How cellphones reduced maternal deaths in Nigeria
Eugene Ohu | 03 February 2013
Ondo State in western Nigeria is leading a two-year revolution through the astute use of communication and technology. By distributing cell phones to poor pregnant women in rural areas, it has reduced maternal and infant mortality by 30%. While lobbyists and nations with population agendas are busy bandying doubtful statistics about the causes of maternal and child deaths, officials from this little state of 3.4 million people, located 100km from Lagos, discovered why so many women were dying.
Boko Haram Declares a Cease Fire: Really?
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 30 January 2013
Boko Haram recently announced a cease fire in its violent campaign in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram has created a fountain of blood, bullets and bombs, claiming over 1,000 deaths. Although the announcement may have momentarily doused tense nerves, it has not translated into a national jubilation. The reasons are legion.
Nigeria sticks to traditional values over same-sex marriage, says Senate President
Eugene Ohu | 28 January 2013
Nigeria is set to criminalize same-sex unions, and defaulters when convicted will spend 14 years in jail. This is contained in a bill which has passed all required readings in the senate and should soon be signed into law by Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan. Many nations of the West such as the United States are worried by this and since the announcement of this bill early 2012, have been mounting pressures, overt and subtle on the Nigerian government and legislators, to kill the bill.
| From MercatorNet's home page|
The Boy Scouts cave in|
24 May 2013
Under enormous pressure, they have voted to welcome openly gay scouts. What message does the change in policy send young…
A boy’s life with unisex scouts
23 May 2013
The Boy Scouts of America will vote today on whether they will admit homosexual scouts. Will they become the Unisex…
23 May 2013
“Comfort women”, carpet bombing, atom bombs, lethal drones and genocide can all be justified by appeals to necessity.
Digital multitasking: scourge or blessing?
22 May 2013
How can we teach students to focus on what they ought to be doing?
Who or what is a “child”?
22 May 2013
Canada's Parliament lacks the courage to take a stand on defining when an unborn child will be protected by the…
Pope Benedict XVI,
african community life,
African children, sos children, stories,
dreams from my father,
love for life,
Coltan, PlayStation, Natural Resources,
Pope Benedict retirement,
diversity, ethnicity, kenyan tribe,
African writers series,
china trade, chinese president xi, partnerships, foreign direct investment, china, united states,
africa cult of ancestors,
barack obama family,
safe abortion, safe motherhood, saaf, w.i.e.r.d,
African women legacy, true feminism,
mail, al qaeda, french military, intervention, neo-colonialism,
New York Times,
Things fall apart,
images of africa,
Uzoamaka Maduka, the american reader, literary culture,
aid, gleneagles, tony blair, bono, bob geldof,
madonna, malawi, aid, corruption,