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What Is Ulcerative Colitis

What Is Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly. Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. While […]

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary school, yet community members were unable to stop the marriage taking place in their village of Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital […]

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

The majority of congregants killed when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dlangubo were women and a 13-year-old child, Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant confirmed on Friday.   Oliphant on behalf of national government said it was a “devastating tragedy” that lives were lost in a church during a Passover service. The […]

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions at the […]

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Women Demand More Representation In Sudan’s Transitional Leadership

Women Demand More Representation In Sudan’s Transitional Leadership

Women who have participated in the mass protests across Sudan since December 2018 that culminated in the overthrow of President Omar Al Bashir in a coup by the Sudanese military on April 11, have criticised their disproportionate representation in the negotiating and transitional committees. Journalist Malaz Esam of the Sudanese Journalists Network told Radio Dabanga […]

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

I first met Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi in November 2010. There was a Harvest Thanksgiving service at a church in Opebi, Lagos. We were introduced and politely said hello to one another. During the March 2011 elections, I was delighted to hear that her husband Senator Abiola Ajimobi had won the election. I did not […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

I am one person who believes in ‘Reciprocal Energy‘, it is very important to me and I think it should be important to a whole lot of us too. You shouldn’t allow relationships that push you down, relationships that make you less of who you are. If the energy is draining, find another energy! Life […]

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Modern technology is a marvelous thing – it can increase accuracy and efficiency, perform tedious and redundant tasks, improve the decision-making process, and in general, make life and work a lot easier. And if that’s not enough, technology can also help to advance gender equality. When speaking of the ubiquitousness of the internet, it’s important […]

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