Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Senegalese women who have been ‘circumcised’ or rather excised – meaning whose clitoris have been cut or mutilated. A medical technology, invented and developed by French doctor Pierre Foldes (61) in collaboration with  his colleague and counterpart, urologist Jean-Antoine Robein, has begun repairing […]

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Namibia welcomes ATTA 2013 World Summit

Namibia welcomes ATTA 2013 World Summit

The Southern African nation of Namibia will host the 2013 World Summit of the US-based Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) in late October,  ATTA has announced this week. ATTA President Shannon Stowell told Moon of the South that the event will consist ofa further two days of adventure as well as a field learning time […]

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Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor's security staff

Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor’s security staff

Authorities in Nigeria must immediately investigate attack on a journalist by a state governor’s security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Three plainclothes operatives of the State Security Service on Sunday, 9 December 2012, beat to unconsciousness Kazeem Ibrahym, a journalist with The Nation newspaper, at […]

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Poverty persists in rural Senegal

Poverty persists in rural Senegal

Poverty is widespread in the rural areas of Senegal (57.3%) than in other urban areas (41.3%) and Dakar (26.1%), according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP Senegal chief Fatou B Djibo says this is due to, among others, the reduction of agricultural productivity, lack of employment opportunities in rural areas, poor and vulnerable […]

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