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Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

Kagame Challenges Leaders To Turn Things Around

Kagame Challenges Leaders To Turn Things Around

President Paul Kagame has challenged local and central government leaders as well as private sector operators to change the attitude and mindset in order to deliver on the country’s aspirations. He was yesterday closing the 16th National Leadership Retreat, Umwiherero, which was attended by more than 350 leaders from the public and private sector at […]

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it “the world’s deadliest curable disease”. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million people died that year of TB-related illness. But how often do you read and hear about the problem?   […]

Harare City To Increase Water Rationing

Harare City To Increase Water Rationing

Harare City Council has extended water-rationing in northern suburbs to 72 hours per week due to decreasing water levels at Seke and Harava dams. In a statement yesterday, council said it was also planning to reduce water supply to other suburbs. “Northern suburbs will be switched off water for 72 hours per week to allow […]

New Wave Of Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda Targets Married Women

New Wave Of Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda Targets Married Women

A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women. The NGO REACH interviewed more than 200 youths in the Sebei sub-region of eastern […]

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

For A Working Society We Need Women, Girls And The Youths

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia’s Church and Society says Malawi needs to invest massively in youths and women if its goal of realising social-economic and political growth is to achieved. Happy Mhango, monitoring, evaluation and learning manager at Church and Society said in Karonga ahead of a 10 year long multimillion kwacha project the society […]

To Our Women Who Went Out Of Their Way For Other Women

To Our Women Who Went Out Of Their Way For Other Women

One of the greatest setbacks in Kenya’s efforts to ensure gender equity and equality this year was failure by the National Assembly to pass the Bill, which would implement the two-thirds gender rule in representation. And although the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2018 was not a women’s thing, but a constitutional requirement, some women […]

Girls Rely On Rags, Paper, Leaves As Sanitary Pads In Zimbabwe

Girls Rely On Rags, Paper, Leaves As Sanitary Pads In Zimbabwe

 When her monthly period comes, 17-year-old Maria Chaodza dismantles a home-made pillowcase and picks out pieces of its worn stuffing – an old, cloth rug – which she uses in place of the sanitary pad she cannot afford. Menstruation means missing school; Chaodza feels too ashamed of her makeshift pad to show her face as […]

In The Heat Of Crisis And Disasters, Women Are Left To Sing Sorrowful Songs

In The Heat Of Crisis And Disasters, Women Are Left To Sing Sorrowful Songs

The last 12 months have been bracketed by two catastrophic, and predictable, events: the collapse of the Koshe Garbage landfill on March 11, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the collapse of the Hulene Garbage landfill on February 19, 2018, in Maputo, Mozambique. 115 people were killed in the Koshe disaster; 16 were killed in Hulene. In both instances, […]

AfDB to Improve Performance, Development Impact Under New Development and Business Delivery Model

AfDB to Improve Performance, Development Impact Under New Development and Business Delivery Model

The African Development Bank is formally launched on a new path to deliver development impact for the people of Africa. On Friday, April 22, 2016, it reached a major milestone, with the approval by the Bank’s Board of Directors of the institution’s new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM). On Wednesday June 22, 2016, the […]

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