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Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

ONE is delighted to welcome Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador. Seyi won the ONE health advocacy challenge on Huwe at Big Brother Naija 2019 on October 6th, 2019. Seyi will travel to New York with ONE for the 2020 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and will join ONE in Nigeria to advocate for healthcare access for Nigerians. ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of over 9 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, 2.8 million of whom are in Nigeria.

Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

The Big Brother housemates made presentations to a panel comprised of ONE Country Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe and ONE Ambassadors Bisola and Waje about the importance of successfully implementing Huwe in every state in Nigeria.

Huwe is a federal health programme aimed at delivering a minimum package of health services to the most vulnerable Nigerians through the primary healthcare system. Through Make Naija Stronger, ONE is working with several coalition partners to ensure the successful implementation of Huwe throughout Nigeria. If properly implemented, HUWE will deliver much-needed healthcare services to Nigerians, help reverse Nigeria’s poor health outcomes and move the country significantly closer to universal health coverage. Seyi was selected based on the passionate case he made for Huwe implementation in his presentation.

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Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

Seyi Awolowo is a model, an entrepreneur & actor. He is a graduate of psychology from Houdegbe North American University, Benin. He is the grandson of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He finished as the 3rd runner up of BB Naija season 4. While meeting with ONE today, Seyi visited the Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre, a facility set to deliver Huwe services to people in the FCT. He also met with ONE’s Champions, young volunteers who drive the organization’s work across Nigeria.

Following his activities with ONE today, Seyi remarked, “I am very happy to officially join ONE’s advocacy efforts in Nigeria. It’s been great to meet the team and learn more about the organization’s work. The visit to Kuchigoro Primary Health Care today underlined to me the importance of ONE’s advocacy around Huwe. Through facilities like this, millions of the poorest Nigerians can access the healthcare they need to thrive. I look forward to adding my voice to this effort.”

Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

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Serah Makka Ugbabe, ONE’s Nigeria Country Director stated that “ONE is delighted to welcome Seyi Awolowo on board as an advocate for healthcare delivery to the poorest Nigerians.

Huwe could be a transformative program for Nigeria. It is the building block of having universal health coverage for all Nigerians. Though the program has just been launched, it will not be successful until Nigerians know it exists and demands services through it. Seyi’s voice will be a powerful addition to our advocacy on this essential issue.”

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UN condemns use of IEDs against civilians in Libya

“UNSMIL strongly condemns these acts, which serve no military objective, provoke extreme fear among the population, and violate the rights of innocent civilians…,” the UN said.

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A man inspects the wreckage of a car outside the Khadra General Hospital which is dedicated to treating people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on April 8, 2020, after it was targeted by forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned the use of improvised explosive devices against civilians in the southern part of Tripoli, as the armed conflict between the east-based army and the UN-backed government continues.

UNSMIL “is extremely concerned about reports that residents of the Ain Zara and Salahuddin areas of Tripoli have been killed or wounded by improvised explosive devices placed in or near their homes,” UNSMIL said in a statement Monday.

“UNSMIL strongly condemns these acts, which serve no military objective, provoke extreme fear among the population, and violate the rights of innocent civilians who must be protected under international humanitarian law,” the statement said.

UNSMIL called on all individuals to “seek information and heed security advice to stay away from areas that have not been declared safe to enter by a competent authority or items of unknown origin which may be explosive devices”.

UNSMIL also commended the search and clearance work by Libyan Police and Military Engineers, reaffirming its continued support to Libyan partners, communities, and stakeholders “who are working tirelessly to rid Libya of the threat of explosive remnant of war (ERW)”.

The UN-backed government’s forces accused the rival east-based army of planting mines before withdrawing from conflict areas in southern Tripoli.

Since April 2019, the east-based army has been leading a military campaign attempting to take over Tripoli and topple the UN-backed government.

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Strike looms as public sector wage dispute enters arbitration in South Africa

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The ongoing face-off between workers in the public sector and the South African government continues. According to the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), disagreement between the trade unions and government has moved the talks to arbitration for further hearing.

PSCBC General Secretary, Frikkie De Bruin explains that the arbitration hearings will begin by mid-June. An arbitrator will issue an award after the hearings are complete, with the matter potentially heading to court or resulting in a strike if the unions aren’t happy.

Ordinarily, public sector workers make up a third of South Africa’s expenditure. But with the coronavirus lockdown and income reduction, Pretoria seems unwilling to incur more debt.

If not handled carefully to appease the workers, the ruling African National Congress, (ANC) could lose its political dominance in the next local elections.

If no resolution is reached and the workers decide to resolve it an industrial action, it could erode all effort made by the government in the fight against the coronavirus.

The dispute started in February when the government affirmed that it could not fulfil its 2018 agreement on a three-year wage agreement.

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Ethiopia to divest 40% of Ethio Telecom

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The Ethiopian government is finalizing plans to sell a 40 percent stake in Ethio Telecom- the country’s sole telecommunication provider . The plan was announced by Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance, Eyob Tekalign Tolina.

Ethiopia’s telecommunication industry is considered one of the last closed markets. It has been one of the government’s plans to liberalize the country’s economy launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ethio Telecom has a large market serving a population of around 110 million.

The government will retain ownership of the remaining 60 percent.

Foreign firms in the telecom sector will be invited to bid and a percentage of the minority stake will be sold to Ethiopian citizens. South Africa’s MTN and Kenya’s Safaricom have shown interest in expanding into Ethiopia in the past.

Ethiopia’s communications regulator says the country would proceed with the privatisation of the telecommunications sector despite the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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