A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling a three-year-old mentally ill child. Patric Murithi had been charged, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the offense he committed on May 11, 2015 in South Imenti District. Judge David Majanja ruled that since the victim was three when the offense was committed, […]Read More
A televised rape trial in South Africa has prompted a furious public backlash after a witness – who says she was raped by her pastor from the age of 14 – was subjected to a lengthy and, at times, aggressively intimate cross-examination by the lawyer representing a 60-year-old Nigerian televangelist, Timothy Omotoso, who denies the […]Read More
Ottey, now 38, quit her job as a microbiologist and founded PCOS Challenge: the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, which has grown to 50,000 members. The non-profit organization, based in Atlanta, where Ottey lives, is working to get PCOS out of oblivion. And if the popular culture is an indicator, the disorder is on the […]Read More
A film “The End is in Sight” profiles the work under way in Africa to eliminate trachoma and river blindness; two neglected diseases that can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated. Trachoma Twenty-one million people are affected by trachoma, an eye infection that can leads to blindness according to the survey. It is a bacterial […]Read More
Over the past decade, Ethiopia cut poverty by half. Yet not everyone is benefiting. A group of marginalised teenagers still falls between the cracks of service provision – girls living with the triple burden of poverty, gender discrimination and disability. Amhara, Ethiopia – Newly elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been praised for his […]Read More
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