Tanzania: Ending Violence in Schools Begins with Banning Canes in All Classrooms

In 2016, in a classroom in the hilly city of Mwanza, in northwestern Tanzania, a group of about 20 girls took turns demonstrating to me how their teachers hit them using canes. The secondary school students recounted daily abuse, indicating which parts of their bodies their teachers struck for  many reasons such as  arriving a

Africa: Reversing the Growing Unemployment among African Universities Trained Graduates

Recently, I watched the heartbreaking story of a 24-year-old Kevin Ochieng, a first class honors degree graduate, whose excellent academic performance did not secure him a decent job. He articulated well how he worked hard, excelled in exams, and was looking forward to put his training and expertise into practice. Instead, he is still unemployed

West Africa: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths’ message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

Dakar, Senegal – 9 August 2019: The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the “25 Hours of Dakar”, organized by AfriYAN, the African network of youth and adolescents in population and development with the presence of delegates from the 23 countries of West and Central Africa.

Africa: Subtle Abuse Affects Women During Childbirth

Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies. It’s time to recognise the urgency of the problem and commit to giving women the care they deserve. A growing body of research shows that while some women experience physical

Africa: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem commends African Heads of State; invites them to ICPD Summit in Nairobi

press release Niamey, Niger: July 6, 2019:  African Union Heads of State and Government meeting in Niamey, Niger have been commended for their visionary stewardship which has led to the realisation and achievement of successful reproductive health rights and services across the continent over the last 25 years. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive

Kenya: Youths See Green Future in Collecting Garbage

By Ruud Elmendorp According to the United Nations, uncollected garbage is a growing problem in cities around the globe, especially in areas with fast-rising populations. But there are solutions, as a youth group in Kenya’s capital is demonstrating. “My name is Isaac Mutisia. I am 35 years old, and I am the co-founder of the

Kenyans Champion Uganda’s Ban on Donations to Street Children

A section of Kenyans have urged lawmakers to emulate their Ugandan counterparts and criminalise the giving of material assistance to street children, arguing that it can drive beggars out of the streets. Following a move by Ugandan MPs to pass a bill that made it a criminal offence to offer money, food or any other

Tanzania: Serengeti Boys Coach Pleased Despite Loss

NATIONAL Under-17 football team, Serengeti Boys Head Coach, Oscar Mirambo said the 5-0 defeat against Turkey has helped the technical bench to identify weak points that need to be addressed. The boys suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of hosts Turkey at the UEFA ASSIST U-17 International tournament at Emirhan Sports Complex in Antalya