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Microfinance Leaders Meet In Kigali To Find Ways To Strengthen Sector

Microfinance Leaders Meet In Kigali To Find Ways To Strengthen Sector

Finding ways to strengthen the microfinance sector on the continent will be the main focus of the 17th African Confederation of Cooperative, Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA) summit, that kicks off in Kigali tomorrow. John Peter Rwema, the executive director Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR), said the summit presents Rwanda and continental sector […]

Somalia: Somali Pirates Free Hostages Held for Nearly Five Years

Somalia: Somali Pirates Free Hostages Held for Nearly Five Years

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years, an official and a maritime expert said on Saturday. The sailors – from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan – were seized when the Omani-flagged FV Naham 3 was hijacked close to the Seychelles […]

Kenya: First Ever Mr and Miss Albinism Crowned

Kenya: First Ever Mr and Miss Albinism Crowned

Pomp and colour highlighted the first ever Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant on Friday night at Carnivore grounds. During the event that ran under the banner “Beauty Beyond The Skin”, contestants competed in different categories of their choice. Some of the contestants dressed up in their chosen profession, from fishermen, cook, and even soldier […]

Egypt Court Releases Mother Of Suez FGM Girl, Postpones Trial To November

Egypt Court Releases Mother Of Suez FGM Girl, Postpones Trial To November

The Suez Criminal Court released on Wednesday the mother of 17-year old Mayar Mousa who died during an Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) operation in May. The court postponed the trial to Nov. 23. The mother, the doctor who performed the operation and the anaesthesiologist were accused of involuntary manslaughter and causing a wound that led […]

50 Percent Urban, 34 Percent Rural Girls Age 10 Live Without Parents

50 Percent Urban, 34 Percent Rural Girls Age 10 Live Without Parents

Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Kim Eva Dickson, yesterday stated that recent research data revealed that 50 percent urban and 34 percent rural girls aged 10 to 14 years in Sierra Leone are living in households without their parents. She made the above revelation at the launch of the State of […]

Lagos To Impose Death Sentence On Kidnappers

Lagos To Impose Death Sentence On Kidnappers

Lagos State Government may soon join the growing number of states including Edo, Ogun and Anambra that have imposed death sentence on kidnappers. According to a private member bill sponsored by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, “any person, who kidnaps, abducts, detains or captures or takes another person […]

Cote d’Ivoire: Police Crack Down on March Against New Constitution

Cote d’Ivoire: Police Crack Down on March Against New Constitution

Police in Ivory Coast arrested opposition figures and used teargas to disperse demonstrators gathering on Thursday to protest against a new draft constitution due to be voted on in a referendum later this month. President Alassane Ouattara says the new constitution will turn the page on a decade of political turmoil and civil war, but […]

Uganda: Poachers Kill Uwa Staff In Gun Fire Exchange

Uganda: Poachers Kill Uwa Staff In Gun Fire Exchange

 A wildlife ranger attached to the Uganda Wildlife Authority has been killed in attack by poachers. UWA Public Relations Officer, Mr Simplicious Gessa said Anthony Twesigye was one of the rangers who were passed-out in December 2015 and deployed to serve in Murchision Falls Conservation Area. The ranger died on Wednesday after engaging armed poachers […]

The Best and Worst Milk For Your Cholesterol Level

The Best and Worst Milk For Your Cholesterol Level

The milk aisle is changing, now offering a growing number of options for what to pour on your cereal or drink down as a late-night snack. But what do the newer types of milk mean for your heart health if you have high cholesterol? Old-fashioned cow’s milk, for example, is loaded with calcium and vitamins […]

Abovewhispers Panache : Let Your Bags Speak Class

Abovewhispers Panache : Let Your Bags Speak Class

Women are pleasant, they love bespoke things that represents their pure, classy feminity. Ever wondered why Most women don’t allow you pick their bags even when you want to show some kind of respect?  There is a pleasant connection between a woman’s bag and her dress sense.  Her bag represnts a vital part of her […]