Veteran broadcaster and media entrepreneur Funmi Iyanda receives her honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria for her significant global contribution to human rights and sustainability; an achievement that makes her the first African woman to receive the award
Nigeria has emerged the most positive country on the African continent on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2015 index published by Daily Positive (D+).
Despite slow response to the rescue of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, Africa’s biggest economy Nigeria stood firm with new administrations and fresh approaches against terrorism in the country.
Nigeria signed a bill that criminalizes female genital mutilation in the country. In case these were not impressive enough in order for Nigeria to take the regional title from Africa, it is worth mentioning, the World Health Organization announced that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.
Globally, Switzerland emerged the World’s Most Positive Country for 2015, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+). It is the first time Switzerland took the top spot in this annual positivity index.
The annual list of top ten most positive countries is compiled based on a positivity index comprised of a global expert panel rating, a D+ journalists rating, a global web poll and the number of positive news entries in 2015 on the D+ website.
According to Dr. Arif Jubaer, Founder of D+:
“D+ World’s Most Positive Countries is in its fifth year and this year it has been celebrated with more enthusiasm and excitement indicating global citizens are more eager than ever before to have access to positive news. It is one of the biggest wake-up calls for world media to give positive news a chance to spread.”