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Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world’s youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35. Marin won the confidence of parliament with 99 votes in favour and 70 against. She replaced Antti Rinne, who resigned […]

Rehema Nandito Fights Female Genital Mutilation in Kwale

Rehema Nandito Fights Female Genital Mutilation in Kwale

Rehema Nandito, a 38-year-old woman from Lunga Lunga in Kwale County is on a mission to rescue girls from the outlawed female genital mutilation. Ms Nandito has campaigned against the rite of passage since 2013, earning herself the reputation of being a force to reckon with after rescuing at least 19 girls, majority aged eight […]

Four Ministers Named In Lesotho’s M26 Million Tender Scam

Four Ministers Named In Lesotho’s M26 Million Tender Scam

Prince Maliehe, Chalane Phori, Mokoto Hloaele and Machesetsa Mofomobe – have now been named in an M26 million tender scam involving controversial Chinese businessman Yan Xie and four local companies that were early this year awarded tenders to supply the government with park homes. The scam is the subject of investigations by the parliamentary Public […]

‘President Weah Not Perturbed About Multiple Resignation In Government’

‘President Weah Not Perturbed About Multiple Resignation In Government’

 Barely two years since taking over the presidency, President George Mannah Weah’s administration continues to face a series of challenges. The hurdles range from economic constraints including a hike in prices of commodities, transportation fares as customers’ complaints about commercial banks’ refusal to release a good percentage of their money. These situations are being compounded […]

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Shabelle River burst its banks. Across the district, 230,000 people were driven from their homes, the U.N. refugee agency […]

Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist Violence Putting “Generation At Risk” In Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, once confined to lawless areas of northern Mali, have in recent […]

President Jovenel Moise Warns Of Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti, Calls For Support

President Jovenel Moise Warns Of Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti, Calls For Support

Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas’ poorest nation. Moise also told Reuters he was holding closed-door talks with civil society groups and the private sector, as well as radical and moderate […]

Trump DC Hotel Sales Pitch Boasts Of Millions To Be Made From Foreign Governments

Trump DC Hotel Sales Pitch Boasts Of Millions To Be Made From Foreign Governments

In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure complete with pictures showcasing the hotel’s grandiose architecture, its central location and its spa’s Himalayan salt chamber. ashinTrum The hotel’s biggest selling point though, according to a copy of the brochure seen […]

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming to host the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the East African nation. More than 6,000 participants – including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors and […]

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 per cent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of the cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers also increased from 17 to 18, because of the […]

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