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Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

While advocates have celebrated Gambia’s recent ban on female genital mutilation as a necessary first step, they aren’t convinced that girls there are yet safe from getting cut. President Yahya Jammeh announced last month that the small African nation, where about three quarters of girls have undergone FGM, would outlaw the procedure, the Guardian reported. […]

Spoken words

Speech by George Carlin, Spoken words after his wife’s death. The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. […]

Never Share These 3 Things on Social Media

Never Share These 3 Things on Social Media

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post […]

African Leadership Center (ALC) Peace and Security Fellowships for African Scholars 2016-17

African Leadership Center (ALC) Peace and Security Fellowships for African Scholars 2016-17

  Deadline: March 18, 2016 The African Leadership Center (ALC) is now accepting applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2016. The programme seeks to nurture junior African Scholars interested in pursuing a career in Peace, Security & Development, and to equip them with the skills necessary to […]

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

In revisiting this theme, it became glaringly obvious that I left some things off the “what not to wear” list. Bitterness — When you are bitter, then you get lip lines. You know those lines. The lines that makes your lipstick bleed up onto your face. When you are bitter, you make a face that […]

What Not to Wear After Age 50: The Final Say

Google ‘what not to wear after age 50’ and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old ass body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘no-no’ article, you need to remember you are writing for over 50 women, not preschoolers. I […]

Mothers and daughters; a better or a different world

I am very much a modern woman – that being at the helm of the pathways between new opportunities and old traditions. Navigating the old to the new, until they become older, and very old and not so new. Mother, wife, careerist – a citizen of Islam and of Nigeria. A person. This being my […]

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

My overwhelming feeling in Yola is the immense generosity of so many anonymous Nigerians helping, providing charity and rebuilding lives. We have had so many bad governments but thank God we have so many great and generous people. I spent the weekend in Yola, Adamawa State after a long absence from the zone. The occasion […]

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