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‘My Hubby Attempted To Rape My Younger Sister Several Times’

‘My Hubby Attempted To Rape My Younger Sister Several Times’

A 45-year-old trader, Mrs Cecilia Ayayi, has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to end her 20-year-old marriage over her randy husband’s attempt to rape her younger sister. Cecilia told the court , yesterday , that her husband, John Ajayi, for who she had three children, had on many occasions attempted to rape her […]

Michelle Obama And Daughters To Stop Over In Liberia On June 27

Michelle Obama And Daughters To Stop Over In Liberia On June 27

Washington DC — Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama are leaving dad behind, this summer, and heading overseas. The First Lady and her teenagers – along with Grandmother Marian Robinson – will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and into early July as part of the Let […]

Kenya – Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Kenya – Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Nairobi — A Kenyan Court has ruled that forced anal examinations and forced HIV and Hepatitis B tests of men suspected of homosexual conduct are constitutional, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) and Human Rights Watch said today. The deeply disappointing ruling would allow the government to continue these abusive practices and […]

Zimbabwe: 14 More Kuwait Trafficking Victims Back

Zimbabwe: 14 More Kuwait Trafficking Victims Back

FOURTEEN more Zimbabwean women arrived in the country yesterday from Kuwait where they were subjected to slavery. The women were lured by a syndicate of dubious employment agents who promised them lucrative jobs in the tiny Arab country. Government funded the return of the women through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. […]

TEMIE GIWA-TUNBOSUN: Saving Lives By Moving Blood With LIFEBANK

TEMIE GIWA-TUNBOSUN: Saving Lives By Moving Blood With  LIFEBANK

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, blood donation is needed to save human lives in times of health crisis, emergency and disasters. The millions of patients needing transfusion do not have timely access to it due to lack of reliable testing systems, accurate data on the screening of donated blood, staff shortage, and lack […]

The Convention On The Rights Of The Child

The Convention On The Rights Of The Child

More than 300 children from all parts of Kenya celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a ‘Run for our Rights’, joined by Beijing Special Olympics Gold Medalist Henry Kirwa (centre left). In November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the […]

Disney’s Bob Iger Calls Family Of Boy Snatched By Alligator

Disney’s Bob Iger Calls Family Of Boy Snatched By Alligator

As a crisis consumes his theme park in Orlando, Disney’s CEO is half a world away, overseeing the opening of the brand new Shanghai Disneyland. It was supposed to be one of the most important launches in Disney’s history and one of the crowning achievements of Bob Iger’s career. And it still will be. But […]

Tanzania: Kudos Deputy Speaker For Serving ‘The People’ Well

Tanzania: Kudos Deputy Speaker For Serving ‘The People’ Well

Debate on the performance of Dr Tulia Ackson Mwansasu, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, has, since the inception of the Budget Sitting in Dodoma, gone viral. While some political observers and commentators say she is worth her salt, others argue, saying she is a chip of the old block. The holier-than-thou, mostly those […]

Don’t Shield Children With Special Needs from Education, Obasanjo Cautions Parents

Don’t Shield Children With Special Needs from Education, Obasanjo Cautions Parents

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has appealed to parents of kids with deformities to desist from keeping such kids in hiding. Speaking recently at the commissioning of Do-Est Dot International School, Idimu, Lagos (an educational institution for children with special educational needs), Obasanjo said availing such kids education specifically designed for them, would help them live […]

South Africa: Remembering Soweto – 40 Years On

South Africa: Remembering Soweto – 40 Years On

South Africans are celebrating four decades since the1976 Soweto uprising. An estimated 176 school children were shot and killed by the apartheid regime for marching against the enforcement of Afrikaans in schools. On a bright Wednesday morning, on June 16, 1976, hundreds of children in Soweto bid their usual farewell to their parents as they […]