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Congo To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ Accusations During Ebola Outbreak

Congo To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ Accusations During Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers that were uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian, the country’s health minister said on Friday. Five U.N. agencies and international NGOs have also launched inquiries after 51 women accused mainly foreign aid workers of demanding sex in exchange for […]

International Day Of Charity

International Day Of Charity

Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection of […]

Malawi’s President Chakwera Says Cabinet To Be Lean With 40 Percent Women Representation

Malawi’s President Chakwera Says Cabinet To Be Lean With 40 Percent Women Representation

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said he would appoint a full “lean” cabinet – which will have no less than 40 per cent of women – as he works towards putting together a functional government to rebuild the country’s comatose economy left by his predecessor Peter Mutharika. The new Malawi leader made the announcement Monday […]

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

A mother of four children identified as Hassana Saleh has been rescued from a room where she was holed-up in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis. Hassana was locked-up by her elder brother, Lawal Saleh, in the room where she has been urinating, defecating and eating for two years. Our correspondent gathered that […]

Action Aid Initiates 5-Yr Project To Empower Vulnerable Rural Women In Ghana

Action Aid Initiates 5-Yr Project To Empower Vulnerable Rural Women In Ghana

The childcare centres put up by Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in some regions in the country are offering ample time for many women to carry out their farming and other economic activities to generate income for their households. This was made known during a dissemination workshop on a project dubbed, “Promoting […]

Lite Malawi On the Drive For Girl Child And Women Empowerment

Lite Malawi On the Drive For Girl Child And Women Empowerment

Newly introduced Ladies in Tertiary Education (Lite), a non-governmental organization, is geared to empower girls and young women to create jobs so that they become independent citizens. In an interview, founder of Lite and Executive Director, Esther Bonyonga said many girls and young women are not productive as they wait for employment opportunities. “Lite was […]

Ambassadors Of God Embarks On Girl Child School Retention Programme In Malawi

Ambassadors Of God Embarks On Girl Child School Retention Programme In Malawi

A youth led Non-Governmental Organization, Ambassadors of God (AOG) has started implementing several projects aimed at improving welfare of school going girls as well as school dropouts in Mtsiriza, Lilongwe district. One of its project is the Muloreni Mtsikana Aphunzile (Let the girl child get an education) which is working towards ensuring girls return to […]

Harry And Meghan Arrive In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains To Champion Girls’ Education

Harry And Meghan Arrive In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains To Champion Girls’ Education

Britain’s Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan arrived in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on Sunday where they will show their support for rural girls’ education. The visit at the request of the British government is the second to the kingdom in recent years by a member of the royal family, following a trip by Prince […]

Women NGOs Want Minimum Wage To Protect Employees In Uganda

Women NGOs Want Minimum Wage To Protect Employees In Uganda

 There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime was speaking at a high level roundtable dialogue entitled ‘is […]

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