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Girls In Tanzania Fleeing Deadly Genital Mutilation

Girls In Tanzania Fleeing Deadly Genital Mutilation

TANZANIA girls are increasingly fleeing their homes and seeking refuge in safe houses amid the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). Officials confirmed some safe houses were accommodating girls beyond their carrying capacities ahead of the peaking of the rite in December. Every high season, many girls die due to heavy loss of blood or […]

Female Presidential Candidate Rocks Western Rural District

Female Presidential Candidate Rocks Western Rural District

Residents of Kalitown community in outskirt of Freetown over the weekend met with the sole female presidential candidate of the Unity Party, Madam Femi Claudius-Cole, and pledged their support to her ahead of the 2018 elections. Speaking to the mammoth gathering, Madam Claudius-Cole expressed delight at the warm reception from the community, as she underlined […]

Pres. Sirleaf Urges African Women To Expand Gains In Gender Leadership Parity

Pres. Sirleaf Urges African Women To Expand Gains In Gender Leadership Parity

 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on women in Africa to continue to take bold steps, imbue themselves with determination and self- confidence if they are to consolidate and expand the gains made in various spheres of leadership. According to a dispatch from Accra, the Liberian leader sounded the clarion call when she delivered special […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – He Is A Dead Meat

The Kiosk With Madame K – He Is A Dead Meat

You are welcome to the kiosk  and I hope you will learn, you will share and you will be very alert about what goes on around you. Let us continue Joju’s story. So, we were dazed when she narrated the bizarre situation to us. How can a human being be this monstrous if he isn’t […]

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

An African Union Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA), under the auspices of Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been launched in Accra. The Flagship program, which is structured around two Pillars “Developing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Private sector and Increasing Women’s Political Participation is an agenda of the Government of Ghana […]

To Be Single, Joyful And Proud

To Be Single, Joyful And Proud

“Why are you still single?” Have you ever been asked questions like this by well-intentioned family and friends, or by concerned neighbors and coworkers? The questions take on all kinds of forms: “Are you dating someone?” or “When are you going to find a husband?” The questions sometimes become even more intrusive: “What do you want to […]

Trial Of 9 Over 576kg Of Hard Drugs Hidden In Noodles Commences

Trial Of 9 Over 576kg Of Hard Drugs Hidden In Noodles Commences

The trial of nine drug traffickers, who allegedly hid 266 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine and 310 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, banned substances suspected to be cocaine, heroin and LSD, in cartons of noodles and jerry cans, has commenced. The defendants are Ubah Harris Alaekwe, also known as Etochukwu Alaekwe Weuba, Eto Uba, Eto and Toscani. Others are […]

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

Pan African Civic Educators Network (PACENET), with funding from the United Nations (UN) Women, is developing a gender transformative training manual aimed at equipping local governance structures with skills to mobilize women for political leadership positions. The manual, which is to be released late this month, is set to identify key issues that work against […]

Nigerian Women Need To Be Financially Comfortable – Govt

Nigerian Women Need To Be  Financially Comfortable – Govt

The Federal Government has said that, there is need for Nigeria women to be more financially comfortable. The Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Dr. Audu Ogbe said this why speaking weekend at the AGROBIZ stakeholders forum organised by the National Center for Women Development NCWD, for women farmers in Abuja. Ogbe said “I want […]

Rant Of The Day – Please, Help Me

Rant Of The Day – Please, Help Me

Welcome to the rant column The streets of Lagos has so many shops—physical shops and mobile shops. When you speak of the mobile shops, there are three kinds of it. Those that sell things on the road and those that are destitutes and beg for arms. Then, those that aren’t destitutes but claim to be […]