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World Day Against Child Labour: Africa Can Allow Her Children To Enjoy Childhood
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Politics and Society World Day Against Child Labour: Africa Can Allow Her Children To Enjoy Childhood

An estimated 168 million children are trapped in child labour globally with many of them working full-time. According to the United Nations some of these children do not go to school, have little or no time to play, do not receive proper nutrition or care and are denied the chance to be children. Can Africa allow children not to labour?

Celebrating May Day
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Politics and Society Celebrating May Day

Today is International Worker’s day which is celebrated across many countries globally. The theme for this year is, “Social Dialogue, Economic Growth and National Cohesion”. The day has been kept aside to promote the requirements of eight-hour work day. It celebrates labourers and the working class. While we celebrate or wonder whether to celebrate, let us think of some of these workers who make our world a better place. Happy May Day.

World Health Day: Three myths about depression we should debunk
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Politics and Society World Health Day: Three myths about depression we should debunk

Today we commemorate World Health Day amid reports by the World Health Organisation indicating that depression is the number one cause of ill-health globally. The theme “Depression: let’s talk” recognizes that depression is a treatable condition and seeks to address the fact that, despite this, about 50% of cases of major depression still go untreated. As we commemorate World Health Day, let us all remember that we are all vulnerable to depression.

World Diabetes Day: Undiagnosed diabetes remains a major threat in Africa
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Politics and Society World Diabetes Day: Undiagnosed diabetes remains a major threat in Africa

Today is the World Diabetes Day, and Africa joins the rest of the world in observing this important day, devoted to raising awareness about the disease. Diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease which is characterized by high levels of blood glucose. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 25 million (7.1 percent) people have diabetes in the African region. Undiagnosed diabetes remains a major threat in Africa. The time to act is now, and there is need to join hands and continue raising awareness of the disease.

Remembering Harriet Tubman with 10 inspirational quotes: First black person to feature on a U.S. banknote
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Politics and Society Remembering Harriet Tubman with 10 inspirational quotes: First black person to feature on a U.S. banknote

The U.S. Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman abolitionist, women’s rights advocate and freedom fighter, will feature on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner. Tubman becomes the first black person to appear on a U.S. banknote and the first woman in more than a century. The news continues to be celebrated on various platforms online.