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Breast Ironing Is Abuse and Could Lead To Jail, UK Prosecutors Say

Breast Ironing Is Abuse and Could Lead To Jail, UK Prosecutors Say

Some families use large heated stones to compress a girl’s breast tissue and some also tightly bind the girl’s breasts to prevent them from growing Breast ironing – where a young girl’s breasts are compressed to stop them developing – is child abuse and could lead to 10 years in jail, British prosecutors said on […]

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

British couples will be able to include their mothers’ names on their marriage certificate under a change in law hailed as a step forward for women’s rights on Wednesday. Church of England leaders also praised the change, which passed into law this week, saying the previous system demeaned women and was out of step with […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

In the UK House of Lords, the crisis in Zimbabwe came up, and Lord Adrian Palmer suggested recolonising Zimbabwe as a solution to the crisis. The insensitive statement was seemingly made in jest, but it has incensed many Africans, with some calling the remark unacceptable. Just this week, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio […]

Amazon Workers On Strike In Germany, Italy And The UK

Amazon Workers On Strike In Germany, Italy And The UK

Amazon workers in Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K. walked off the job on Black Friday, mixing labor unrest with the start of the biggest shopping season of the year. Close to 90 percent of the workers — some 1,600 employees, according to Business Insider — participated in the walkout at Spain’s largest Amazon warehouse […]

May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

  The hard choices of Brexit have tipped Theresa May’s Conservative Party into open warfare. It’s not clear the prime minister will survive the crossfire. May has held onto her job by avoiding too much clarity on what Britain’s divorce from the European Union might look like, even as the process has been going on […]

UK Pledges Support For Nigerian Women’s Participation In Politics

UK Pledges Support For Nigerian Women’s Participation In Politics

The British government will support Nigerian women who want to be actively involved in politics. The UK Special envoy on gender equality, Joanna Roper, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. stated this in an interview with the News “‘Nigeria and UK […]

UK Attacks Loneliness And Mental Health, Appoints Minister For Loneliness

UK Attacks Loneliness And Mental Health, Appoints Minister For Loneliness

Britain has appointed its first ever minister for loneliness after research found that one in 10 people in the U.K. face isolation, a condition that can trigger a range of physical and mental health issues.  As Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tracey Crouch’s appointment on Wednesday, she called loneliness “the sad reality of modern life” for “far too […]

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

Emergency shelter kits, funded by the UK government, have started to arrive at ports in Somalia. These 20,000 kits will provide shelter for 140,000 droughts displaced Somalis. In addition to protecting families living in harsh conditions, they will provide a level of security and protection for some of Somalia’s most vulnerable people. The UK government […]

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

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