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Cross River community where girls are exchanged for food

The Becheve tribe of Obanliku Cross River State subject their daughters to modern day slavery through a practice called “money marriage”. The Becheve tribe in Obanliku is made up of 17 tribes, who practice an ancient...

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London marks 100th anniversary of women’s rights to vote

The statue of women’s rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett will stand alongside those of 11 men, including Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill, Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and anti-apartheid figurehead Nelson Mandela. To mark the...

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Kate Middleton and Prince Harry welcome third baby

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry welcomed their third child, a prince today, Kesington Palace announced. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” the statement said. “The baby...

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Facebook launches women entrepreneurship initiative in Nigeria

Facebook, the world largest social media platform recently launched a women entrepreneurship initiative, #SheMeansBusiness, in partnership with She Leads Africa in Nigeria. The Sales Manager, Small and Medium Business, Facebook EMEA, Abi Williams, said...

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Mother uses four-year-old daughter as collateral for N100 debt

A mother used her daughter as collateral, strange right? This happened in Ebonyi State. According to reports, 38-year-old Veronica Igwe reportedly offered her four-year-old daughter, Uloma Igwe, to her creditor as collateral for her...