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Concern Over High TB Prevalence In Uganda Prisons

Concern Over High TB Prevalence In Uganda Prisons

Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. Speaking yesterday during a tour of Luzira prison by the Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids, Dr James Kisambu, the prisons’ assistant commissioner for health, said TB is becoming a general problem in all prisons nationwide, with Mbarara prison […]

#AW Gist : Pepper Them Gang

#AW Gist : Pepper Them Gang

The conversation  Chris: Do you think you have money to get that cloth? Linda: Even if I don’t have it, I will borrow it. I need to show up like a big girl Chris: To who? Why look big when you are actually small? I mean, no one would help you when you feign your […]

The Story Corner : #H Factor

The  Story Corner : #H Factor

Have you seen the recent challenge by Falz the Bah Guy, the Nigerian Hip-hop musician?  He started this challenge called ‘H factor’ challenge and this can be totally understood and relatable to Yoruba speaking tribes in Nigeria. They are usually known for having the H factor. Some of them pronounce H in words that shouldn’t […]

Golden Image Awards 2019 ‘Exlusively Honoring Women’

Golden Image Awards 2019 ‘Exlusively Honoring Women’

The national secretariat of the Golden Image Award, Liberia’s most prestigious award has disclosed that this year’ will be bestowed on only women, a move which is unprecedented in the history of the award. According to Liberia’s cultural ambassador, Juli Endee, the brainchild of the award and members of the secretariat, their move is intended […]

Ghana Aims For Safer Skies With New Aviation Laws

Ghana Aims For Safer Skies With New Aviation Laws

Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant increase from the 1.2 million people who visited the country in 2015. Given that most of these tourists will arrive in the country by air, attracting […]

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides – the killing of a woman by a […]

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal. For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an independent country, women were not allowed to get involved in politics due to cultural norms and other restrictions. Women say […]

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

More than half of all new HIV infections in 2018 were among sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men, transgender people, prisoners and the sexual partners of these groups The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in […]

Sierra Leone School Defies State Ban On Pregnant Girls In Class

Sierra Leone School Defies State Ban On Pregnant Girls In Class

The government says allowing pregnant girls to attend regular schools would tire them out, expose them to ridicule and encourage others to get pregnant. When Mariatu Sesay realised she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school […]

RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) in collaboration with the office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) on July 10, 2019, launched a partnership project aimed at reviewing recommendations Liberia accepted under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to abolished, among other practice the female genital mutilation (FGM). But one of the speakers interestingly raised concerned […]