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LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

LOUD WHISPERS: Humour

I was at an event recently and I found myself mentally rolling my eyes as the comedian who had been hired to entertain tried his best to be funny. I always appreciate the efforts of entertainers, I know it is not easy to get up in front of an audience of strangers to sing, dance […]

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 […]

KNH Nurses Allege Sexual Harassment By Male Patients

KNH Nurses Allege Sexual Harassment By Male Patients

Several female nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have complained about harassment by male patients in the orthopaedic wing. They alleged verbalized threats of intent, sexual assault, grabbing and shoving. A nurse, who spoke to the Nation in confidence for fear of being victimised, said: “They tell me to my face that they want to sleep […]

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

Funded by the European Union (EU), the programme aims to contribute to stabilising the economic, social and security situation of the country during the democratic transition by facilitating social inclusion and employment of the youth and women, with a specific emphasis on promoting gender equality and addressing climate change. The government of The Gambia, the […]

Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening efforts and strategies aimed at accelerating programs intended to address constraints being faced by promising and enterprising Liberian girls and boys. Speaking at programs marking the observance of the 7th International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, Gender Minister […]

Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

 The family of missing Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has announced a Sh1 billion reward to anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of their kin. A family spokesperson Mr Azim Dewji announced the reward today, Monday October 15, 2018, at a press conference. Mr Dewji was flanked at the meeting by Mo’s father Gullam Dewji. […]

The Story Corner : When We Are Not Stupid?

The Story Corner : When We Are Not Stupid?

Storyyyyy….Storrrrrrrrrrrryyyy… First of all, let me make this clear, don’t go about saying I shared this story o. Read, laugh and close your mouth.      So I heard that something happened and I went to verify. They said one almighty politician in our country has changed his mouth again. Hey! don’t say aren’t they […]

Address Gender Based Violence Issues Swiftly – Ummy Mwalimu Tells Medical Practitioners

Address Gender Based Violence Issues Swiftly – Ummy Mwalimu Tells Medical Practitioners

THE Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, has directed each regional and district hospital to allocate a special unit in the facilities for ensuring that victims of gender and children related violence are addressed promptly. The minister banned all forms of charges imposed on victims of such abuse in […]

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

DESPITE showing positive results in the recent years, ongoing campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tarime District is at a crossroads. With traditional leaders being accused of betraying the initiative. Fear abound that many girls are at risk of undergoing FGM in the district this December, which is traditionally recognized as the FGM season. […]

Jobs, Skills, Finance For Youth, Women Launched In The Gambia

Jobs, Skills, Finance For Youth, Women Launched In The Gambia

The Government of the Gambia, the European Union (EU), the International Trade Center (ITC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), officially launched the Jobs, Skills, and Finance programme (JSF), for youth and women at a local Hotel on Tuesday October 9th, 2018. The JSF programme which is funded by the EU, aims to […]

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