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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 […]

Nigerian Girl Sweeps All Eight Ivies

Nigerian Girl Sweeps All Eight Ivies

As a Long Island high school student checked her phone for the results of her college admissions applications, she was overcome by disbelief. One by one, each relayed the same news: Harvard. Yes. Dartmouth. Yes. Princeton. Yes. The University of Pennsylvania. Yes. Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Brown: yes, yes, yes, yes. It was March 31, the […]

Modern Beekeeping Offers Ethiopian Youth a Sweeter Future

Modern Beekeeping Offers Ethiopian Youth a Sweeter Future

Beekeeper Ayenalem Ketema is the proud owner of three hives which have produced enough honey for the young Ethiopian to build a house equipped with solar panels and buy some farm animals with the proceeds. Ketema, who lives in Jimma in southwestern Ethiopia, left school when she was 17 and has kept bees for four […]

Love So Real!

I met this pretty lady some 2 years ago. I was actually fascinated by her demeanour despite her ordeal as a breast cancer survivor.  She was determined to live against all odds. She immediately became my adopted sister. We communicated occasionally, I noticed she started to glow and was more radiant. I asked her jokingly […]

Honour Roll – Child Brides Return to School

Honour Roll – Child Brides Return to School

When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband. It took several months before she was well enough for discharge, and while she was still in the hospital […]

Tanzania: Govt Urged to Punish Men Who Impregnate Schoolgirls

Tanzania: Govt Urged to Punish Men Who Impregnate Schoolgirls

Mwanza — Government has been urged to punish men who impregnate female students to serve as a deterrent to would be culprits. The appeal was made here Sunday by 17-year-old Julieth Mbalilaki, one of the 10 girls who excelled in last year’s Form IV examinations. Julieth is the first born of the Jones Mbalilaki family […]

Police Launch Hunt for Girls Abducted From Boarding School in Lagos

Police Launch Hunt for Girls Abducted From Boarding School in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has said they are on the trail of the armed men who allegedly abducted about three school girls in Ikorodu on Monday night. ‎The students were taken from their hostel at the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Agunfoye Lugbusi‎, at about 8 p.m., reports say. “We are working on their rescue,” […]

The girl who said ‘no’ to marriage

The girl who said ‘no’ to marriage

Balkissa Chaibou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but when she was 12 she was shocked to learn she had been promised as a bride to her cousin. She decided to fight for her rights – even if that meant taking her own family to court. “I came from school at around 18:00, and Mum called […]

Mothers and daughters: a better or different world?

I am very much a modern woman – at the intersection 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, career person, a citizen of Islam and of Nigeria. A Person. This is my most prized […]

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific scholarships for African women from Africa and developing countries. Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes that are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship programmes that reduce the competition by offering their scholarship programmes solely […]