Africa: How Gambia is handling Sex Tourism with laws

By Fabakary Jammeh and Kristin Palitza Banjul – On a windy evening, Oumie Sanneh, 42, sits in front of her small house in the beach town of Kololi and looks forlornly out to sea. Ruefully, she thinks back to the day a Dutch tourist arrived in the former fishing village, which lies on the Senegambia Strip, in the heart of […]

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South Africa Named The Worst Country To Raise Your Kids In – Worse Than Somalia

The United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) recently revealed that South Africa is now rated as the worst country in the world to raise your children in. In yet another shocking example of how much South Africa has fallen under Jacob Zuma, it was revealed that 77 of every 100 000 children die at school in South Africa. The highest in […]

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‘The Limits of Olajumokeism’

By Olusegun Adeniyi, At an evening service in a church I attended last week, the lady who led the prayer session did not even bother to quote from the Bible to drive home her point; she simply referred the congregation to the Book of Olajumoke: “How many of you have heard the story of the bread seller in Lagos and […]

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Maiden initiation introduces girls to early sex and prostitution

By Michael Sainato and Chelsea Skoje Sitting from left: Yvone Kambiza, 16, Alinafe Naison, 19, Catherine Julio Funsani, 21, and Katrina Kampingo, 15, who were underage brides sit on March 7, 2015 inside a hall at the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE), a local organization whose objective is to fight early marriages and teenage pregnancies at the Mponela Trading Center in the […]

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