Archive | May, 2020

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WHO Cautions Against Rise in Depression, Anxiety and Substance use Disorders

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned against a rise in depression, anxiety and substance use disorders as the economic & social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase. According to a new policy brief by WHO and the United Nations, specific population groups are at particular risk of COVID-related psychological distress. These include, […]

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Domestic Violence on the Rise – Lock down Chronicles

By Winnie Kabintie Cases of domestic violence are reportedly on the rise in the country as the impact of COVID-19 continues to bite. Social Isolation As countries continue to enforce lockdowns to encourage social isolation and as most employees continue working from home, while the most unfortunate have lost their jobs,  families are retreating to […]

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Silvia Romano, Italian Aid Worker Kidnapped in Kilifi in 2018 Freed

Silvia Romano, Italian Aid Worker Kidnapped in Kilifi in 2018 Freed

Silvia Romano, the 25 year old Italian aid worker who was kidnapped by suspected Al shabaab militia in Kilifi county in 2018, has been freed. Ms Romano was reportedly released on Saturday, following interventions from the Italian, Turkish and Somali governments. She was received by her parents and sister, and Italy’s prime minister and foreign […]

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Digital Technologies Play Vital Role in Fight Against Covid-19 Pandemic

By Winnie Kabintie As countries across the globe continue to fight the spread of Corona Virus, digital technologies have proven to be quite critical in confronting the pandemic as well as tackling the social and economic disruptions that have been brought about by COVID-19. Communication Timely and efficient communication is quite crucial during a crisis […]

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Women Empowerment has a Ripple Effect on Kenya’s Economic Prosperity

By Winnie Kabintie As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and continues to spread across the globe, perhaps other than the economic meltdown the crisis presents, another major area of concern is the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the enforced lockdowns adopted by affected countries on the health and wellbeing of women especially in developing nations. […]

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