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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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Top Caribbean Institution Initiates Historic Partnership With Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria. A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. Vice President Osinbajo (centre) received the Delegation from […]

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UNICEF Gears Up To Vaccinate 41 Million Children After Polio Outbreak

New York, NY – More than 41 million children are expected to get vaccinations against polio as part of a major new health campaign by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Lake Chad basin, aimed at the recent outbreak of polio in north-east Nigeria. UNICEF health worker uses a pen to mark the thumb […]

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UNICEF Increases Funding Appeal for Children in Nigeria

Borno, Nigeria. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from $55 million to $115 million in order to be able to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the north-east of the country. An Internally displaced person (IDP) brings her son for Severe […]

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U.N. Allocates $13 million to Help People in North-Eastern Nigeria

New York, N.Y. The top United Nations relief official today released $13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses – known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have just become accessible.             […]

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Extremism in Africa: New Video May Show Missing Nigeria Girls

New York, N.Y. New video from Islamist group Boko Haram may show that some of the 200 schoolgirls seized by the group two years ago are still alive. Tweet

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Girls Released from Boko Haram Captivity Rejected by Society

Borno State, Nigeria. Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria’s insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new findings from peacebuilding organisation International Alert with UNICEF published today. Michelle Obama, holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls, posted to her […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Insurgency Push 1 Million Children from School

New York, N.Y. Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighbouring countries have forced “a staggering” one million children out of school in a conflict that has dealt “a huge blow for education in the region,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today. Girls use their new school supplies during a […]

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