Category: Health & Environment

Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would extend enhanced coronavirus unemployment benefits. (Image by Susan Walsh-AP)

US passes 5m Covid-19 cases amid anger over economic relief impasse

While many Republicans have said the weekly unemployment benefits during Covid-19 encourage people not to work, Gene Marks says some US small business owners actually support the $600 weekly benefit. About 30 million unemployed Americans are now on tenterhooks waiting to see if the $600-a-week federal unemployment benefit created by the Cares Act will be renewed. As the political row […]

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Mark Meadows (left) and Steven Mnuchin represent the White House in the talks. (Getty Images)

Coronavirus: Last-ditch talks on new aid package for US economy fail

Last-ditch negotiations at the US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over everything from unemployment benefits to financial aid for schools to cash injections for states’ coffers. The US unemployment rate stands at 10.2%, higher than any level during the 2008 financial crisis. Jobless benefits have […]

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ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Panya responded to the on going Southern Kaduna Killings

ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Panya responded to the on going Southern Kaduna Killings

Rev. Stephen Panya expressed his dismay over the on going killing of Christians in the Southern Kaduna State Nigeria. (ECWATv)

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Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, President of ECWA

Service Chiefs’ Exit Overdue, Says ECWA President As He Condemns Southern Kaduna Killings

The replacement of Nigeria’s service chiefs is long overdue, President of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Panya Baba, has said “in full support of the resolution adopted by the Senate”. He stated this in an article published on Wednesday, citing the “dismal security situation” in the country, especially in Southern Kaduna where there are many Christian communities. […]

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A decade of Tears and Blood: 10 Years of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria

Amazing Grace

From ECWA Archive: Originally published December 14, 2012 Most, if not all of you, have been aware of the terrible attacks of Christians by the Muslim Boko Haram Movement in Northern and Middle Belt Regions of Nigeria. Of recent, there has been a very vicious onslaught of Christians and the church in Yobe State of Nigeria. Concerned about the situation […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to develop greater, more equitable collaboration […]

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President Donald Trump participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the pandemic worsens, major retailers, grocery stores, and city and state leaders are making the tough decisions that the President has shirked

President Donald Trump isn’t leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that’s not stopping Walmart — along with Kroger, Kohl’s, and city and state leaders and officials — from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked. Source: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Given Trump’s approach, if the country is to exit the building disaster without many more […]

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A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients. The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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