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LOUD WHISPERS: Carrying And Dropping Bags

LOUD WHISPERS: Carrying And Dropping Bags

As I celebrate my 56th birthday today, June 11th, I give gratitude to God Almighty. I have so many reasons to be grateful. I am grateful for my beloved husband, my amazing son, my siblings, my wonderful mother who is enjoying the fruits of her labour and my health. I am grateful for the nieces, […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

As Liberian prepared to cast their votes in the Montserrado’s Representative and Senatorial by-elections, the UN Women has recently engaged stakeholders to give serious consideration to women leadership and political participation in politics. UN Women Liberia director, Marie Goreth Nizigama, said the current disparity between men and women in Liberia’s politics is not only scary, […]

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania’s Minister of Finance and Planning Philip Mpango has announced a 25 per cent tax for imported wigs and hair extensions and a 10 per cent tax for locally manufactured ones. The taxes come into effect in July, he said in Parliament on Thursday as he read the country’s 2019/2020 Budget, eliciting applause from the […]

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

┬áIn late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

The Story Corner : Another Slap

The Story Corner : Another Slap

My people, My people!!! Thank you for staying glued right here. So, if you have been seeing what’s been trending online, you would notice that someone else was beaten again by a musician. He was said to have compared the musician to another popular musician saying the latter was better than the former and this […]

Sexual Harassment Cases On the Rise In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Harassment Cases On the Rise In Mangochi, Malawi

Officials in the lakeshore district of Mangochi are worried that incidents of sexual harassment are on the rise in the district. Youthnet Counseling (Yoneco) official Fanny Chirembo said the trend is now worrisome and attributed this to a law which allows only resident magistrates to hear the cases. “In Mangochi, we have one resident magistrate […]

Five People Injured As Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt Mall

Five People Injured As Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt Mall

Several persons were said to have been seriously injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday. The spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident in a statement. He said the cause of the explosion, which occurred at the bakery area of the […]

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three suspected Ebola victims have escaped from the isolation centre at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kihihi town council in Kanungu District in western Uganda. They are Saddi Muhima, 46, his son Issa Muhima, 19 and Milton Nsenga, all from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The three were admitted in isolation when they presented […]

Man Bashes Wife For Falling Pregnant Without His Approval

Man Bashes Wife For Falling Pregnant Without His Approval

A 42-year-old Gutu man went berserk recently and assaulted his wife for falling pregnant without his approval, a local court has heard. John Mubaiwa from Mufutirwa village under Chief Makore in Gutu pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges when he appeared before Magistrate Victor Mohamadi. Asked why he committed the offence, Mubaiwa told court the […]

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