to the existence of the Russian state but “there has never been such a need,” President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with state media published Wednesday. The Russian leader made the comments to Rossiya 1 and RIA Novosti ahead of presidential elections on March …

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Evangelical Christians are visiting Israel as war-time volunteers

Evangelicals have been among Israel’s fiercest foreign supporters for years. This is particularly true in the United States, where their political influence has helped shape the Israel policy of recent Republican administrations. Since the Israel-Hamas war began five months ago, evangelicals have been visiting Israel in growing numbers to volunteer and help support the war …

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