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After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

“I had twins when I was 17 years old and I had to stay at home and nurse the babies for a year before I went back to school,” says Cathrine James. Now 20, the young mother narrates how she has braved societal condemnation and stigmatisation and tried to become an inspiration to young girls […]

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

College of Medicine has swiftly moved in to investigate reports that some of its lecturers were luring female students into sex for better grades during examinations. The investigations follow serious allegations in social media platforms, with some reports naming the suspected lecturers. The college said it has since instituted an independent inquiry into the allegations. […]

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

The Nigerian government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The governments said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling two million children yearly in the next five years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this during the unveiling of “Education […]

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

An official of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) has said that the persistent nightmare facing women and girls is facilitated mostly by women themselves. This statement comes against a backdrop of increased advocacy and continued awareness of sexual gender based violence (SGBV), and discrimination against women. Emma L. Benson, MoL Director for HIV Workplace Project, […]

UNICEF Targets One Million Out-of-School Girls For Enrollment In Kano, Zamfara, Four Others

UNICEF Targets One Million Out-of-School Girls For Enrollment In Kano, Zamfara, Four Others

The United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that it plans to enrol one million out-of-school girls in schools by 2020 in Zamfara, Bauchi, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto and Kano states. The organisation said the enrolment goal would be done under its Girls Education Project 3 (GEP3) in these six northern states using the School-Based Management […]

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. The data shows that, out of the 11,950 girls who fell pregnant, 2,885 of them were in primary school while 9,065 were secondary school students. ALARMING Bungoma tops the list of counties with […]

Zambian Teenage Girls Are Forbidden To Talk About Sex And Contraceptives

Zambian Teenage Girls Are Forbidden To Talk About Sex And Contraceptives

Becoming pregnant constitutes a threat to young girls’ health. That’s because they have a higher risk of maternal complications than adult women. In fact, these complications were the leading causes of death among 15 – 19 year old girls in 2016. And national data from 2012-2013 reveals that almost one third of women aged between 20 and 24 in […]

Dangote Donates N1.2bn Students’ Hostel To ABU

Dangote Donates N1.2bn Students’ Hostel To ABU

The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated students’ hostel worth N1.2 billion to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The News Agency o Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hostel consist of 10 blocks of fully equipped complex with capacity to comfortably house 2,160 students. NAN also reports that the university had no additional […]

Pres. Weah Presses For ‘Self-Development’ In Africa

Pres. Weah Presses For ‘Self-Development’ In Africa

 President Weah said the advancement of the African Continent rests solely on the shoulders of Africans and not external partners whom he said, “often come with preconditions.” President Weah recalled how the African continent and its people endured difficulties towards their emancipation and development, noting that it’s now time that Africans come together to tap […]

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Teachers in Narok County have dismissed the directive by Commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls checks for pregnancy and female genital mutilation. The tests are demeaning and a violation of rights, said Charles Ng’eno, the county’s secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). RIGHTS Mr Ng’eno […]

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