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Uganda: 65 Per Cent Girls Drop Out Before Primary

Uganda: 65 Per Cent Girls Drop Out Before Primary

 The number of girls dropping out of school to get married continues to worry leaders in Lyantonde District despite the existence of an education ordinance to check the problem. According to Ms Fatuma Kyomuhangi, a field officer with Forum for Women in Democracy, an organisation fighting for gender equality, their latest survey reveals that 65 […]

Kabul University Attack: 12 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire On Campus

Kabul University Attack: 12 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire On Campus

Twelve people were killed in an attack on a university in Kabul, the Afghan capital, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police tells CNN. Two gunmen who were still on the site were killed Thursday morning in a police operation. Seven students, three policemen and two security guards were killed in the attack on […]

Help Wanted: A Funders Alliance Rallies Newcomers to Science Philanthropy

Help Wanted: A Funders Alliance Rallies Newcomers to Science Philanthropy

When public science funding declined in 2012, major foundations formed the Science Philanthropy Alliance to step up their game. President Marc Kastner tells us what they’ve learned since about private funding’s role in basic research. Kastner was 27 and just embarking on a career in condensed matter physics when he landed his first NSF grant […]

The Honest, And Funny, Prayer Of A Child

The Honest, And Funny, Prayer Of A Child

Dear God, are You still awake? Have You got a minute or two? You’re pretty good at understanding, And I really need to talk to You.   You see, Mommy came to tuck me in, Like she does every night. I was trying to play a trick on her, Since she can’t see without the […]

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

Sexual violence against women in Africa has taken a new turn and there is serious eradication campaign going on. Africa has taken the bold step to support her women and fight against sexual violators. Recently,South Sudan vowed to fight against sexual violence and deal with every sexual violator in the country. Zainab Hawa Bangura, the […]

Creating a Perfume Wardrobe

Creating a Perfume Wardrobe

Would you show up in  a sweatshirt to a wedding?  The idea of  wearing  a single fragrance for years is outdated. We lead busy lives …from  yoga at sunrise to  Cocktail Parties at sundown.  Create a fragrance wardrobe with multiple perfumes and colognes that suit the occasion. Daytime and Office Scents: Classic florals for women and […]

Successful Police Job Applicants To undergo Lie Detector Test

Successful Police Job Applicants To undergo Lie Detector Test

Don Awunah, police spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Awunah said that the test is in addition to others that would be carried out on the recruits. According to him, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), directed that the test be carried out on recruits to ensure that persons of questionable character are […]

South Africa: Energy Hosts 2016 Women in Energy Business Summit, 6 to 7 Sept

South Africa: Energy Hosts 2016 Women in Energy Business Summit, 6 to 7 Sept

The Department of Energy will host the Women in Energy Business Summit on 6 to 7 September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. The Summit aims to empower women with information on business opportunities, funding sources and enterprise development opportunities in the energy sector. The knowledge gained from the Summit is also intended to motivate […]

Japanese Govt Donates Solar Power Worth $9.7m To Nigeria

Japanese Govt Donates Solar Power Worth $9.7m To Nigeria

The Japanese Government, through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has donated solar power worth $9.7 million to the Federal Government to boost electricity in the country. The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday during the inauguration of the project. Kusaoke stated that Japan considered the […]

Kogi To Launch N25bn Trust Fund

Kogi To Launch N25bn Trust Fund

The Kogi State government is to launch N25billion Special Trust Fund to take care of the poor and the vulnerable in the state. The state commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Awal Mohammed who disclosed this while briefing journalists on the activities lined up for the celebration of Kogi State at 25 said that the […]