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LoudWhispers : ‘There Are No Strangers Here’

LoudWhispers : ‘There Are No Strangers Here’

Brenda staggered through the streets, her eyes smarting from the smoke of the vehicles and tyres burning around her. The sounds were so loud and piercing, after a while, she did not hear them anymore. ‘Maybe this is what the end of the world feels like’ she thought as she was shoved by a screaming […]

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 […]

Zanzibar To Amend Laws To Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar To Amend Laws To Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar government plans to amend some of its laws to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the Isles, the House of Representatives has been told. He named the laws that are currently under review as the Penal Decree Act, No.6/2004 and the Criminal Procedures Act, No.7/2004, noting that upon completion, the proposed Bills will […]

Uganda: Financial Support Lures Karamoja Women To Disclose HIV Status

Uganda: Financial Support Lures Karamoja Women To Disclose HIV Status

Free financial support by UN Women to women living with HIV/Aids in Karamoja sub-region has instilled confidence among the females to openly disclose their HIV status. Previously, women living with HIV could not risk disclosing their status for fear of being stigmatised. UN Women is currently offering financial assistance to groups of women living with […]

Bomb Explosion Rocks University Of Maiduguri

Bomb Explosion Rocks University Of Maiduguri

The University of Maiduguri on Sunday night came under a series of attacks as suicide bombers detonated their explosives at different locations including the security office where two lives were reportedly lost. The Borno Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isukwu, had, at about 12 midnight, confirmed the incident on a WhatsApp platform managed by his […]

Tanzania:These Children Must Go To School, Hashtag #StopMagufuli Trends On Twitter

Tanzania:These Children Must Go To School, Hashtag #StopMagufuli Trends On Twitter

The recent statement by President John Magufuli that teenage mothers will not be allowed to resume their studies after giving birth has sparked heated debate on social and mainstream media in Kenya. On Twitter, the hashtag #StopMagufuli has been trending for two days, with most of those commenting being Kenyans who accused him of misusing […]

Nchemba Warns NGOs Against Campaigning For Pregnant School Girls

Nchemba Warns NGOs Against Campaigning For Pregnant School Girls

 The Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, has warned Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) against campaigning for the rights of children that any student, who is made pregnant should return to school. The minister has wanted such NGOs to immediately stop that campaign, threatening to deregister them if they continued with the campaign. The Cabinet minister […]

Akwa Ibom Gets N32bn From World Bank To Tackle Flood In The State

Akwa Ibom Gets N32bn From World Bank To Tackle Flood In The State

The Akwa Ibom Government says the World Bank has earmarked the sum of N32 billion to tackling flood in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr Iniobong Essien, who disclosed to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo, said that the project would be executed in partnership with the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed […]

Movie Producer, Happy Julian, Seeks Support for Female Filmmakers

Movie Producer, Happy Julian, Seeks Support for Female Filmmakers

Happy Julian, Nollywood actress and producer, has called for support for women filmmakers in Nigeria to enable them contribute effectively towards the growth of the industry. Julian who is the Chief Executive of Ebanky Global Production, producers of the award winning movies ” Heros and Villains” and “My Game”, She made the call in an […]

Tanzania: No Plan To Limit Number Of Children A Family Can Have

Tanzania: No Plan To Limit Number Of Children A Family Can Have

The government has no plan to introduce a family planning policy to limit the number of children in a family. This was revealed in Parliament on Friday by deputy minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Ashatu Kijaji, when she was responding to Ms Magdalena Sakaya (Kaliua-CUF), who wanted to know if the government planned to […]

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