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”I Refused To Terminate A Six Month Old Pregnancy” – Battled Wife Says

”I Refused To Terminate A Six Month Old Pregnancy” – Battled Wife Says

A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her out because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy. Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her by Tajudeen in Ilorin yesterday. “My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because […]

Mauritius: Women Urged To Undergo Cancer Screening

Mauritius: Women Urged To Undergo Cancer Screening

The health imperative for women to be screened for breast and cervical cancers was the main focus of the message of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, yesterday at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis, in the context of the ‘free breast and cervical cancers screening for female […]

Boko Haram Bride Move On From Militant Husband

Boko Haram Bride Move On From Militant Husband

Nigerian teenager Zara John, who was rescued from Boko Haram captivity last year, says school has opened her eyes to new opportunities When Nigerian teenager Zara John was rescued from Boko Haram captivity last year, she was delighted to learn she was pregnant with the baby of the Islamic militant who abducted her and forced […]

Egypt: Death Toll of Egypt’s Migrant Boat Rises To 166

Egypt: Death Toll of Egypt’s Migrant Boat Rises To 166

 More bodies were recovered on Friday after a migrant boat capsized two days earlier, bringing the death toll to 166, reported state-run MENA news agency. The boat which was carrying hundreds, estimated between 450 and 600 migrants, capsized on Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province. Search […]

Tanzanian Activist Bags UN Award

Tanzanian Activist Bags UN Award

Founder and executive director of Msichana Initiative, Rebeca Gyumi, has won the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (Unicef)’s social change award for fighting child marriages in the country. A statement released by Unicef’s communications specialist Usia Ledama on Wednesday noted that Ms Gyumi was recognised at the first annual Global Goals Awards in New York […]

Egypt: Mozn Hassan, Nazra Receive ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Egypt: Mozn Hassan, Nazra Receive ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Nazra for Feminist Studies, along with its Founder and Executive Director of Mozn Hassan, received the 2016 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” on Thursday. Hassan and Nazra received the award “for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination,” […]

NSCDC Discovers Illegal Engine Oil Factories In Ilorin

NSCDC Discovers Illegal Engine Oil Factories In Ilorin

Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has discovered illegal factories where fake and adulterated engine oil is refined and packaged in Ilorin. Also,   teams led by the Directorate of State Security Service ( DSS)and the Directorate of Petroleum Products (DPR) and the NSCDC, had sealed off  the illegal factories […]

Uganda: Apac Men, Women Dismantle Female Condom Rings to Wear As Bracelets

Uganda: Apac Men, Women Dismantle Female Condom Rings to Wear As Bracelets

Health officials have raised the red flag over the misuse of female condoms as bracelets, saying the practice is hindering the fight against HIV/Aids. Ms Eunice Etap, a nursing officer at Akokoro health centre III, said most of their clients who pick up the female condoms from the health unit have abused its use. “Instead […]

6 dead, 45 Cases Recorded In Lagos Cholera Outbreak

6 dead, 45 Cases Recorded In Lagos Cholera Outbreak

THE Lagos State Government, yesterday, disclosed that 45 cases of cholera disease has been recorded in Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the state, with six deaths already recorded. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris explained that out of the six cases, two were brought in dead. He added that 36 cases have been […]

Zimbabwe : Rapist Kereke Seeks Bail

Zimbabwe : Rapist Kereke Seeks Bail

Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, who is serving an effective 10 years in jail for raping his then 11-year-old niece, on Wednesday launched an application for bail pending appeal at the High Court. The bail hearing will be heard tomorrow. Kereke’s lawyers, Mutandiro, Chitsanga and Associates, have hired Advocate Thabani Mpofu to argue the matter.In […]