North Africa, Society, Uncategorized

US Finds Progress Slow Against Human Trafficking in Africa

JOHANNESBURG -The U.S. State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons report Thursday and again, Africa continues to be a major source and destination for human trafficking of all kinds — from forced labor to sexual slavery. Again this year, not one African nation made the report’s top tier — which is dominated by developed Western nations… Continue reading US Finds Progress Slow Against Human Trafficking in Africa

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Society, Uncategorized, West Africa News

Nigeria’s Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, takes final bow

  Kenya : Popular novelist and playwright Elechi Amadi, best known for his famous work, The Concubine, is dead. He was aged 82. Kenya : Nigeria's Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, takes final bow - Standard Digital News The writer, who is considered among the giants of African literature, died in the Nigerian city of… Continue reading Nigeria’s Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, takes final bow

Gender Issues, Society, Today's Issues, Uncategorized, United Nations, World News

The countries where even rape victims can’t access abortions

“Cruel, inhuman and degrading.” Those were the words used by a UN panel last week to refer to Ireland’s abortion laws, which it says subject women to suffering and discrimination. Described as groundbreaking, the ruling called on Ireland to change its laws to ensure women there have access to safe abortion services. Up until recently,… Continue reading The countries where even rape victims can’t access abortions

Africa, East Africa, Gender Issues, Society

Uganda: 78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Marrying 13-Year-Old Girl

UGANDA - Amudat — Police in Amudat district in Karamoja sub region in the north eastern Uganda has arrested a 78-year-old man for marrying a 13-year-old girl. Mr Lowuse Angatemong who is married to three other women was arrested on Sunday after paying 40 heads of cattle to the father of the teenage girl. They… Continue reading Uganda: 78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Marrying 13-Year-Old Girl

Africa, Gender Issues, Society, Today's Issues, West Africa News

US$27 Million Pumped Into Rural Girls Education

LIBERIA - On U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Liberia The office of the United States First Lady Michelle Obama has announced an investment of US$27 million into rural girls and women’s education in Liberia. In a hasty briefing on June 27 in Kakata, Margibi County, during Mrs. Obama’s seven hour long visit to Liberia,… Continue reading US$27 Million Pumped Into Rural Girls Education