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Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Convicted on Fraud, Conspiracy Charges

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO whose startup Theranos parlayed the promise of revolutionary diagnostics into a business valued at $9 billion, was convicted Monday on four of 11 federal charges that the company defrauded patients and investors by claiming that its technology could diagnose dozens of health disorders using just drops of blood drawn via finger stick.

Webinar will address 'Political Competition as a Trigger for Instability in Africa'

An upcoming webinar at Yale will explore how political competitions devolve to destabilizing conflicts in Africa and the peculiar elements that make these trends rampant. It will interrogate various conflicts in the region and the nature of interventions that were deployed to address them. It will further explore the relevant steps and reforms needed to prevent these

Sudan Dared to Be Free, Then the Military Arrived

A statement by organizations and individuals standing in solidarity with the people of Sudan, deeply concerned about, and strongly condemning the 25 October 2021 military coup in Sudan and the subsequent suspension of several provisions of the Constitutional Declaration.


The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of six women who were harassed and abused during raids by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and other law enforcement agents in April 2019. The six women, through a team of lawyers comprising of Deji Ajare, Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, Bamidele Jacobs, Jennifer Ogbogu, […]

People who use drugs and advocates call for policy reforms

People who use drugs (PWUDs) and advocates have called for the review of the Malawi National Drug Policy, arguing the existing laws have failed to identify and tackle factors that fuel the problem in Malawi.
Representatives of the grouping, Sipho Gondwe, a former drug user and Christina Mmphawi, a sex worker, observed that the battle against drug and substance abuse among the youths has failed largely due to the policy.
Sipho Gondwe giving an interview to the media–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu
The duo described the current legal framework as repressive and punitive instead of striving to deliver social justice and sustainable public health.

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