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LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

I saw a video a few days ago, it was shown to me by one of the female lawyers who helps me deal with cases of gender based violence. It was a recording of a young woman, stark naked, bleeding and pleading, I will call her Mary. There was blood all over the bed Mary […]

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 […]

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

The event was organized by FeJAL to further ensure media executives craft policies in their various newsrooms that will create an enabling environment for female journalists to excel. The Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL) on Thursday, June 20, 2019, held a one-day panel discussion under the theme, “Setting a Targets for Increasing Women’s Representation […]

Sanitary Wear Now Exempted From Customs Duty In Zimbabwe

Sanitary Wear Now Exempted From Customs Duty In Zimbabwe

THE Government has noted that the price of sanitary wear has shot beyond the reach of many women who have resorted to using unhygienic materials exposing them to various diseases despite the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) waiving customs duty on imports of the feminine product. ZIMRA has informed the public on the suspension of customs […]

General Asamnew Tsige Alleged Mastermind Of State Coup Shot And Killed

General Asamnew Tsige Alleged Mastermind Of State Coup Shot And Killed

The alleged leader of Saturday’s coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state has been shot and killed. A reporter in the state capital, Bahir Dar, told VOA’s Horn of Africa service that General Asamnew Tsige was killed in the capital Monday while trying to escape from security forces. Meanwhile, an official wounded during Saturday’s coup […]

The Story Corner : Mind Your Business

The Story Corner : Mind Your Business

A new week it is and I wish you all a happy new week!!! As usual, it is time to gist about what’s been happening on social media, in our community and in the nation as a whole. I don’t refer to this place as a gossip place but if you choose to, you are […]

I Will Introduce Gender Bill Again But Women Must Unite – Aden Duale

I Will Introduce Gender Bill Again But Women Must Unite – Aden Duale

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has announced plans to re-introduce the elusive Bill on two-thirds gender rule that flopped for a record fourth time in February. Duale who spoke in Kisumu when he graced Mothers for Peace conference on Saturday, however, decried the division within women legislators fearing that the Bill will still face […]

Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Four people have died in Tanzania as a result of the dengue fever and more than 4,000 others have been diagnosed with the disease, the government has said. Three people died in Dar es Salaam while one died in Dodoma, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said on Friday in Parliament as she read out the government […]

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

The European Union (EU) has given South Sudan 48.5 million euros ($54.8 million) to avert the growing humanitarian crisis. Last week, the EU gave South Sudan one million euros ($1.13 million) to step up Ebola prevention in the country. Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million […]

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Sexual violence is a devastating weapon of war accompanied by fear and misunderstanding. Perpetrators are often soldiers who act with impunity. “Rapists have to be brought to justice, but how can we do this when the rapists are those in power?” said Mildred, a survivor of conflict-related sexual violence from Zimbabwe. Mildred is one of […]

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