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#ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Queen’s University, Ontario Since Nigeria declared its aspiration to be one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020, I have been doing research on the damaging impact of urban restructuring and economic growth on marginalized urban women in Ibadan, Nigeria. However, in the past four years, my interest has widened to include the impact of the same issues on Nigerian youth. I … Continue reading #ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

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Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

Elizabeth Vibert, University of Victoria Stark warnings of a looming global food crisis spark fear as millions of people will likely descend into hunger in the coming months. As the New York Times put it, for the global food supply “there are few worse countries to be in conflict than Russia and Ukraine.” Nearly 50 nations, many low-income and numerous in Africa, depend on these … Continue reading Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

By Yolanda Shao, Rosa Guo, Kaman Mok
Learning disability (here on after referred to as LDs), defined by the Department of Health as a “significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills, with a reduced ability to cope independently,” or impaired intelligence and social functioning, has received little awareness in Africa. Continue reading A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

What Does the China-backed Mining Group Bring to the Community?–The Impact of Chinese Mining Companies in Guinea

By Chen Lu With the world’s largest high-grade bauxite and iron reserves, Guinea, a country on the coast of West Africa, has attracted mining companies from all over the world, including China.[1] The China-backed SMB-Winning Consortium was founded in 2014 and has now become the greatest bauxite develop in Guinea. Along with other leading bauxite producers, SMB-Winning has made Guinea the world’s largest bauxite exporter, … Continue reading What Does the China-backed Mining Group Bring to the Community?–The Impact of Chinese Mining Companies in Guinea

The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak

By Duan Xingyu, Shao Huizhen, Ren Zhongqi Introduction In 2015, the United Nation included “Good Health and Wellbeing” as one of the 17 sustainable development goals, which has set up a higher threshold for the construction of public health and health-care facilities. Yet in 2020, COVID-19 has posed a massive challenge to the health-care system of the whole world, in which a great number of … Continue reading The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak