Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

Investigations into atrocities for fair justice stalled in Côte d’Ivoire

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, WESTERN AFRICA: The Côte d’Ivoire government’s National Commission of Inquiry into conflict has accused both the Côte d’Ivoire Republican Forces (FRCI – now part of the army) and fighters loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo, of crimes. It said FRCI was responsible for 727 deaths while Gbagbo’s forces killed […]

Innovations in malaria treatment include the power of flowers

Innovations in malaria treatment include the power of flowers

WNN Science & Health (WNN/IRIN) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Malaria continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, annually infecting more than 200 million people and killing more than 660,000, most of them African children, according to the UN World Health Organization. Prevention, including indoor spraying and insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and effective treatment with artemisinin-based […]

South Sudan government should protect girls from early marriage

South Sudan government should protect girls from early marriage

Human Rights Watch  – WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: The government of South Sudan should increase efforts to protect girls from child marriage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on the eve of International Women’s Day. The country’s widespread child marriage exacerbates South Sudan’s pronounced gender gaps in school enrollment, contributes […]

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Muthoni Muriithi – WNN Justice (WNN) Kampala, UGANDA, AFRICA: In many instances accessing justice can be difficult for most women and girls around the world, particularly in cases of sexual violence.  Those with disabilities are often presented with serious additional challenges.  In the case of a young girl in New York who was gang raped […]

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Ann Kobia Makena – WNN Features (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Under a swiftly shifting landscape in rural Kenya, climate change and its impacts have drastically changed numerous lives in the African nation of Kenya, especially for rural Kenyan pastoralists who depend almost exclusively on rainfall and adequate water supplies. Water in local ecosystems has been shifting […]