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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15-Sep-2014 to 17:58

Zambia govt urges respect for rights of sex workers

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government says there is need for everyone to respect the rights of sex workers because those engaged in the practice were also human beings that deserved some dignity.

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12-Sep-2014 to 12:28

S/Africa: Judge sets Pistorius sentencing for October

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, convicted of manslaughter in the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, will learn of his fate on October 13 when he returns to Pretoria’s North High Court for sentencing, High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Friday.

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11-Sep-2014 to 05:29

S/Africa: Pistorius court verdict due Thursday

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, charged with the brutal killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, returns to court on Thursday for verdict in the case that has attracted global media attention.

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