Sierra Leone among countries with high rate of FGM-UNICEF

Sierra Leone among countries with high rate of FGM-UNICEF

Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the world – 89.6 percent of women aged 15-49 are reported to have been cut, the UN special agency for ...

First summit on girls kicks off in UK

First summit on girls kicks off in UK

The first ever summit dedicated to girls opened in the UK capital London on Tuesday.According to the organizers, the event's agenda is aimed at mobilizing domestic and international ...

Nigerian former military leader lambasts  Jonathan

Nigerian former military leader lambasts Jonathan

A former Nigerian Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of waging a war against Nigeria by using the “common wealth to subvert the ...

At least two die in Nigeria Air Force’s helicopter crash

At least two die in Nigeria Air Force’s helicopter crash

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed that two people died in Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter which crashed while on a training mission in Bama, Borno State, on Monday.According to the ...

Gambia to reconsider ban on rice imports

Gambia to reconsider ban on rice imports

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has hinted the possibility that his Vision 2016 agenda of banning rice imports into the country might be reconsidered due to poor ...

Gambia celebrates Jammeh’s twenty-year stint in power

Gambia celebrates Jammeh’s twenty-year stint in power

The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Tuesday as a national holiday in commemoration of the 20 years anniversary since he came to power in a coup.President Jammeh came to ...

Nigeria: Security chief denies arrest of BringBackOurGirls campaigner

Nigeria: Security chief denies arrest of BringBackOurGirls campaigner

The Director-General of Nigeria's Department of State Security (DSS), Mr, Ita Ekpeyong, has denied the arrest of former Minister of Education and BringBackOurGirls campaigner, Mrs. ...

Sierra Leone among countries with high rate of FGM-UNICEF

Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the world – 89.6 percent of women aged 15-49 are reported to have been cut, the UN special agency for children-UNICEF said on Tuesday.UNICEF made the statement ahead of the kickoff of the first ever summit dedicated to girls co-hosted in London by the UK government and UNICEF. According to the latest figures from UNICEF, 44 ...

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First summit on girls kicks off in UK

The first ever summit dedicated to girls opened in the UK capital London on Tuesday.According to the organizers, the event's agenda is aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. Entitled ‘Girl Summit 2014: A Future Free from FGM and Child and Forced Marriage', the summit is co-hosted by the ...

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Nigerian former military leader lambasts Jonathan

A former Nigerian Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of waging a war against Nigeria by using the “common wealth to subvert the system”.In a statement entitled “Pull back Nigeria from the brink,â€� issued on Monday in Kaduna in northern Nigeria, Buhari noted that whether or not Jonathan is aware of the development, what mattered most is that it is ...

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At least two die in Nigeria Air Force’s helicopter crash

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed that two people died in Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter which crashed while on a training mission in Bama, Borno State, on Monday.According to the government, one of the pilots has been recovered alive but the co-pilot as well as the technician on board the 3-member crew flight died. Bama is in the heart of the troubled area where insurgents have had a field day in Borno State, but ...

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Gambia to reconsider ban on rice imports

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has hinted the possibility that his Vision 2016 agenda of banning rice imports into the country might be reconsidered due to poor harvest.Speaking on the national television, GRTS, on Monday Jammeh said he is going to change the Vision 2016 only when the rice harvest for the upcoming season is unsatisfactory. However, he said the ban to import rice into the country would ...

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Gambia celebrates Jammeh’s twenty-year stint in power

The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Tuesday as a national holiday in commemoration of the 20 years anniversary since he came to power in a coup.President Jammeh came to power on 22nd July, 1994 when he led a group of young soldiers to overthrow the democratically elected government of Sir Dawda Jawara, the first president of The Gambia. A task force set up for the anniversary celebration said this ...

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Nigeria: Security chief denies arrest of BringBackOurGirls campaigner

The Director-General of Nigeria's Department of State Security (DSS), Mr, Ita Ekpeyong, has denied the arrest of former Minister of Education and BringBackOurGirls campaigner, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili.Local media reports said on Monday that the former minister was arrested, quizzed and released. Speaking to State House correspondents on Monday in Abuja, Ekpeyong said that there was no truth in the report and that ...

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Nigerian Press awash with ban on deportation of non-indigenes, opposition’s warning

The federal government's ban on deportation and registration of non-indigenes in states other than theirs, and opposition All Progressives Congress' (APC) warning against stifling of democracy, were popular stories in major Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday.The Nigerian Tribune reported that the government ordered a stop to attempts by states to deport, register and provide identity cards to non-indigenes ...

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OHADA expert committee holds meeting in Yaounde

A meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), opened on Monday in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé to prepare the 36th meeting of the organization's Council of ministers.The experts will also examine the activity report, review the conditions for the selection of Judges to the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration, review the living ...

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Int’l appeal to mark abducted girls’ 100th day captivity

Education International has invited member organisations and concerned citizens to join in a call on 23 July to mark the 100th day since the abduction of the girls of Chibok.Up to 219 of whom are still missing, held captive by Boko Haram. A World at School, a movement of hundreds of thousands of people from more than 250 civil society, teacher, faiths, youth, business, international and non-governmental ...

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