Archive for April, 2011

IVORY COAST MILITIA LEADER KILLED


The militia leader who helped Ouattara defeat Gbagbo was killed on Wednesday, 27/04/2011 in a gun battle. He was asked to disarm by the President but refused. Apparently they were in the process of disarming. He was killed in a fight that broke out in Abidjan close to the headquarters of the militia. He is sort of a hero because he helped topple Gbagbo’s regime. I hope Ivory Coast can put all of these behind and focus on important development issues.

(Source: Reuters)

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Angelina Jolie- On Tunisian Refugees


Angelina Jolie on Tunisian Refugees*I Have no rights whatsoever to the video, I found it on http://www.unhcr.org and thought it might be useful*

The video is a short clip gotten from UNHCR’s goodwill ambassador, Angelina Jolie. She was referring to the Libyan refugees in Tunisia. So far, Tunisia has not rejected any refugees.


“We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races” – Robert Mugabe

Kenya Stops HIV Prevention Study


About 700 women from Bondo, Nyanza in Kenya were in the process of  of a HIV prevention study which has not been concluded but will be put to a stop. This is because the trial is not yielding positive results . The study was funded by USAID and was called ‘FEM-PrEP’. The aim was to find out whether ‘Truvada’ could be taken daily by HIV negative women in order to prevent HIV infections.

The results are a bit disappointing to the scientists involved because a different study proved that Truvada could prevent HIV infections among homosexuals. The FEM- PrEP study is also being conducted in South Africa and Tanzania. The study will be gradually phased out over a period of 5 months to enable the participants pay their final visits to the hospital.

{Source: http://www.kbc.co.ke}

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“It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else” – Kwame Nkrumah

Nigerian Elections!!!


The Nigerian elections took place today, I wish I got a chance to vote. The candidate i support may not even win but whatever the case i look forward to changes that would be made in the health sector especially with regards to HIV/AIDS. It may not seem like a major issue because Nigeria has several problems and there are a bunch of people who think most of those problems are way bigger than the 3 million people living with HIV/AIDS.

None of them mentioned it during the debates, when asked about health they focused on TB and malaria as if those are the only diseases Nigerians die of so once again the job of tackling HIV/AIDS will be left for NGOs and this makes me really sad.

I’m not saying the government is not doing anything about it, I just feel they are not doing enough or to put it in a better way, they are not half as much as they could do but what can I say? LONG LIVE NIGERIA!!!