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LOUD WHISPERS: The Timelessness Of Scandal

LOUD WHISPERS: The Timelessness Of Scandal

I just came across a video and story of how a man somewhere in Ghana was making advances on a sixteen-year-old school girl on a public bus. The girl was trying to avoid him but he was persistent. There were two older women on the bus listening. When they had heard enough, they asked the […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Taliban say Afghan Boys’ Schools To Reopen, No Mention Of Girls

Taliban say Afghan Boys’ Schools To Reopen, No Mention Of Girls

Afghan schools will open for boys from Saturday, the new Taliban ministry of education said in a statement that gave no indication of when girls might be able to go back to their classes. More than a month after the movement seized the capital Kabul, most educational institutions have remained closed as the Taliban have […]

Preach Gender Equality, Not Religious Bigotry, Emir of Keffi Urges Clerics

Preach Gender Equality, Not Religious Bigotry, Emir of Keffi Urges Clerics

The Emir of Keffi, and Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa, has called on all religious leaders in the country to preach sustainable gender equality and not to further polarise the nation through divisive teachings. Also, he called on women in active journalism to ensure enough and proper marketisation of women participation […]

National Assembly Member Urges Seychelles’ Government to Make Menstrual Products More Accessible

National Assembly Member Urges Seychelles’ Government to Make Menstrual Products More Accessible

A female member of the National Assembly is urging the government to take measures to make menstrual hygiene products for girls and women more accessible to those who cannot afford them. The elected member of the Glacis district in the National Assembly, Regina Esparon, brought the issue forward through a motion that was tabled on […]

UN Boss Asks Somalia Elders to Support 30% Quota for Women

UN Boss Asks Somalia Elders to Support 30% Quota for Women

The UN Deputy Secretary-General (SG) Amina Mohammed, has called on Somali clan elders to support a 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament. The country’s citizens are currently electing their 54 senators followed by elections of 275 Members of Parliament, after which the 329 legislators will vote in the President. Somalia indirectly elects its […]

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

Tanzania Appoints Woman Defence Minister

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Dr Stergomena Tax to be the Minister for Defence and National Service. She becomes the first woman to hold the title since the country’s independence. Dr Tax was nominated this week to become the Member of Parliament (MP) just a few days after she retired as Executive Secretary at […]

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

-More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. The situation is even worse in rural Liberia where access to health facility for women has always […]

Agribank to Assist Women and Youth

Agribank to Assist Women and Youth

In its quest to assist women and youth in Agriculture, Agribank disbursed loans to the value of N$43 million towards women, while another N$38.7 million benefited the youth as clients under 40 years of age during the 2020/21 financial year. In a media statement, Agribank said more than N$36 million worth of loans were disbursed […]

Govt Launches Operation to Curb Rampant Drug Abuse

Govt Launches Operation to Curb Rampant Drug Abuse

In an effort to address rampant substance abuse among the youth in the country, the government Tuesday approved a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach in order to arrest the situation under Operation Clean up Harare Ghetto. The operation will kick off in Harare and subsequently be spread across the country and widened to Operation Clean Up […]

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