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Zambia: High rates of maternal deaths spark concerns

– – Mid wives around the world, celebrated their day, this month on 5th May, under the theme ‘100 Years of Progress’. For Zambian midwives and the health ministry, however, the International Day of the Midwife celebrations may have been bittersweet, thanks to the many cases of maternal health failings experienced in the country. The Ministry of Health, in Zambia,… Read More
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Ghana: Woman arrested for allegedly faking pregnancy and kidnapping

– – Police in Ghana have arrested a 29 year-old woman for allegedly faking her kidnapping and pregnancy. The family of Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons earlier reported to the police that she had been kidnapped with her nine month old pregnancy whilst doing a dawn walk. She was subsequently found in another community, traumatized and unable to speak without having the… Read More
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Boy commits suicide after impregnating 15-year-old girl

– – A 16 year-old student in Uganda has committed suicide after allegedly impregnating a 15-year-old girl. Police in Rakai District say they are now investigating circumstances under which the boy died. Kennedy Ssempijja, 16 and the 15-year-old girl got involved in a relationship this year, according to local media. A brother to the deceased, said that his brother took… Read More
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Tanzania: Magufuli wants men who impregnate schoolgirls jailed

The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has said that men who impregnate school girls thereby distracting them from schooling should be jailed. Magufuli expressed shock at the rate of pregnancy among school girls in Tanzania’s south-western region of Rukwa. In the said region some 229 schoolgirls had been impregnated by men who were not punished. During his visit to the… Read More
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Nigerian couple give birth to twins after 25 years of waiting

A Nigerian couple, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu and his wife have finally welcomed their first set of children after waiting for years without a child. Rev. Yunusa who is the General Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Nigeria and his wife welcomed a set of twins after 25 years of marriage. They got married in 1994 but… Read More