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African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital, which costs U.S. $67 million a year to run, representing half of the country’s meagre health budget. The project, which the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation helped design, is a result of a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement between the Lesotho government and a South African […]

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Groups of young Sudanese, mostly women, protested against the soaring prices of basic commodities in Omdurman, Wad Madani, Port Sudan, and Kassala today. In El Arda street in Omdurman, the demonstrators held banners demanding the cancellation of the recent austerity measures, the liberalisation of the US Dollar rate, and the return of subsidies on medicines. […]

Social Grant Recipients Sent Home Empty-Handed

Social Grant Recipients Sent Home Empty-Handed

Social grant beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg say they did not get their November grants last week because of a breakdown in the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) computer system. Beneficiaries say that when they went to collect their grants last week on Tuesday they were told to come back on Wednesday. More than hundred beneficiaries […]

Breaking The Silence On Rape Through Drama And Education

Breaking The Silence On Rape Through Drama And Education

 The power of film should not be underestimated in portraying sensitive issues. This was made evident after residents of Mwembeni Village in Pangani District watched the screening of a film on gang rape. The story line revolves around a young, ambitious business woman based in Dar es Salaam who returns to her home village to […]

Stimulating The Lives of Women and Children

Stimulating The Lives of Women and Children

Commenting on how she has been able impact positively on the lives of the less privileged in the state in the last one year, Hajiya Hadiza explained that “It has not been easy but it has been rewarding and satisfying. We have succeeded in touching the lives of so many people in so many areas […]

The Activist Becomes The Victim

The Activist Becomes The Victim

There are so many cases in the world that we fight for especially when it comes to Women. There are different activists in the field to help women through their battles. But, what happens when the table turns? What happens when the activist is being battered and doesn’t have the courage to speak up? What […]

The Case Study Of South Sudan : Sexual Violence On The Rise

The Case Study Of South Sudan : Sexual Violence On The Rise

UN human rights experts say women have suffered more violence than anyone else in South Sudan. The UN’s refugee agency also announced that there are now over one million South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries. The UN refugee agency said on Friday, September 16, that the number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighboring countries […]

When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

In class, she sat quietly on the front row with two boys. She was not talkative and often kept to herself. The boys occasionally picked on her because she looked a little older than her age. One day, the teacher asked her to draw an illustration on the blackboard, and as she walked to the […]

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

Sexual violence against women in Africa has taken a new turn and there is serious eradication campaign going on. Africa has taken the bold step to support her women and fight against sexual violators. Recently,South Sudan vowed to fight against sexual violence and deal with every sexual violator in the country. Zainab Hawa Bangura, the […]

Draining Low-Income Schools

Draining Low-Income Schools

It’s bureaucratic jargon with a name seemingly calculated to cure insomnia. But a new analysis reveals that the real-life effect of those two words is shortchanging public-school students in poor neighborhoods nationwide by nearly $9 billion per year—the difference between the substandard education they’re getting now and the quality one enjoyed by their affluent peers. […]

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