Africa: A day in the life of Rwanda’s first lady

A day in the life of Rwanda’s first lady Rwanda is a global model for gender equality, and a stellar example of how communities can be mobilised for nation-building. In an exclusive interview with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, the country’s First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, tells us how the 15-year-old Imbuto Foundation has been taking Rwanda and its people forward. The article […]

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Africa:Nigerian Scientists Prove Efficacy of Nano-medicine in HIV/AIDS Cure

Nigerian Scientists Prove Efficacy of Nano-medicine in HIV/AIDS Cure As the world waits with bated breath for the outcome of the on-going clinical trial of HIV vaccine in South Africa, scientists in Nigeria appear to have hit the bulleye in the search for the effective medical cure for HIV/AIDS. A research team at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike […]

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AU:The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa

L-R. Dr Desta Meghae the Liason to the African Union for the Diaspora African Forum, Ikechi Uko, Eiman Kheir of CIDO, Rabbi Kohan Nathannyiah the Executive Secretary PANAFEST  and Oyetade Adeyemi of Foreign Affairs Nigeria The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa The African Union  Citizen and Diaspora Organization  workshop in Cairo, Egypt By […]

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Africa: 40,000 Nigerians visited India in 2015 mostly for medical tourism

Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor told her. Flying to India was her […]

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Africa: How my Irish lover ‘deliberately’ infected me with HIV, says woman

A real estate agent (names withheld) yesterday narrated how her Irish lover, James Turner, 64, allegedly infected her with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The woman who claimed she met Turner eight years ago in Jos, Plateau State, alleged that the man was also willfully infecting other Nigerian women with the virus. She stated that she reported the Irish national […]

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Africa: Why Sub-Saharan Africans are satisfied with their sex lives

More reasons have emerged why people in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives with the most common rating- reported by 18 percent of respondents- being a perfect “10.” The research by Baylor University, first reported by EurekAlert, will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The […]

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Africa: Economic recession takes toll on commercial sex sector in Nigeria

Prostitutes trafficking

It was past 11pm and business was in full swing in major streets in Owerri, such as, Wethedral, Okigwe, Assumpta Roundabout (Control) Roads, Executive Garden Hotels, All Seasons and 40-40 nightclubs when The Guardian visited. There was a parade of half-cladded girls and women of various ages and sizes brazenly exposing themselves, while openly and desperately beckoning on motorists and […]

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African Salon: : Kenyan beautician gives free wigs to cancer sufferers

By Magdalene Mukami and Andrew Ross Looking into a mirror at Diana’s Beauty Salon in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Sarah Wangui stares at herself, deep in thought. She has completely lost her hair due to cancer treatment. Sarah touches her head where the hair should be and smiles with a closed mouth. Perhaps she was smiling because she is among […]

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SA Mayor awards bursary to virgins despite condemnation

The KwaZulu-Natal mayor, who conceived a scholarship that would be awarded to virgins only, now wants to put the scheme under a community trust. This despite widespread condemnation from gender activists and political parties of the uThukela district municipality’s bursary scheme that awards bursaries to girls who had undergone, and passed, virginity tests. “We are currently looking at other ways […]

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Gambia arrest Opposition leaders, supporters

  Security forces in Gambia arrested senior opposition members and their supporters on Saturday after they accused authorities of killing a party youth leader who was being held in custody after a demonstration earlier in the week, witnesses said. Police stormed the home of Ousainu Darboe, leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), rounding up supporters and party […]

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