The Politics That Shaped the Chibok girls Story

The unfortunate kidnap of some secondary school girls two years ago in Chibok, Borno State, may have been mismanaged by sheer local politics, write Shola Oyeyipo, Segun James and Jameelah Sanda The moment the abduction of the 234 secondary school girls took place in Chibok, Borno State, it ran straight into the web of local politics and through the sheer […]

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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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The future of Africa: The next 100 years

As Africa’s population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, The Telegraph digs into the data to reveal the opportunities – and challenges – facing a fast-changing continent By Ashley Kirk, Africa’s population is booming. By 2100, it will be home to 4.4 billion people – four times its current population. Such an increase – far larger than the […]

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