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Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Southern Africa has suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades and now small farmers face a long hungry season with growing food aid needs until the next harvest. Given the growing uncertainty of rainfall in this region, many are turning to irrigation as a key strategy for securing future harvests. The problem, however, […]

She She She -‘I Will Never Accept Harassment To Get To Where I Am’–Dancehall Diva

She She She -‘I Will Never Accept Harassment To Get To Where I Am’–Dancehall Diva

Sophia Byass, also known as the Dancehall Diva, managed by Muhammed Dem, has said that she would never accept harassment in The Gambia music industry to get to where she wants to be. Sophia was speaking in an interview yesterday held at The Point newspaper’s office. Sophia has been in the music industry for a […]

Sex Scandal: Reps Clear Colleagues Of Allegations

Sex Scandal: Reps Clear Colleagues Of Allegations

As the House of Representatives receive and debate the report of its joint committee on ethics and privileges and foreign relations on allegations of sexual misconduct against three lawmakers, there are indications that the legislators have been given a clean bill of health. New Telegraph reliably learnt that the three accused lawmakers have been cleared […]

Gandoki Sets A New World Record

Gandoki Sets A New World Record

Ace comedian Gandoki On Saturday 1st of October put Nigeria on the world map by becoming the first Comedian to perform non-stop comedy for 42 hours and 10 mins, he thus set a new world record for the Longest Stand-up comedy performance by an individual. The feat which started on Thursday 29th of October at […]

Chibok Girls: FG Has Not Foreclosed Negotiation With Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

Chibok Girls: FG Has Not Foreclosed Negotiation With Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has said government had not foreclosed negotiation with Boko Haram group on the release of Chibok girls but it wanted to ensure that the link were genuine and credible. Mohammed spoke at a live programme on Channel Television on Independence titled ‘Nigeria at 56: Recursive, Resilient, Rising.’ […]

Kenya: Thika Gets Sh14 Million for Women, Youth

Kenya: Thika Gets Sh14 Million for Women, Youth

Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has issued cheques worth Sh14.9 million for the Uwezo Fund, Women Enterprise Development Funds and Youth Enterprise Development Fund in Thika. She encouraged sensitization and public awareness activities to ensure efficiency in loan access, repayment and recovery mechanism which include regular field activities. “As the Cabinet Secretary in […]

Presidential Panel Member Re-Arraigned For Alleged $1m Money Laundering

Presidential Panel Member Re-Arraigned For Alleged $1m Money Laundering

A member of committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, has been  re-arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Umar, 54, was arraigned on Friday with his company, Easy Jet Integrated Services Limited, before Justice John Tsoho, on a […]

Private, Public Sectors Should Work Together to Improve Reproductive Health

Private, Public Sectors Should Work Together to Improve Reproductive Health

Today, almost one in three women aged 15 to 49 in Uganda are using contraception to help plan their families, protect their health, and pursue their dreams. Fifty years ago, when I was a young medical student, this would have been unimaginable. At the time, women who wanted to prevent or delay pregnancy had few […]

Nation Media Wins Africa Digital Excellence Awards

Nation Media Wins Africa Digital Excellence Awards

The Nation Media Group Chairman, Mr Wilfred Kiboro, has lauded the company after emerging winners for three of its products in the ongoing Africa Digital Media Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking to staff at the Nation Centre last Friday, Mr Kiboro attributed the award to hard work and diligence by journalists and web […]

Rise In Nigerian Sex Slavery In Italy Fuelled By Violence and ‘Juju’ Magic

Rise In Nigerian Sex Slavery In Italy Fuelled By Violence and ‘Juju’ Magic

12,000 Nigerian women reached Italy by sea the past two years, six times more than the previous two years – most are victims of trafficking When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her – or risk […]