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Food Insecurity, Poverty Force Girls Into ‘Survival Sex’

Food Insecurity, Poverty Force Girls Into ‘Survival Sex’

Women and girls as young as 12 from Kenya’s countryside are being forced into sex work to support families affected by prolonged drought. They have little or no education and travel at least 50 kilometers (30 miles) to reach urban areas, working in unsafe conditions far from their homes. “Since I was raped, I entered […]

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

 Women and the youth in informal settlements will be given the first priority in subsequent Youth Enterprise Development Fund disbursements. “If in this intervention we could put up industries in informal settlements to produce their own products but for this to be a possibility first we have to empower these people,” said Osumba. He said […]

Experts Seek Full NHIS Coverage For Sickle Cell Patients

Experts Seek Full NHIS Coverage For Sickle Cell Patients

Experts have urged the Federal Government to provide full coverage of the management of sickle cell disorder under its National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, against the fact that over 100,000 infants die from the disease annually. Making the call at the Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative, CSI, Project, Keep A Warrior Warm Phase 2, in Lagos, […]

South African Defence Celebrates Women In Uniform With Women Parade

South African Defence Celebrates Women In Uniform With Women Parade

The South African National Defence Force (Sandf) to host a Women’s Parade on 25 August 2017 in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria In celebration of the women’s month, the SANDF celebrates all women in uniform. The celebration is a tribute to more than 20 000 women who protested against pass laws and supersedes the standard events as […]

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan’s Public Order Court has dismissed charges against two girls, accused of wearing disgraceful dress, citing a lack of evidence by the police and that “trousers are not disgraceful”. The court dismissed the charges over a “lack of evidence provided by the community security” during the session in Khartoum yesterday. “Wearing trousers is not a […]

Rebecca Dali Wins Prestigious Award For Aiding Victims Of Boko Haram

Rebecca Dali Wins Prestigious Award For Aiding Victims Of Boko Haram

Nigerian activist, Rebecca Dali has won the prestigious Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation award for her work in re-integrating women and orphans abducted by Boko Haram militants into their home communities. The award was presented at a ceremony Monday commemorating World Humanitarian Day (August 19) at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva. It is given […]

FG Increases Local Content Fund To $200m

FG Increases Local Content Fund To $200m

The Chief Operating Officer of Dangote Refinery, Mr. Giuseppe Surace, made this commitment at a recent technical meeting held between top officials of the company and the NCDMB at the refinery project site in Lekki, Lagos State. According to a statement Monday by the NCDMB, Surace said there were many advantages in patronising the local […]

Family Petitions IG As Police Shoots One Dead, Injure Two At Funeral

Family Petitions IG As Police Shoots One Dead, Injure Two At Funeral

Relatives of Fred  Igueriede, 34, shot dead on Saturday by a police escort at Emede, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, have petitioned the Inspection-General of Police, demanding justice in the matter. Igueriede was reportedly heading to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, Chief Johnny Aribogha, when a Mobile Policeman, in Aribogha’s company […]

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence, the regulatory body said on Monday. The process would start with a meeting about “sexual violence and its prevalence in the media” in Boksburg on Thursday, FBP acting chief operations officer Abongile […]

Rant Of The Day -Aggressive Bike men

Rant Of The Day -Aggressive Bike men

Welcome to the rant column When taking bike in lagos you must be extremely careful. We have so many bike men and seriously, those bikers ride like they have been sent to terminate lives untimely. They ride so carelessly like they aren’t carrying a life but a mosquito on the seat. If you take bikes […]

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