Nigeria


Enugu Book Project founder dies

Alice Trimmer | 14 November 2013
Obituary: Ngozi Agbim, 1939-2013

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.
 
Search Harambee

 Subscribe to Harambee
rss RSS feed of posts

 From MercatorNet's home page

In a world of family change, how are children faring?
19 Apr 2014
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.

Could we choose to dialogue?
17 Apr 2014
"Anti-choice", "pro-abortion" -- let's stop the name calling and talk about principles.

Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights
17 Apr 2014
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.

Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
16 Apr 2014
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become…

Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
15 Apr 2014
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?


 Tags
malaria, Coltan, PlayStation, Natural Resources, china trade, chinese president xi, partnerships, foreign direct investment, china, united states, demographic winter, Boko Haram, westgate, terror, ushahidi, crowdsourcing, The Economist, Kenya, maternal mortality, Nigeria, Things fall apart, reproductive health, faith, tragedy, same-sex marriage, heroes, african community life, innovation, poverty and technology, Communicating Africa, barack obama family, movie, nollywood, Africa, Obama Africa visit, history, media bias, African writers series, sistine chapel, Uzoamaka Maduka, the american reader, literary culture, fertility, Conclave 2013, art, madonna, malawi, aid, corruption, suffering, mail, al qaeda, french military, intervention, neo-colonialism, history of africa, africa, internet jobs, Pope Benedict XVI, funerals, images of africa, east africa community, kenya, innovation, African Union, Organization of African Unity, security, poverty, development, safe abortion, safe motherhood, saaf, w.i.e.r.d, infrastructure, lists, reconciliation, kenyatta, demography, love for life, MercatorNet, life, down syndrome, e-book, affordable education, kenya, africa, africa hopeful, Nelson Mandela, forgiveness, reconciliation, africa rising, Ihub, papabile, Ibo, close-knit family, Harambee awards, homosexuality, tech hubs, makoko, aid, gleneagles, tony blair, bono, bob geldof, african values, Africa institutions, maasai, masai, brand, silicon valley, kenya, dreams from my father, obituaries, African Pope, africa story, economics, africa cult of ancestors, rebasing, nigeria, economic growth, hunger, agriculture, food security, information technology, diversity, ethnicity, kenyan tribe, childbirth, maternal health, Chinua Achebe, African children, sos children, stories, media, African women legacy, true feminism, Harambee, good news, slum, kenya, terror, islam, Al-Shabaab, westgate, MINT, BRIC, Nigeria, economic growth, Rwanda, best of, malaria, insecticide, resistance, books, Harambee USA, New York Times, Cardinal Turkson, large families, Pope Benedict retirement, Ghana, china, africa, power, leadership, democracy, robert mugabe, Nigerian Christians, health policy, Traditional kings,
Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
Newsletters
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Bioedge
Conniptions (the editorial)
Connecting
Information
our ideals
our People
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
New Media Foundation
Suite 212
75 Archer Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 9007 1187

© New Media Foundation 2014 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston