Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

It’s not that people in poorer countries want to eat unhealthily – but cost is a huge factor. Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com/Editorial use only Derek Headey, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Harold Alderman, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one in five deaths globally. In higher income countries sugar, fat and red meat increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These usually kill people later in life. Meanwhile people in lower income countries struggle to access nutrient-dense foods like … Continue reading Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

Sani Condemns Xenophobic Attack In South Africa, Lampoons Buhari For Late Action.

The Founder of Deservation. Organization, Dr. Sani Adamu, has called on the international community to condemn the current attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa. The recipient of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ’s Young Democratic Icon Award, also suggested that South Africa should be sanctioned immediately for embarking on such barbaric acts unabated. Dr.Sani who was speaking to journalists in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State shortly after he was conferred with the award, said “The looting of shops belonging to foreigners and lynching of foreigners in South Africa is sad and condemnable. “Those South Africans who are engaging in such heinous acts … Continue reading Sani Condemns Xenophobic Attack In South Africa, Lampoons Buhari For Late Action.

Gender norms built into sexual violence programmes in the DRC need a rethink

Projects that support Congolese women who have survived gender violence often promote ideal notions of how men and women should behave. Stephen Morrision/EPA Charlotte Mertens, University of Melbourne Sexual and gender-based violence is an enormous problem in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The international focus has been on rape by armed actors, rather than on sexual and gender-based violence more broadly. As a result initiatives have concentrated on combating perpetrators’ impunity and providing medical, legal, psychosocial and economic aid to survivors. But in recent years organisations have included programmes and interventions that challenge societal norms perceived to contribute … Continue reading Gender norms built into sexual violence programmes in the DRC need a rethink

“You Have Legalized Corruption”, Dr Sani Adamu accuses Mohammadu Buhari

One of Nigeria’s foremost pro democracy crusader, Dr.Sani Adamu has reiterated his previous stance on the February, 2019 Presidential which he said, was not free and fair but was rather manipulated and rigged in favor of the sitting President, Muhammed Buhari . Dr.Sani Adamu the founder of Deservation. Org a group which actively campaigned for the election of Former Vice President of Nigeria , Alhaji Atiku was speaking on Monday 19, August 2019 at The Abubakar Atiku Democratic Institute Fadeyi Lagos. In a keynote address titled A STOLEN MANDATE WILL NEVER YIELD ANY GOOD FOR NIGERIA , Sani accused the … Continue reading “You Have Legalized Corruption”, Dr Sani Adamu accuses Mohammadu Buhari

SAJ Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa, Warns of Dire Consequences, Challenges African Government on Good Governance

The Society of African Journalists, SAJ, has come out to strongly condemn the xenophobic attacks on African nationals living in South Africa . SAJ acting President , Michael Adeboboye said, the organisation watched with sadness cases of arson, looting, murder and other forms of atrocities meted to Africans living in South Africa and warned that if not curbed would assume a bigger dimension. Adeboboye called on the South African government, police and other security agencies to do more in preventing attacks on brother Africans and bring perpetrators of the heinous attacks to book, adding that SAJ would not condone crimes … Continue reading SAJ Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa, Warns of Dire Consequences, Challenges African Government on Good Governance