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    • Sierra Leone: Press focuses on run-off election

      APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean newspapers on Friday focus on the pending presidential run-off election, notably preparations of the two contending political parties and a court action threaten...

    • Gates Foundation invests over $1bn on healthcare in Nigeria

      APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, says his Foundation has invested over $1 billion in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

    • Swaziland braces for floods

      APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland's National Disaster Management Agency and the Meteorological Services Department warned on Friday that ongoing rains might result in flooding in parts of the country duri...


    05-Oct-2014 to 11:50

    Swaziland mulls monthly grant scheme for girls in AIDS fight

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland plans to introduce a monthly incentive scheme under which adolescent girls would receive cash to keep them away from sugar daddies and prevent the spread of HIV, according to The Times Sunday.

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    04-Oct-2014 to 20:46

    Nigeria\'s First Lady wants harmful practices against widows abolished

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s First Lady Patience Jonathan has called for the abolition of all harmful practices against widows in the country.

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    30-Sep-2014 to 16:46

    Malawi: Joyce Banda launches initiative for women, girls

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — A former Malawian President Joyce Banda has launched an Africa Initiative (JBFI-Africa) in the United States with focus on women and the girl-child.

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    26-Sep-2014 to 15:55

    S/Leone: Ex- poll chief resumes advocacy

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's former head of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Dr Christiana Thorpe, has launched an advocacy NGO dedicated to "restoring" and "nurturing" the "dignity" of women and girls in her country.

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    24-Sep-2014 to 14:38

    Former Malawian leader lobbies for girls’ education

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Former Malawian president Joyce Banda has called for a holistic approach in strengthening the education system to ensure the needs of the girl child are catered for.

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    22-Sep-2014 to 14:39

    World leaders to intensify campaign for women’s welfare

    APA – Dakar (Senegal) — World leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York have recommitted themselves to intensifying the campaign to improve the welfare of women around the globe.

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    17-Sep-2014 to 20:32

    Gambia: EU in crusade over women’s rights

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The European Union (EU) said it is furthering its campaign to reduce all forms of violence against women and also enhance their economic status, rights and welfare in The Gambia.

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