Changing Minds to Help Child Brides in Cameroon

[UNFPA] Maroua/Batouri -“My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the…

[UNFPA] Maroua/Batouri -"My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 - to a man I barely even knew," Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. "I was being beaten all the time," she said.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Environment Minister Buried At Mpanda Cemetery

[Iwacu] Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Minister of Water, Environment and Urban Territory, 54, has been buried at Mpanda Cemetery in Bubanza Province, on 10 January. He was shot dead on the New Year’s Eve on his way home.

[Iwacu] Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Minister of Water, Environment and Urban Territory, 54, has been buried at Mpanda Cemetery in Bubanza Province, on 10 January. He was shot dead on the New Year's Eve on his way home.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Kasi 50 Music Festival to Revive Night Life

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event.

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Police Seize Ivory in Nampula

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five individuals, all of them Mozambican citizens, in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five individuals, all of them Mozambican citizens, in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Renamo Accuses Defence Forces of ‘Provocations’

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican rebel movement Renamo on Monday claimed that the truce declared by its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, is threatened by “provocations” by the government’s defence and security forces.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican rebel movement Renamo on Monday claimed that the truce declared by its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, is threatened by "provocations" by the government's defence and security forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Outrage As Lagos Club Owner Turns Girls Into Human Puppies

[This Day] A club owner, one Mike Nwogu, of an obscured ‘Club Uno’ located around Ikeja area, Lagos, has courted the outrage of many Nigerians for turning young girls into human puppies.

[This Day] A club owner, one Mike Nwogu, of an obscured 'Club Uno' located around Ikeja area, Lagos, has courted the outrage of many Nigerians for turning young girls into human puppies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Opposition Figure Detained At Sudan Airport

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A prominent opposition figure, Abdelmoneim Omer, was detained in Khartoum Airport on Sunday night. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has also summoned opposition members for questioning.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A prominent opposition figure, Abdelmoneim Omer, was detained in Khartoum Airport on Sunday night. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has also summoned opposition members for questioning.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan