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LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

A few years ago, I wrote a Loud Whispers essay called ‘Before the Next Eulogy’. It was about breaking the culture of enablement around gender-based violence. The recent death of the talented gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu after years of domestic violence is so painful because of its predictability. My maternal grandfather was known as a […]

4 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

4 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

No one goes into marriage thinking they’ll get divorced; on your wedding day, you vow to stick with your partner for better or worse. But unfortunately, no matter how much love and promise a couple starts out with, relationships can sour, and couples end up getting unhitched for a number of reasons. An intriguing new study of […]

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money from selling blankets. Like most marriages in the country’s rural areas, Tshuma’s had been a […]

The Story Corner : Can You See What ‘Konji’ Can Do?

The Story Corner : Can You See What ‘Konji’ Can Do?

When we advise men to stay controlled, put your manhood in the right place {for married men}. Stay true to your marriage and love your wife, they will be giving us excuses that beans is not enough, they need to explore, take rice, yam and everything in between. Well, everything in between has cost someone […]

Mistreated Women Turn ‘Lawyers’ To Win Divorce, Child Custody In Kenya’s Courts

Mistreated Women Turn ‘Lawyers’ To Win Divorce, Child Custody In Kenya’s Courts

Standing before a judge in a courtroom can be daunting for anyone – let alone someone with zero legal know-how who is representing themselves against a more powerful adversary. But that is exactly what 44-year-old Kenyan Yvonne did after her businessman husband left her for another woman. For years he ignored her pleas for a […]

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

A man has petitioned court seeking to terminate a six-year-old marriage after accusing his wife of cruelty and failing or refusing to cook for him. Mr Geoffrey Matovu, who filed the divorce case in the Family Division of the High Court last Thursday, accuses Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being abusive and disrespectful to him, which […]

”I Refused To Terminate A Six Month Old Pregnancy” – Battled Wife Says

”I Refused To Terminate A Six Month Old Pregnancy” – Battled Wife Says

A 40-year-old housewife, Amudalat Afolabi, has told an Ilorin Area Court that her husband, Tajudeen, sent her out because she refused to terminate a six-month-old pregnancy. Amudalat made this known when she testified in a divorce petition filed against her by Tajudeen in Ilorin yesterday. “My husband sent me away from our matrimonial home because […]

Dissolve My Marriage Before I Commit Murder, Man Begs Court

Dissolve My Marriage Before I Commit Murder, Man Begs Court

A 56-year-old clearing agent, Emmanuel Adedeji, has told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 16-year-old marriage before the devil uses him to commit murder, because his wife maliciously accused him of using his son for ritual. Adedeji informed the court’s President, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, that his wife, Funmilayo, with whom he had […]

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

When you ask someone why they split up with their spouse, they usually chalk it up to simply growing apart. “We started living separate lives,” they’ll say, or “The relationship simply ran its course.”  While those polite, canned responses may be true, there’s usually more to the story than that. Recently, we asked HuffPost Divorce […]

Indian child bride becomes youngest divorcee in the world

Indian child bride becomes youngest divorcee in the world

An Indian child bride, who got married at the age of four to a 10-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh (UP), has become the youngest divorcee in the world. Four year-old Fatima Mangre, whose father got her married to Arjun Bakridi from the Shravasti district of UP, lived with her husband for four years. However, Fatima’s father, Anil Mangre, […]

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