Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

WNN Breaking December 30, 2010 Thirteen Egyptian human rights organizations expressed their distress today about the Egyptian government’s continuing dismissal of reports confirming the detention, torture and rape of hundreds of African hostages in Sinai by human trafficking gangs over the last few months. The gangs are demanding ransoms of thousands of dollars for their […]

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Peter Osalor – Vangard via UNDP Pressroom – Thursday, 30 December, 2010 (originally published 26 Dec) “When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier and better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is also true of communities and, in the long […]

Africa: Keeping the Promise to Save African Women

Africa: Keeping the Promise to Save African Women

Roland Ogbonnaya – All Africa.com– Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 (originally published 12 Dec) According to statistics, roughly 5.5 million unsafe abortions are performed annually in Africa and the deaths from the dangerous exercise account for approximately 14 per cent of all maternal deaths in the region. Director of the African Centre for Gender and Social […]

A New Generation of African Women Writers Make New Waves

A New Generation of African Women Writers Make New Waves

WNN Reviews The Thing Around Your Neck Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 I Do Not Come to You by Chance Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani New York: Hyperion, 2009 An Elegy for Easterly Petina Gappah New York: Faber and Faber, 2009 Women Writing Zimbabwe Irene Staunton, Ed. Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press, 2008 ________ […]

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