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Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

 More than 16 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and children risk dying from starvation. British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for more than 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born. The Disasters Emergency Committee […]

Over 9 Million Nigerian Children Are Abused Annually

Over 9 Million Nigerian Children Are Abused Annually

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) office in Nigeria has disclosed that over nine million Nigerian children are abused annually. UNICEF Communication Officer in Lagos, Mrs Blessing Ejiofor who said this on Wednesday at the opening of a 2-day “Media Workshop on Ethical Reporting on Children”, urged journalists in the country to report child right […]

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

The recently released crime statistics in South Africa are another reminder how the experience of violence shapes the lives of many women in our society. With 110 rape cases a day, the figures of sexual violence remain shockingly high and very often those wanting to intervene only perpetuate the problem of victim blaming. Earlier this […]

Ethiopia Declares 3-Day Mourning For 72 Victims In Garbage Dump Landslide

Ethiopia Declares 3-Day Mourning For 72 Victims In Garbage Dump Landslide

The Ethiopian parliament on Tuesday declared a three-day national morning for its 72 citizens who lost their lives after a massive landslide hit a landfill at the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. During the three-day national mourning period, from March 15 to 17, the country’s flags will fly at half mast. Even though the […]

Rant Of The Day – How “We” You?

Rant Of The Day – How “We” You?

Okay! I am sure a lot of people are wondering what this rant is all about, well, when I begin you will get the full gist of this particular rant. Ever wondered how some peeps tend to speak unnecessary phonetics? I mean, it’s good to speak good english especially with the right pronunciation but don’t […]

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has emphasized the need for all women in the country to under go cervical cancer screening as a precaution to ensure that they are free from the disease and attain early treatment. Speaking during Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s Zokonda Amayi Macheza programme in Mzuzu on Saturday, she said women will lose nothing […]

Six Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

Six Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

At least six persons were confirmed killed as four teenage girls detonated explosives worn around their bodies at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said. Four deafening explosions echoed over Maiduguri in quick successions at about 1.15 a.m., causing sleeping residents to jump out of […]

Kaduna Airport: Foreign Airlines Ignore FG’s Plea

Kaduna Airport: Foreign Airlines Ignore FG’s Plea

Except Ethiopian Airlines, other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are yet to heed the Federal Government’s plea to use Kaduna Airport as alternate airport to Abuja during the six weeks closure of Abuja Airport runway for repair works. This is just as passengers of these foreign airlines have been making private alternative arrangements to board […]

Mimosa Donates To 400 Families

Mimosa Donates To 400 Families

Platinum producer Mimosa Mining Company has donated 20 tonnes of maize, five tonnes of sugar beans, 10 tonnes of soya chunks, two tonnes of potatoes, two tonnes of onions, 1 000 blankets and grocery to 400 families affected by recent floods in Mberengwa and Zvishavane. Mimosa Mining Company executive chairman Mr Winston Chitando said they […]

Government Should Assist Women To Contest Election – Dr Fatounatta Jahumpa-Ceesay

Government Should Assist Women To Contest Election – Dr Fatounatta Jahumpa-Ceesay

Dr Fatoumatta Jahumpa-Ceesay (FJC), a former Speaker of the National Assembly, has called on the Gambia government to assist capable women to contest in the upcoming National Assembly election, slated for 6 April 2017. “The government should assist women to contest the National Assembly elections, and the political parties should put up women candidates. And […]