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CyberSecurity Trends

CyberSecurity 2022: Experts reveal that, worldwide, the average time spent online (in nine quarters from 2020 to 2022) is 417 minutes per day, a whopping six hours and 57 minutes (Oberloo). The same update also bares that South Africa has the highest time spent online at 607 minutes a day (10 hours and seven minutes),… Continue reading CyberSecurity Trends

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What is Monkey Pox?

What is Monkey Pox? The World Health Organization declares ‘monkey pox’ as a global health emergency following an upsurge in cases worldwide. As of date, more than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General. “Under the International Health Regulations, I am required to consider five elements… Continue reading What is Monkey Pox?

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Facebook Company is Now Meta

Facebook - Meta: Recently at Connect 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, aimed at bringing "together our apps and technologies under one new company brand" - its focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. "The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s… Continue reading Facebook Company is Now Meta

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What Happened to Afghanistan

What Happened to Afghanistan? Recent news broke out that the Taliban has regained control in Afghanistan – this after 20 years of US intervention, thousands of deaths, and around USD 1 trillion dollars spent. This article chronicles what happened. About Afghanistan. A mountainous landlocked country in Central and South Asia, Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan… Continue reading What Happened to Afghanistan

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World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine: World Health Organization lists additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations. In an article released by the World Health Organization, it revealed that it listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is… Continue reading World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine

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Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day – an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The momentous event started in 1970 and, since then, has mobilized one billion individuals and gathered 150,000 partners worldwide. The website, EarthDay.Org, provides more details regarding the event. “EarthDay.Org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.… Continue reading Earth Day

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AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading AstraZeneca Vaccine

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World Wildlife Fund Deforestation Statistics

Deforestation Statistics: The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release, revealed that 166,000 square miles – roughly the size of California - have been lost to deforestation worldwide, between 2004 and 2017. “More than 166,000 square miles of forest habitat—an area roughly the size of California—were lost to deforestation in the tropics and subtropics between… Continue reading World Wildlife Fund Deforestation Statistics

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‘History Will Judge Us’

“With over one million lives now lost to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that while the ‘agonizing milestone’ is a ‘mind-numbing figure’, the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life,” is an excerpt from an article published in the United Nations website. UN Secretary General António Guterres said… Continue reading ‘History Will Judge Us’

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Tobacco: Cause Heart Disease

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a brief released by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation, and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates to one in five of all deaths from heart disease, warn the report’s authors, who… Continue reading Tobacco: Cause Heart Disease

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WWF: Decline in Species

In an article published by the World Wildlife Fund, it indicated that there is an average decline of 68% in species population sizes since 1970. Declines in monitored populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present a dire warning for the health of people and the planet. Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish,… Continue reading WWF: Decline in Species

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Pride Month

Every year, in the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates pride in many ways. Aside from celebrating gay pride, it also serves as an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise awareness of issues surrounding the LGBT community. Pride month features community events, public speaking, educational sessions, street festivals, and many more. One of the… Continue reading Pride Month

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Protect the Environment, Prevent Pandemic

Protect the environment, prevent pandemics. ‘Transformative actions are urgently required’ is the message of David Boyd, Independent UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment as the agency celebrates World Environment Day. Boyd accounts that at least 70% of emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 are crossing from the wild to humans, and immediate… Continue reading Protect the Environment, Prevent Pandemic

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World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day. World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater, and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. According to United Nations, the day raises awareness to the 2.2 billion people without access to safe water. Moreover, the focus of the observance… Continue reading World Water Day

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World Health Organization Covid-19 Update

In a situation report published by the World Health Organization dated 10 am of March 15, nine new countries/territories/areas have reported cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. These include seven in the African Region, one in the European Region, and one in the Region of the Americas. Moreover, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom… Continue reading World Health Organization Covid-19 Update

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Covid-19: Handwashing is Important

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), handwashing with soap is critical in the fight against coronavirus. Thus, UNICEF is firm in reminding the public that handwashing is a key prevention measure against Covid-19. It is also urging renewed efforts to provide access to handwashing. “Handwashing with soap is one of the cheapest, most effective… Continue reading Covid-19: Handwashing is Important

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WHO: Covid-19 a Pandemic

In a regular media briefing (March 11), World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the agency has been assessing the outbreak round the clock and is concerned about the alarming levels of spread and severity, also the levels of inaction. Moreover, the World Health Organization have “made the assessment that Covid-19 can… Continue reading WHO: Covid-19 a Pandemic