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The Link Between Earth Tremors, God and Nigeria’s Elections

Sometime in the early hours of 6 September, I was tucked in bed at home in Abuja when, suddenly, a slight trembling seemed to sway the building from side to side. My first thought was that a jihadist bomb had struck. I still remember the exact moment in August 2011 when a Boko Haram militant […]

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations. The chief executive of CEPS – Michel Pierre – […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Stiglitz Warns Against Expecting Africa to Repeat Asian Miracle

Stiglitz Warns Against Expecting Africa to Repeat Asian Miracle

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz said it may be naïve to expect the same kind of economic miracle that occurred in Asia to be repeated in Africa. “That model that was the basis of the success of East Asia won’t be available to the same extent for Africa going forward,” Stiglitz said at a conference in […]

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

 More than half of women in media have suffered work-related abuse, threats or physical attacks in the past year Female journalists are facing a “relentless” barrage of attacks and harassment, with nearly a third considering leaving the profession as a result, media support organisations have warned. More than half of women in media have suffered […]

Traffic Hits Kenya As Biggest Ferry Breaksdown

Traffic Hits Kenya As Biggest Ferry Breaksdown

Traffic woes rocked the Likoni Channel in Mombasa on Wednesday morning after Mv Jambo, one of Kenya’s biggest ferry, broke down. Motorists and pedestrians seeking to cross the Indian Ocean to South Coast were forced to queue for long hours to get transport. Mv Jambo is one of the biggest ferry that the Kenya Ferry […]

NADMO Gives Relief Items To 919 Flood Victims

NADMO  Gives Relief Items To 919 Flood Victims

The (NADMO) on Monday supported about 919 flood victims at the Kologo community in the Kasena Nankana East Municipality of the Upper East Region with relief items. About 113 victims out of the 919 had their homes completely pulled down by the rains and are currently been housed at some of the basic schools in […]

Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Heads to U.S. For Medical Treatment

Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Heads to U.S. For Medical Treatment

Prominent Ugandan opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, who was charged with treason and temporarily detained, has left for the United States to seek medical treatment, his lawyer said. Kyagulanyi, a popular musician known by his stage name Bobi Wine, was elected last year and has amassed a large following among youth electrified by his scathing criticism […]

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

Recently, various Kenyan outlets have run stories that are dis-empowering to women and girls. After a man raped a female student, one newspaper reported the rape as ‘stranger than fiction’ because two other girls that had been assaulted did not scream or raise an alarm. Another story focused on how male teachers are afraid of […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Names Team to Probe Soldiers Role in Post-election Violence

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Names Team to Probe Soldiers Role in Post-election Violence

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday named a commission including a South African ex-president and a British human rights lawyer to investigate the death of six people in an army crackdown on post-election protests early this month. In keeping with his earlier promise to get to the bottom of the much criticised army action after […]

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