Escaping Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa – “According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty,” said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District. She would know – she was marri…

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa - "According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone's Koinadugu District. She would know - she was married when she was 15 years old.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Anti-Trafficking Charity Launches Materials Aimed At Kenyan Children

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tendai Ndoro Case Referred to FIFA

[SAFA] Arbitrator Nassir Cassim SC has ruled that the Tendai Ndoro matter be referred to the world football governing body, FIFA arguing the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

[SAFA] Arbitrator Nassir Cassim SC has ruled that the Tendai Ndoro matter be referred to the world football governing body, FIFA arguing the PSL's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Convicted Racist Denied Bail, Pending Leave to Appeal

[News24Wire] Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg has been denied bail pending her leave to appeal, in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. This comes after Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison. One year is suspended for three years, on conditi…

[News24Wire] Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg has been denied bail pending her leave to appeal, in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. This comes after Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison. One year is suspended for three years, on condition that she is not convicted of crimen injuria. Defence lawyer Kevin Lawlor submitted that Momberg be released on bail following her sentence.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Regional MP Shot Dead in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] A member of Southwest regional parliament shot dead outside her home in Shibis district of Mogadishu on Tuesday evening by suspected Al Shabaab attackers.

[Shabelle] A member of Southwest regional parliament shot dead outside her home in Shibis district of Mogadishu on Tuesday evening by suspected Al Shabaab attackers.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Charcoal, Illegal Logging Fund Al-Shabaab Militants Hiding in Boni Forest

[Shabelle] Proceeds from illegal logging and charcoal burning inside the Boni Forest are being used to fund terrorists, the authorities say. Al Shabaab is also benefiting from the sale of game meat by the Boni community.

[Shabelle] Proceeds from illegal logging and charcoal burning inside the Boni Forest are being used to fund terrorists, the authorities say. Al Shabaab is also benefiting from the sale of game meat by the Boni community.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

UN Security Council Decides to Extend Mandate of Assistance Mission

[Shabelle] The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted Resolution 2408 extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until March 31, 2019.

[Shabelle] The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted Resolution 2408 extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until March 31, 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia