[Premium Times] The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
FEW NIGERIANS will have mourned the death of Mamman Nur, a senior figure in Boko Haram, one of the world’s most brutal terrorist groups. A capable field commander, Nur is thought to have trained with al-Qaeda cells in the Sahara and with al-Shabab in Somalia
[VOA] The death toll from Friday’s car bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital has climbed to 52, according to admission records from five hospitals.
[Namibian] THE government launched the e-death notification system to curb death certificate forgery, and to track future deaths in the country.
[The Herald] Zanu-PF Chegutu West legislator Cde Dexter Nduna has moved a motion to have any Zimbabwean who calls for sanctions on the country to be sentenced to death.
[New Zimbabwe] For the umpteenth time, a joint operation to rid the capital’s streets of illegal vendors between the police and Harare City Council failed Thursday as the defiant traders were back on the streets within minutes of running battles with the security forces.
[The Herald] Cases of suspected cholera are beginning to decline in Harare following massive interventions put in place by the Government and its partners, Harare City acting health director Dr Clemence Duri has said.
[This is Africa] Following the invasion of villages and killing of local farmers in Benue by Fulani herdsmen , young girls at the Internally Displaced Persons camps are being married off by their families because of the lack of food, clean water and sleeping materials. The Nigerian government is silent about this and these teenage girls are at risk of contracting HIV/Aids.
[Guardian] Police in Lokoja have confirmed the death of another person during Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja /Kogi seat in House of Representatives.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said.