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‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ –  Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng released the annual report of the South African judiciary 2018/19 at a time when outrage over gender-based violence is leading many to call for increasingly harsh and immediate penalties for the crime. But Judge Mogoeng avoided any populist endorsement of this sentiment — instead advocating more nuanced approaches to prosecution and […]

Death Happens Every 11 Seconds Among Babies and Pregnant Mothers

Death Happens Every 11 Seconds Among Babies and Pregnant Mothers

Levels of maternal deaths are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries, and their babies are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life More women and newborns survive now than ever before, largely thanks to better healthcare, United Nations data showed on Thursday, but […]

Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo State was, yesterday, tipped as a “hostile and unsafe” state for women and children by Alliances for Africa, AFA, alongside members of the state Committee on Violence Against Women and Children and 12 other organisations. The stand is based on their survey on violence against women in the state, which was unveiled by a […]

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

The Sima Centre for Training and Protection of Women and Children’s Rights has said that its office in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was raided early on Tuesday. The outer door was broken, and the contents of the office ransacked, but initial inspection suggests nothing was stolen. The centre said in a statement that all […]

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

Tanzania President John Magufuli has urged the country’s women to “set your ovaries free” and have many more children so the economy can grow, Reuters reports. Magufuli cited China, Nigeria and India’s economy as examples of countries that have over the years gained from having a huge population. “I know that those who like to block […]

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano State has the highest number of local government areas classified as highly prone to a cholera outbreak, a new geospatial mapping of cholera hotspots in Nigeria has shown. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in partnership with eHealthAfrica, had used advance geographic information system (GIS) technologies to map out areas that are prone […]

Women Are Under Represented

Women Are Under Represented

The results of a survey on the representation of women in the media in Cameroon was presented few days ago in Douala, during a workshop organised by an NGO known as Women Peace Initiative. The survey revealed that there were more men than women in the media in Cameroon both in terms of numbers and […]

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and […]

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Spring warms our hearts and our bodies. Moria, the refugee camp on Lesvos where I lived when I arrived in Europe, however, is cold and prison-like. The tents did not provide cover from the harsh winter wind or the freezing rain.  Lesvos is a beautiful Greek island, but the camp is hell. I invite all […]

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

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