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TRAVELOUGE: Egypt A Place of Thousand Lessons… Dr Iguda

TRAVELOUGE: Egypt A Place of Thousand Lessons While in Egypt, thoughts of different hues crossed my mind about why and how Egypt assumed such an important place to the visitors, tourists and travelers. What I saw and observed in Egypt dazzles my mind especially its umatched history among world civilizations, scholarship and cosmopolitan nature, yet one thing sets my thought off balance; the striking contrast between temporal things and condition of impermanence of our life that imposes itself visible upon every edifice or antique. My contemplation is always reinforced by the deeping silence of winds in the cemetery of those iconic personalities right from Pharos epoch (thousand of years ago), to Ottomon dynasty. Just one tiny circumference of land in

Nigeria’s GDP grew by 1.87% in Q1– NBS

Nigeria’s GDP grew by 1.87% in Q1– NBS The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87 per cent year-on-year in real terms in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020. The NBS disclosed this in its GDP Quarterly Report released on Monday. It explained that this performance was recorded against the backdrop of significant global disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 public health crisis. It said there was a sharp fall in oil prices and restricted international trade adding that the performance recorded in Q1 represented a drop of –0.23 per cent points compared to Q1 2019 and –0.68 per cent points compared to Q4 2019, reflecting the earliest effects of the disruption, particularly on the non-oil economy. According

Chinese Don’t Want Africans In China­ —Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chinese Don’t Want Africans In China­ —Abike Dabiri-Erewa The former lawmaker also urged China to respect the rights of Nigerians, noting that there were many illegal Chinese migrants in Nigeria, who are not being singled out for maltreatment by the Nigerian Government Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has urged Nigerians in China to continue to demand their right, noting that it was clear the Chinese do not want Africans in their country. The former lawmaker also urged China to respect the rights of Nigerians, noting that there were many illegal Chinese migrants in Nigeria, who are not being singled out for maltreatment by the Nigerian Government She spoke during a town hall meeting held via Zoom with Nigerians

Coronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya… cases

Coronavirus live Africa: latest Covid-19 news on 29 April Africa Covid-19 update: 19:30 WAT Wednesday 29 April (20:30 CEST) According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 3,170,335 cases have been detected worldwide, with 224,708 deaths and 957,568 people now recovering. Nigeria: 1,532 cases / 44 deaths South Africa: 4,996 cases / 93 deaths Ghana: 1,671 cases / 16 deaths Kenya: 384 cases / 14 deaths One of the latest blogs from the World Bank highlights how expanding digital financial services, in area in which Sub-Saharan Africa is a world leader, "can help developing economies cope with crisis now and boost growth later".... Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday attended the virtual mini-summit held by the African Union (AU) to discuss joint efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic in the continent.  "The president stressed the necessity of continued communication between African states to coordinate efforts and promote

Non-Muslims are treating Ramadan as a health fad …Rapper Professor Green

On Thursday, Stephen Manderson, better known as the rapper Professor Green, posted on Instagram announcing his decision to take part in Ramadan. His post, alongside a photo of himself, details his reasons behind undertaking a month of fasting, and talks about the physical and mental benefits of fasting and what he’s hoping to achieve from it. All the things he mentions are very true – fasting can be beneficial for both your physical and mental health – but what the post is severely lacking in is any sort of mention of Muslims or Islam. This seems an odd move considering how central Ramadan is to Islam, with it being one of its five key pillars. Ramadan is a holy month for

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