The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2020 for students worldwide...

Application Deadline: December 10th 2020 The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a global competition that encourages students to design products and services to improve well-being across the lifespan. In its eighth year, the Challenge is focused on ideas inspired by the cultural shift that has occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic that support long,…

Thomson Reuters Foundation 2020/2021 Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa workshop...

Application Deadline: October 4th 2020 Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.  Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Center Amujae Initiative 2021 for emerging African...

Application Deadline: 30th of September 2020 The Amujae Initiative is the Center’s flagship program. Amujae, pronounced ӓ mōō jāēē, means ‘we are going up’ in Kru, a Liberian language. Launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, the vision for the Amujae Initiative is to shift the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa, moving from a culture of…

‘I had a little sob’: freshers face up to strict new...

As freshers week drew to a close at the Parker House hall of residence in Dundee last week, one flat invited 30 or so fellow students to a party. Unknown to any of the attendees, one was experiencing early symptoms of coronavirus. When that party-goer and their flatmates all tested positive for the virus, the…

Call for Submission/Nomination of Stories of African Youth-Led Organizations 2020

Deadline: September 30, 2020 UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office Abuja in partnership with the Pan-African Youth Network for a Culture of Peace (PAYNCoP), and the Center for Youth Advocacy and Development (CEYAD) invites African youth organizations to submit original and innovative experiences that document impactful youth engagements spanning across development pillars that have and/or are currently…

Top 35 Documentaries to Binge During Quarantine

It’s pretty easy to fall into a rut these days, and sometimes we just want to explore the world from our homes. As college students, we’re all naturally curious and still finding our own interests. Even now, we find ourselves still realizing how much there is to explore out there. Thanks to all the streaming…

Police parade 17 teachers, supervisors, Principal for WAEC Exam Malpractices

Suspects in WAEC Malpractices & the Principal By Kingsley Omonobi The Police at Force headquarters on Friday paraded 17 suspects including School Principals, Teachers and Supervisors who were caught engaging in examination malpractices during the last West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in the country. The 17 suspects were arrested from Kano, Bauchi, Nasarawa and Rivers…

Eight players to watch out for in the English Premier League

Crystal Palace attacker, Eberechi Eze Photo: Crystal Palace By Temisan Amoye, At the start of every season, you are pretty sure the usual suspects will turn up and deliver the goods. Salah, Kane, Vardy, Aubameyang, Mane, Aguero for the goals, De Bruyne, Trent, Robertson with the assists and Kepa being Kepa. So they expectedly don’t…

It’s not right to dump PDP and decamp to APC now...

By Nwafor Sunday The newly elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has said that it would be unfair to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that gave him ticket to contest against other parties and join All Progressives Congress, APC, that disqualified him from participating in its primary election. ”Gleaning from the comments of…

20 Halloween Costume Ideas For Pop Culture Nerds

Pandemic holidays don’t have to be a drag and Halloween proves no exception. Dress up in costume and have a party over zoom or just post pics for the gram! You can still express yourself without the 2 a.m. Halloween frat party. So even if you find yourself stuck at home, don’t let the current…

LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable – a ‘just transition’ through climate...

13:40 Our common objective must be a just transition, UN chief The UN Secretary-General was listening to the interventions of Heads of State, CEOs and experts, and he came back at the end of the Roundtable to share his thoughts. The main takeaway for Mr. Guterres was that a common conclusion has been reached: the…

‘It doesn’t feel like a drama course at all’: diary of...

Thousands of students across the UK have started university this year with online classes and virtual freshers’ week activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here, 19-year-old Tanisha Nicholas in Taunton, who is starting her first year studying drama and acting at UWE Bristol, describes what her university experience has been like so far. Monday I…

Young people resume global climate strikes calling for urgent action

School pupils, youth activists and communities around the world have turned out for a day of climate strikes, intended to underscore the urgency of the climate crisis even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing and other Covid-19 control measures dampened the protests, but thousands of activists posted on social media and took…

How to Land Your Dream Job as a Park Ranger Across...

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work among wild bears, moose and hundreds of tourists? Did you grow up loving nature and learning about history? If so, then consider working for the United States National Park Service to preserve and protect the rich history that lives within the diverse parks around the country.…

Universities should be two-thirds empty to avoid Covid spikes, says expert

One of the UK’s leading public health experts has warned that universities should be two-thirds empty in order to prevent massive spikes in coronavirus infections across campuses, as freshers describe the difficulties of starting student life under tight restrictions. Prof John Ashton, the author of a new book on the pandemic, Blinded by Corona, said…

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship 2021 in Global Health Leadership for health...

Application Deadline: October 9th 2020 The Afya Bora Fellowship will provide trainees with a set of practical skills that will prepare them for leadership positions in government, non-government, and academic health institutions in developing countries. The 9-month training program has two components: Distance learning modules A mentored, project-based assignment to an attachment site at academic,…

African Union Youth Envoy Youth Silencing the Gun Award 2020 for...

Application Deadline: 20 October 2020 Recognizing that over 70% of the African population is below the age of 35, the AUC prioritizes mainstreaming of youth in all thematic areas of Agenda 2063 through their participation and creating opportunities for their development. Key decisions on Youth, Peace and Security are derived from Article 17 of the…

University of British Columbia International Leader of Tomorrow Award Scholarships 2021...

Application Deadline: November 1st 2020 UBC’s International Scholars have the potential to make a difference in the world. They are high academic achievers, they have demonstrated exceptional extracurricular activities, and they are dedicated to giving back to their communities. Two prestigious need-and-merit-based awards are available through UBC’s International Scholars Program. Karen McKellin International Leader of…

Students wrongly accused of cheating in visa test take fight to...

International students who lost their right to live and study in the UK after being wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test sent a letter to Downing Street on Thursday, as part of an ongoing campaign to clear their names. The 200 students are some of about 34,000 accused by the Home Office…

Corruption and tax-dodging ‘rampant’, urgent reforms needed: UN panel

“Corruption and tax avoidance are rampant. Too many banks are in cahoots and too many Governments are stuck in the past”, said Dalia Grybauskaitė, co-chair of the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity to Achieve the 2030 Development Agenda (FACTI Panel) and a former president of Lithuania. “We’re all being robbed, especially…