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Liberian Women Call On President Weah to Keep His Promise of Equal Land Rights

Liberian Women Call On President Weah to Keep His Promise of Equal Land Rights

“Laws on marriage, divorces, property rights, child custody and land ownership all contain powerful clauses that marginalise our women in favour of men” A promise by Liberian President George Weah to change laws that discriminate against women is spurring campaigners to push for legal reform to protect wives’ land rights. Women are lobbying Weah to […]

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Agriculture will now be placed as number one engine of economic growth in the East African Community (EAC) integration process. This follows last week’s signing of the EAC Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. “The Compact is designed to facilitate coordination of regional and cross cutting programmes that complement agricultural programmes and projects at […]

450,000 Nigerian Children Could Die from Famine in 2017 – United Nations

450,000 Nigerian Children Could Die from Famine in 2017 – United Nations

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, on Monday said that 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria and three other countries. The three other countries are Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. According to UNICEF, in Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, […]

Thousands Could Drop Out of School As Zimbabwe Govt Fails to Pay Fees

Thousands Could Drop Out of School As Zimbabwe Govt Fails to Pay Fees

AN estimated 339 000 pupils might drop out of school this year owing to government’s failure to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) initiative, meant to assist vulnerable children with their school fees. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare recently revealed that the programme will only be able […]

240,000 Nigerian Children Die Annually From Diarrhoea – USAID

240,000 Nigerian Children Die Annually From Diarrhoea – USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said that at least 240,000 Nigerian children die every year from diarrhoea related illness, one of the commonest childhood killer diseases. The Office Director of USAID Nigeria, Nancy Lowenthal, said the disturbing figure of children dying from diarrhoea ranked the country as the second highest in […]

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