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Ethiopian girl wins $150,000 for rape, abduction and marriage at 13

Ethiopian girl wins $150,000 for rape, abduction and marriage at 13

The Ethiopian government has been ordered to pay $150,000 to a girl who said she was raped, abducted and forced to agree to marriage at the age of 13, in a landmark ruling activists hope will deter an outlawed, traditional form of child marriage. Woineshet Zebene Negash, who said she was raped in 2001, filed […]

South African teen finds suspected piece of missing MH370 plane

South African teen finds suspected piece of missing MH370 plane

A South African teenager has found debris which will be sent to Australia for testing as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines plane two years ago, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said on Friday. Liam Lotter, 18, told South Africa’s East Coast radio he found the piece of […]

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

A mobile South African military court has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try 32 South African peacekeepers accused of misconduct, the U.N. mission in Congo said on Friday. U.N. peacekeeping missions have been dogged by accusations of sexual abuse. The United Nations reported 99 such allegations against staff members across the U.N. […]

#FutureofAid by USAID Administrator Gayle Smith

#FutureofAid by USAID Administrator Gayle Smith

Good afternoon, everybody. I, too, want to thank AEI and Brookings for hosting us here today. I want to thank George and Dany specifically, and I’d also like to welcome members of the diplomatic corps and our representatives from embassies. I told you this at the State Department just last month: We really value your […]

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angola’s veteran leader Dos Santos says to step down in 2018

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power since 1979 and is one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, said on Friday he intended to step down in 2018 but gave no reason for his decision and did not name a preferred successor. Angola, a member of OPEC and Africa’s second largest oil exporter […]

Children could SUE parents and have them JAILED for posting photos of them on Facebook

Children could SUE parents and have them JAILED for posting photos of them on Facebook

Parents could face penalties as severe as a YEAR in prison and a fine of £35,000 if convicted of publishing intimate details of their children’s private lives online in France. Eric Delcroix, an expert on internet law and ethics, said: “In a few years, children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos […]

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

Just when you think your teens are happy with you they start rolling their eyes and serving up a dose of unexpected anger. We can all relate to this, right? Well, as a clinical psychologist who has been working with teens for over two decades, as a mother of a teen and as a friend […]

Youth entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s sustainable development agenda, says ILO

Youth entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s sustainable development agenda, says ILO

With millions of young Africans unable to secure formal employment opportunities, boosting entrepreneurship is critical to harnessing their energy and advancing Africa’s economic transformation and industrial development, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma said at the opening of the Federation of West African Employers Associations’ (FOPAO/FWAEA) General Assembly. “The biggest business opportunities in the coming decade will be […]

Ugandan wins International award for promoting healthcare

Ugandan wins International award for promoting healthcare

35-year old Grace Nakajje is one of the women who had a reason to smile this women’s day. She scooped an International Women Achievers’ Award (IWAA) under the category ‘Humanitarian Ambassador’ for promoting healthcare for underprivileged women and children in Uganda. Nakajje, a Ugandan, is the founder of Grace Works Initiative (GWI), a Not for […]

Trudeau Declares Himself ‘Proud Feminist’ in Open Letter to Mark International Women’s Day

Trudeau Declares Himself ‘Proud Feminist’ in Open Letter to Mark International Women’s Day

Justin Trudeau is a proud feminist. And it’s about time all of us are. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau published a letter this morning in the Globe and Mail as part of its “Work in Progress” series that looks at the global struggle for gender parity. “We have seen great advancements in Canada […]