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

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Africa, African Union, Horn of Africa, Today's Issues

Al Shabaab ambushes army convoy near Kismayo

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) SOMALIA -Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters have carried out on Tuesday an ambush attack on military convoy belonging to Jubbaland and Ethiopian troops outside Kismayo city. The militants raided the army convoy at Singalar area, 15Km north of Bulo-Gadud village, where Mohamed Kuno was killed in joint attack early this month.… Continue reading Al Shabaab ambushes army convoy near Kismayo

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

Euro Zone, Europe, Today's Issues

Pope says Church should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment

VATICAN CITY  - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women,… Continue reading Pope says Church should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment

Africa, Africa Economy, African Union, Industry Sector, Today's Issues

AfDB approves €15.7-million loan to Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis for an integrated rice production project in Senegal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €15.7-million senior loan through its private sector window to “Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis du Sénégal” (CASL) for a rice production project in Senegal River Valley. This project will contribute to three major priorities of the AfDB High 5s agenda: “Feed Africa”,… Continue reading AfDB approves €15.7-million loan to Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis for an integrated rice production project in Senegal