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This Child Is Neither A Boy Nor A Girl

This Child Is Neither A Boy Nor A Girl

“The doctor told me that I had delivered an intersex baby and after explaining to me what this meant, he advised me to take it to Mulago National Referral Hospital for surgery. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I did not know whether my child would survive,” Shamira Namaganda recalls. It was joy […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the centre and northern areas of […]

Is He A Gas Lighter? – Know The Signs And Break Free

Is He A Gas Lighter? – Know The Signs And Break Free

Few things are as unsettling as realizing that you’re romantically involved with a gaslighter. These master manipulators lie, deceive, and obfuscate, all in an effort to gain power over you by making you doubt reality. Trying to defend yourself against a gaslighter only makes their strategies more effective. If you express hurt or frustration, gaslighters pivot to phrases like “it’s […]

The Story Corner : The Queen and Her King

The Story Corner : The Queen and Her King

The story has landed and I must say thank you to everyone sending me pleasant messages from here. God bless you. Today’s story has landed again and this time, I saw it online, heard it in the news and some people gave me the gist. So, one very mighty king in one African country, a […]

These Molesters Should Be Castrated – ANC Women’s League Calls For Castration Of Rapists

These Molesters Should Be Castrated – ANC Women’s League Calls For Castration Of Rapists

On Tuesday evening, the ANC Women’s League called on the public to join the group in lobbying for the adoption of chemical castration — ‘or any form of castration’ — as a punishment for convicted rapists. This extreme measure, they suggest, may be the answer to finally addressing South Africa’s high rape rates. But in […]

It Is One Life, Live It

It Is  One Life, Live It

We are going to be missing something if we keep thinking about what ‘the others’ will think. You want to take a ride, take it. You want to swim, swim. You want to go for a long walk, do it. You want to wear that short dress or short skirt, do it and stop bothering […]

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

 Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Kukawa, Guzamala, Damboa, Mobbar and Mafa Local Government Areas (LGAs) […]

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa – Crime Statistics

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa  – Crime Statistics

The latest crime statistics show a slight – very slight – increase in reported sexual offences. What do we need to see in order to begin addressing gender-based violence in South Africa? On Tuesday, the South African Police Service briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police on crime statistics and showed a 0.9% increase in […]

Staying High Above Challenges – Examining Those Who Have Gone Before Us

Staying High Above Challenges – Examining Those Who Have Gone Before Us

We all face adversity from time to time, but some of us are able to flourish when things get difficult, while others seem to struggle getting out of bed in the morning. Successful people have found a way to jump hurdles and navigate around roadblocks that would stop others completely. How is it that some people can […]

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

“We got a letter from the mine telling us that the mine was going to close and my husband was to stop going to work with immediate effect.” When their spouses die women tend to suffer the most. Housewives are the most affected, when their working spouse die they are left with nothing and sometimes […]