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Nigeria: Approximately 800,000 Children Displaced By Boko Haram

Approximately 800,000 children were displaced by Boko Haram uprising in northeast Nigeria, a new UNICEF report stated. The report released on April 13 elaborated on statistics previously reported by the media on the situation in Nigeria because of Boko Haram violence. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden”, is an Islamist

A WHO report says Monsanto’s Glyphosate is probably causing cancer

Monsanto, the US-based agrochemical giant that has dominated the agricultural industry with its herbicides and genetically modified seeds, is the focus of yet another controversy over the potential hazards of one of its biggest chemicals. Glyphosate, one of the primary ingredients in Monsanto’subiquitous weedkiller Roundup and other companies’ products, probably causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new report from the World Health Organization’s International

500,000 kenyan women sterilized

Catholic Church released a report stating approximately 500,000 women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine in 2014 Catholic Church claims in its final report that the anti-pregnancy HCG hormone, was laced in the vials from the October tetanus vaccination drive. Kenya’s Parliament mandated a joint

Ghana: takeover of the food system by giant biotech companies

It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,

Study: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Doubles Risk Of Lymphoma

  Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have found what appears to be a strong link between pesticide exposure and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Analyzing 44 individual research projects published since 1980, the scientists, writing in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, said that

NAFDAC: Tougher laws for fake druggists

  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) mooted a bill prescribing life imprisonment for fake drug manufacturers and importers. The bill, which has passed the second reading in the House, is being deliberated upon to tighten the noose on manufacturers and distributors by amending the Fake Drugs and Unwholesome

MUCH ADO ABOUT GMO

  “People who use large fonts usually don’t have much to say” -MIT professor My name is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. I have taken a stand against the entry of Bio-tech( GMO) companies such as Monsanto, dupont and others  in to Nigeria. I have taken this stand for a myriad of reasons, some of

AWARDS HONOUR ADVANCES AGAINST TB-HIV AND MDR-TB

  The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)  presented awards for scientific achievement and public health excellence to an eminent South African researcher and an innovative multidrug-resistant TB project launched in Siberia . Dr Kogieleum Naidoo received the annual Union Scientific prize for her published research on TB-HIV,

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