Africa

LASODA urges persons with disabilities to register

LAGOS, NIGERIA: The Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA) on Friday urged persons with disabilities to register with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency. General Manager Continue reading the story...

Ghana to implement Inclusive Education Policy in 2015

Ghana will implement an Inclusive Education Policy next year, and pre-service and in-service training enrolled for teachers in inclusive education to manage children with disabilities educational Continue reading the story...

Zambia to conduct survey on disability

Government has disclosed that it will soon conduct a national survey on disability to ascertain the prevalence and extent of disability in the country. Speaking when she Continue reading the story...

South Africa to launch census for people with disabilities

CAPE TOWN: The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu, has announced that government, in partnership with Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), will soon launch a Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities call for accessible ICT equipment

RWANDA: The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) will soon embark on an advocacy campaign to agitate for the welfare of persons with disabilities through Continue reading the story...

FirstBank launches 20 Accessible Branches

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has said it recently designated over 20 branches with access to wheelchairs across the country. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank, Mr. Continue reading the story...

Antrak Air refuses passenger in wheelchair to board flight

A Danish national feels his human rights were violated by the decision of domestic airline, Antrak Air, to deny him a seat because he is a Continue reading the story...

Braille magazine launched in Tanzania

Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have launched a journal titled ‘Sauti ya Siti’ with Braille for people Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities demand more support

The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) says their members still face many problems and request for more support from the government to satisfy the needs Continue reading the story...

TNM launches scholarship program for children with disabilities

MALAWI: Mobile phone service operator, Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), has announced the launch of the 2014/15 Academic Year Scholarship Program worth MK2.3 million for 18 Continue reading the story...