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Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

They were awarded the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others,” it […]

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbal remedies help to heal hundreds of ailments. However, there are four herbs that pregnant women should avoid. Most herbs are safe for pregnant women to use throughout their pregnancies. You can add them to your dinner or use them to help you sleep at night. Millions of people use herbs every day. Pregnant women […]

Parenting: Alternatives to Spanking Your Child

Parenting: Alternatives to Spanking Your Child

Many of us were raised with spanking that it can seem second-nature, making it hard to change our ways even as we so desperately want to. While changing our knee-jerk reactions take time, the good news is that there are many more ways to effectively discipline our children gently — affording you the opportunity to […]

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa Announces Plan To Reduce Sky-High Unemployment

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa Announces Plan To Reduce Sky-High Unemployment

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package of reforms on Thursday which he said would create 275,000 more jobs a year, in a bid to bring down sky-high unemployment and improve his own track record on the economy. More than two decades after the end of white minority rule, South Africa still has one […]

As Cameroon Votes, Thousands Are Silenced By Violence

As Cameroon Votes, Thousands Are Silenced By Violence

It was the nine corpses left by the roadside after a gunfight that made Honrne Waba flee her village in Northwest Cameroon in May and hide in the bush. When weeks later she learned that her house had been burned down with all her belongings inside, she decided to leave the region altogether. “I felt […]

Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. These medications are used to treat bacterial infections, which—unlike viruses—usually don’t go away on their own. And while studies show that antibiotics are overprescribed and often given to patients who don’t actually need them, doctors also agree that the drugs, when used […]

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Careful consideration should be given to expropriation,” President Hage Geingob said at the opening of the Second National Land Conference in […]

Marriott International To Increase Its Africa Hotels

Marriott International To Increase Its Africa Hotels

Marriott International plans to increase its hotels in Africa by 50 percent in the next five years, opening new facilities in markets where it already operates and venturing into new ones like Mozambique, the company said on Monday. Global hotel chains have been increasing their investments in Africa in recent years to take advantage of […]

Bisi Fayemi: The Extra Ordinary First Lady, Her Past Exploits

Bisi Fayemi: The Extra Ordinary First Lady, Her Past Exploits

To many people, the exulted position of ‘First Lady’ is merely an acronym, a name politically invented to massage the ego of the wives of Governors and Presidents of countries across the world. However, a cotorie of First Ladies in the contemporary world had, in their own right,  been able to add value and candour […]

South African Arms Firm Fails To Pay Senior Staff in Reform Setback

South African Arms Firm Fails To Pay Senior Staff in Reform Setback

South African state-owned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full this month, the company said, in a setback for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to turnaround struggling state companies. Ramaphosa has made improving governance and stabilising the finances of state firms a priority since replacing Jacob Zuma as head of state […]