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Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver keynote address at Women in Science Awards gala dinner in Sandton As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the Women in Science Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton, on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Through these awards, the DST recognises and rewards […]

Thailand Rocked By Eleven Bombs In One Day

Thailand Rocked By Eleven Bombs In One Day

Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by eleven bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four people have been killed and about 34 injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts — and it’s not clear if the bombings are connected. Thai police say there’s no evidence the attacks are […]

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Local government authorities have been urged to work with human rights activists in a bid to end female genital mutilation in Mara Region. Village chairmen are in a better positioned to deal with the condemned traditional practice, participants at a one-day workshop organised by the Musoma Roman Catholic Diocese said on Wednesday. An activist from […]

Man Brutally Kills A 21-yr Old While Trying To Rape Her

Man Brutally Kills A 21-yr Old While Trying To Rape Her

Police in Kano on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old barber, Mr Shamsu Isah, for allegedly killing a 21-year-old lady at Karkasara quarters in Kano metropolis. The Police Public Relation Officer‎, DSP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. Majiya said the deceased, Miss Rejoice […]

One Dead, Two Injured In Kubwa Auto Crash

One Dead, Two Injured In Kubwa Auto Crash

One man was reported dead and two others injured when a motorist rammed into a stationary vehicle along the Kubwa expressway. A source said the victims who were returning from a vigil, parked by NYSC Junction along the expressway when the vehicle developed a problem at about 2.00 a.m. on Friday. “The driver came out […]

Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Two bomb blasts Wednesday killed at least eight people and injured dozens more in southern Turkey, a senior official said. One of the explosions targeted a police bus outside Mardin State Hospital in the town of Kiziltepe, on the Turkish border with Syria. The blast killed three people and wounded at least 30 people — […]

South Africa: Eskom Ranked 6th For Women Representation

South Africa: Eskom Ranked 6th For Women Representation

Eskom has been ranked sixth in the world in an index of the most gender-diverse power utilities. Ernst & Young’s Women in Power and Utilities Index 2016’s global list of the top 20 most gender-diverse power and utilities companies ranked Eskom at sixth place. “Eskom has been ranked as one of the world’s most gender-diverse […]

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

The sound of traditional drumming pervaded the air as Ghanaian Queen Mothers arrived for a recent meeting in the northern city of Tamale. Dressed in their best traditional regalia, the royal striped batakari fabrics, they say they are determined to make their voices heard in traditional affairs. Yelzoli Naa Gaana, paramount Queen Mother of Zabzugu […]

Los Angeles Police Kill 14-year-Old Boy; Officers Say He Shot At Them

Los Angeles Police Kill 14-year-Old Boy; Officers Say He Shot At Them

Los Angeles police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he shot at the officers, police said Wednesday. The department’s gang unit was investigating a vandalism call in a neighborhood east of downtown around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday when they encountered two youths. One ran off and two officers pursued, police said. “According to a witness […]

Cherika Ukogu Shines At RIO 2016

Cherika Ukogu Shines At RIO 2016

Team Nigeria’s Chierika Ukogu has qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s Single Sculls Rowing event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For many, the country is gradually itching towards her first medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics and this is coming from an unlikely source. Ukogu, 24, is the first Nigerian to represent […]