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South Africa: Four Men Convicted Of Killing Khayelitsha Woman, Hiding Body In Drain

South Africa: Four Men Convicted Of Killing Khayelitsha Woman, Hiding Body In Drain

Four men have been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Khayelitsha woman and hiding her body in a drain. Bongiwe Ninini, 20, died in July last year after she was strangled, taken to an open field, assaulted, hit with a spade and probably a beer bottle as well. The court […]

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State while on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the investigation should unravel the true circumstances of […]

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Boko Haram

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Boko Haram

In a long-awaited victory, the U.S. House of Representatives today by a voice vote passed H.R. 3833/S. 1632, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Florida) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) to help combat Boko Haram. The measure directs the U.S. secretaries of State and Defense to jointly develop a five-year strategy to aid the […]

10-Year-Old Boy, 2 Others Docked For Allegedly Raping 7-yr-Old Girl

10-Year-Old Boy, 2 Others Docked For Allegedly Raping 7-yr-Old Girl

A 22-year-old man, Osholo Samuel, his 17-year-old teenage friend and a 10-year-old boy, who allegedly raped and assaulted a seven-year-old girl have been arraigned before an Ikorodu magistrate’s court in Lagos. They were alleged to have committed the crime last Friday in the Adaraloye area of Ikorodu, Lagos. Samuel and his teenage friend, both labourers […]

Female Lawyers Urged To Pursue Gender Disparity Bill In National Assembly

Female Lawyers Urged To Pursue Gender Disparity Bill In National Assembly

A lecturer at the just concluded Africa Regional Conference of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nigeria has urged female lawyers to re-present the Gender Disparity Bill to the National Assembly. Prof. Dakas G.J. Dakas of the University of Jos, a discussant on the topic “Gender Disparity and the Legal Profession: The Nigeria […]

Woman Arrested Over Human Trafficking

Woman Arrested Over Human Trafficking

Police in Tororo have arrested a 37-year-old woman suspected to be a human trafficker. The woman, a casual labourer and resident of Akolodongo village, Malaba Town Council in Tororo District, was arrested on Monday at her home after she allegedly trafficked two young girls to neighbouring Kenya. The woman is suspected to have taken advantage […]

Tanzania: Same Council Moves To Curb School Pregnancies

Tanzania: Same Council Moves To Curb School Pregnancies

 Same District Council has reported that 63 secondary school students have been found pregnant between January and October this year. District Education Officer responsible for secondary schools, Happiness Laiser, revealed this in a report she presented to the Council Chamber for deliberation. She attributed the high number of pregnancies to long distances girl students walk […]

Uganda: Police Investigate Journalists For Forming Ghost Sacco To Defraud Museveni

Uganda: Police Investigate Journalists For Forming Ghost Sacco To Defraud Museveni

Police in Lira District are investigating a group of journalists who allegedly formed a ghost Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisation (SACCO) to defraud President Yoweri Museveni. North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr David Ongom Mudong, said a section of journalists allegedly forged names and signatures of more than 50 of their colleagues from Lango Sub- […]

Kenya: Doctors’ Strike Enters Day 3 As Situation in Public Hospitals Worsenallafr

Kenya: Doctors’ Strike Enters Day 3 As Situation in Public Hospitals Worsenallafr

 The strike by doctors and nurses enters the third day Wednesday with the situation getting worse in public hospitals after the government failed to strike a deal in meetings called on Tuesday. The talks failed to contain the crisis after the medics rejected a proposal for a return to work formula, insisting on full implementation […]

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

A new hospital offering specialized care for women and children will open in February, the Seychelles health authorities announced on Tuesday. Construction of the new facility is already under way at Ile Perseverance, a reclaimed district where the largest social housing project is being built on the outskirt of island nation’s capital, Victoria. The Health […]