12-Oct-2014 to 11:25

Nigerian leader congratulates Malala, joint winner of Nobel Peace Prize

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the joint recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi.

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09-Oct-2014 to 15:43

Ex-Malawian leader speaks out on challenges facing African women

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Former Malawian president Joyce Banda has said that the main challenges to development in Africa are poverty, lack of opportunity and lack of income.

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07-Oct-2014 to 11:05

S/Africa: UK’s honeymoon murder suspect denies charge

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Britain’s murder suspect Shrien Dewani returns to the Western Cape Province’s High Court on Wednesday on charges that he had plotted to murder his wife Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.

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06-Oct-2014 to 10:38

Malawi First Lady gives 20 scholarships to disadvantaged girls

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s First Lady Getrude Mutharika has awarded scholarships to 20 disadvantaged girls to continue their secondary education.

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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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