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Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions – driven by shame, stigma and restrictive laws. Many pregnant women and girls in the region seek abortions from untrained practitioners in unhygienic surroundings or self-induce using desperate methods, ranging from drinking bleach to inserting […]

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) who once brokered a meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Boko Haram leadership in 2011, has said Nigeria may have to pay a “very high price” to secure the release of abducted Chibok girls, by releasing some captured Boko Haram members. Sani, made the suggestion while fielding questions […]

Google Wins Copyright Battle Over Books

Google Wins Copyright Battle Over Books

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Google in its 11-year legal battle with an authors group. The Court said it would not hear an appeal from the Authors Guild, which claimed Google breached copyright laws by scanning books without permission. The technology giant began the process in 2004, so it could include […]

Med-View Airline Plans West African Expansion to Freetown, others

Med-View Airline Plans West African Expansion to Freetown, others

One of Nigerian major carriers, Med-View Airline, has unveiled plans to make its Accra, Ghana operations, which it launched in September 2014. To this end, the airline has completed arrangements to begin operations to Freetown, Sierra Leone in May 2016. The Sierra Leone addition will increase its regional route from one to two while those […]

Malaysian Woman Electrocuted While Talking On Plugged In Phone: Police

Malaysian Woman Electrocuted While Talking On Plugged In Phone: Police

A woman has reportedly died from being electrocuted while talking on her mobile phone while it was plugged in to its charging point. The victim, Suhana Mohamad, 30, was in her home in the Malaysian suburb of Cheras, off the capital of Kuala Lumpur, according to local police deputy chief Superintendent Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji, who […]

FG To bring Culture, Tourism Sectors Into Mainstream Of Economy – Lai Mohammed

FG To bring Culture, Tourism Sectors Into Mainstream Of Economy – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is working hard to bring the culture and tourism sectors into the mainstream of the nation’s economy. The Minister, who stated this in Lagos on Sunday at a meeting with Arts,Culture and Tourism Correspondents, said the sectors are among those that […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Reaches Out To Rebels With Federalism Vow

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Reaches Out To Rebels With Federalism Vow

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation’s ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe the rebellions roiling the country after her party’s ascent to power. The country has been swept up in optimism for a more peaceful and prosperous future since the National League for […]

Ecuador earthquake toll reaches 272, more than 2,000 injured

Ecuador earthquake toll reaches 272, more than 2,000 injured

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to 272 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean […]

Filipino Presidential Candidate Duterte Condemned After Rape Joke

Filipino Presidential Candidate Duterte Condemned After Rape Joke

Rodrigo Duterte is shown in a YouTube video telling a crowd of laughing supporters at a campaign rally: “They raped all of the women. … There was this Australian lay minister … when they took them out … I saw her face and I thought, ‘Son of a bitch, what a pity … they raped […]

The World Should Be Ashamed of the Failure to #BringBackOurGirls

The World Should Be Ashamed of the Failure to #BringBackOurGirls

Still desperate but powerless after 730 days. Still relying on a miracle. The missing schoolgirls of Chibok and their families really deserve better. As we mark the second anniversary of the abduction and disappearance of 276 teenagers from a northeastern town in Nigeria, we have all done far too little to secure their release. The […]